Well, tonight (4/6/11) TLC's premiere of "Extreme Couponing airs." (Click the link for your local listings) Let me tell you that it is to the "extreme!" I mean 1200-2500 coupon inserts?! Where do they get all of those? Wow! Don't get me wrong....I'm not an extreme coupon hater by any means. I say go for it, if you have the time. I started REALLY couponing about two years ago, and I can't believe the savings! Who doesn't like getting things for free, almost free, or even better...MAKE money on it? I just LOVE it!
I plan on watching because I find it interesting how serious people take their couponing. I also may learn something I didn't already know. But, if you are new to the whole couponing idea, I would take this show with a grain of salt. You have to remember that like one of them said in the clip, she spends about 30 hours a week preparing for all these deals. That's a full time job!
Now, don't think that it's only possible to save for your family by putting in that many hours! Obviously, the more time you spend looking for deals, printing coupons, clipping and sorting the more you save. However, it is absolutely possible to get things for free or almost free by spending a few hours or less a week.
I have several how to posts on couponing. I'll list them here with the link for easy access, or you can always look to my right sidebar under "couponing 101."
Let's Talk Coupons- In this post I explain the different types of coupons.
My Coupon Binder- Here I show you how I organize my coupons.
Don't think for a second (like I used to) that drugstores are too expensive! This is where I get most of my HBA items for free! Click the links below to my posts that show you how.
Shopping Drugstores: CVS 101 part 1 of 3
Shopping Drugstores: Rite Aid part 2 of 3
Shopping Drugstores: Walgreens part 3 of 3
If you would like to read more on how to coupon, this is a really great forum:
Or print coupons here:
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For those of you new to couponing, I hope you find this useful. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. For you experts, will you be watching tonight? I know I will. :)
Hope you all have a wonderful day!