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New Power Couponer’s Story

by admin on June 13, 2011

From Sarah Baker…

I’ve only been couponing for about a month now, inspired by the TV show to see what I could do. I was skeptical because we don’t eat a lot of processed foods but I thought, what have I got to lose?

I subscribed to my sunday paper and started clipping. What I quickly learned was the longer you coupon the more you can save. My biggest savings yet has been 46% on a grocery bill. By combining coupons with items already on sale I get the biggest discounts.

I had 3 $1/3 coupons for Pierogi’s that were on sale for 2/$4. If you bought three you also got a FREE Giant 1/2 gallon ice cream. By combining coupons and sale/free items I got 9 boxes of Pierogi’s and 3 1/2 Gallons of Ice Cream for $12. So $1 per piece…. roughly a 60% savings.

Be patient, you won’t use all your coupons every week and some weeks the coupons won’t be that great but the deals are there is you keep clipping and paying attention!

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viki June 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I recently started also. I have yet to save like on the TV show too. I have my binder though and I get up every Sunday at 5:15 am to go get my 6 newspapers :( I feel it is just a waste of the paper since all I need are the coupons. I am hoping this site will help me with this and help me to be an extreme couponer in my own right. lol
Happy Couponing!

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Robina August 24, 2011 at 5:21 am

Consider subscribing to the papers, if possible for more savings. My Sunday paper is $1.75 at the market. But, only $1 by subscription. I have 6 delivered to my door every week. I donate the extra papers to a retirement home near me!

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sharron June 19, 2011 at 3:26 am

Hello Sarah,
I was glad to see a newby like me..lol well I am starting tomorrow. I have been so hooked on watching the extreme show also, and would like to start saving money. Good luck to you, and any more tips would be helpful.
Sharron

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Amy August 5, 2011 at 6:30 am

You have to be have many, many multiples of certain coupons and then you have to wait for certain foods to be on sale at the exact time – like once every three months – for the food to be nearly free. I am having a hard time getting multiple copies of the redplum and smart source coupons that come in the papers without buying 15 newspapers. I feel shy about asking some neighbors about it, and I’m not sure what he newspapers themselves do when the papers are outdated. I’ve saved as much as 67% on a load of groceries, which was like $115 that day, and I was surely happy with that! We have saved hundreds since I started seriously couponing.

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joyce August 13, 2011 at 12:43 am

I have been couponing for years I not only have saved thousands of dollasr, but I have gotten a lot of free stuff through couponing. Ihave taught my daughter how to coupon and we do it together . I can go anywhere in this city and purchase whatever I want for pennies. It takes a little time but it can be done so keep couponing and you will see the saving start to roll in.

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