I read another brand-new couponing book that caught my eye due to the title. This enjoyable book is called Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey by Joanie Demer and Heather Wheeler. While I have read a lot of couponing books and will continue to do so, this one stood out as a fresh perspective on a traditional topic.
The two authors – Joanie and Heather – are young, stay-at-home moms and the founders of TheKrazyCouponLady. They believe that reading this book can help you learn how to save $10,000 a year by couponing and stockpiling.
The book begins with a debate that my husband and I continually have. Whether you say Koo-pawn or Kyu-pawn, I think we can all agree on this. “No matter how you say it, there’s no better way to pay!” (p. 12)
Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey begins by explaining both the technical aspects of coupons and the history of coupons. It was interesting to learn that coupons began as a handwritten note attached with Coca-Cola in 1894. After that, the book continues on to the topic of determining how and when to best use coupons.
Coupons by themselves are great way to save money but coupons will save you the most when you stack them with a sale. That’s so true! I try to do so as much as I can because I’ve learned that the savings do multiply when you stack coupons with sales. In fact, these Krazy ladies suggest only buying items with sales and coupons. Their personal rule surprised me. “If it’s an item you don’t use routinely, make it your personal rule not to pay more than 10 cents for the item” (p. 20).
I appreciated their reminder that the “coupon race isn’t a sprint” (p. 34). There is always much to learn. You need endurance in this journey to save money by using coupons! This book teaches you how to begin saving at the grocery store today and how to save more every time you travel to the store.
These ladies are big believers in the value of a stockpile. While I don’t have near the amount stored on my shelves as they do, it is true that when you stock up on the products you use when they are at rock-bottom prices, you will experience tremendous savings. They teach you how to begin a stockpile as well as other FAQs you might have.
This book was a light and easy read while teaching about coupons in an enjoyable way. Whether you are a coupon virgin or an experienced krazy coupon lady yourself, Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey is definitely worth a read!