Using Coupons

Have you watched "Extreme Couponing" on TLC?  I have and quite honestly, I don't get it.  I mean, I understand saving money on the things your family uses and I even understand stocking up.  But there is a huge difference between stocking up and a stockpile....more

Extreme Couponing: Understanding Sale Cycles and Stockpiling

If you have been following my extreme couponing series since the beginning, you'll remember that I had the hardest time wrapping my head around the stockpile. I was the woman taking cans of tomatoes out of the cart because we already had two cans and did not need two more. As I look at the large stack of canned tomatoes on my shelf today, that's hard to believe. I've embraced the stockpile and Jenny, from Southern Savers does a great job of explaining why....more
@HomeRearedChef Here's what my drugstore trips will look like this weekend. ...more

I'm Taking Extreme Couponing on Vacation

I'm on vacation, and I took my coupon binder with me. I'm looking forward to extreme couponing in South Carolina and Florida -- and if those of you attending BlogHer Food '11 want to make a coupon run while we're in Atlanta, I could probably have my arm twisted and shop there, too. ...more

While you're on the road, I'd also suggest checking out sites like CouponMap and CouponCabin ...more

Extreme Couponing: What's Your Buy Price?

Confession: I still haven't created a price book, like The Mrs. Another confession: Unless someone forces me into it, I may never make a price book. That's horrible, isn't it? What kind of extreme couponer am I? I haven't made a price book and I haven't bought 100 bottles of Tums or Maalox. ...more

I have to admit that I have thought about buying it because it often seems like too good of a ...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

I don't think $40 is small potatoes at all! No, it isn't going to get you on Extreme Couponing ...more

Uh...We Had a Stockpile? What I Learned from Project $34.27

First, I learned that we have a stockpile....more

"Insurance."

Over the last couple of months I've had meetings with our insurance agent. He ...more

Everyone Can Use Coupons and Be an Extreme Couponer

This extreme couponing stuff is fun. Who knew? Seriously. When I watched those TLC Extreme Couponing videos in January, I was fascinated and overwhelmed and felt a little queasy about it all -- I really didn't think it looked like fun. The extreme coupon community is so friendly, helpful, encouraging and supportive that I find myself smiling every time I read their blogs and their forums. And it is definitely fun to buy 28 frozen food items and have the Target cashier hand you $15 in Target gift cards after already saving more than $30 on the purchase. That's not just fun, it's down right exciting. The most fun of all is teaching other people how to extreme coupon - and hearing their shopping trip success stories. Best. Feeling. Ever. (OK not ever, but you know what I mean.) ...more
Ummm could you plz tell me how you do this? I had a sister in law who would pile up on stuff and ...more

Extreme Couponing and the Art of Stockpiling

Just typing the word stockpile makes me twitchy so you can imagine how I'm handling the fact that this extreme couponing experiment has turned me into a stockpiler. I have moments when I'm on the verge of hyperventilating. Or when I want to just throw in the towel and say enough already. When TW put a Stuff to Stockpile list on the whiteboard I almost had a heart attack. ...more
Hi Denise, it is good to meet you, I am need of some help, I am trying to learn how to become ...more

All Frugal People Are Fanatics (Part 2 Of Series)

Recently, TLC aired a show called “Extreme Couponing“. It produced strong reactions from pretty much everyone that viewed it and even became a trending topic on Twitter during the show. Here are a few reactions from the show from various bloggers/sites:...more

Oh I've been the loon too! I agree though, that you can take it way too far. It is not in and of ...more