Reader Question: How Do You “Extreme Coupon”?

Couponing newbie JOY FROM BALTIMORE sent me a request for help…

Question:
Please help, I have a family of six and definitely need a break.  I am fascinated by extreme couponing and would like for someone to tell exactly how its done.

Answer:
The term “extreme couponing” is very popular due to the TV show by the same name. I prefer the term “EXTREME SAVINGS” – either way, the objective is to save the most money by using manufacturer’s coupons when an item goes on sale.  This is when you would stock up on that item.

STORE  SAVINGS + COUPON SAVINGS = EXTREME SAVINGS

Extreme savings changes the way you shop.  Instead of random trips to the store to “pick up a few things”, you PURCHASE WITH A PURPOSE – to buy when the item reaches the best price.  Forget brand loyalty and think price.  The pursuit of extreme savings may also change where you shop.

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If you have a question, please send it to MsCouponista@live.com.  Put “Reader Question” in the subject line. 

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About Ms. Couponista
Ms. Couponista strategically uses coupons to reduce her grocery bill by 60-90% and helps others do the same. She researches the best deals on everything from cheap eats to travel discounts. Ms. Couponista appeared on TLC's 'Extreme Couponing', 'The Price is Right' game show and several local news and radio programs.

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