Extreme Couponing vs. Couponing
Coupons are a great way to save money on the items you buy everyday. For some people couponing is a hobby, but for others it can be a lifestyle. With the introduction of TLC’s Extreme Couponing show came tens of thousands of stay at home moms looking to get $800 worth of groceries for a buck. Many of which gave up on extreme couponing completely when they found out that shopping trips like that take hours and hours of planning, sorting, clipping, and more. Those people on the show work 40-50 hours a week on couponing. But should you just give up completely?
Saving money is always nice. Whether you are saving 100% on your grocery bill or 25%-50% shouldn’t really matter! Saving is saving and every penny counts! Try grabbing a Sunday newspaper and clipping a few coupons. Turn on your printer and print a coupon or two when you see something you usually buy. Keep them with you when you shop and you will start seeing the savings! Be sure you check you local sale papers for different stores. You may find the sales at one store are much better than another. Your local drugstore is also a great place to save big on your household items such as shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, cleaners, etc.
Some people use their savings each week to go out to dinner, or you can take the amount saved on your groceries and put it in a jar and watch it grow each week! Maybe even go buy yourself a new pair of shoes, or a bag! Whatever you do with your savings, you will be surprised at just how much money you can save by simply cutting a few coupons each week! You don’t have to be extreme about it! You can still coupon the “normal” way!
Special thanks to Angela @ Xtreme Qpon for this great post! If it wasn’t for someone like her, people like me would still be clueless about couponing!