Last night was the first time I saw the show Extreme couponing..Do you coupon? I used to but it was not something I was very fond of..after seeing the show I’ve decided to go back to it. I was never into the extreme version..but would save about $20 each shopping trip.
I see these people with their mini warehouses of groceries and goods and wonder…will they ever use all of that…if you don’t use it what good is it? One had so many bags of chips/snacks…don’t they go stale after awhile? I try not to eat those snacks and it seems like often the foods that are best for us…like produce never come under a coupon sale.
I figure at least those people are well prepared in the event of some major catastrophe so it seems like a good idea to have a stockpile…but…where do you store it all? I don’t have that much space. I saw one lady on tv today who donates some of her “stock pile” to a local food pantry…I would love to be able to do that. She and her friend bought tons of easter candy…they said to fill their kids baskets.. which puzzles me…do kids need that much candy? Is this just another form of hoarding?
I went to a few online coupon sites last night…including coupon mom..I found a few good ones..so that will be my starting point I found one for $1.00 off three boxes of general mills cereals…seen as how most cereals are $4+ a box…I’m not sure this is such a good deal…I don’t eat cereal but my kids do…but doubt they would eat the 3 boxes before they loose their freshness.
I’m sure there are many tricks to being a succesful couponer..including matching the coupons with in store specials but I’m not sure my brain can wrap around all the components of this..it would help if I had one of those fancy cell phones I could mail the shopping list to. For now I’ll just stick with non extremes. To me…if it’s not something I will use/eat…it’s not worth the effort.