Extreme Couponing: Do you play “the game”
There’s been a lot of talk about couponing lately. Whether it be on the blogs, on TV, or the recent announcement of Walmart’s Changed Coupon Policy (and Ad Matching), it seems like coupons are all the buzz right now. I must admit that I’ve been watching the ‘Extreme Couponing’ show on TLC. Some people really like this show while others don’t like it so much. One thing that made me watch the show was because I wanted to see how people couponed in real life (albeit a little over the top on the tv show). Since watching a couple of episodes I’ve had this desire to try my own hand at couponing. I don’t want to be extreme by any means, I simply want to learn how to “play the game” and get the items that we need at a really, REALLY low price.
So I first set out with a couple of goals in mind. My main goal is to get whatever items we need for less than a dollar with FREE being ideal.
Then I made myself a little coupon binder
, which pales in comparison to the ‘Extreme Couponers’ monster binders. In my coupon binder, I keep my coupons (obviously) and paper to take notes on deals for the week.
Next I started finding coupon blogs that I wanted to learn from
. Why coupon blogs? These lovely women & men help me find the best deals. Basically they help take all the hard work out of couponing for me. They typically post daily deals, round up lists, coupon sneak peeks, and shopping scenarios. A few of my fellow Walmart Moms are great couponers and people that I really look up to in the “coupon game”. Below are a few of the blogs that I’ve added to my feed reader to keep me up to date on all the coupon deals at any given time:
Lastly, since I’m such a visual learner I’ve been trying to find videos online that really spell out the coupon game
to me. I stumbled upon The Krazy Coupon Ladies YouTube channel
after seeing her on the Extreme Couponing show. I think her YouTube channel is great because it really breaks down the how-to’s of couponing, helping me learn a lot.
I may not be the best couponer (and yes this is probably my bazillionth time trying to learn how to coupon), but I’m learning (slowly) and trying to stick with it. Couponing does take a lot of work and discipline from what I’ve learn so far. And as I learn more about couponing, I’ll be sure to share any updates with you guys as well.
I’m curious, Do any of you like to coupon? Tell us your couponing story in the comments.
Tags: Coupon Policy • Couponing • Extreme Couponing