The best thing about this Extreme Couponing experiment is the people I've met. Check out the comments on my post and on the forum post where I asked couponers questions about how to clip/manage coupons. Everyone has been incredibly helpful, supportive and positive. Because of their willingness to talk about how they manage their coupons, I've finally stopped clipping every coupon I see.
I'm a pretty thrifty woman and I don't particularly mind that my family makes fun of me for it. We do not throw away money on things we don't need. If we need it, and can afford it, we will buy it -- we'll look for a sale but if we don't find one, we still buy. Which pretty much explains why I've never been anything more than a sporadic coupon user. And that, my friends, is about to change. I have entered the world of the extreme couponer.
This will be a completely biased post because I never wanted to start couponing in the first place. My wonderful husband was regaled with tales of amazing money-saving by his coworkers. As far as I can tell, he deduced that what I needed more than anything was a hobby that required a lot of time and energy, because, you know, I had those in spades. After a couple of months of couponing, here I am declaring that I'm not going to do it anymore and he can't make me. Read more......more
Recently, TLC aired a controversial show titled “Extreme Couponing." It caused quite the stir among couponers and non couponers alike. When I first heard about it, I was excited and wrote about it here. After the show, I felt the need to talk about it a bit more because I felt that there were some parts of the program that were overly sensationalized.
The last participant on the show was the owner/creator of the popular couponing site We Use Coupons ... MrCoupon/Nathan Engels. Nathan reached out to me and asked if I would like to interview him after the show. Definitely!
I have started a blog hop on my site . Come by and post your blog on both, One has 240 blog sites on it that your link will show up on. The other I just started, so get in now and your blog will stay at the top.http://www.mrsrebate.net/ ...more
If you are trying to find a way to succeed online, using rebate sites is really the simplest way to get started. First of all, there is no secret to it. A company is going to pay the site a certain percentage for a sale. The site is going to give a portion back to the buyer, and a smaller portion is going to be given to the person that referred that buyer. Say the sale earned the site 10%, the site gives the buyer 5% and the referrer 2%....more
Recently I heard someone complaining about a woman in line using coupons. Apparently she was inconveniencing this other person to the point where he was huffing and puffing and tapping his foot. It really made me think about couponing as a whole.
"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy." ~ Spike MilliganEveryone I know is having a hard time in the "financial" department. In fact, I just indulged in my weekly reading of my horoscope and it, once again, said I'll be feeling the strain of my budget....sigh....more