Book Review and Giveaway: Good Deals & Smart Steals
Good Deals & Smart Steals: How to save money on everything is from the editors of Good Housekeeping, and this handy book offers hundreds of ideas for getting the best value for your money on every kind of purchase. I've also got two copies to give away!
The editors have compiled an astonishing amount of tips in the small, easy-to-carry-with-you book. And you want to carry it with you all the time -- it even has carefully prepared scripts for negotiating with sellers in a variety of situations.
It's broken up into two parts. Part 1 explains how to be a smart shopper. Part 2 shows how to get a good deal.
Part 1 lays the ground work and provides the mind set. Smart shoppers plan ahead, wait for sales, keep receipts, avoid paying credit card interest, always comparison-shop, and takes advantage of savings opportunities. It teaches couponing and rebate basics, as well as using the best online resources to compare prices and find the best deals.
Part 2 gives valuable information on how to shop and save money on particular items, like lighting, heating, cleaning, cooling, gardening, pets, home improvement, appliances, electronics, dining, groceries, clothing, beauty, services, entertainment, and more. It really does deliver on its promise to show how to save money on everything.
It's a great guide to have on hand, and two lucky Wise Bread readers can win a copy!
To enter the giveaway, post a comment with your best bargain hunting/smart shopping tip. Drawing will close on January 18, 2009. U.S. and Canada only. Must be 18 or older to enter.
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