If you’ve been affected by the sluggish economy, you’re probably looking for ways to hold down your expenses. If you’re not already couponing, now is a great time to start.
Books in The Complete Idiot’s Guide series are written to appeal to the novice who is just learning about the topic, so this book is definitely a good title to pick up if you have never done any couponing before and want to give it a try.
There’s lots of good advice on organizing coupons, using social networking sites to find coupons, and figuring out how to stack discounts to get the best deals. Even though most of this info is shared online in various places, having it all presented in such an easy-to-understand format makes the idea of taking up couponing seem much more accessible to the novice.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing is also a good read if you’re an experienced couponer looking for a few new tricks. I’ve been couponing for a few years now. While I don’t consider myself an extreme couponer by any means, I do feel like I have a solid grasps of the basics. However, I still managed to find several interesting tips for how to save money in The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing.
I really found the explanation of effective techniques for saving money on restaurant meals to be useful, because this is one area of my budget I haven’t had a lot of success trimming on my own.
My one concern about The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing is that stores do change their coupon policies frequently. So, while this book is certainly a helpful reference for both novice and experienced couponers, you should definitely verify the accuracy of store-specific info before planning any major shopping trips.
Disclaimer: A review copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing was provided by the publisher for the purpose of writing this review.
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