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Couponing for the Beginner: A Guide to Couponing for the Uninitiated [Kindle Edition]

Jenny Dean
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Book Description

Wondering how to save a ton of money couponing?  Or has someone in front of you in line used a bunch of coupons to help dwindle their bill down to nothing?  And now you’re wondering how you can do the same?  If starting couponing seems daunting, this couponing book will help it seem more like a breeze. 

How to Coupon for Beginners

Couponing for the Beginner: A Guide to Couponing for the Uninitiated will help you understand the ins and outs of couponing and answer a lot of the questions you've always had without the intimidation of asking that someone in front of you in line. 

You’ll learn what coupons are, how to use them effectively, how to match coupons with sales for extra coupon savings, how to bring home your first real deal and about websites that do coupon matchups for specific deals and more.

Here's a Breakdown of What's Inside:

Chapter 1: What Are Coupons? – Manufacturer and Store Coupons

Chapter 2: Coupon Language

Chapter 3: Coupon Rules and Policies

Chapter 4: Why Coupons Exist

Chapter 5: Where to Get Coupons

Chapter 6: Where to Buy Coupons - Is It Illegal to Buy or Sell Coupons?

Chapter 7: How to Organize Your Coupons

Chapter 8: Where to Use Coupons

Chapter 9: Rewards Programs

Chapter 10: Weekly/BiWeekly/Monthly Sales Flyers

Chapter 11: Refunds, Try Me Free, Rebates, Money Back Guarantees

Chapter 12: How to Stack Coupons and Maximize Your Savings

Chapter 13: Your First Trip to Store

How to Organize Coupons and More!

This couponing for beginners guide will help you learn how to organize and prepare for your first couponing trip to the store - to start saving immediately! The purpose of the Couponing for the Beginner: A Guide to Couponing for the Uninitiated is to teach you HOW TO use coupons to boost your bottom line.

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

I personally love coupons; otherwise I wouldn't have written this book!  My mom couponed when I was a little girl - on Sunday mornings, I loved sitting at the kitchen table cutting coupons out for my mom for the week.  When I quit my corporate job and started by own business, I had to figure out how to budget better since my income was so irregular.  While I had used coupons sporadically for years, it wasn't until my income became unpredictable that I really looked into how to effectively coupon.  I started researching couponing on the Internet and quickly discovered how much money you can save and MAKE by using coupons effectively.

I think of coupons as cash.  There's really no other way to think of them.  In fact, at my local grocery store, I have made a purchase, forgotten to use a coupon and gone to the customer service counter to re-do the transaction only to find that they just give me cash for the coupon!  In other words, if the coupon was for $1 off of a product, they just open the register and hand me a dollar rather than redoing the transaction.  That was the first time that I really saw the value of a coupon as pure CASH!  I don't suggest this as a strategy, but wanted to give you an idea of a coupon's value.  Every time I save a dollar on a tube of toothpaste, it's a dollar that I didn't have to spend!

I had so much fun writing this book, taking photos to help explain various subject matters and reminiscing about how I learned to coupon effectively.  I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I had fun writing it.

More importantly, I hope you can share some of your great deals with me some day!  There's nothing as fun as bringing home a haul of stuff for next to nothing!

From the Inside Flap

Have you seen the shows on TV or have you read on the Internet about people whittling down a grocery bill down to pennies and always wondered why it's done.

This comprehensive guide starts out by teaching you about the background of coupons, why they exist, the rules/policies and how they work for stores. Such background knowledge will help you understand why couponing works for not only couponers but also the stores that accept them. You'll feel confident going into the store for your first real deal because of the well-rounded knowledge, couponing advice as well as the online coupon tips you will receive from Couponing for the Beginner: A Guide to Couponing for the Uninitiated.

The sensible approach in Couponing for the Beginner: A Guide to Couponing for the Uninitiated will help you shop for free for some of your favorite items at some of your favorite stores like CVS, Rite Aid, Target, and Walgreens.  You'll also learn how to find the best savings on items you use every day in your home - learn how to combine them with store sales and promotions, store rewards/loyalty programs, rebates and more.

All you have to do is follow Dean's step-by-step guide that teaches you how to get stuff for free and you'll be shopping for free in no time.  In fact, you'll be wondering why you didn't shop like this sooner!

