Good Afternoon! Has anyone seen the new TLC show “Extreme Couponing?” This show takes couponing to the…..well extreme.
Each episode cameras follow two people who explain their coupon habits. The show explores the people’s supply stockpiles and ends with a shopping trip to the grocery store where the couponers reap their benefits.
It’s basically an addiction for these people. Some people have entire rooms of their home dedicated to extra supplies or store items in their kids’ bedrooms because the rest of the house is filled.
The show is somewhat educational. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I thought that was the point one guy was trying to make when he used coupons to purchase hundreds of cereal boxes at a really low cost. Instead of hoarding all the cereal he donated it to a local church. What a great way for someone to use their couponing talent.
One lady had coupons for mustard of which she bought 60+ bottles. The catch is her husband doesn’t even like mustard. So now there’s an uneven amount of hot dogs to hot dog buns and this lady has enough mustard to last her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Do you think for picnics and barbecues she offers to bring mustard? If she does I bet people never hear the end of the great deal she got, incidentally on an item her family doesn’t really use.
These people are really resourceful. Some people are so crafty in their coupon collecting they’re able to cut their grocery bill by 95 percent. While that’s on the extreme side it proves using coupons can make a difference.
Coupons might not seem like huge savings but it can really make a difference over time. Save a little moola here and there for the trip you’re planning, holiday shopping, your child’s college tuition, your retirement or just have extra pocket money.
Printable coupons are an easy way to save a few bucks. Put the scissors away. Forget about clipping coupons, getting paper cuts and ink smudges on your hands. It’s also better for the environment. Only print what you need. Just click, print and save.
What’s the most amount you’ve saved on a shopping trip with coupons?
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