As an avid coupon user I have always been interested in reading about the subject of coupons. I have picked up any and every book that I have come across in the last 25 years of couponing. Of course it helps that I also love to read :).
Years ago when I had my first child, I had ordered a coupon organizer and a little sample of a refund magazine was included with it. I had read it and immediately sent in my check for a one years subscription. I became hooked on saving money with coupons and refunds. Refunds aren’t as plentiful as they use to be so I am more into saving with coupons now. The magazine was written by one lady and she also had reader written stories included in each issue. After receiving several issues I had noticed one lady that seemed to write regularly for the magazine. Her writings held my interest and always went into such great detail on how she used coupons. She has a way with bringing you in with her as she writes. It was her writings that inspired me to save more with coupons and refunds back then. I still save with coupons today, I probably save even more now due to the stores around me doubling coupons. Years ago Mary Potter Kenyon wrote articles in refund magazines on how to save with coupons. She has now written a book called Coupon Crazy: The Science, the savings, and the Stories Behind America’s Extreme Obsession. I ordered it as soon as it came out and I have to say that it is something that every shopper should read. It delves into how we shop, marketing and the basics of using coupons. There are stories from those of us that shop with coupons and Mary even shares some of her own coupon stories from years past.
Her book sells on Amazon.com and it is worth every penny. It is a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in how coupons originated and learning how to save money.