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#1 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 02:17 AM

Soo.. i know .. odd topic.. I figure it will get the attention of SOMEONE...  :smilewink:

 

I'm sitting here sicker then a dog (where did that saying come from??) I run across Extreme coupon show.. I know for a fact you can't get away with half of what they do on that show up here. 

 

Anyone here do it or have a wife that uses coupons like they do on that show.. 1156 bucks worth of food for 33.61


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 05:23 AM

Back in the early 1970s, I read an article about a woman who bought over $100 worth of food for a couple of bucks.  At that time, $100 worth of groceries fed a family of 5 for two weeks pretty well.

 

Guess it has always been possible. 


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 05:56 AM

I think there might be a couple of people on here who are good with the coupons. I know we never have been but would love to be able to do better.

 

We went to the grocery store yesterday and got one bag worth of stuff and it was $66.00. You used to be able to get two carts full of groceries even when I was a kid for $100.


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 06:25 AM

I hope you feel better soon.

 

I have tried coupons before.  They always seem to be for stuff I don't use or like.  


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 06:31 AM

My wife finds there aren't many coupons for the items that we use . They when she does try ,,, their expired :wallbanging:


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 07:24 AM

That show is real and it's all doable. My sister does it. She called me not to long ago and said if I come to cvs and help her load some bottled water she'd give me a couple cases. I got there and she had a pallet sitting by her car lol. She paid 6$ for it. You have to spend hours and hours a week preparing to get it right. I get all my hygiene stuff, laundry detergents, etc from her at a highly discounted rate. The stuff she/we don't use all gets donated. It's neat the deals she gets.
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Posted November 14, 2013 - 08:34 AM

My wife has a friend that is an extreme couponer... When she needs to "run to the store" she goes to her basement.


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 08:51 AM

I shop the sales and use coupons. The right lower pocket of my camo jacket always has my coupon pouch. Most of those couponers are buying things they don't even use. I only buy what I use. I often save 50% from the sale prices and another $10 dollars from the coupons. Our menu reflects the sales. We've had bagels for breakfast for a week now because they were buy 1 get 2 free. We bought 2 and got 4 free. Fortunately, our son has discovered a love of bagels and is eating them at all times. Extras we just freeze. I figure a years couponing paid for that Simplicity tractor deal I got in July: a shelter frame, 2 simplicity tractors, 3 parts tractors, 12+ attachments, many weights, and a dozen boxes of parts. That really makes it worthwhile. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 09:45 AM

It is great if you can put in the time. Most of the shows where they are saving $1000, those people are doing a full time job, 40-60 hours per week. My niece tried doing it, but working a 40-50 hr job per week, she couldn't keep up so she just does it here and there.

Sad part is what they are storing.... why do people need 200 sticks of deoderant.....donate some of it.


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 10:58 AM

I have asked up here, They won't let you use a coupon on a already sale item.


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Look at the store policy. My sis has made managers call corporate trying to say the same thing
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