Extreme Couponing

October 26th, 2011

Extreme Couponing Preview 10/26

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It’s Wednesday y’all and you know what that means… TLC’s mega-hit Extreme Couponing airs TONIGHT, Wednesday at 10 p.m. Tonight’s episode features Joel, a 16-year-old coupon addict who once called couponing a hobby but now admits it’s an obsession. Obsession? Um, this may get interesting!

Watch tonights preview of Extreme Couponing now!

Here are some of my tips to live by when watching the show and while out shopping:

  • Don’t buy out the newspaper stand. Personally, 1 or 2 Sunday newspapers filled with coupons is enough for me to score some awesome deals for myself and my family. Don’t over do it by buying 15 or 20 papers on a single Sunday. Give others a chance to score a paper or two!
  • Don’t clear shelves. Walking into a grocery store and clearing a full shelf of toothpaste (or any item) is not cool. The show may portray these individuals as, “Wow, they just scored 100 boxes of  FREE!”. It’s all for show. Lets give everyone the chance to score these amazing deals!
  • Stockpiling. It’s ok to have a stockpile, but don’t over do it. There is no reason why anyone should have a 9 year supply of toilet paper sitting around. Deals come around more often than you think, so stick to holding on to a 2-3 month supply.
  • Donate. If you have a big enough stockpile, and you think you may not come around to using it all, donate it to a friend, a local church or shelter. Don’t let stuff go to waste!
  • Be positive. Don’t let this show or anyone ruin your experiences and passion for couponing. A lot of coupon-related changes have taken place since the shows premier but we must move on and never give up.
  • Finally, let not forget Extreme Coupning is ENTERTAINMENT, folks.

We’d love to know, will you be watching tonight?

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October 19th, 2011

Extreme Couponing Preview 10/19

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It’s Wednesday y’all and you know what that means… TLC’s hit show Extreme Couponing airs TONIGHT, Wednesday at 10 p.m. Tonight’s episode features Melissa and her younger sister Marcy as they shop for coupon deals. Two extreme couponers are better than one? Right?

Watch tonights preview of Extreme Couponing now!

Here are some of my tips to live by when watching the show and while out shopping:

  • Don’t buy out the newspaper stand. Personally, 1 or 2 Sunday newspapers filled with coupons is enough for me to score some awesome deals for myself and my family. Don’t over do it by buying 15 or 20 papers on a single Sunday. Give others a chance to score a paper or two!
  • Don’t clear shelves. Walking into a grocery store and clearing a full shelf of toothpaste (or any item) is not cool. The show may portray these individuals as, “Wow, they just scored 100 boxes of  FREE!”. It’s all for show. Lets give everyone the chance to score these amazing deals!
  • Stockpiling. It’s ok to have a stockpile, but don’t over do it. There is no reason why anyone should have a 9 year supply of toilet paper sitting around. Deals come around more often than you think, so stick to holding on to a 2-3 month supply.
  • Donate. If you have a big enough stockpile, and you think you may not come around to using it all, donate it to a friend, a local church or shelter. Don’t let stuff go to waste!
  • Be positive. Don’t let this show or anyone ruin your experiences and passion for couponing. A lot of coupon-related changes have taken place since the shows premier but we must move on and never give up.
  • Finally, let not forget Extreme Coupning is ENTERTAINMENT, folks.

We’d love to know, will you be watching tonight?

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October 12th, 2011

Extreme Couponing Preview 10/12

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It’s Wednesday y’all and you know what that means… TLC’s hit show Extreme Couponing airs TONIGHT, Wednesday at 10 p.m. Tonight’s episode features Callie, a cajun-couponer who tells her children bedtime stories filled with coupons and savings. Huh? And did we mention she uses thousands of coupons every week?

Watch tonights preview of Extreme Couponing now!

Here are some of my tips to live by when watching the show and while out shopping:

  • Don’t buy out the newspaper stand. Personally, 1 or 2 Sunday newspapers filled with coupons is enough for me to score some awesome deals for myself and my family. Don’t over do it by buying 15 or 20 papers on a single Sunday. Give others a chance to score a paper or two!
  • Don’t clear shelves. Walking into a grocery store and clearing a full shelf of toothpaste (or any item) is not cool. The show may portray these individuals as, “Wow, they just scored 100 boxes of  FREE!”. It’s all for show. Lets give everyone the chance to score these amazing deals!
  • Stockpiling. It’s ok to have a stockpile, but don’t over do it. There is no reason why anyone should have a 9 year supply of toilet paper sitting around. Deals come around more often than you think, so stick to holding on to a 2-3 month supply.
  • Donate. If you have a big enough stockpile, and you think you may not come around to using it all, donate it to a friend, a local church or shelter. Don’t let stuff go to waste!
  • Be positive. Don’t let this show or anyone ruin your experiences and passion for couponing. A lot of coupon-related changes have taken place since the shows premier but we must move on and never give up.
  • Finally, let not forget Extreme Coupning is ENTERTAINMENT, folks.

We’d love to know, will you be watching tonight?

