Giveaway: “Couponing For The Rest of Us”

book 281x300 Giveaway: Couponing For The Rest of UsAnd now for something completely different: a coupon expert who doesn’t like coupons.

Kasey Knight Trennum, who blogs at Time 2 $ave/Time 2 Give, says that she’s never sung the praises of coupons. Ask her about “the joys of saving a ton of money,” however, and she’ll get pretty vocal.

More than vocal: Trennum wrote a book, “Couponing For The Rest of Us: The Not-So-Extreme Guide to Saving More,” that’s designed to help readers save money “without it becoming an obsession.”

The author offers information on topics like deciphering “sales cycles,” how to locate coupons for items your family actually eats, smart stockpiling, making the Internet do most of the legwork, and turning saving into sharing.

And again, a sane approach: “I can’t stress enough (that) balance is the key to making couponing work for you. You have to figure out how to make it fit into your world; it cannot become your world.”

In addition to the book, this week’s winner will also get a cute little green accordion-style folder. After all, some coupons are still made of paper rather than pixels.

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline to enter is 8 p.m. PDT Tuesday, April 8. If I don’t hear back from the winners by 10 p.m. PDT Wednesday, April 9, I’ll pick a new winner. So if you enter, be sure to check your e-mail.


101 Comments

  1. I would love to have the book.

  2. Sounds like a good book. Please enter me in the contest.

  3. I’d love to read this book. Thanks!

  4. Jaycie V

    Wow! I would love this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Jaycie V

    I also subscribe via e-mail.

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  7. Please enter me!

  8. Glenna

    Book looks very interesting. :-)

  9. Sharon

    I would love to win this book!

  10. Audrey F

    Desperate to learn time efficient couponing for products we actually consume. Thanks

  11. Valerie

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  19. Paula P

    This book sounds great!

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    And I follow on fb.

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    I follow on twitter.

  22. Paula P

    And on subscribe via email. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  23. Becky H.

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  24. Maggie G

    That looks like a book that I could use!

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  26. Mary H

    Count me in! Sounds like a good book.

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  29. Joanna

    This would be so welcome in my library.

  30. This sounds really interesting.

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  33. Would love to own this book….Seems to be a very fine line between “hoarder” and “smart shopper” and I would like to learn where that line is…. Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. Joan V.

    Being single and living im a small space, I don’t have a lot of space to store extras. I try to be smart with coupons but I am open to more suggestions on how to coupon “smart”.

  35. Joan V.

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  38. Would love to win this, thank you for the opportunity!

  39. Sheryl Union

    Sounds interesting!

  40. Sounds like a different perspective. I’d like to read more.

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  43. VictoriaN

    What a nice giveaway. I would love to win this book on couponing.

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    I subscribe to you email updates.

  45. VictoriaN

    I friended your on Facebook page.

  46. Tracy Stone

    I do hate coupons these days,so this is more up my alley. Don’t know why. Just lazy, I guess.

  47. judyyy

    THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN!

  48. judyyy

    email subscriber

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  50. Sounds very interesting. I subscribe via email…

  51. I can always use more good tips to save money. Thanks!

  52. Finally, a sane couponer, I’m definitely interested! I subscribe email and appreciate your work!

  53. I would like to learn how to save more money. Thank you for the giveaway.

  54. I subscribe via email.

  55. Cathy in NJ

    This book sounds very interesting. The author thinks the way I do. What good is a coupon for name brand products of equal quality to store brands that cost more than store brands even with the coupon.

  56. Sherry

    I follow you on Facebook!

  57. This sounds like a book that I would LOVE!!!!

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  59. I subscribe via e-mail!!! You can’t escape me!!

  60. Mirabella

    Please enter me! And thank you for all the giveaways you do.

  61. Jackie

    I would love to read this book. I like to coupon, but don’t consider myself an extreme couponer.
    Thank you!

  62. Jackie

    I am an email subscriber

  63. Jackie

    I follow on facebook

  64. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you on Facebook.

  65. Ro in San Diego

    I follow you by email also and would love to win this book.

  66. Sylvia

    Anything that can help me save money would be welcome, especially since lately saving money has been almost impossible!

  67. Sylvia

    I also subscribe by e-mail.

  68. Joanna

    I subscribe via email.

  69. Noelle

    Would love to win this!

  70. Noelle

    I also subscribe by email

  71. Noelle

    I also follow on twitter

  72. Kim Kelley

    This sounds right up my alley! Sign me up!

  73. would like to check out the book. love that saying fit couponing into our world, not let it lead our live!

  74. Samantha

    This is exactly what I need – couponing without obsession!

  75. Samantha

    I follow you on Facebook.

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    I subscribe via email.

  78. Samantha

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  79. Angela

    Sign me up for a chance to win!

  80. What a timely contest! I just stopped saving coupons, because the time I spent sifting through all the coupons I don’t use just took too long. I would love to win this book!

  81. Carolina Cooper

    After 2 months in the Caribbean, I’m back! I hope, as they say here in New England, that you “wintered well” there in Alaska. I would love to win this book as one can always learn more. I follow you here on your blog, on Facebook, and get your swagbucks codes by email.

  82. looks like a good book.

  83. Cindy Williamson

    Love to save money with couponing and going to the ‘extreme’ is NOT my style….I would love some new tips and advice….sounds like a GREAT book!

  84. Cindy Williamson

    I subscribe via facebook. :)

  85. Cindy Williamson

    …also subscribe via email. :)

  86. Jennifer H.

    I’d love to improve my couponing skills with this book!

  87. Catfight

    Ways to save money?? I’m in.

  88. sounds like a very useful book! would love to check it out!

  89. follow on twitter @oshkoshbgosh321

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  91. spiffi

    I clip coupons and then they sit unloved and forgotten in my wallet – this book sounds like it could help with that!

  92. spiffi

    I follow on twitter @spiffi

  93. spiffi

    I subscribe via feedburner too

  94. spiffi

    I follow on Facebook (spiffi kins)

  95. Donna, I follow you on Surviving & Thriving, and I’d love to win this book. I’m a coupon contrarian, too. Would love to see Kasey’s tips! I’m always looking to cut the food/household items budget.

  96. WOW…….I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK I JUST LEARNED OF YOUR WEBSITE BLOG I WILL BE FOLLOWING ALONG I JUST GOT DIAGNOSED WITH A HORRIBLE SICKNESS AND CAN’T WORK OR PUSH A CART ANYMORE SO ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER WILL BE OVER APPRICIATED

    WITH LOVE AND RESPECT
    CASEY

    • Donna Freedman

      So sorry to hear of your illness. I hope you have family and friends to help you heal.
      I have a giveaway every week. Keep entering!

  97. AnnieA

    Sane couponing sounds like a great idea! New to this blog…

  98. That sounds useful–I’d love to have it!

  99. I follow your RSS on Newsblur.

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