Post # 1
An actual receipt of mine! (BEST YET)
ï»¿ My newest addiction hobby!!! What better time for me to pick up on couponing than when I’m needing to save money for our wedding??? This stuff has CHANGED MY LIFE! I ain’t lying! LOL!!
The hardest thing is just getting started! I’ve watched my coworkers do this for almost 4 years and still wasn’t on my game like I should be. Then one day (SUNDAY) I just decided to get a paper. Just a mere $2 changed the game for me!! You are bound to find at least $2 worth of savings that apply to you! So it’s worth it! then you combine that with going online.
Kroger and Publix have their own coupons that you can use WITH the manufacturer’s coupons. That’s called STACKING!! And they also double coupons that are $0.50 or less EVERDAY!! Check out their weekly ads so that you can go into the store PREPARED!
Only purchase what’s on sale. I know that’s hard but you can shop to the sales. Before you know it you will begin to have everything on hand that you need and then will only need the essentials (milk, bread, butter, etc.)
There are tons of sites dedicated to helping you find the best deals and even FREE items. They often put out what’s free at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, as well as the grocery stores! They will tell you when the coupon was printed in the paper and sometimes even give you the link to a printable coupon.
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Subscribe to their blogs and you can get the tips sent right to your email. I use google reader and I will just go there and all of my blog subscriptions are listed together. These sites are not just dedictated to groceries. You can find deals on electronics, clothing, toys…anything!!! They also do a weekly round up of retail stores with coupon codes or printable coupons.
My fiance became a believer when he came with me on a mini run! My total then was $0.41!
Most of the stuff in there was for him! LOL!ï»¿
Who coupons? ARE YOU A BELIEVER???? :o)
Post # 3
FYI Publix is changing their coupon policy in April due to the recent surge in extreme couponing. With more people ‘taking advantage’ of the current system there will be big changes from retailers in the next couple of years. Granted, coupons are a great way to shave money off of your bill, but they are a privilege not a right.
Also, if anyone is into organic and natural foods there are tons of great sites for that as well (:
Post # 4
i’ve always been curious to try this! but i just dont think i have the patience for it.
totally worth it though! maybe ill give it a shot.
Post # 5
@WifeofBath: What are they changing about the policy?
I know Walmart just changed their policy. But it is to give money back if you are in the negative! LOL!!
Post # 6
@totheislnds: I thought I didn’t have the patience either! But really once you get going it doesn’t take that much time!
Post # 7
you are my new hero. we just started and i was psyched i got free toothpaste!
Post # 8
@SoontobeMrsA: You gotta start somewhere!! 🙂 That’s great!!!!
Post # 9
I love this! I haven’t had a receipt like that in awhile though!! Too much wedding planning LOL
CVS and Walgreens are great too! With their Rewards bucks we didn’t buy toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, or razors for a year. We just ran out, and FH was actually incredulous. SO back to CVS I went hahaha.
FH is def a believer though! He even helps out hunting the items and will ask if they aren’t on the shelf if I am too shy. 🙂
None of our stores multiply, but with the stacking we still get some good deals!
Post # 10
My aunt does extreme couponing. It’s a little too intense for me. What’s funny is she gets TONS of stuff she doesn’t need because its FREE. She “buys” all the feminine products for us girl cousins. I haven’t bought tampons or liners for a few years now! LOL. I don’t think I have the willpower or patience for it though.
Post # 11
I have done this on and off for over 6 years. I get razors for a dollar (gilette Fusions), shampoo, conditioner, body wash and the like for free or for pennies, and I don’t mess with the grocery aspect too much anymore as me and the FI eat fresh food, not really anything bagged, boxed, or canned. It is a great way to save money – but the gas and time adds up too – just don’t forget that.
On another note – if you become crazy about it, it is possible to rack up $300 in Walgreens Register Rewards in one week before Christmas for an out of pocket cost of $30. I bought a ton of Microsoft Points for the FI and his brother and used the rest for some food and random personal goods lol!
Post # 12
@totheislnds: The cool thing about the blogs is that they do the work for you. They tell you what the stores are selling for what price, what coupons are coming out and have come out, and what the deal will be.
All you have to do is pull the coupons out of your Sunday paper, then mark the front of them with a BIG permananent marker for what Sunday paper they came out of.
Then read the blogs when you are bored! It will say (paper from week of 3/27, PG brand saver…Coupon for $2 off.. item is on sale for $1.75 = 25 cents!). Then you just read through and see what you need.
Post # 13
haha. We coupon too!
We clip coupons during our Sunday morning breakfast as we read through the paper. It’s all worth it when yo have saved more than you spent on your grocery/health store bills!
My husband used to think it was a waste of time but now he is hooked!
Post # 14
OH MAN I forgot about those! When kotex came out with those new pantyliners I “bought” so many (free ones) I haven’t had to buy any….well I still haven’t bought any hahaha.
Post # 15
If anyone likes to volunteer, you can also use extreme couponing to donate to the women’s shelters!!
I get the free products or steeply discounted (thanks to the coupons) products, even if it’s a brand I don’t use. Then you can drop them off at the battered womens shelter in boxes. They really need them. You can also give them to senior’s centers, homeless shelters, etc.
Post # 16
Where do these coupons come from and where are you people shopping that things are free?!?!?! I don’t even know where to start!