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Extreme Couponing for Real People Video Series – Week 1


After numerous questions in my inbox about how to save money like they do on TLC’s Extreme Couponing – I’ve decided to do a video series to teach the way I’ve been couponing for over two years.  It doesn’t include a room full of toilet paper to dust!

Do you want to spend time with your family & friends and not spend it cutting coupons/organizing coupons/planning your grocery trip?  Follow along each week as I share how I spend 30 minute or LESS planning my entire grocery trip each week.  That’s including everything coupons!

I routinely save 50-70% each week and then move on with my life!   ;)

Unlike the TLC Reality Show, I’ll show you how to extreme coupon for real life!

Week 1 – The Intro

Can’t See the Video? Head over here!
Can you tell I’m excited?  How many times did I say it?

This week’s challenge:  Leave a comment below with any comment or question you have about couponing or saving money at your grocery store!

More Videos in this Series:
Week 1 – Intro
Week 2 – The Stockpile {What is it? How do you build it?}
Week 3 – The Sale Cycle
Week 4 – Savings Money on Milk, Eggs and those other hard to Stockpile items.
Week 5 – The Anatomy of the Coupon
Week 6 - Where to Find the Best Coupons
Week 7 – How to Organize Your Coupons
Week 8 – How to Plan your Grocery Trip {Part 1}
Week 9 – How to Plan Your Grocery Trip {Part 2}
Week 10 – Quick & Money Saving Grocery Trip
Week 11 – Understanding the Store Coupon Policy


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    • says

      I have a laser printer and we replace the ink maybe once ever 18 months. I only print the coupons I’m going to use and I print three to a page in black and white so it takes awhile to go through the ink.

  1. says

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to present one thing again and aid others like you aided me.

    • says

      With bulk food items I divide by the quantity to see if it’s a good deal. You can find great deals on cheese, meat and dairy products at the bulk food stores like Sam’s Club. I personally don’t have a membership because we only have a family of 4 with two kiddos under the age of 4. I do, however, buy all my baking goods at a local bulk food store. Their per pound price is much cheaper.

  2. says

    Awesome blog! Do you have any tips and hints for
    aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go
    for a paid option? There are so many options out
    there that I’m completely confused .. Any tips? Thanks a lot!

    • says

      I started on blogger where it was free. :) WordPress.com is also a great place to start. I wouldn’t invest too much when you’re starting out. If you find you’re still enjoying it after awhile, that’s when I would move to a self-hosted site on wordpress. :)

    • says

      Hi Angie. Most stores allow you to use more than one coupon per customer. In fact, most stores in my area do not limit the number of coupons you can use as long as the coupon policy is followed. Their limit is typically on the number of coupons that will double, but you’re able to use as many coupons as you like. The only exception to this is the P&G coupons which limit you to 4 coupons.

  3. ELISE says

    Hi! Thank you for posting this video series. It will truly help many people who want to coupon but have it more laid back. Like me!:) I was wondering how many newspaper coupon inserts you get each week and how? I only get one now but hope to get more soon(only on really good weeks) so I can get more free stuff! Thanks

    • says

      Hi Elise! I get one newspaper and then I receive the coupon inserts from my parents. That’s it. I really keep things simple. I also use a lot of printable coupons. If you follow along here on CS, I post the newest printables each week night as well as any *HOT* ones throughout the day. Let me know if you have any questions! :)

  4. Kristin says

    About to watch the series and am so excited for some info for those of us with time constraints! The shows are fun to watch but realistically I can’t devote 20-40 hours a week on couponing!
    Thanks for your enthusiasm!

  5. amy says

    Woohoo! Gonna watch 8 weeks of videos now :) I used to clip and clip and clip… and while I would save a good 25-30% I am looking to reduce my time spent clipping and maximize my savings. I work from home full time + have a 1 year old so I need every extra minute and dollar these days! We do a lot of fresh food cooking so I can’t wait for ideas in that department. :)

    • lynette says

      Hi! I’m all about keeping it simple and helping you save time. It’s not necessary to clip and spend hours to save money when you know the right resources to access. :) Let me know if you have any questions.

  6. Lisa says

    I’m new to this and hoping to find ways to realistically save a lot of money on items that my family uses. I work a full-time job though, so I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to couponing. I’m hoping to learn time saving tips as well as money saving tips. Thanks for sharing your experience and expertise!

    • lynette says

      Hi Lisa, getting started is the hardest part. I hope you’ll find alot of tips to keep it SIMPLE. It doesn’t take alot of time to coupon effectively if you have the right tools. My next video (on Monday) will be about how to plan your grocery trip. Let me know if you ever have any questions.

  7. Teresa says

    One more thing can’t wait till next week 2 for more info. Thank you for doing this there is alot of newbies like us. I wrote to one person on a web site and never got a reply. Hoping for more info and using your site now.

  8. Teresa says

    First Jin I have coupons for diapers and don’t need them. You can have them. My question is how do you purge your coupons? I have seen a system with colored markers on youtube. does anyone else use a system? I’m new about three months. I have a little stockpile for things my family uses. I very happy about it but have changed my coupon system three times. I started with a binder but it got heavy now I use a file system within a bag. I hope this makes sense. I would love to bring all my coupons with me but I hate the binder ..any ideas?
    Teresa

    • lynette says

      Hi Teresa. I also went through the evolution of coupon organization as I saved money. I’ve settled on the expandable file and only cut coupons I’ll use for the specific trip I’m planning. If you like to have your coupons with you, maybe create a small binder that has items you know your family routinely buys? I haven’t seen the colored marker system. It sounds like a lot of work. :)

  9. Janel says

    Sounds Exciting!!! I have always couponed but lately I have tried to step up my game. In less than 2 months I have bought (most for free) enough body wash, deoderant, and toothpaste for a year. Need more info. on how to spend less energy and still get good deals. Also, I’m looking forward to info. on milk, meat and produce deals. Thank you.

    • lynette says

      Thanks Janel! We’ll definitely be talking about how to get a deal on produce, milk and meat! I hear you with the deodorant and toothpaste. ;)

  10. Jin says

    Looking forward to the series. I’m a newbie and I’d love to learn the best places to get diaper coupons and the best deals on diapers!
    Thanks

    • lynette says

      Great question! I’ll spend a week talking about diaper deals. To help you now, the best places to get diapers are Amazon w/ Amazon Mom, or watch my weekly trips to the drugstores.

  11. says

    Looking forward to this series. I am sure I will be able to pick up a few tips.
    I really struggle with rude cashiers that try to make you feel like you are doing something wrong. I really try to be nice and chat with the cashier, that seems to help some, but I really try to use coupons not only legally, but ethically as well.

    • lynette says

      Thanks, Karen! I hear you with the cashiers. I’ll definitely work some tips into the video series. Sometimes it’s just pure luck as to which line you pick.

  12. Dee says

    Thanks for doing this-you are a natural! I know you store your inserts without cutting the coupons but how do you store printed ones and store coupons like Target? Thank you! Dee
    p.s. I also wondered how the extreme people keep everything so dusted LOL!

    • lynette says

      I keep a separate folder within the expandable folder for my extra coupons like Rite Aid, Target etc. I cut the Target coupons out and they have their own envelope that is labeled within the folder. Does that make sense? I’m going to go deep into how I organize my expandable folder within the video series.

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