Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Couponing for the Rest of Us---Book Review

I've been couponing for several years now, off and on, but after reading Kasey Knight Trenum's new book, Couponing for the Rest of Us, I'm committed to doing it much more consistently!  Thank you to Baker Publishing Group for sending me a free copy for review purposes.  All opinions are honest and are my own.

As far as her "how-to" method goes, most of it was the same system I already use.  A few years ago, a couple of moms in our homeschool group did a workshop for us and taught us this same way of couponing.  What really blessed me about this book was the "why" of couponing.

Lynzie, 13, enjoyed reading about couponing during our yard sale a couple weeks ago!
Trenum's couponing philosophy revolves around using coupons to get your family to a stable financial situation so you can give to others.  She says, "Couponing success isn't measured by the size of your stockpile.  I'd much rather be known for giving."  Me too, definitely.

More than a "how to" book, this is a personal story of how coupons changed her life, and how it can change yours, from the perspective of stocking up so you are prepared to bless others.  This concept is never more real than today, as we're reeling from the horrific tornadoes that have struck the midwest this week.

On the practical side, I was so encouraged to start couponing again.  Remembering back to the days when I could skip one. more. day. of grocery shopping because of my stockpile, I ran right out, the morning after finishing the book, to grab my best coupon sources.  I even used coupons to buy my coupons!  With a $5.00 reward credit at Albertsons, I was able to buy four newspapers at  40% off.  I also found a coupon online that allowed me to save 50% on my issue of All You---a great source of coupons!

In addition to savings at Rite Aid and Walmart, I saved 84% at Albertsons---and everything I bought were things I, or someone close to me, could use!

I really encourage you to pick up Trenum's book, as well as visit her website, to learn the "hows", as well as be encouraged by the "whys".  You will definitely be blessed!

Available May 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

  1. I love your reasons for couponing. Thank you for the instant coffee that you bought me with your coupons. It will come in handy for my camping trip next month. You and all you do is a real blessing to all! Love, mom


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