Extreme Couponing

If you’re anything like me, you love to watch those rabidly frugal couponers on TLC’s breakout series Extreme Couponing.  It thrills me to no end to watch them stressing like NYSE stockbrokers at the checkout counter of their local grocery store, sweat beading on their foreheads as the cashier grips a massive pile of brightly colored coupons and eyes them a little incredulously.  The rhythmic computerized beeping of the register as it goes from $1,000 down to mere pennies is like a sweet, lovely symphony.

I, for one, am filled with a sense of awe at their organizational skills and extreme stockpiles of toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, laundry detergent and toilet paper.  Last season prompted me to embark on my own little couponing adventures – and although I didn’t even mark a dent in the numbers that they score, I saved quite a bit of money and amassed a smallish stockpile of household essentials for myself.

With ads for the newest and biggest season of Extreme Couponing all over my television, I felt it was a good time to reach out to you and let you know about frugality resources available here at GRPL and in our community.

Some books in our collection can get you starting on saving strategies of your own:

And some blogs by local savings gurus can give you some tips on how to get started or more efficiently manage your own couponing adventures.

Sarah’s Deals

Grand Rapids Thrifty Mom

Have you had any luck saving money through couponing?  Do you have no desire to be caught standing in line behind an extreme couponer?

4 Responses to “Extreme Couponing”

  1. September 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I would love to do this and save a load of money, however, I don't find that Grand Rapids is a very good place for this business.  I don't know of any stores that do double coupons around here, and if they do (like Target sometimes does) the prices are so much higher already that it isn't worth it. 

  2. September 16, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    I would love to do this and save a load of money, however, I don’t find that Grand Rapids is a very good place for this business.  I don’t know of any stores that do double coupons around here, and if they do (like Target sometimes does) the prices are so much higher already that it isn’t worth it. 

  3. September 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    I try to use coupons as often as possible, but I often forget I have them or they expire before I get to them. If there is a specific item, I will sometimes search for a coupon online. To be as organized(?) as these types of people, though, takes too much work! :)

  4. September 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I try to use coupons as often as possible, but I often forget I have them or they expire before I get to them. If there is a specific item, I will sometimes search for a coupon online. To be as organized(?) as these types of people, though, takes too much work! :)