Tuesday, May 10, 2011

extreme couponing

Have you seen the show Extreme Couponing on TLC? It's a show about people who save hundreds on their grocery shopping by using coupons with items on sale. It's facsinating.

Since the first special aired a few months ago I've been inspired to give it a try, although on a much smaller scale.

There are several websites that you can go to that will give you the sale/coupon match-ups. The two that I use most frequently are Southern Savers & Coupon Mom. Basically, by using coupons on items that are already on sale, you get them for next to nothing. Or sometimes nothing.
Last Sunday, I was checking out the sites & came across some deals I just couldn't pass up. Here's what all I got:

8 boxes of pasta
4 bottles of Propel Zero
2 packages of American cheese

My total spent? $2.67!!! The retail value of this purchase is around $28.00. I saved 91%!

Now, what in the world am I going to do with 8 boxes of pasta? Especially since we'd just gone grocery shopping the day before & bought a box of spaghetti & penne. Our church is taking donations right now for a local food co-op, so I'll probably take most of it up there.

Over the past couple of months I've also been able to get toothpaste, deodorant & body wash for free! You can't beat free!

There's so much more I need to learn about couponing, but it's certainly addictive.

Are you a couponer?


Miriam said...

Good Job Misti! I've been couponing for a little over 2 years now. Before I discovered coupons we would easily spend $100+ every week at Walmart. I began couponing and now Walmart is my most dreaded place in the world. And instead of spending $100+ every week, it's more like 30-40..... And I do the majority of my shopping at Publix, but will also go to Kroger and target if the sales are good. I LOVE SAVING MONEY!!

Kim said...

I want to be. I really do.

I even took a class given by a local woman.

I have the binder all ready for coupons to be organized in their appropriate categories....but I don't think I am smart enough to figure it all out. It must take more than a Bachelor's Degree to coupon.

Either that, or I am too lazy to drive to a bigger town to shop at the stores with the best deals.


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