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October 5th, 2011

Extreme Couponing Preview 10/5

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It’s Wednesday y’all and you know what that means… TLC’s mega-hit Extreme Couponing airs TONIGHT, Wednesday at 10 p.m. Tonight’s episode features Michelle, crazy shame-less shelf clearer and Tyler, a college couponer. I have a feeling I’m going to NOT be a fan of Michelle… UGH!

Watch tonights preview of Extreme Couponing now!

Here are some of my tips to live by when watching the show and while out shopping:

  • Don’t buy out the newspaper stand. Personally, 1 or 2 Sunday newspapers filled with coupons is enough for me to score some awesome deals for myself and my family. Don’t over do it by buying 15 or 20 papers on a single Sunday. Give others a chance to score a paper or two!
  • Don’t clear shelves. Walking into a grocery store and clearing a full shelf of toothpaste (or any item) is not cool. The show may portray these individuals as, “Wow, they just scored 100 boxes of  FREE!”. It’s all for show. Lets give everyone the chance to score these amazing deals!
  • Stockpiling. It’s ok to have a stockpile, but don’t over do it. There is no reason why anyone should have a 9 year supply of toilet paper sitting around. Deals come around more often than you think, so stick to holding on to a 2-3 month supply.
  • Donate. If you have a big enough stockpile, and you think you may not come around to using it all, donate it to a friend, a local church or shelter. Don’t let stuff go to waste!
  • Be positive. Don’t let this show or anyone ruin your experiences and passion for couponing. A lot of coupon-related changes have taken place since the shows premier but we must move on and never give up.
  • Finally, let not forget Extreme Coupning is ENTERTAINMENT, folks.

We’d love to know, will you be watching tonight?

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September 1st, 2011

September is National Coupon Month!

Happy National Coupon Month y’all! 😀

Let this month motivate you to save more money than you have ever saved before. Set a goal. Do you want to save 50% in one shopping trip? Do you want to spend under $50 a week on groceries? It’s possible and Coupon Pro Blog is here to help!

Where can you find the very best coupons?

In 2010, U.S. consumers saved a whopping 3.7 billion with online and papers coupons. That number is surely going to skyrocket this year due to the television show Extreme Couponing and the headlines couponing has received in recent months.

Good luck! 😀

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August 18th, 2011

USA TODAY: Extreme Couponing Leading to Newspapers Swipes!

Check out this new article of USA Today:

Discount-seeking consumers swipe newspapers to pad savings
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Newspapers are mysteriously vanishing from racks across the country. Thieves are swiping Sunday papers from driveways, and others are digging through people’s trash looking for discarded newspapers.

Authorities and newspaper executives attribute the rash of nationwide thefts to “extreme couponing,” a growing trend in which shoppers use dozens — sometimes hundreds — of coupons at a time to vastly reduce their grocery bills.

The craze, authorities say, has been fueled in part by the recent TLC show Extreme Couponing. It features homemakers and couples stockpiling reams of coupons, filling up several carts of groceries at the store and buying hundreds of dollars’ worth of items for just a few dollars. The show also features shoppers wiping out entire grocery shelves, building additions to their homes to store the surplus goods and Dumpster-diving for discarded coupons.

The trend has prompted increased newspaper thefts as enthusiasts seek out even more coupons, police and newspaper execs say.

Recent incidents include:

  • An Arkansas woman was arrested Aug. 4 for allegedly stealing 185 copies of the Sunday Springdale Morning News. She told police she didn’t think the act was illegal.
  • Denton, Texas, police arrested a 37-year-old woman in June for allegedly stealing coupons from a rack of newspapers in front of a fast-food restaurant.
  • TheIdaho Statesman in Boise filed a police report in May after an employee saw a woman pilfering all the coupon ads from a newspaper rack after purchasing a single copy.

The swipes most hurt newspaper delivery people, who end up paying for the missing copies, says Sam Mazzzara, circulation manager at The Cullman (Ala.) Times, where thefts have jumped 30% this year. His paper ran a front-page story last month on the trend and offered a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Producers defend the show, which debuted in April, saying it helps viewers save money during tough times. The show doesn’t condone the thefts, says Matt Sharp, Extreme Couponing‘s executive producer. “More people than ever are couponing, and we’ve contributed to that,” he says.

Not everyone’s complaining. The coupon craze has bolstered sales at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., says Jim Puryear, vice president for circulation. The newspaper has seen an uptick in thefts at racks, and workers have chased away coupon-hunters from Dumpsters at the paper’s recycling center. Overall, the increased interest in newspapers is welcomed, he says. “We’re fine with the coupon craze and the show,” Puryear says. “It’s a win-win for newspapers.”

For more couponing tips and tricks, visit our Become A Coupon Pro page!

Read similar article from the HuffingtonPost. We’d love to hear you what you think. Thoughts?

(thanks @usatoday and reader who sent along this article via email)

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July 21st, 2011

Listen to Ro from Coupon Pro Blog on Living the Dream Mom Radio!

Did you miss my interview with Nina Frye this morning (7/21)? Here it is… my exclusive interview with Living the Dream Mom Radio from this morning. Thanks to all of those who called in and asked questions in the live chat! Enjoy! 🙂

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