Extreme Couponing – What Is It All About?

March 29, 2023 By admin

Extreme Couponing – What Is It All About?

Have you ever seen pictures or videos of people buying a full shopping cart of groceries and only paying several dollars for the lot? And although I haven’t watched it, I have found many references to a new program on The Learning Channel in the US highlighting some of these shoppers and how much they actually saved . Believe me, it does really work…I have done it myself. But the real question is… have you ever clipped coupons and used them? After reading about couponing or watching a YouTube video on it, did you start watching for them to clip in the next edition of your paper?

No matter what you have seen or heard, I want to tell you that Power Couponing (and Extreme Couponing) is a very real passion for many people. The ones that you have seen on YouTube videos or on The Learning Channel are real people. You see, cutting them out or collecting them to save you money on your groceries (and many other products) actually does work. You may use just one or two coupons when you go shopping, but some people go armed with pocket full of them to maximize their savings. You need to have a look at why it actually works.

What is a coupon? It is a simple advertisement for the store or the Chill pill product. Let’s imagine that you had a coupon that would save you $1 on a $2 item that you normally use. The store is hoping to entice you to buy it, and also hoping that at the same time, you will purchase other items. You save money because you used the coupon, the store makes money because (hopefully) you purchased other products. So now you have saved $1. If you saved $1 on 10 different items in a week, that is $10. That is what basic couponing does for you.

Now, let’s take it up a notch. Power couponing takes it a few steps further. Imagine if you could use several on each item that you bought. Imagine that the $1 you saved turned into $2 on that $2 item. The advertisers do not expect you to do that. It won’t happen all the time, but many advertisers (either the major company or individual stores) will advertise in many different locations. They do not expect that you would be able to get all the coupons from the different advertising media and benefit from the multiple coupons. So let us examine the $2 item again. If you found a coupon for $1 off and used it…you would only pay $1 for the item (basic couponing). Now, if you found another coupon advertising Buy 1, Get 1 Free for the same item (same basic principle for the retailer….pay $2 and get a Free item gives a net result of $1 per item) They do not imagine that you would have both coupons! You purchase one $2 item with the $1 off coupon AND use the Buy 1, Get 1 Free coupon which means you get 2 of the same $2 item for only $1…or 50 cents a piece. Much better deal for you…you just saved 75% of the purchase. This is Power Couponing or Extreme Couponing.

Couponing, whether basic or to the extreme is actually an art. You need to know where to find the them. You need to keep organized to ensure that none of them are expired, or have limitations. Individual retailers may have policies on using multiple coupons on a single item either imposed by themselves or by the manufacturers. Of course you can only use them for the items they are advertising. In some instances, some stores will accept the multiple coupons as long as it they have sufficient inventory of the item to cover the ones that they accept. Sometimes, the bigger the store, the better it is for you, although not always.

 

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