Book Giveaway! 397 Ways To Save Money

Kerry K. Taylor is not only the author of the recent book “397 Ways To Save Money”, she is also the blogger behind Kerry started her foray into all things money by graduating with $17,000 worth of student debt. She managed to pay that all off in only 6 months!

I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that I’m going to keep a copy of this book handy in my library because it is full of some great, everyday savings tips – there is definitely something for everyone. I’ll give you some quick examples of what kind of tips you can find:

Buy perennials instead of annuals for your garden – while the initial cost is five times as much, perennials grow back every year. Over time this will work in your favour, saving you hundreds over time. Personally, I avoid the garden like the plague – but this is something that Fiona would appreciate.

There’s a chapter focusing on five-minute meals you can prepare for $5. (And they are healthy meals too!) Recipes are included and it couldn’t be easier.

With 397 ways to save money, I have to point out that there is a great chance that the cost of this book will be re-couped within minutes of opening it. So my honest recommendation is that most people should probably pick up a copy. If you are a frugalist, you may have the “mental DNA” to naturally save money, but then you could give this book as a gift to someone you know. Students will learn tonnes for example, as they have much to learn about money management. They can try to figure it all out for themselves, but Kerry has done it for them and has made it dead simple to learn.

The writing style of the book is engaging and easy to read – excellent for those who are normally overwhelmed by anything to do with money or finances!

Book Giveaway Contest

As always very simple rules:

  1. You can enter the contest by simply leaving a comment on the blog (no profanity, etc.)
  2. You must include a valid email address in the comment entry box (but don’t worry, your email will not be displayed and is never shared with anyone). This is simply so I have a way to contact you if you win.
  3. Comments (entries) must be left before June 21st, 2009 (Sunday) at noon (Eastern Standard Time).
  4. One winner will be selected by random draw.
  5. Contest is only open to residents of North America.
  6. You can only enter once.

Other Reviews

This book has been reviewed by lots of other bloggers, such as:

If you just can’t wait to see the results of the contest, you can just click here to purchase it from

Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • Jason

    Count me in. I love saving money :).

  • Howie

    Count me in please!

  • Patricia

    Would love to read this book. Thanks for another great contest Preet.

  • Rich

    Free book on saving money = great

  • Mike Gayowski

    I wish I could use profanity. Thank you.

  • Fred

    Preet says: “With 397 ways to save money, I have to point out that there is a great chance that the cost of this book will be re-couped within minutes of opening it.”

    Fred says: “If it is free, that is a safe bet!!!”

  • Luci

    FREE IS GOOD! I’d love to read and win the book. P.S. – You’ve been quite the inspiration and I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming challenge. I’ll be watching the 3 part series! Thank you!

  • Luc Richard

    Please count me in thks

  • sophie

    I would love this!

  • Sean

    Way to save money #398: win this book. :)

  • Michael

    Please sign me up!

  • Michael

    Please sign me up! (sorry for the dup, my last entry was in error)

  • Alyson

    Please put my name in the hat – sounds like a great book!

  • Aaron

    Great! Count me in.

  • Henry

    I definitely need the recipes!!!

  • Millionaireby45

    I would love to win this one.

  • Brian

    Nice giveaway Preet! Count me in please.

  • George

    Count me in. The book isn’t in my local library yet. :-)

  • Paula

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Julie

    Count me in please! Thank you!

  • Jesus

    Count me in

  • gene

    I remember SquawkFox’s recipes being interesting. Pick me, random number generator.

  • Jessica

    Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

  • Maria

    Pls. count me in. I would love to win this book.

  • Fab

    Would love to read the book.

  • Trevor

    Love the blog. And would love to win a book! Thanks.

  • RS

    Count me in

  • karash

    count me in please..!!!

  • Jordan

    I wonder if people have RSS search engines that scrape every feed out there just to pick up the word “free”, “freebie”, “giveaway”, etc so they can get in on every draw…

  • Rob

    I do not have an RSS search engine. I don’t have that book, either.

  • Connie Walsh

    Wow, Jesus is entering this contest. I guess I don’t have a hope then. I would love this book, could always save a few bucks.

  • Bernie

    Please count me in for the contest, thanks!

  • Nicolas

    One more entry.

  • Tony Nickonchuk

    Hey Preet. I’ve got this book on my Amazon Wishlist, but I could add a 398th way to save money if I won it for free!

  • Squawkfox

    Hey Preet!
    Thank you so much for reviewing my book! I saw you on the W Network yesterday. You were awesome! :D

  • Sarah

    Hey there! I’d love a free copy :D :D

  • rds1983

    This book seems really cool.

  • karash

    I would love this!

  • Fern

    Please add me to the list. Free is always good.

  • Eunice Borero

    dont buy anything if you cannot imagine yourself using it!!!

    i love the blog and the advices. and it will be really lovely if i can get the book!!

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