(Closed) EXTREME COUPONING

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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 # 7
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Bee Keeper

you are my new hero. we just started and i was psyched i got free toothpaste!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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 Fiance 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 Fiance and his brother and used the rest for some food and random personal goods lol!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

haha. We coupon too!

Great JOB!!!

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Where do these coupons come from and where are you people shopping that things are free?!?!?! I don’t even know where to start!

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