Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Quest to Coupon

So my new addiction is TLC's Extreme Couponing. If you have yet to experience the wonder it's a show about these moms who are the queens of couponing. I'm not talking saving a few cents here and there. These women literally gets hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for $5. One mom was featured on Rachael Ray and got $6 back from the store. Amazing!
So while I may have lofty ambitions, I set my actual standards much lower. I am starting my own version of extreme couponing. I bought 2 Sunday papers (one of the moms suggests a paper per person at home) to get double the coupons. This week I plan to clip and organize. The idea is you try to double up on coupons and match store sales and store coupons. This way you get the most off you can. I'll also be clipping coupons online from and consulting the Krazy Coupon Lady.
My husband gives me a month to get started. He claims I'll give up after that. I say 'we'll see.' I don't anticipate that I'll be like these ladies overnight, but I do hope that I can at least get my foot in the proverbial door.
Wish me luck and I'll check back with you in a month!


  1. I hope it works out! You'll have to give us a real view of how long it takes, how hard it is, etc! I've wanted to start couponing but it seems too daunting.

  2. I have been couponing for years and once you get the hang of it there's not much to it. I love sites like and for match-up and deals. Don't try to do every deal or you'll go in the whole! One of my best scores was 28 boxes of General Mills cereal and a bottle of water for $1.05.

    Don't get hung up with the whole TLC show, a lot of those women have been proven to have commited coupon fraud (using coupons for 4 packs of Yoplait on a single serve) while on TV and that's a crime! Since the show has started several stores have tightened their policys making it harder on those doing it the right way!

    Have fun and save for your family but do it with integrity!