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I met an extreme couponer from TLC

April 26th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Well...kind of. One of the gal's that was on the TLC show Extreme Couponers, was in our area recently. Our local paper was a sponsor and they were offering a coupon class for free. I didn't actually meet her, but she was there along with a more local gal that was on the show also, and does a local coupon class. My mom really wanted to go and I thought why not? Might learn something.

I really didn't learn anything new, but the speaker was really entertaining and funny....seemed like a very sweet gal.

The whole idea behind all of this extreme couponing, is subscribing and having multiple copies of your local Sunday paper. That way, when something goes on sale, you can really stock up. By the time you use your "stock" up, another sale will hit. They were offering additional copies of the Sunday through Tuesday at a very reduced rate (up to 4 for subscribers and up to 5 for non subscribers). I was tempted, but didn't bite.

Now, I do use coupons whenever I can. I think that is just smart shopping. Little bits do add up. My problem is, that for one, we have no stores that double. We also do not have a CVS...jealous of those that do! Smile, so it seems sometimes I just can't get major awesome deals that I see other people getting. Of course, anything cheaper than full price is always a bonus, and if something is on sale, even better.

They had some gift cards they were raffling off, but we didn't win.

All in all, it was a fun time....and it was FREE! Smile

2 Responses to “I met an extreme couponer from TLC”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    We don't have stores that double either and our coupons from the local paper are pitiful. DH buys the Sunday Chicago Trib and it has more coupons, but even with that, not enough to warrant buying multiple copies. Glad you had a good time.

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Same here - Zero stores that double. But I do use coupons when I can and for stuff we use.

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