Wish I could learn how they coupon like that!

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Wish I could learn how they coupon like that!

I am watching extreme couponing I wish I could learn how to do that haha it's quite crazy! I wouldn't go as nuts as they do just stock pile what is needed and then wait till its close to gone then go again! I am horrible at understanding coupons lol and some I don't feel are worth it "buy one and save 50 cents)

Joined: 10/02/11
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I coupon. I go a little overboard as well. I'll hunt out the sales. My store doubles coupons up to $1.00 everyday. It's super nice because ....like Colgate is on sale 10 for 10. Which means you only have to buy one for a dollar. Well, they're going to double that coupon up to 2.00, so I can get two (2.00) and the entire amount be taken away from the coupon. We don't get money back though, on coupons. Some stores will give you back what you don't spend on the coupon (say if I only bought one toothpaste for a 1.00, they wouldn't give me back the 1.00 for the coupon doubling.)

HOWEVER, I watched that show yesterday as well. Well, I've seen most of them already, but I enjoy watching it. One lady was at Albertsons. Albertsons is a banner under SuperValu, which also owns my store. She had 18 transactions so she could use all of her coupons. We are not allowed to do that, and I don't think Albertsons allows it either - I think it was allowed for the show.

But yeah, you can find some awesome deals. I hardly pay full price for ANY thing anymore and if I don't get toothpaste/toothbrushes for free, I don't buy it. And I have a closet full of shampoo, conditioner and deodorant. Ahhh, I love looking at it and thinking about how much money I saved. LOL

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That's amazing! I would love to learn it just seems quite confusing to me, where do you get the coupons? I might try with a small amount and try to work up I think it's insane how much they can save.. This women had over 1,000$ worth of stuff for free! It would work nice for me since LO is soon to arrive which will also make things more tight budget wise !

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Yeah those people that have 1000 dollars worth of stuff for free - that's unrealistic. I mean, they get like 100 coupons for free drinks. Well, first off...you've gotta find 100 coupons for the same thing (there's websites for that, they cut 'em for you and mail 'em to you, for a fee of course) and then you've got to find a store that will take 100 coupons for JUST the drinks. My store won't double anything over 20 coupons and you can only do two separate transactions.

As far as finding coupons, there's always a nice amount in the Sunday paper. P&G releases their coupons in the paper once a month, they're coupons off of Tide and Downy and Charmin and stuff like that, but they've gotten real stingy with their coupons, they're only like 25 cents off.. While the Gain coupons are usually like 1.00 off. But SmartSource is in the paper every week. You'll come across a lot of the same coupons, especially make-up. Other than the paper, you can print off coupons from RedPlum.com, SmartSource.com and Coupons.com for free. You're limited to two coupons per computer. Sometimes they don't have anything much, sometimes you can score great coupons on there. The best thing to do is get your local store's ad and wait for something to go on sale and THEN use your coupon on that item. If your coupon is about to expire, chances are another one is coming along in the next paper, so don't go use it just because. And a lot of people buy things they don't need, just because they get a good deal on it. I don't do that. I don't have space for that. I do have a lot of laundry detergent and dish soap, but like..buying 40 boxes of cereal? I wouldn't do that - none of us eat cereal, so it'd just be a waste to me. Oh - and "free" in my state means "free" but you have to pay tax on everything.

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Thank you for explaining it t me! Actually the way you explained it makes more sense than I have read anywhere else! I think I'll stick with the easy stuff like maybe some drinks and makeups see if I can get it right lol I wouldn't want to do what those women do one was 7 months pregnant dumpster diving that's a little nuts to me lol

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I'm not a couponer. You save money, but its takes time. And I don't have any time.

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I coupon religiously and love it! It does take time but I enjoy it so it's not work to me. I don't know where you live, but I use Southernsavers.com for all of my store deals and coupon match ups. Hotcouponworld.com is good as well. And then you can look at tips for how to start couponing and such.
I just look at the ad they have posted and they usually have the available coupons underneath so you know what matches up. You kind of learn what's a good deal and what's not and how much to buy, etc.
I'm definitely not an "extreme couponer" (people ask me if I am all the time) but I will buy things I don't need and donate them if they are free or a money maker. I don't have the time or space to have huge stockpiles and stuff - that show is crazy I think!
It's a good day if I save 75% on my grocery bill (so basically if I spend $25 and save $50 that's a great trip). I almost always save 50% or more.

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