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    Has anyone watched this show on TLC "extreme couponing"?
    My wife started watching one night and these people are prepping/ stockpiling foods and other goods for little to no money.
    I still find it hard to believe but they are getting $500 with of goods from everyday grocery stores for $15.
    Prepping for free, is it too good to be true? My wife and I are goimg to try.
    Check out this show!!!

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    I've hear this mentioned a few times. I haven't tried it but I do think its very possible.

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    • #3
      The first thing that is needed is to have a store near you that has a double or triple coupon day. Then of course getting the coupons.

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      • #4
        I was researching this topic for Diesel and found this blog. People rave about it. He tells you where to find those coupons, Cb!

        http://couponwhisperer.blogspot.com/...-favorite.html
        "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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        • #5
          Not quite that extreme...but the Mrs got $300+ worth of food for $70.00...:)

          She watches the stores like a hawk...
          Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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          • #6
            I've seen the show and I think its a great idea. In fact my girlfriend and I are starting to collect our coupons and try our hand at it. She thinks its a great way to save money etc etc but I'm looking at it more on a prepping scale. Of course a good deal of the items we'll get will be for staying in place. It'll take some different types of things or at least packaged differently to head for the hills if we have to bug out.

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            • #7
              thx guys i appreciate it i will be trying this quite often from now forward
              the pack that plays together stays together

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              • #8
                I never got into coupons, because I tend to cook from scratch and the coupons I used to see were for prepared stuff or products we never used. We haven't taken a paper for about 10 years and I guess that has changed.

                Be sure and share your tips and tricks as you discover them for us newbies!
                "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Skyowl's Wife View Post
                  I never got into coupons, because I tend to cook from scratch and the coupons I used to see were for prepared stuff or products we never used. We haven't taken a paper for about 10 years and I guess that has changed.

                  Be sure and share your tips and tricks as you discover them for us newbies!
                  This is also one of my problems with coupons. Either I don't use it or even with the coupon it costs more than the store brand.

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                  • #10
                    we get the papaer from folks who don't use the coupons....I won't buy our AO liberial rag.
                    Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
                      I won't buy our AO liberial rag.
                      That's why we quit taking the paper. Starve the beast!
                      "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by n.i.b. View Post
                        Has anyone watched this show on TLC "extreme couponing"?
                        My wife started watching one night and these people are prepping/ stockpiling foods and other goods for little to no money.
                        I still find it hard to believe but they are getting $500 with of goods from everyday grocery stores for $15.
                        Prepping for free, is it too good to be true? My wife and I are goimg to try.
                        Check out this show!!!
                        It is very possible to obtain THAT many items with coupons, however "couponing" takes many hours.. you have to watch the stores, and the deals, and who has what, and what days, and double coupons... etc.. some of the extreme coupon"ists" say they spend 15 plus hours a week doing so. Is it worth it, possibly... if you have the time, and the deals are right! But just cause something is a cheap discount, do we need it? DO we really need 30 tubes of toothpaste, or do we try to purchase items of greater need... its preference, but, I think cutting coupons can save a few bucks! I also do not get the weekly paper, due to... um, differences in opinions.. however, you can set up a "junk mail" email acct, and print coupons off online!
                        If the zombies chase us, Im tripping you!!!

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                        • #13
                          Check ebay for coupons, you can get multiples of the same coupon for a few bucks. If you buy from the same dealer you can combine shipping. We spent about 15 bucks and got over 150 bucks worth of shelf stable foods.
                          When you have no choice, you have no fear!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by troubled troubadour View Post
                            Check ebay for coupons, you can get multiples of the same coupon for a few bucks. If you buy from the same dealer you can combine shipping. We spent about 15 bucks and got over 150 bucks worth of shelf stable foods.
                            Thanks for the info!
                            If the zombies chase us, Im tripping you!!!

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                            • #15
                              I watch that show and really love it! What I like best is seeing everyones stockpile! Some of those folks are real preppers (one even has #10 cans on a rotation rack), most learned to do this because they were broke. Some like it as a challange and give the extra to charities...one guy helped fill packages for military over seas.
                              There are a ton of ways to get coupons for buying products at a discount. I hear people say "it takes a lot of time", but geez, you are getting free stuff so why shouldn't it take time and effort. It's a JOB, you have to work at it! If you don't want to work, then pay full price. Another thing that seems misleading is that these people are not doing this big huge shopping trips every week (for the most part)...they work at getting organized so they can do a "big one" once every 3-6 months. They do keep shopping and using coupons, but the show hauls are all planned out like and Army campaign.
                              I sometimes do big coupon shopping, and I plan in advance, arrange everything and go...never getting 90-95% off my bill, but anything off is better than nothing! Best I've done is 75% off with a store that has a gas card and I got an additional $1.40 off my per gallon price at my next fill up...not bad for about 6 hours work.
                              I have a friend who only coupons, she never pays full price for anything. She puts in about 8 hours per week minimum, never buys coupons, and regularly gets about $300 of free or next to free product every week or two. She lives in a small city, near a big city and has a ton of stores to access. I'm not so lucky, I live in a rural area with only 3 grocers and am at the mercy of what they offer. However, like I said 50% off is still darned good! Give it a try, it's an adrenaline rush if nothing else. lol

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