June 16, 2011

Review - Saving Savvy (Kelly Hancock)

Far too often grocery shopping ends up with full bags and an empty wallet. But fear not, Kelly Hancock gives the weary shopper lots of practical advice on how to save some serious money in her book Saving Savvy.
Mainly focusing on the monetary miracles you can achieve through using coupons, you will be guided through the importance of organizing and planning not only your shopping trip, but even more so your storage space and freezer, and even your meals. No matter whether you just want to waste less, have more to share with others, or pay your debts, this book gives you the basic knowledge to save big. And to get the best individual results you simply choose the strategies that work best for you. I'd say that everyone can learn a thing or two about saving in this book, but you should be aware that it is mostly intended to reach US readers as many other countries unfortunately have not jumped on the coupon bandwagon yet.
What came as a bit of a surprise was the religious aspect of the book. If you feel uncomfortable about it, you might want to skip those parts and focus on the saving advice alone. What you should definitely not skip is a visit to Kelly's website faithfulprovisions.com for some up-to-the-minute deals and helpful resources.
In short: A comprehensible Coupon 101 that will teach amateur shoppers quite a bit, but will not hold too many surprises for the seasoned pro!

3/5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley.com book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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