(Closed) Extreme Couponing?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well target has crest toothpaste on sale for 99 cents and there is a dollar off coupon in the news paper giving you a penny off of every toothpaste you buy! Match store sales/ store coupons with manufactor coupons.

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I coupon but not like that show.  Most real couponers don’t act like those people and have stockpiles to last for decades.

What you need to do is find a website that matches the sales at your local stores with coupons available.  You only need to stockpile items for about 4-6 weeks, that is about how often it takes for items to go on sale again.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me!

Post # 6
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3267 posts
Sugar bee

What is also not shown on the show is that those people pay money to get all those coupons, and that they work for 4-5 hours a day, scoring, clipping, organizing, making lists and actually shopping for the items.

For me my time is worth a lot of money, so while yes I may get a load of groceries for cheap, it still costs me time, and money.

Not to mention it is almost never healthy food that goes on sale.  I don’t care how cheap dunkeroos are. I am not feeding them to my kid.

Post # 7
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3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I pick up most of my tolietries for free at CVS.  I usually get groceries 40-80% off, depending on what I’m buying.  Look online for sites that will match coupons and store sales to save you time and energy.  You can get some coupons online, buy a newspaper, or put the word out amongest friends and family that you’re looking for them (reward them with some free deals).  Happy to answer any specific questions you have.

Post # 8
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I really like Maven of Savin for coupon matchups and random good deals, and Living Rich with Coupons is pretty good too.  I also LOVE Target for deals.  They let you stack coupons (use their coupons found online + manfacturer’s copuons), and if you have their credit card it’s an additional 5% off. 

@andielovesj: I get a little horrified when I watch Extreme Couponing because of all the unhealthy food people buy to feed their family.  It’s definitely much easier to buy really bad food with coupons.  But it is possible to coupon and get healthy stuff.  We’ve gotten catalinas (the register coupons) for money off produce and coupons for carrots and stuff.  You won’t ever get 90% off your grocery bill, but when we make an effort we come out around 50%, which is pretty good, IMO.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I do also and I have found this site to be very helpful! The Krazy Coupon Lady she was one of the ones on the show but she pretty much does all the work for you and tells you the best deals of the week and what coupons to use.

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