Did you happen to catch it on TLC? “Extreme Couponing” followed a few people who are addicted to coupons (with an underlying obsessive compulsive disorder) and buy a lot of sh*t with said coupons. At the check out their bill is either $0 or under $30… with the bill originally worth hundreds of dollars (I kid you not).
I now want to be a crazy coupon lady, without dumpster diving for them. Problem is, Canada doesn’t have coupons like America does (Superstore took away the coupon board! MAD!) I’ve used Coupons.com when grocery shopping in the U.S., but unfortunately we’ve only got sites such as Save.ca and P&G Brand Saver. I’m starting to use sites such as Groupon and Team Buy to afford things like eating out and entertainment; any way I can save on groceries, entertainment or dining out… I am so on it.
Since watching this show my sister and I have been scouring newspapers, flyers, and newspaper inserts (sometimes coupon books) for good deals. So far, we’ve found good deals. These coupons are especially great when used in conjunction with store sales. Last month I bought Dawn dish soap (the super large bottle) for 98 cents, on sale for $1.98 and the coupon saved me $1.Saturday was the mother of all coupons. While I didn’t buy my groceries for $2, I bought four deodorants for 92 cents. Yes, FOUR FOR 92 CENTS! How? Superstore had a sale on Secret Deodorant/Anti-Perspirant for $1.97 each. I had a coupon for $7 off Secret deodorant/Anti-Perspirant if you buy three. I bought four at $7.92 minus the $7.00 coupon and BAM… four deodorant for 92 cents! The checkout clerk was looking over that coupon like a hawk. I’ve been finding that a lot lately. Safeway tried to refuse our P&G coupon for hair gel because they thought it was a Shoppers Drug-Mart coupon when it was a P&G manufacturer coupon (straight from Herbal Essence via P&G). Shaving gel at Superstore is $1.98 and I have a $1.00 coupon; I’ll have to go back because I forgot to pick some up.
When you don’t have a lot of money and things are tight, it’s always great to be able to save somewhere be it groceries, dining out, entertainment or personal hygiene items. Couponing is my new hobby.
Do you use coupons? What are your favorite coupons to use? What is the lowest grocery bill you’ve had to pay after using coupons?
Coupon sharing websites such as Coupons by Answers.com are great for people like me who want to save and coupon as much as one can. At Coupons by Answers.com you can search their site to find the coupons you want without having to browse other websites for hours on end. The best part is that the most popular coupons and stores are front and center….. Saving you time to help you save money.