5 Tips To Be An Extreme Couponer

Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of extreme couponing? You aren’t alone. Extreme couponing doesn’t need to be time consuming or stressful. Easily save on every day purchases with the five simple steps below.

1. Understand How To Use Coupons

Each store has its own policy when it comes to couponing. Below are some common terms to remember:
Stacking: This is when you combine coupons, promotions, rebates, etc to get the ultimate deal.
One coupon per purchase: You are only permitted to use one coupon per item that’s purchased. For example, let’s say you have two of the same coupons. You are unable to use both of those coupons on one bar of soap. However, you can purchase two bars of soap and use the two coupons.
Manufacturer coupon: This type of coupon comes from the manufacturer of the product. This type of coupon can be used at stores that accept manufacturer coupons.
Store coupon: A store coupon that is distributed directly from the store.

2. Find And Collect Your Coupons

Check your Sunday paper, online coupon sites (Red Plum, SmartSource) and money-saving apps such as Ibotta.

3. Get Organized

So you have all these coupons. Now what? They won’t do you any good all jumbled up in one pile. Get a binder or folde and separate your coupons into different categories: health/beauty, retail, food, grocery, pets, etc. If you want to take it to the next level, subcategorize by expiration date.

4. Make Your Life Easy

There are plenty of extreme couponing sites that do the research for you including Hip2Save, Krazy Coupon Lady and MyCoupons.

5. Don’t Buy Items You Won’t Use

A good deal can be tempting but can also be wasteful if you’re purchasing items you normally wouldn’t use. Stick to your go-to list no matter how tempting a deal could be.