Extreme couponing, made popular by the TLC show called as such, sounds like an absolutely fabulous way to stock up on groceries without having to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of episodes showing Robes de balextreme couponers going home with hundreds, even thousands, of dollars worth of goodies without having to pay a single cent.
If you think about it though, with such huge savings, why is it that extreme couponing isn’t as widespread as it should be? After all, it seems that using discount coupons to
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While using discount coupons whenever possible is indeed a good idea to lower your expenses, the reality is that extreme couponing is very time consuming. You need watch only one episode of the show to realize that people who engage in this activity actually spend hours on a daily basis searching for coupons, sorting and filing, and planning their grocery trips in order to get the kind of results that they do. You can even say that extreme couponing is pretty much their part-time job.
The other issue with extreme couponing is that not all discount coupons are worth using. If you are to base your shopping trips on coupons alone, you can bet that you’ll run out of some essentials and that you won’t really have much choice in terms of the kind and brand of products you use and consume. Relying too much on coupons will limit your options.
Product manufacturers and retails stores are also catching up on extreme couponers, and while they would cite other more noble reasons the effects of policies such as coupon expiration dates and banning double couponing means that it’s even harder to engage in extreme couponing these days. Some even say that the days of extreme couponing are counted.
So while I do recommend that you use coupons for products and services you need, it really makes more sense to focus on increasing your take home pay using different income streams and on learning to cut your expenses through other more obvious ways.