Thursday, April 14, 2011

Don't Throw Those Coupons Away! a book review and giveaway

Don't Throw Those Coupons Away!: A Mom's Guide to Saving Money at the Grocery Store
With all the hype of the new Extreme Couponing show (and even some drama) and the recent economy that has hit everyone, this is a great time to read
I have been couponing about a year and a half through my own trial and error; this book would have been a great guide to have when I got started.  It talks about the history of American couponing and gives some coupon facts which were pretty interesting, and even explains the common coupon lingo like ONYO ("On Your Next Order"- which is on coupons you can use the next time you shop).

The book answers some of the most commonly asked questions (since I run a coupon blog) like "where do I get coupons" and "how do I organize them".  And the coupon user also needs to know the importance of a "Stockpile"- this book discusses that and even lists which months are best for buying certain items based on store's sales cycles.

The Drugstore game is also covered in this book- which is where I get most of my household items like toothpaste and shampoo/conditioner for FREE!

Some advice I have to share is to get to know one store at a time (drugstore or grocery)- know it's coupon policy and get familiar with how to shop smart there.  Then try to tackle another store.  There are sites all over that will tell you what sales are going on in stores near you and which coupons to use with them- knowing the basics of couponing from this book will really help you feel confident in your transactions and savings.  Coupons have helped my family afford to eat more healthy and spend less at the same time.

This book is a great way to get started couponing! Get your copy today!

WIN: One lucky Moana Saves reader will receive her own copy of Don't Throw Those Coupons Away! For your mandatory entry in this giveaway tell us what you would love to save some money on with coupons.

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

1. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
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4. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
5. Tweet about this giveaway with the following (once a day max): #Win Don't Throw Those Coupons Away!  from author Kristin Peoples and @moanasaves ends 4/28  http://bit.ly/eIsri4
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Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway.  He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S.  This giveaway ends Thursday, 4/28 HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winners via email and they must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.

88 comments:

  1. I would love to just save money on the basic things my family uses, likke cereal, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, paper products, and other items. Not really looking to buy 80 bottles of mustard though.

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  2. This looks like a wonderful book! I'd love to save money on all my groceries! :-) Mainly probably produce as we try to eat a lot of it and enjoy it!

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  3. What wouldn't I love to save with using coupons. I use them whenever I can.
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  4. I would like to save more money on grocery staples. Every time I go to the store it seems like food costs more.

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  20. I love saving money on makeup and personal care products. I love using coupons to get something for free or low price that I ordinarily wouldn't be able to buy.

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  40. I love to use them to save money on groceries.
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  49. I would love to save money on meat and dairy products.

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  50. It really is exciting to save money and with the economy been the way it is. Iam in need of this because i need help in learning how to couponing.

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