Product Details

  • File Size: 711 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: (July 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008HI3WD4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,454 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book! January 9, 2013
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This is an awesome book. A must have for anyone couponing. I have been couponing for about a year and I still learned so much from this book. All the links and websites she has in this book are really helpful. All the information you need in one place to save you money. It's worth every penny and pays for itself if you put all the information to use.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EYE-OPENING and GREAT for the beginner! July 25, 2012
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I LOVE THIS BOOK! In less than a week, I've saved over $36, and earned Extra Bucks at CVS. Easy to understand, with plenty of photos and, thankfully, an easy to read DICTIONARY for all those crazy slang words/phrases. A MUST HAVE for ANYONE feeling the current economic crunch -- or anyone simply savvy enough to save money almost effortlessly. Did I mention that I LOVE THIS BOOK!?!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Information! July 5, 2012
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A lot of great information about the ins and outs of getting the most out of coupons! If you've ever watched the TV show and wondered how they did that, here's a good start at a smaller scale, with the potential to grow. A great way to get some great deals on things you use every day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couponing for the Beginner July 6, 2012
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I am truly a beginner couponer. This book has clear explanations and pictures which makes it so easy to make the most of your coupons. You'll love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Information but Somewhat Pricy May 9, 2014
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As an inveterate couponer myself, I'm always interested in books that dispense advice on how best to save money using coupons. Jenny Dean's "Couponing for the Beginner" has a lot of good information that both beginners and more experienced couponers can utilize.

The book is a how-to guide designed for absolute couponing beginners, so Dean begins with the basics, defining the various terms associated with coupons and explaining the various types of coupons that are commonly available. From there, she explains the rules that stores commonly apply when people use coupons, various ways to get coupons, how to organize coupons and plan shopping trips, and, most important, how to maximize the value of coupons by combining offers (she provides several examples with the cost of specific items showing how the various strategies can reduce the cost of specific items, sometimes to zero or below). The material is easy to understand and after reading this book most people should easily be able to whittle a few dollars off the cost of their next shopping trip.

Even experienced couponers should be able to find some value in the book. Dean discusses a number of common retailers and provides links to their rewards sites and specialty sites that provide in depth information about coupons and sales at specific retailers. For people who frequent a particular drug store or grocery, these sites can provide some tips on saving that might not otherwise have occurred to them. The Kindle version of the book contains a couple of dozen links to various coupon related sites, many of which may not be familiar even to those who use coupons regularly.

My only concern with the book, and it's a significant one, is the price. I received the book for free as a promotion, so price wasn't an issue.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good guide for beginners July 1, 2013
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Beginning couponing seems daunting. This book is a good starting point for someone interested in getting started. My advice: start small and try and save a few pennies working your way up to "extreme" couponing status.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for beginners June 17, 2013
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This was a great beginner's guide to couponing. Very thorough but could use a section on using coupons at Wal-Mart. I only had a couple of minor issues with the book. One was that the author tells you in one chapter that you can "buy" coupons on the internet then tells you in the very next chapter that you aren't really buying coupons. The other is when she advises you to look in the recycle dumpsters on school property. Those dumpsters are for fundraising purposes and typically have signs on them telling you that you may not take items out of those dumpsters.
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I have been using coupons for awhile. This book provided excellent sources on the internet, along with easy to understand guidelines and helpful ideas to make the most of the coupons I use. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to save money at the store.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Pays for Itself!
A very easy read! The author expains couponing BARNEY style & makes it much less intimidating. I paired this book with a handful of YouTube videos to help me get in the right... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dianne
4.0 out of 5 stars A newbie couponers must read!
Really good book for beginning coupons.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great source of information and easy to read.
Published 2 months ago by Gale M. Bettinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I was able to follow the book and understand the basis of couponing. If you're interested in saving money than read this book.
Published 3 months ago by Labrenda Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Was a good book for a beginner and filled with lots of useful tips and information - I loved the websites
Published 4 months ago by Belle
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Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy your book!!!
I truly enjoyed reading your book, it had a lot of insight and knowledge for the beginner coupons!!! Is there a sequel to this? Hope so!!! Thank you!!!! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pamela H. Witt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good info
Published 7 months ago by Linda Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 7 months ago by Christine
2.0 out of 5 stars Only if free...
Stupid thing keeps downloading over and over into my Kindle. I had to totally get rid of it on Amazon to make it stop. Read more
Published 7 months ago by D. Adams
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More About the Author

Jenny Dean lives and works in Kansas City, where she was also born and raised. Jenny enjoys writing books about things she is passionate about like cats and couponing.


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