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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Extreme Couponing

by Belle

I saw a program the other night on TLC called "Extreme Couponing". It showed the stories of 4 different people who use massive amounts of coupons and say between 95-98% on their groceries every month. (All of the values that are given are approximate. I was too busy with my jaw dropped to write down the figures).This one lady have over $900 worth of groceries and with all her coupons only paid like $2 and change. This other man ordered 22 cases of total cereal and with his coupons and double coupons and in store sale, the cereal came out to be free. He said that he was going to donate all of that to his church food pantry. I saw these peoples garages and all of the shelving stocked with everything imaginable from food, detergent, TP and personal products- everything that you could need for years and all I could do was sit there and dream of how I would like something like that for myself and my family. Mind you, I do not think that I have that kind of time to put into that for those massive amounts of products, nor do I think that I could store all of that food for a family of three and actually use it before it expired. But if I learn to do this and save at least half of the money I spend ever month, I could use that money for other prepper things that I would not have coupons for; like that Honda generator that I have been eyeing. My Husband told me about a website called "The Grocery Game". It is a subscription service and they match the coupons from your paper and those you get in the ole mailbox and match them to the sales in the store. A real time saver. Starting this weekend, I am going to browse that site and see how it all works and them I am going to try my hand at this. I will keep you posted and after my first trip to the store doing this, I may just post the actual receipt. If you read this and you know about this from actual practice, any tips would be great. After I saw that show, all I could say was "Who Knew?" :D

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