Extreme Couponing

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I have never seen this show before. All I have to say is daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn! 1k in groceries for 30 dollars??? 10 hours in the grocery store? LOLOLOLOL

Too bad that most of it is junk foods and soap.

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Most of these people end up with savings on junk food. I use coupons, but only on healthy stuff. I often get coupons for yogurt, cheeses, and bags of frozen vegetables. I don't intend to waste my time on junk.
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I know! I'm watching this and I'm like TicTacs, really? Ketchup? Soda?

That's not for me. One woman got all this dental stuff, I thought that was cool.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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Other than the hoarding, these women (all I've seen are women so far) are pretty clever.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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I don't see how they have this much free time to devote to this! I am lucky if I have enough time to cut out a few coupons in the Sunday paper.
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It makes no sense to me. You are not saving anything if you have a bunch stuff stored in your basement that you will never use.


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It makes no sense to me. You are not saving anything if you have a bunch stuff stored in your basement that you will never use.


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Originally Posted by xcptnl
I know, it's kind of weird. I would end up giving stuff away. That food must be going bad, too.

This woman just bought a bunch of Nesquick chocolate drink. Now she's buying Cap'n Crunch for 59 cents a box. Free candy bars galore. I think some of these people enjoy the adrenaline rush more than anything. She's freaking out that she won't get all her stuff for 10 dollars....um, lady. Normally all that is 700 dollars. LOL

On another note: KOOpon or KYOOpon?

I say koopon.

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I saw an episode where the person donates all the stuff they get with the coupons to charities. I thought that was cool and worth the time the person spends on couponing.

As for the those people that store all the stuff they buy in the basement - I think it's crazy. Do you really need 60 bottles of mustard???
Why yes. Yes I do. For my 100 packages of hot dogs.

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It makes no sense to me. You are not saving anything if you have a bunch stuff stored in your basement that you will never use.


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Originally Posted by xcptnl
It doesn't make sense to me either. Are you really saving money buying 60 cans of hairspray and 50 boxes of Hamburger Helper?


These people are nuts, plain and simple. Every time I see the show my reaction is usually: Really? REALLY???!!! Do you honestly need all that crap, unhealthy crap at that?
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Definitely hoarding behavior.
they also fail to point out that most of those coupons are purchased.
There are no stores that double coupons here so it's impossible to get those types of savings. But then again, I have no use for 50 bottles of mustard.
My sister is an extreme couponer. She says "I buy what I don't need to get what I need.". She donates all the stuff they won't use.

When she was pregnant she fully expected to go back to work. When my niece was born she changed her mind and reworked their budget. She looks at the amount they save as her monitary contribution to the household. Yes she spends a lot of time organizing it all but they've been able to maintain their comfort of living because of it. I could never do it, when she tells me about it I'm bored, but I admire her drive.
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Before we moved I cut coupons quite frequently, but now our local paper doesn't freakin' have coupons in it.
I'd match them up with my grocery store sales and get some decent deals, but never put the time into it some people do nor buy things that I wouldn't normally purchase.

That being said I have seen this show and can't fathom how someone can buy such unhealthy crap. At least the people who get the healthcare items and donates them make some sense. I wonder with it gaining such popularity if it will impact the coupon industry and the store policies on couponing.

What really ticks me off? I have a coupon for mustard and I was going to use it, but since you BOUGHT THEM ALL LEAVING NONE FOR THE REST OF US now I've got no damn mustard.




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I love my sunday paper coupons and my BJs coupons....but that is it for me. I do feel a bit 'all that and a bag of chips' when I can use a sunday paper coupon and a BJs coupon together! And I do use the coupons for Subways, Papa Ginos, Olive Garden. $4 is $4!!!
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Before we moved I cut coupons quite frequently, but now our local paper doesn't freakin' have coupons in it.
I'd match them up with my grocery store sales and get some decent deals, but never put the time into it some people do nor buy things that I wouldn't normally purchase.

That being said I have seen this show and can't fathom how someone can buy such unhealthy crap. At least the people who get the healthcare items and donates them make some sense. I wonder with it gaining such popularity if it will impact the coupon industry and the store policies on couponing.

What really ticks me off? I have a coupon for mustard and I was going to use it, but since you BOUGHT THEM ALL LEAVING NONE FOR THE REST OF US now I've got no damn mustard.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
There was an episode where a woman did this. She was laughing about it. I can't remember what the product was and he was only going to buy one or two.

I do, also, think they are hoarders. I think they get a high off of it. They have no regard to others and they are wasteful. I think it is sick, sick, sick. I also wonder why there are no coupons for vegetables and meat, just junk. I would love to save on my grocery bill, but most of that will not be going into my body. YUCK!
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Most of these people end up with savings on junk food. I use coupons, but only on healthy stuff. I often get coupons for yogurt, cheeses, and bags of frozen vegetables. I don't intend to waste my time on junk.
Originally Posted by CurlyHairedFarmer
My mom does couponing too.. she tries to stick with the healthy stuff also. We get all of our tooth paste and tooth brushes for free. And we can usually get pretty great deals on hair products.
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I would love to do this and donate everything to the shelters my friends work at. I feel like I don't even know where to start. I open the paper, look at my coupons and then I'm at at a lost. We do have one place that doubles coupons up to $1
I coupon and I can usually save between 30-50% off of my grocery bill. I'm not a stock piler, but I will buy multiples of things for family and friends. I also don't waste my time and money on the junk stuff. Who the hell needs 100 boxes of tick tacs?!?! I will admit, that i keep at least 2-3 months of dry goods on hand in case money gets tight or something of that nature...but 50 toothbrushes?!?! I just can't.

There are several blogs that do all the sale matchups for you. They tell you which coupons to use for which same items and what the final price will be before taxes. My personal favorite is www.coupondivas.com. They have match up for most national and some regional chains of grocery and big box stores and they even do coupons for clothing stores and such.


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My neighbor does coupons and she very nicely points out when there are some I might be interested in. I know she gets about $150 in groceries for around $50 a week. We don't eat the same things (we eat a ton of fruit, they eat a lot of packaged snacks) but she had an extra flier with $5 coupons for certain toys that both our girls want for Christmas, so it was nice of her to share. I think it makes her nuts that there are coupons out there and I don't take advantage of them, but I try to when I find them for things we use (toothpaste, washing detergent, toilet paper). She's super organized and will price match, double coupon, and buy stuff she uses but doesn't need right now. I buy stuff when I need it. I just can't get on top of the whole system.

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