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paid for itself 18+ times over in 2 weeks since reading it,
This review is from: How to Shop for Free: Shopping Secrets for Smart Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing (Paperback)
in the last 2 weeks since i read this book, i have saved $155.28 on necessities that i would have needed to buy anyway.. and i didnt even include all the free extras like free jewelry and free snacks and free gifts for my family. this book is so good that when i was forced to return it to the library (hey, im cheap, of course i read library things rather than buying most of the time) i chose to buy it because its so good that i felt like it would be saving money to have it in the house. if it can save over 155 dollars in 2 weeks imagine how much it could save if you had it for a year to refer back to. the math is 4030 dollars on necessities per year,, (the extras are gravy on top, delicious cubic zirconia/sterling silver/cashmere sweater dress/ flavored gravy).
now, many have said that you can learn it all online. well that is a load of bull plop. the time you would spend learning online could better be spent saving after reading this book in a couple afternoons. time is money, if you spend 2 weeks finding out how to do it online you could be missing out on the immediate savings of one hundred and fifty five dollars. so, if you think you are saving money by NOT buying the book, you are really losing one hundred and forty six dollars instead of saving 9$ on a book. would you rather save nine dollars and lose one hundred and forty six dollars (2 weeks savings-purchase price), or would you rather spend nine dollars and have an extra 146 dollars in your pocket by the time the internet learners are just figuring out how to START saving money?. its simple math really. you lose money trying to learn without the book. you save money buying the book (if you want you can try borrowing it from the library, but i guarantee once you save over a hundred dollars you will be wanting to buy it)
there is one downside to this book. its regional, meaning that its meant for east coast couponers. the stores mentioned are not available across the country. since i am in new england its perfect for me. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE NORTH EAST DONT BUY THE BOOK, because half of it will be useless to you.
the advice in this book made even a cheapskate like me spend 9$. thats how good it is. all the info you would need, in just a couple afternoons worth of reading.
i cannot help but stare at the beautiful jewelry i am wearing, or all the little extra things i have now, while i think about the book.. because they were free, and i learned how to get them because of the book.
in this book you will learn the legal, ethical, and in many cases time saving ways to save hundreds and get things for free that you would have paid top dollar for before.
i havent got a real stockpile yet, i have saved on name brand hair conditioner (normally a big expense for someone with long hair past their bottom like me), nicer deodorant than i usually get, umm lots of free *ladies products*, free medicine, nearly free cereal, free or nearly free school supplies for college (6 five star notebooks, fancy pens, mechanical pencils, 4 composition notebooks, twenty folders, 6 packs of 3 ring dividers, 3 packs of sharpie markers, 4 packs of wite out, one small puppy pocket notebook, and 3 one subject notebooks,,,, all that for less than 5$ total), free jewelry, candles, and clothing, nearly free kettle chips for my father..
now, i think that for the savings i have had in just 2 weeks, it should be obvious that this book is a great buy. and not only will it pay for itself in the first week (for me it was in the first DAY)but it will save you money well beyond the purchase price in no time flat.