Are you tired of paying full price for your most-used products? Do you dream of stocking up on essentials without breaking the bank? If you’ve ever watched the famous TV show ‘Extreme Couponers’ and wondered how you can snag amazing savings just like they did, then you’re in the right place! This guide to extreme couponing will teach you how to never pay full price again. You might not get 40 toothbrushes for free, but you’ll definitely learn how to snag a few without spending a dime!
Extreme couponing might seem overwhelming at first, but don’t worry. Start with these tips for beginners and you’ll become an extreme couponer in no time. The key is to treat extreme couponing like a part-time job. Create a separate and FREE email address for your couponing activities to keep your regular life separate from your couponing life. This alone will save your sanity.
One of the easiest and fastest ways to cut and clip your coupons is by using a coupon box. This method works far more quickly than the whole insert or the binder organizing methods. If the coupon box method isn’t right for you, check out the top 4 ways on how to organize coupons.
There are many places to find coupons. You can contact companies and many will mail you coupons. These tend to be of higher value and the expiration date will be farther out, allowing you to snag even better deals. You can also find coupons by using different apps, which is really handy for those that don’t want to clip paper coupons.
Remember, printable coupons are easy to get, but you are limited. You can only print two of the same coupon per computer. That means if you want more of the same coupons, you will need to print them from another computer. You can use the same printer, but you will need the same printer. Plus, now you can print from your smartphone!
Stacking coupons is an art that once you master, you will really be able to start saving money. Not all stores allow you to stack coupons, so it’s a good idea to check your favorite store’s coupon policy to see if they allow you to stack coupons. For example, if you can stack a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon, the savings really add up!
Remember, the real savings is when the item goes on sale. For example, cereal is around $4 a box. However, around here it has has gone on sale for as low as $1.67. You can then use a $½ printable coupon and after that coupon doubles you pay only $.67 per box. If you would have used the coupon on the regular price you still would have had to pay $3 per box. You really save a lot by combining a sale with a coupon plus a store that doubles!
Yes, you will need to create a stockpile in order to prevent yourself from ever having to pay full price again. What this means is… if cereal goes on sale you don’t want to have to pay full price again. You need to buy enough cereal at that rock bottom price in order to last you until it goes on sale again. That magic timeline is about 8-10 weeks. If you eat one box of cereal per week then you will want to have about 10 boxes of cereal in your pantry.
If you are nervous about stockpiling and keeping things straight, watch videos on how to organize your pantry. There are also creative ways to organize your pantry. Remember, the key to extreme couponing is organization and patience.
We hope this didn’t overwhelm you. Take a few minutes per day to read up on some of these posts so you can become an extreme couponer and save a ton of money. Remember, extreme couponing is an art, and like any art, it takes time to master. But once you do, the rewards are well worth it. So, start your journey today and become the master of your own savings!