Tell all book explains exactly how to get the coupons and find the sales you need to get loads of free groceries. Save money with extreme couponing but leave out the extreme stress. From where to find your coupons through how to store them all the way to picking out the best check out lane. This book will save you money even if you are an absolute beginner, but be warned...Exteme Couponing is addictive!
A step by step guide to help you get the most out of your coupons without adding a bunch of stress to your life. We tell you what mistakes to avoid and how to keep yourself motivated to save. We offer time saving tips and tricks to get you from the clipping through the checkout with ease. From just buying what is on sale, all the way to stockpiling and getting "paid" to shop.
Who this book is for.
Why we wrote this book.
How we clip the stress out of couponing
Is it Worth It?
What you save in coupons, you spend in gas
There are never coupons for the things I buy
I hate shopping! I just want to get in and out!
It's like throwing money away.
Take one step at a time
Choose a simple system
Find a shopping buddy
Use kid power
The one thing you should never leave without
A 3 ring binder
Store Coupon Policies
Where to Find Coupons
Push a little: Print from online
Push a little: Magazines
Assemble Your Binder
Opening and clipping with a paper cutter
Difference between Manufacturer's Coupon and Store Coupon
Don't go back to back
Read the fine print
Where to Find the Deals
Push it: Use an app on your smart phone
BOGO or B1G1
Understanding Register Rewards (RR)
Avoid this mistake
Out of Stock Merchandise (get rain checks)
Understanding Sales Cycles
Great Websites to help you find deals
Getting Though the Checkout
Profile the cashier
Have coupons in hand.
Watch the register
The friendly cosmetics counter lady
What to do when you meet resistance
What is a stockpile and why do I need One?
How to find storage space
Creative ways to add more space
Let's Get Started!
Your first day
Your first week.
Week 2 and beyond:
Check your coupons.
What to do with expired coupons
Join coupon exchanges
Keep the Extreme in Your Couponing
It's about what is best for you and your family
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been using coupons for most of my adult life. Like many people, I started really using them a couple years ago. It became extreme and yes even addictive. I purchased items we hadn't used, some good, some flops. I purchased at great discounting , got free items and even "made" money by matching sales and coupons. I wasn't in the extreme area of purchasing so much I had "to invent" storage solutions. My husband's work is seasonal, so I did stock up for the winter lay off. I started off with a binder and clipped every coupon. I purchased up to 4 papers a week and a 6 month subscription to All You. I spent countless hours clipping, sorting, organizing coupons and surfing the web and paper ads. Sometimes I would go to 4 stores a week. I was able to use and donate most all items I purchased. I averaged a 50-80 percent savings each trip. And then decided I was not saving as much as I thought after I added up the fuel, paper and subscription cost along with my time it costs. I...
Extreme Couponing Without Extreme Stress is definitely for those who want to save money. Who wants to save money? Let me think about that for a moment, ... everybody.
Saving money by couponing, as eloquently expressed in this book, isn't just a case of making numbers smaller on your grocery list. The savings you make in Walmart translate into extra money you have for other things such as mortgages, music lessons for your kids, utility bills, birthday presents, etc., etc.
However, this isn't just a book that simply tells you to collect coupons. It literally and very clearly explains every step of the couponing process from where to find coupons, how to use and organize them, where to find deals, the concept of stockpiling and much, much more.
The authors of this book have combined science and art into the craftsmanship of this brilliantly written, consumer friendly book.
I never really thought too much about couponing until my daughter started it recently. This book is like a coupon declutter course! It does a great job of explaining how to start off easy and how to do it with organization. I was never a coupon person, but after reading this book and how it explains what to do and what supplies you should have and how to go about it, I am definitely couponing with my daughter! Recommended!
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