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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Extreme Couponing...How do they do that??

Ok, so I know that everyone has been coupon clipping crazy since the show Extreme couponing came on. I was very intrigued by the fact that these people where saying this crazy amount of money every time that they went shopping but just how in the hell do they do it??? After watching a few episodes, my husband and I thought that it would be awesome if we started doing this and could save all this money. So, on Sunday down to the gas station I went to buy my newspaper. I am really excited by the fact that we could have all this extra money. So, I start clipping and looking at all of the coupons and the first thing that I notice is we don't use 75% of these products. But, I finish clipping and even went to the dollar store and purchased one of those small coupon folders. Then, without a real plan I decide to go to Kroger with all my coupons and I am confident that I will save tons of money. Well, all I can say about that trip is that it took me twice as long (about 2 damn hours) but I did end up saving 50.00. I was excited to save 50.00 but when I looked at what was in my cart it ended up being a whole lot of odd-end stuff. There aren't put together meals and meats (there are never coupons for meats), its 4 boxes of toothpaste, 2 packs of hot dogs, 24 pack of toilet paper, and 2 for 1 pack of ice cream sandwiches(you get the point). I just want to know how some people can sit down and clip and organize and get everything that they need for a week or two weeks worth of groceries? It could be that I am not the most organized person in the world...Ok, I am so far from organized that it can be pitiful sometimes! I like the savings but the matching stores with coupons and the lists (I have never made shopping lists...I like to wing it), it almost seems too much work...Is it worth the savings to keep trying or should I just say f*** it??


  1. I'm so with you I did it once was all for it looked it all up online join a group for it and all they told me to set down clip all of the coupons out and rearrange them on the table into meals I swear to goodness I couldn't fit one real meal together needless to say I stopped after that week just not worth my time and in the long run ended up spending more cause I had to go back and buy food we really could cook meals with

  2. I agree totally...I'm just not that up for it!