Couponing for idiots.

I’m not calling you an idiot if you coupon. I do it myself. (I also remember the day when “coupon” was a noun, not a verb. Ditto “journal” and “parent.”)

What I’m doing is promoting this week’s giveaway, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing.”

Rachel Singer Gordon’s book offers the tried-and-true along with the high-tech (electronic, printables, et al.). She covers couponing for special diets, saving money while shopping online and sharing your bounty with others.

What I like most about her book is her emphasis on “realistic” couponing. Gordon doesn’t expect busy people to spend hours clipping and filing in order to save 50 cents.

To enter:

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

The deadline is 9 p.m. PDT Tuesday, June 5. If I don’t hear back from the winner by Wednesday evening, June 6, I’ll have the random number generator choose someone else.

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  1. Ginger Rathbun

    I’ve used coupons in the past but the few “extreme” shows I’ve caught a glimpse of seem to be exactly that….”extreme”.

    • Robin

      Sure could use this book. I have been couponing sincing 1980, and still wonder if I am doing right-LOL! I am trying to eat healthier as both of us have health problems. It just isn’t easy trying to find coupons on non processed food.

  2. I think you mean Wednesday evening, June 6. Otherwise, you’ll be holding on to that book until 2013. 🙂

  3. Sounds like an interesting book!

  4. Pedro

    I’d like to learn more about couponing.

  5. Pedro

    I subscribe via RSS.

  6. Tiffany

    I have been toying around with couponing, it would be nice to get a (free) book with some tips! Pick me! 🙂

  7. I’m back to focusing on this as we just gave money to elderly relatives who have outlived their savings.

  8. SherryH

    Ooh, yes, please. I’d like a shot at that. And thank you for the giveaway.

  9. Cynthia

    Love to have this.

  10. Kathy

    Looks like a good reference book for a frugal person.

  11. Melinda

    love to have this

  12. WWII Kid

    I’d love this book! Hope there’s a pet food specials section!

    Thanks, Donna!

  13. christy

    I love couponing, I know a lot of tricks to it, I don’t need to win the book though, I don’t want one more thing moving into the house for a while 😉

  14. Karen

    I’d love to be in the drawing for this book. Thanks for this invite!

  15. I go back and forth with couponing. My mom was a wiz with them and now I wish I would’ve paid more attention. The book sounds good, especially in times like these where every little tip and trick to save is greatly appreciated.

  16. Mary Fleet

    I’d love to get the book.

  17. DV Aunt Rose

    I need this!

  18. DV Aunt Rose

    I subscribe via reader!

  19. DV Aunt Rose

    I follow on Facebook!

  20. Paula

    It would be awesome to win Couponing book. Enjoy reading your articles, Donna.

  21. I could really use some help with my couponing. I use them as much as I can but I often wonder if there isn’t more that I could be doing with them. So, yeah, I would love this book for reference.

  22. I also follow you on Facebook.

  23. I get your emails.

  24. I’d Love to read this book and see her tips! I do some couponing, but it gets overwhelming when I try to get too creative. LOL

  25. I’m all for a better, faster , easier way of ” couponing ”
    Subscribe via e-mail

  26. Jackie

    I’ve been couponing for 25 years…but would love to read the book to see what new tips I can learn
    Thank you!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  27. Jackie

    I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  28. Jackie

    I follow on facebook
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  29. I could use some expert tips on couponing.


  30. Marieli

    I’d love this book! Thanks.

  31. Love to coupon and would like this advice.

  32. Ro in San Diego

    I subscribe via Facebook and email. I would love to win this book. I use coupons to save money and also help support extended family members down on their luck.

    I would love to win the book to see if there are hints for timesaving.

    I have been using coupons for 4 years and have the process honed down to where I don’t spend a lot of time clipping/sorting but I DO save a LOT of money.

  33. Sandra j

    Sitting at wallyworld waiting for new tires for my 1999 jeep with 235000 miles- got a coupon idea for me???

  34. Sandra j

    Follow on facebook

  35. Sandra j

    Follow u by email too!

  36. Erin Cameron

    I’d love to learn more about couponing – I’m quite the novice right now. Please enter me!

  37. Erin Cameron

    I also follow you on email 🙂

  38. Genny

    This would be great. I use coupons in conjunction with sales, but by no means am I an extreme couponer.

  39. Deana

    I subscribe via email~love your blog!

  40. petra

    I could use some tips on couponing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. petra

    I’m an email subscriber.

  42. petra

    I follow on twitter (moeyshay)

  43. I can always use a few more tips on couponing.

  44. Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Paula

    Would love this book.

  46. Paula

    I subscribe via email.

  47. Paula

    And on fb.

  48. Alissa A

    I’m an email subscriber. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  49. Deedee

    I have just signed up today for Safeway’s new coupon dealy where I can use my iPhone with Safeway’s app to see what coupons I might use and put them on my “card” so that when I check out I don’t need paper coupons. I am really happy with this and would love to learn more tricks for saving money!

  50. Debbie

    I could use this book. Thanks for offering it!

  51. Angela

    C’mon random number generator, work your magic!!!

  52. I’d like to see if there are new tips for couponers.

  53. I would really enjoy the book, I do use coupons and would like to maximize value.

  54. What constitutes as a comment?

  55. I subscribe via e-mail!

  56. I watch you on facebook-at least, it isn’t the bathroom.

  57. Beatriz

    I subscribe via RSS

  58. Your on my RSS feed =) Would love this book

  59. magatha

    I use coupons occasionally, but find that they’re mostly for packaged food, high-calorie snacks, etc. They used to be better years ago when you could double them up to $1.00 off, and that was for one item. Now you have to buy two or three items and only get $.35 or $.50 off, and no doubling, at least in my area.

  60. Jessie

    I could use some new couponing tips now that the stores are tightening up on their policies to prevent “extreme” couponing.

  61. I subscribe via RSS and here is my comment!
    Sure would like to win a book!

  62. I read about this book on other blogs. It sounds like an interesting read.

  63. I follow on twitter.

  64. I subscribe via RSS.

  65. April

    I love coupons, but don;t use them to the best of my ability. I don’t know how. Please send the book to me. I need help! ASAP

  66. I also use coupons and would love to win this book!

  67. Yes please!! I’m a poor teacher. Need all the help I can get!

  68. Stephanie

    Just read this post….maybe it isn’t too late to become a couponer!

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