Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Couponing For The Rest Of Us by Kasey Knight Trenum

About the Book:

Not everyone is an extreme couponer. Most of us just want to save some money--not let clipping coupons and scouring the internet for deals take over our lives. For all the savvy shoppers out there, Kasey Knight Trenum has written Couponing for the Rest of Us.

She knows that money is tight, food prices are going up, gas prices are closing in on unbearable, and people have better things to do than spend every spare minute (if they have any) obsessing over costs and coupons. She also knows coupons just happen to be a tool that can save a family hundreds of dollars every month and ultimately improve a family's finances and its future.

Couponing for the Rest of Us shows readers

•where to find coupons for what your family eats
•how to make the internet do the work for you
•how to find sale cycles and store match-ups (and what those terms mean!)
•how to reinvent your shopping strategy and toss your lists
•how to make grocery shopping less stressful--even fun!
•how to turn money saved into money shared
•and much more

If readers want to save money and time, this book is a gold mine.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed Kasey's book, but as I read I had to wonder: if this book is for the rest of us, then how hard do the other coupon users work?  What she describes as less time consuming couponing still had my head spinning!

Kasey dives in, first explaining how her philosophy for saving came to be, and how she learned to coupon in moderation.  Her book is filled with definitions, tips and information on using coupons to cut budgets by a tenth, a fourth...even in half.

She includes information on stocking up: what to buy and what not to buy.  The one point Kasey makes that I found very appealing is the ability to help others in need by saving and stocking up.  She's made a huge dent in donations to organizations and people in need all over the country, and she's not done yet.

From peelies to store coupons to a bunch of other stuff I still can't keep straight, Kasey explains it all.  And her point is valid: whether you save $5.00 or $50.00, isn't the point of coupons to save?

I received a free copy of "Couponing For The Rest Of Us" from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  While the information packed in the book is intense, Kasey herself isn't.  She's very real and very honest, and very appealing to a novice coupon user like me.

I recommend the book to anyone who has even thought about saving money in this economy.

Happy Reading!



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