(Closed) Extreme Couponing….

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Do you coupon?
    I'm an extreme couponer : (3 votes)
    3 %
    I use coupons - but I'm not extreme : (29 votes)
    26 %
    I can't be bothered : (15 votes)
    13 %
    I think these people are brilliant : (15 votes)
    13 %
    I think they're nuts : (14 votes)
    12 %
    Who has that kind of time!? : (33 votes)
    29 %
    I WISH we could extreme coupon in Canada! : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 17
    3370 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MsGinkgo:  I actually think that these people are part of the food cost problem. Coupons are meant to get people to try things out that they wouldn’t normally buy in the hopes that they will then buy this product. Those things aren’t actually free. The rest of the consumers pay for them in the fact that the companies who put the coupons out and the stores who double or triple those coupons raise their prices in order to cover the cost. Many of the coupons that are put out end up in the trash, the companies who put them out know that and account for it, but if everybody was an extreme couponer the price of everything would go way up or coupons would be done away with altogether. It seems like a small thing, not so many people do it, who cares if Matilda over here gets 15 jars of spaghetti sauce for free? On a scale of one person it really isn’t a big deal. If a million people started doing it would be.

    Post # 19
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m am an extreme couponer, but to an extent.

    A lot of coupon “scenarios” require you to buy an amount of one product in order to get “points/dollars/credit” to another product. For instance, if I buy 10 childrens Tylenol, and 5 blood sugar meters that will give me $18 to use towards my other purchases with coupons. 

    Well, I don’t need and won’t use children’s tyenol or a meter, so I skip that. I only buy product Darling Husband and I will use, and I keep it at a reasonable amount. I don’t have the space or need for an extreme stockpile. 

    This past month I made two trips and received: 4 bottles All laundry detergent, 8 bottles of shampoo, 6 bottles conditioner, 4 tubes toothpaste, 4 packs of women’s razors, 2 deodorants, 4 boxes of Alka seltzer and 2 candy bars(!).  

    Those are all things that we will use on a daily basis, except the alka seltzer, but we’re always sick. I dont see the reason in buying 85 bottles of shampoo. 

    in the house from previous trips, I have 4 packs of dishwasher tablets, 6 bottles of body wash, 6 mens deodorants and 7 bottles of dish soap. 

    Once I have 5-10 of an item, I stop  buying it until Im getting low. It’s convenient especially in the winter because I’m not constantly running out to the store cause we ran out of something and realized last minute. 

    Post # 20
    5272 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @MsGinkgo:  I also dislike Freshco I think the store looks empty all the time and there produce is really crappy. No Frill’s is pretty good at prices also. Shoppers is down right rip of for almost anything! I only use it as an emergency store if I cant get anywhere else!

    Post # 21
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I guess I am but only for certain items. I just purchased 10 packs of Stayfree maxi pads, 5 Palmolive dish detergents and a bottle of cheap wine for $1.90. I have 3 daughters. We will definitely use the pads!

    There was no fraud involved. I am permitted to use 3 of the same coupon and I used 3 Stayfree coupons and 3 Palmolive coupons.  I don’t see anything wrong with it.


    Post # 22
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    So many of the coupons are for food that I don’t really wish to eat on a regular basis, if ever.  

    Post # 23
    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @MsGinkgo:  I also wish coupons were actually worth something in Canada. However the people on the show seem like hoarders to me – what are you doing with 60 years worth of deodorant, for example?

    Post # 24
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee

    With the exception of the person who did this to donate stuff to the needy, I actually find extreme couponing to be very distasteful, particularly when people hoard a ton of stuff they do not use/will not need.  Also, I agree with what @jadlnc:  said about how it actually drives up prices for everyone else.

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