Much to my dismay, Extreme Couponing is back for another season on TLC!
If you caught any of last seasons shows, you know that it is REALLY extreme!. In my opinion, it is a WAY over the top and doesn’t give a true vision of what you can truly accomplish using coupons for the items you need for your family every day. Most of us do not plan on buying 100’s of boxes of products. Not to mention that the stores are not following their own coupon acceptance polices and are even accepting fraudulent coupons!
If you plan on watching, please keep it mind that it is called “Extreme Couponing” for that very reason. It is not a realistic portrayal. It is very possible to save a LOT of money using coupons. I reduced my grocery spending from $800 to $400 per month and accumulated a nice stockpile. But it does not take hours and hours to do it.
I hope to teach you how to drastically reduce your grocery/shopping budget in as little as 3 -4 hours a week initially and have a lot of fun buying cheap!! If you are new to couponing, start by reading my Getting Started Cutting Your Grocery Budget post.
Then start gathering those coupons. Clip from inserts in the Sunday papers on a weekly basis. But even better, print even more coupons from Coupons.com, Redplum and Smartsource . I also post coupon links Facebook offers very often. This is becoming extremely popular for companies. Also, sign up with Cellfire. Many national grocery store chains have this option available to just load the coupon straight onto your rewards card. No clipping needed!
Each week I post Drug Store Sale Matchups with Coupons for CVS, Rite Aid & Walgreens . This is key to huge saving on everyday toiletry items like toothpaste, shampoo, deodorants, body wash, medicines, make-up, etc. Read each stores 101 posts to learn more and you will quickly see how easy it is to get these items for up to 80% off and a lot of items for FREE.
Familiarize yourself with Coupon Lingo
If you EVER have any questions, please do no hesitate to ask. I would love to help you in learning.