I've been a couponer for as long as I can remember.
My Mom was and still is a big couponer and collector of freebies and so from experiencing this throughout my childhood this trait has been passed on naturally to me. The reason for my Mom's deal seeking activities was not for fun or as a hobby but as a necessity because our household of four were living off one chef's paycheck. My mom would cut coupons from the paper to lower our grocery bills and collect any kind of tokens in the paper for free toys and paraphenalia. While I never had the branded sneakers or barbie toys that my friends had my mom was able to provide us with healthy home cooked meals and clothes on our back.
My husband and I are very blessed in all aspects of our lives, we both have good paying jobs, however, I still get comments from others "why do you need to coupon, you can afford it?". I do it because I can! Why pay full price when you don't have to? Coupons are free money - with a little time spent couponing and matching grocery ads with coupons I can put the money I saved away in the bank or splurge a little. There are so many ways to save money through couponing - I love to share my findings here at The Freebie Junkie - if you want to find a comprehensive guide to couponing then read on....
Rachel Singer Gordon writes the popular couponing blog MashupMom.com. This blog is one of the top 5 blogs that I read on a daily basis. In addition to her blog, Rachel has written several deal seeking books such as Point, Click, and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online (CyberAge, 2010). Rachel's latest book is "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing". I received a copy of the book for review and started to read it as soon as the mailman dropped it off in my mailbox.
This book provides you with all that you need to know about couponing! Couponing is no longer just about waiting for the Sunday paper to arrive with scissors in hand. There are so many resources out there for coupons such as online printable coupon sites and instore coupon catalina machines. Rachel details the coupon basics which are the different types of coupons available and then how to use each most effectively. Couponing has moved on with technology and its not just about the grocery store. Online and mobile couponing is discussed which adds a new dimension for saving on everyday household goods. Planning and organizing is a feature that I need work on because my handbag is stuffed full of coupons and you'll find me the crazy lady sifting through her bag in the aisle looking for that one coupon! This is a great book for the beginner couponer and even if you are an avid couponer its great to have a comprehensive guide at hand. There are new couponing tricks that I didn't even know or think about in this book!
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Disclosure: I was provided a book for review and giveaway in exchange for my honest opinion. All other opinions may vary.