By: Leah Uko
OMAHA (KPTM) – She spent $10 on a $180 grocery bill by using coupons. Now Nicole McDonald from Bellevue is making money on her self-published book about "couponing".
"The Extraordinary Art of Couponing" climbed to the Top Sellers list on Amazon one day after its release.
"I don't pay for toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, razors, shaving cream," McDonald said.
Spend a little time finding what's on sale and even free. McDonald spent six months at home typing how to do this.
"A lot of us are busy. My youngest [child] is special needs," McDonald continued. "I don't have a ton of time to devote to couponing, but it's extremely important to our budget."
Her eBook's focus is on finding, clipping and organizing any coupons available without devoting an unrealistic quantity of time.
"Just get a Sunday paper and go from there."
She recommended people spend an hour to five hours a week finding coupons in newspapers and online.
"Just like if you want to lose weight, you need to invest sometime and make it priority to exercise," she reasoned. "So if couponing is important to you and saving money for your family, you will find time to do it."
"The Extraordinary Art of Couponing" is available on Amazon for $3.99.
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