A new season of Extreme Couponing started last night. Yawn. Zzzzzz…..
Oh sorry! You caught me dozing off!
Anyhow, as you might expect, the shenanigans have already started up again with claims of counterfeit coupons…. zzzzzzzzzzz. Snore, snore, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
DOH! This is really getting embarrassing, sorry!
Look, let’s cut to the chase before I hit the REM cycle.
I have rather strong feelings about Extreme Couponing which I’ve shared before, and don’t care to rehash. I’m also painfully bored of all the “I hate Extreme Couponing” posts and conversations out there. (And I better shut up quick lest this post bore me, too.) But if you’ve found this site today because of Extreme Couponing, I am delighted to have YOU here and want to take a moment and talk you through what you really need to know about couponing – how it works and how it doesn’t work.
1. “I want to use coupons, but have no clue.” This post will show you how to get started.
2. Four secrets of couponing success. So how exactly do people get things for free or cheap with coupons? This post will break it down.
3. “I don’t get this couponing thing.” For people that have been using coupons awhile, but can’t figure out how to connect it all.
4. “I can’t do it like Extreme Couponing.” If you’re extremely frustrated you can’t extremely coupon.
If you’re new to reading coupon blogs, you’re probably realizing by now that there are many, many of us out there. So why should you bother with this site? First and foremost, I’m committed to 100% ethical coupon usage. I believe that couponing should be sensible and honest and shouldn’t be played like a game where the store is your opponent. In fact, I have very close communication with all my store partners in an effort to bridge the gap between couponer and retailer. I prefer to consider them my allies to savings, not some enemy to take out.
You’ll also find I’ve invested a lot of time in teaching how coupons work. If you learn best by hearing someone teach, check out my webcast page! I have many, many videos of coupon lessons that are FREE for you to watch. I also believe that couponing should only ever be part of your journey to saving money, which is why you’ll see me talk about gardening, DIY, and other frugal endeavors. Finally, I believe a healthful lifestyle and a frugal one are not mutually exclusive. I eat mainly a whole-foods, plant-based diet so look for lots of good-for-you deals and ideas around here.
OK, so that’s all I got…. time for a cup of coffee before I nod off again.