Review and giveaway: The Baby Cheapskate Guide to Bargains

Amazon: The Baby Cheapskate Guide to Bargains: How to Save on Blankets, Bottles, and Everything BabyI've been a fan of Angie Wynne's blog Baby Cheapskate since the moment I launched Parent Hacks. Not only did I indentify (I'm a bit of a cheapskate myself), I appreciated Angie's incredibly hard, consistent work tracking down bargains on baby gear and supplies. (I almost said "tireless," but we all know that anyone with a baby and a blog is tired.)

Today, she realizes a dream: the release of her first book, and I'm so excited to share it with you here. The Baby Cheapskate Guide to Bargains pulls all of Angie's best advice and research together into a quick, easy-to-use reference no new parent should be without.

Angie has always approached money-saving two ways, first, by reducing the overall size of the "must-have list," then by searching for the most inexpensive way to obtain the items that remain.

When I say "must-have," Angie makes a clear distinction between essentials and "popular extras." Her list of essentials is refreshingly short. (I would add this book as one of the essentials, myself.)

For those who are shopping, she goes on to share smart tips on how to score the best deals. She covers both new and second-hand items, using coupons, finding freebies, even how to use a baby registry to your best advantage.

This book will pay for itself within a number of weeks. The Baby Cheapskate Guide to Bargains (plus some diapers) will be my go-to baby shower gift from now on.

Congratulations on your fantastic book, Angie. I'm so happy for you.

The comments are now closed. Thank you to all who entered! The winners will be notified via email.

WIN IT! I've got three copies of The Baby Cheapskate Guide to Bargains to give away! Leave a comment (any comment) on this post to enter. I'll choose a winner this Friday, May 4, 2012, at 3PM PST. Good luck!

One entry per person, please. Giveaway open to US residents only. Winners will be notified by email.


  1. Lorilin says

    I have sooo been looking forward to getting my hands on this. Would love to win it! Thanks for the chance!

  2. Julie Cooke says

    My cousin’s baby shower is coming up and this would be the perfect gift!

  3. Mike Haley says

    Thanks for the tip. Would love to take a look at this – we just found out we’re having TWINS!

  4. Kt says

    I love BabyCheapskate. I follow her on Facebook and recommend her to all of my new mom friends. I would love to have this book to pass around!

  5. says

    I love BabyCheapskate. I follow her on Facebook and recommend her to all of my new mom friends. I would love to have this book to pass around!

  6. caddish says

    wouldn’t i be a good sister to give this to my newly expecting sis? she’d be thrilled.

  7. penny potechin says

    Growing my fourth baby now and in desperate need of some new money saving tips! Looks like a great book!

  8. Jovy R says

    It would be great to get this book. I’m currently obsessed with couponing.

  9. Psychsarah says

    Glad to hear of this book and the blog. As a new mom who prides herself on frugality, I’d love to have this book!

  10. EAChase says

    I’d love to win this, but even if I don’t I’ll try to get my local library to add it to the collection.

  11. Regina B says

    Would love to get this, even though I subscribe to her blog and read religiously!

  12. Jessie says

    My sister is having her first baby, and trying sooo hard to do it in a ‘cheapskate’ way! I would love to give her this book!

  13. Jessica kennnett says

    Have been waiting for this to come out! Could really use some mkney saving ideas!!!

  14. Heather Bigler says

    I’d love that book! I’ve been following your blog for years and having your book would be super handy. Woohoo for giveaways!

  15. Laura says

    I absolutely love the book “Baby Bargains” by Alan and Denise Fields…I was like the Pied Piper in Babies R Us, since other pregnant women were following me to see what I put on my baby registry, according to this book’s recommendations! I’d love to read this book too, so I can see about giving this as a part of (early) Baby Shower gifts as well!

  16. Jenn says

    The tips on the BabyCheapskate blog are sooooo awesome – this book is a must have!

  17. says

    I’m a big fan of Baby Cheapskate, but didn’t know about this book! Thanks so much for sharing… I would love to read it!

  18. Cate says

    Just in time for baby shower season! Now I need some handy graduation gifts…

  19. says

    Love BabyCheapskate and appreciate all Angie does to share the good deals – I’ve benefited a lot from her blog with my 2 year old. Now that #2 is due at the end of May, I’ll continue to follow her blog religiously :)

  20. Kimberley says

    With 3 (!) best friends pregnant right now, i’d love to find out how to buy triple the baby gifts without going bankrupt!

  21. Cynthia M says

    I’m super excited to read the book! I’ve subscribed to the blog for a long time – she always has such great tips! :)

  22. Jeanine says

    This would be fantastic for my cousin who just had a baby girl. I love Baby Cheapskate.

  23. says

    I would love to win this book! I always shop resale, but I’m sure there are a ton of way to save money that I’m overlooking. And since we’re expecting another baby, now is the perfect time to correct my overspending.

  24. Robin Akers says

    I’m new to this site & can’t wait to learn more about saving!!!!Trying to find new & “fun” ways to have fun & buy what we need on only one income coming in….

  25. Michelle says

    I follow the Baby Cheapskates blog and the newsletter. I would love to get this book. Saving money with a toddler on a growth spurt is not easy ;-).

  26. Amy S says

    Having just found out that I’m pregnant (one week after we just bought a house cha-ching!), this would be extremely helpful.