TLC's Extreme Couponing

The first episode of TLC's "Extreme Couponing" premiered tonight and I actually just finished watching it.  I'm not really sure if I liked it or not, I guess I felt like it was missing something. So okay, I've seen women clip coupons and extreme shop.  And it's impressive, don't get me wrong.  But how many times can you watch basically the same thing?  I hope the show branches out a bit and has tutorials, information and how couponing varies from state to state, which state has the best deals, and even maybe how women can network together and swap coupons they do...more

A Sneak Peek at TLC's New Extreme Couponing Series!

Those of you who have been following my Extreme Couponing posts from the beginning will remember that one of the reasons I got started was because of the TLC Extreme Couponing special that aired last December. I didn't see the show, but I did see a ton of blog posts about the show. Those posts, along with a couple of other things that happened in my life, led me to start what I now call The Great Extreme Couponing Experiment (picture that all in capital letters, please.) I owe it all to that TV show (well... 1/3 of it to TLC). So when the nice folks at TLC (Hi Matt!) invited me to watch the first episode of their new Extreme Couponing series, I couldn't say no. ...more

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Extreme Couponing with Kids

The little kids really like to tease me about stuff. I don't mind and often try to give them material to work with. They had a ball making jokes about my experiment with extreme couponing -- particularly in the beginning. Two months later, they're making fewer jokes. I'm not going to say I've converted them because the idea of converting children creeps me out, but they have all three come to appreciate extreme couponing. They're all making contributions to my extreme couponing trips, too. ...more

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Houston Area Kroger's Stop Doubling/Tripling Coupons

I woke up this morning to some really upsetting information. A friend on the Family Friendly Frugality Facebook wall posted that Houston area Kroger’s announced that they would no longer be doubling/tripling coupons.I was pretty bleary eyed and barely awake, so my first response was, “Oh boy, THAT rumor is circulating again.”.  Let’s face it, in the coupon world there is always impending doom on the horizon! How many times have we heard that Walgreens and CVS are getting rid of Register Rewards? Or that stores are going to stop accepting printable coupons outright.However, something about this didn’t feel like all those other times (and the source much more reliable…Thanks for the info Cheryl!) so I quickly Googled to find out more information....more

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Cheat Sheet: How to Use Coupons for Better Nutrition

What took off when the economy tanked? Coupon clipping. We all eat, we all shop and we all want to get the biggest bang for our bucks and using coupons is one way to accomplish all of the above. Whether you flip through the pages of a Sunday newspaper, check the website of your favorite supermarket or search the circulars of your neighborhood stores, you’ll find a wide range of savings at your fingertips if you use coupons. ...more

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Extreme Couponing for Free Jeans

A couple of weeks ago, Julie Godar forwarded an email to me about using coupons for fashion and asked me whether people really extreme coupon for clothing. My answer -- "Yes! I don't, but a lot of people do." I told her I'd find some posts about that and write about it at some point in the future. The future sure didn't take long to get here... before I knew it, I was using a coupon to buy free jeans. ...more

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Organizing My Coupons

Since donning my new hat as a Coupon Shopper, I've had to graduate from the smaller, coupon accordion to the 3-ring binder method of organizing my coupons.  When I first started following other Couponers who also used the 3-ring binder method of organization, I thought, "nah...I won't need to use one of those, this little pocket accordion should work just fine".  Again, another statement made out of complete ignorance, because I quickly found that my coupons were overflowing and messy...I was frequently having to remove them all to just find one particular coupon!...more

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The Lifeboat

Happy to be a member of BlogHer community.  For those out of work, need assistance, unemployed, want to save money on groceries check www.thelifeboat.info.  Good information to help you sail thru the recession....Helenwww.thelifeboat.info ...more

Extreme Couponers Share Frugal Living Tips

It's official - I'm not just experimenting with extreme couponing, I am an extreme couponer. I know this because my cabinets and freezer are still full of food and also because last week's grocery shopping trips were incredibly small ones. Last week at the commissary, I spent $7.29. We bought two dozen eggs, each marked down to .49 with a .55 coupon off of two dozen. We bought a bag of shredded lettuce for $1, a bunch of bananas, a half gallon of milk, and a loaf of cheese bread. As I type that, I can hardly believe it - I've never spent less than $30 on a commissary visit for a family of six. ...more
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