It’s important when extreme couponing to visit several stores and have those stores as part of your weekly or bi-weekly routine. Also, it’s great when you get to the point where you shop by sales and not needs. Honestly you can get there within a very short period of time so work for that. What are the benefits to doing this – here’s a great example … A few weeks ago I was at my favorite store and one of the items we use regularly (and I mean daily!) went up $2.00. I thought oh this is a temporary thing, but it wasn’t. Now if I didn’t have several of these on hand, I would have had to pay the extra $2.00. However, because I did I was able to wait for it to go on sale and with a coupon it greatly reduced the price. When it went on sale (which was this week), I purchased several of these or at least enough to carry us over until it goes on sale again. (Which you will discover is every few weeks.)
What I do is as soon as the flyer comes out, I review it and check out the sales. I just circle the ones that interest me. Then later on when I have time, I will look for coupons to bring the price down even more. Now I know this sounds like a lot of work, but it’s not. Many of the stores that I stop by, I just run in on my way back from the gym. Does it take extra time, sure! But is it worth it, absolutely. Last week at one store alone I saved $120.00. This was all items we use regularly.