Extreme Couponing Step 3: Your Sources

Neighbors /Co-workers and Fellow Couponers are all great sources for extra coupons. Starting a couponing co-op is a great way to save and gather more coupons gather with fellow savers once a month or so and swap coupons that you all benefit from this will benefit everyone and it gives you chance to visit and learn about sales you might not know about....more

Spend Less Save More: Extreme Couponing Step 1: Gathering Coupons

Today is day one of the five steps needed to become an Extreme Couponer, so let’s begin with step one gathering of coupons. You’re going to need a lot of coupons the smart move is to get multiple copies of the same coupon, so that if you come across a deal you can maximize your savings. Think of coupons as “money,” because you’re going to use them like cash. Acquire as many as you can, using these top sources: Where to gather these coupons:Sunday Newspaper...more

Spend Less Save More: Step by Step Guide to Extreme Couponing

Now that you know what all the levels are, what level of couponer are you? Is it worth your time to become an Extreme Couponer to save 90-100% on everything you buy? If your answer is a resounding “Yes!” read on for a step-by-step guide to learn the ins and outs of extreme couponing. An Example of extreme couponing: ...more

Extreme couponing:The Coupon Deal Shopper

The Coupon Deal ShopperBelieve it or not, when the circumstances are just right, people can save even more money buying the name brand stuff than the generic brands. Items frequently go on sale, and when they do, the Coupon Deal Shopper capitalizes on the opportunity. When you combine a store sale with a manufacturer’s coupon, and get the item for pennies or even for free. So if I wait for a sale, I can save even more money than buying generic....more

Spend Less Save More: The Extreme Couponing Way: What kind of couponer do you want to be?

Now if you are the kind of person that goes through the Sunday paper and takes out just one or two coupons that you know you’ll be using that week. Then perhaps you are a casual beginner to the coupon world What kind of couponer are you? Are you a pro, disorganized, impulsive or just a creature of habit? Over the next four day we will be going over each type of couponer as we learn how to let your style save you money no matter what kind of couponer you are and what kind you want to be....more

Spend Less save More: The Extreme Couponing Way

Spend Less save More:  The Extreme Couponing WayThe average American family spends between $500 and $1,100 every month on groceries, toiletries, cleaning products, pet items, clothes, and simple entertainment costs. You know you can make some sacrifices to get from the high-end of that range to the low-end. But can you really reduce or even eliminate some of these costs without giving up on good nutrition and hygiene? You absolutely can....more

Extreme Couponing: A Critique

I’ve finally got it.I have placed my finger on what annoys me about that “Extreme Couponing” show on TLC.It’s not the way it encourages shopping for shopping’s sake It’s not the way it glorifies sacrificing a part-time job’s worth of time a week to couponing assembly lines.  It’s not the way at once praises and gawks at people who seem to have some sort of hoarding thing going on.  It’s not even the way it nearly never shows people donating their hauls to charity, or the way each episode is the exact same thing. ...more
@veniceinwinter  Hah. I understand about turning cable off. We downgraded last winter and I'd ...more

Extreme Couponing: The Controversy Never Ends

I started extreme couponing 18 months ago because of the buzz around TLC's first Extreme Couponing special. I am thankful for that buzz, because it has helped me save a whole lot of money. I just wish that TLC would crack down on the unethical couponers and coupon practices they are showing every season. This really has to stop. ...more
Great post Denise   I've only watched the show a couple of times.  My husband pounced on the ...more

My Adventures in Couponing Week 13

A fun shopping week @ Publix this week….My good friend Vanessa sent me pork coupons so I had two packs of pork chops for FREE… love that…We never see Kettle Chips on sale so I made sure I had bought some extra coupons for the BOGO sale.!!!Here’s what I got..Publix Trip...more
Nice job! I've only hit one store this week and it was not my best trip ever. I'm going to have ...more

Extreme Couponing One Year Later

On January 18,2011, I saw a post by Family Frugal about Mr Coupon and his appearance on TLC's Extreme Couponing special. This piqued my interest, and I started exploring the world of coupon bloggers. After a week of digging around in their part of the blogosphere, I had a brilliant idea -- I would become an extreme couponer and I'd blog about it! I was picturing a funny series of three or four posts, most of which would be rambling funny pieces about not being able to manage a complete grocery shopping trip (20 minutes in a grocery store and I was ready to ditch the cart and leave) or public arguments between me and my partner about stockpiling. I was going for humor. Or I thought I was. ...more
@Denise Good to know. I'll keep my eyes open. :)more