I HATE the show, Extreme Couponing.
Why, because they have ruined shopping for me.
What could I possible be talking about? They show the world how to buy LOTS for NOTHING, right?
I watched a few shows, they (the obsessive couponers that devoted their lives to saving a buck) mostly buy JUNK. When it comes to food they buy cookies, candy, sugary cereals, and chips. Maybe this is partly why Americans are getting heavier...
You should know that buying in bulk saves money but it also means that the NOT FRESH items out weight the fresh items. Buying prepackage meals and food that have a million ingredients is also contributing to Americans' weight problem.
I was the person that went to the store and could save $40 on my grocery bill. I DO NOT eat junk. I eat organic foods. I buy environmentally friendly cleaning products. I use a coupon and try to buy it on sale. This is getting harder almost impossible to do now that extreme couponing has aired.
Because of EXTREME COUPONING stores have really started to crack down on coupon usage. This is what they have changed:
#1 Coupons used to last for three months now they last for two weeks.
#2 There was coupons for any product made by that brand for .50 or.75 or 1.00 off- they have completely eliminated such a coupon.
#3 You can no longer combine two coupons for the same product
#4 Before I could find coupons for two dollars or more off a product but not anymore
Sometimes I could get away with using an expired coupon or a coupon for a different product made by the same brand. I know this is pushing it but if they took my coupon...
Just remember to save money, meal plan. I look at the weekly ads to see what is on sale and I clip coupons from the paper or print them from an online search. It can be time consuming, but once you understand that everything goes on sale every three months or you can use a coupon for it, the pennies really do start adding up.
I rarely buy anything for full price especially if I can get it on SALE!
This weeks bargain was from Ulta 3. They had a store coupon for $3 off a purchase of $10 or more. I had a coupon for lotion buy 2 get $3 off and $1 off mascara. Lotion $14, mascara $6, and I saved $7. A 35% savings. Look for those store coupons that offer dollars or percentages off!
And good luck couponing- it's NOW HARDER than ever!
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