Have you seen this show?
It's all the buzz....or so their network keeps saying.
I have to say it is entertaining up to a point. The formula to the show is a simple one. They follow a person who collects many many coupons and who buy tons of stuff paying very little if anything at all.
There is always a point in the show when.....horrors!!!! the cash register freezes or ....gasp.....
the total is way higher than the couponer anticipated . ...but phew! its alright folks. A extra pile of coupons is found or the store manger gets the register working again. It was in the first show I watched where I saw a woman tell her husband that they needed more than 100 boxes of pasta...yikes! Are ya really going to be able to eat all that?
Another cleared the shelves of mustard only to be reminded by her husband that he hates mustard! What I did find out is that alot of these people do donate their items to food pantries and that is a good thing.
I have also found out that there are some people that try to cheat by using coupons for other items not intended for discount by the manufacturers. There is a r-u-m-o-r that one of the show's extreme couponers did exactly that.
If true why she decided to do that on national TV with SO many savy couponers watching is beyond me....but I digress. Coupons are a great thing. The show pretty much shows you the same thing every week it seems...
get the store card- for added store savings
buy a Sunday news paper or two
clip those coupons/and or go on the Internet and download coupons
watch out for the weekly sales in circulars.
Look through the circular and see if you have matching coupons for extra savings. It will take a bit of time, but you will save money.
also check out for those cash register coupons too. they might have something that you can use.
Now back to the show. Do I like the show? It's OK. I do watch it once in a while. Do I think it will ruin couponing for those that use coupons regularly but that are not on the extreme level?
Well in my area Supermarkets have long ago adopted a limit to coupons that can be used for a particular item. At my store the number is Four. I think that's good. It gives everyone a chance to benefit from a good deal. Does this stop people from hoarding? Maybe not. In the mean time those of us "underachieving couponers" can get in there and get that box of healthy cereal that's on sale.
source hey who pasted this picture of that horrendously sugary cereal?
source yep that's about right for me these days.
"Seriously, Joanne who are you trying to kid?"
"Tell the truth; there is a box of Captain Crunch downstairs! I saw it behind the Fiber one cereal."
"I couldn't resist..it was my favorite growing up.....and....."
"It was on SALE!!!!!!!!"
"Tsk...tsk...tsk.." hubby walks away disapprovingly shaking his head."
Do you use Coupons?
what is the best deal (with or without coupons) that you have ever gotten?
I'll start...when I first got married I came across a sale of beautiful Christmas dishes 70% off. I bought the set and that is what we use every year. I however did not take into account that our family would indeed grow and so for years I looked for more of the same set. It was discontinued. One day I walked past a thrift store and there in the window were the same dishes! I ran in and made my purchase. I paid only 10 dollars for the complete set. Did the happy dance all the way home.