A week or two ago, GSSH saw a show on TLC, called "Extreme Couponing," and when it came on again this weekend, he made sure i saw it too.
This one hour special, showed the lives of four different persons/families, all of whom have learned the skill of getting something for nothing (or at least a whole lot less), to the extreme. If you watch this show, please don't let the first extreme couponer deter you. Keep watching. That young lady appears to
All of the subjects of the show went on huge shopping trips, for the cameras, and paid very little cash, and mounds of coupons, for their very large piles of groceries.
One of the sane three on the show has been ironically dubbed the Krazy Coupon Lady (KCL). She is a young wife and mother, and we were both impressed by how sensible and organized she was, as well as being level headed (she appears to not actually be crazy, which is nice). We have since discovered that she has a web site (and a book), all about couponing. KCL, on the TLC program, went on a shopping trip to (i think) Albertson's and paid $2.64 (and a LOT of coupons) for $632.34 worth of groceries. And whether or not Albertson's is overpriced, $2.64 is a really good deal.
This post wasn't meant to be a review of the TLC program. I mean to be giving you some insight into why i have spent nearly the entirety of this day reading all about extreme couponing, as done by the Krazy Coupon Lady.
For folks like us, who are looking to spend less money and get more value out of life - not to mention, would like to have some storage of food, just because that's a sensible thing to do - it seems like a worthwhile endeavor to see if we can learn how to get food for free.
My day of reading about how to make coupons count for their very mostest, may also account for why this blog post may or may not make a LOT of sense. Sorry about that.
If extreme couponing interests you, check out the link below. KCL has an incredible amount of couponing resources in one central location, and like i said, she's appears to be not crazy at all. She has a printable table of contents and cover pages so you can start your own coupon binder, AND she has some incredible databases of available coupons, printable and otherwise. Check her out if you wanna.
Anyway, my GSSH and i are looking for one really great deal to capitalize on, like 5 free bottles of laundry detergent, or some such wonderfulness. And we're hoping we can build on our understanding and learning from there. I'll letchya know if i get to be as awesome as the Krazy Coupon Lady.
I'll probably also letchya know if i get any free groceries at all - just 'cause that's crazy cool.