Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reflections on Extreme Couponing...hmmmmm

So...did anybody else watch that crazy Extreme Couponing show last night?  Whoa! If you're anything like me, you probably have mixed emotions about the show. You might either be really "motivated", or really "disgusted".  I have to say, I'm not all that impressed by someone who can get 150 candy bars or 100 bottles of mustard for free.....WHO NEEDS THAT???!!!

Seriously? ... Where do you sleep???

Let's just hope these ladies have a good relationship with the local food bank or church and are able to donate whatever they don't need!

So, just to clarify, I am NOT an "extreme couponer", nor am I suggesting that you try to become one! 

I certainly don't have the desire or the time to commit to making such enormous hauls (not to mention, my hubby would probably have me committed if I stockpiled cans of soup in the master bedroom). 

HOWEVER, I have seen first hand that if you are really interested in saving money on groceries and toiletries, and you can commit a couple of hours a week to clipping and planning, then you CAN save some big money!$!$!$!

I look at it as a fun hobby that's very gratifying and SAVES money!  

And it's a much safer hobby than this:

I started couponing in earnest on January 1st of this year.  I have saved somewhere in the neighborhood of $400/month, and cut my grocery bill by more than half!  I do NOT have huge stockpiles of anything.  I buy what our family needs.  IF I have extra, I donate it or use it for my kids' school events etc...  YAY!

Happy Thursday and Happy Savings!!!

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