I have not watched Extreme Couponing, but I did see an episode of 2 Broke Girls where they were getting some great deals with coupons. I always assumed that if you have a coupon, it will only apply to the regular price and not the sale price. From what you wrote, it sounds like that is not always the case. How do I find out? And what is coupon doubling?Hi El Secreto,
First coupon doubling is where a store offers to double the amount of the coupon you use, up to certain amount. Each store has it own policy and you can go online directly to your grocery store website and find out what their policy is. Some will double up to $1.00 which means you will save $2.00 on your item.
As for sale price items that is sometimes stated on the coupon itself, if not then it is up to the store policy which you can also find out on their website.
There are times you can actually get the item for free when it is on sale and you have a great coupon. When you have the time, this is a great way to save money. Even if you can't do all that the extreme couponers do, any coupons you can use will save you money. Just try to hold onto your savings and put them away for a rainy day.
Whatever you save is like found money, so hold onto it for things that come up unexpectedly. Even if it is something small like your child asking for extra money for a movie or you they let you know the day before that they need a birthday present for their best friends' party. You will not have to worry about where the money will come from, you will have your savings from using your coupons stashed away for just such an emergency.
I would like to Bethany Cousins from www.mommyrantings.com for her contribution of the original post. Plus I would also like to let you know the Bethany is now the author of a great e-book.
I hope this answers El Secreto's question, and gives you some great new info on how to save money and survive the cost of living with help from extreme couponers.