Thursday, May 16, 2013

Couponing for the Rest of Us by Kasey Knight Trenum - Reviewed

About the Book: (from Baker Publishing)
Shop savvy, save money, and still have a life!
Kasey Knight Trenum knows what it's like firsthand. When her family's finances were in a tailspin, she gritted her teeth and gave in to the need to save. In Couponing for the Rest of Us she shows you how she learned to save hundreds of dollars every month and offers time-saving tips and tricks you can easily implement in your busy life. You'll discover

· where to find coupons for what your family eats
· how to reinvent your shopping strategy
· how to make grocery shopping less stressful-even fun!
· and much more

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

"Prepare to be surprised by how easy it really is to slash your grocery budget by 50 to 70 percent consistently, week after week! Kasey takes you from start to finish using her uniquely simple strategies. You'll go step-by-step, from collecting coupons to getting organized to understanding store policies and secrets for how to maximize your savings-just like a pro!"-Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and founder of Debt-Proof Living, author of 7 Money Rules for Life

My Thoughts:

First of all, what I thought I knew about couponing was not enough! Kasey Trenum has removed the mystery behind grocery shopping whether you have a coupon in your hand or not! She explains the sale cycles common to all grocery stores.  She explains the simple concept of buying according to your needs – long term.  Not stock-piling, but understanding the sale cycles in a way that allows you to never pay full price again.  Add coupons and the savings grow exponentially! They grow enough until you not only meet the needs of your family but are able to share your abundance with others!

This is not extreme it is based on Scripture. It’s simple, common sense. Once we get past our on fear and lack of knowledge – the couponing can begin! This is a tool to help folks dig out of financial need and a tool that will allow you to share with others who need to be blessed and whose lives can be changed by learning these principles.

I am still learning the basics, but I am very thankful this book has been placed in my life.  This comes to me at a time that I need to learn this.  Really need to learn this! I cannot begin to recommend this book highly enough! These are real people. This is a real, practical and useful idea.  Lives have been forever changed by applying these principles.  FANTASTIC!!

About the Author:  Kasey Knight Trenum hosts Time 2 $ave / Time 2 Give, a frugal and couponing blog (, and conducts Time 2 $ave workshops frequently. Her weekly column can be read in Scripps newspapers nationwide, her work has been featured in Parademagazine and All You magazine, and she has been interviewed on HNL's Making It in America and NPR's All Things Considered. She has a personal passion for seeing women, men, and families find financial freedom, be empowered to improve their lives, and become purposeful givers. She and her husband and children live in Tennessee.

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