This Wednesday the new 12 week series, Extreme Couponing, begins on TLC. When the original one-hour special premiered in December, I shared my thoughts in this post. Well, now that it is a regular series, there will be lots of people wondering how they can get in on these deals and, while it takes a lot to get to the point of these extreme (yes they really are extreme) couponers, there are some basic things you can do to start saving a LOT of money and begin to build your own stockpile.
UPDATE: Since posting this earlier this week, I have found out that a lot of you would like some very specific step-by-step instructions as to how to go about saving big money with coupons. Go ahead and continue reading below for some general coupon info and also a few specific deals to get you started but then, starting this afternoon, look back here for links to individual Couponing 101 posts (find them at the end of this post.)
I will start addressing particular deals below, but before we get to the deals, a few basic things you need to know are that besides gathering coupons from your Sunday paper (and by the way, you can always get a preview of which coupons will be in the following week’s paper at Sunday Coupon Preview), you can also print lots of coupons online at Coupons.com and Red Plum. You can also buy extra Sunday newspaper coupons from CouponDede.com (this is one of the biggest strategies of extreme couponers!)
Over the next few months, as I post deals that are examples of how you can use coupons to get items for free or even better than free, I will link them up here so you can have a simple reference guide of how you can go about coupon deals to make the most of your money.
(Please note the original publish date on each of these links as you read them as they may no longer be active! Click HERE to see the most recent coupon info.)