• http://www.dailydealpool.com Nora

    These are all great tips to use to save on something everybody needs – groceries and food. Another way to save is to keep an eye out for daily deal sites or group buying sites that offer coupons and discounts at your local grocery store.

    • David Bibby

      Thanks for the comment. No matter how you get the coupons…those little pieces of paper really save you a lot of money.

  • http://[email protected] Marc Chase

    I just saw a video on TLC about extreme couponing – Amazing what this lady saved. SO much so that I spent a couple hours looking into the whole thing but learned there is certainly a trick to it which I still haven’t figured out.

    • David Bibby

      It’s not so much as a “trick” as it is a new buying philosophy. For instance… when we started refusing to pay full price for all our items…we “found” ways to get it cheaper. As I stated in the article, the time to buy these items is when they are at the lowest price (on sale and with a coupon) and you buy a lot of them. Then you won’t have to pay full price for it later when you run out…because you never run out!

      Just recently… My family bought Mueller’s pasta (elbow macaroni, spaghetti, penne, and lasagna noodles) for FOUR CENTS A BOX! So they bought about 40 boxes. By the time we get close to running out of pasta, we’ll have found another sale by then.

  • Dawn Allcot

    Great tips, David! I’m not into food couponing (yet), but I do buy clothes in advance when they’re on clearance for my daughter and my son on the way.

    In fact, when Children’s Place had a sale on pajamas, I bought a bunch in sizes 2T (for now) and 3T (next Spring) for my daughter. I did not make that mistake for my son because infants grow so differently, it’s really hard to match seasons and sizes!

    I also keep a stock of toys that were on sale for birthday parties OR rainy days. :) (Okay, so if I give them to my daughter, I’m not saving money, but I’m preserving my sanity!)

  • David Bibby

    Dawn,

    Thank you for the comments. We used the extra toys (the one’s we don’t donate) as a gift box for the school store. Since we home-school the kids, we give them reward bucks (Bibby Bucks) when they complete a school day with enthusiasm. Some of the toys are worth 10 Bibby Bucks but we actually got it at the store on clearance for next to nothing.

    You can get real creative on what to do with all the free stuff you get.

  • Judy Poppe

    Hi David,

    I live in Palm Bay too. I was wondering do you know of any stores that still do the double cupon days in our area? Im just learning how to extreme cupon and its been sooo much fun! I went to walmart yesterday the total came to around 65 dallors and after all my cupons it was 22. something. I was sooo thrilled. Im hooked.
    Im unemployed livivng on unemployment so I have no money for any extras. Its so awesome to get things for free or next to nothing. Keep your great tips coming!
    Thanks,
    Judy

  • David Bibby

    Judy,

    Thanks you for the comments..I’m glad this is getting exciting for you. My wife still gets excited when the deals she puts together work at the register. Soon it won’t be 22 dollars you’re spending… but 22 cents!

    You can do it!

    The best part is… you don’t even need to have your coupons doubled. In fact.. with Store Sales, Store Coupons, and Manufacturers coupons… you can get most things for absolutely nothing. Making good use of Walgreens register rewareds and CVS extra care bucks.. that makes the items free to begin with… but then when you use coupons you turn free items into MONEY-MAKERS.

    Still… it would be fascinating for us to have our coupon’s doubled, but we have never had that happen to us. As far as I know, there isn’t any place in Florida that doubles coupons. I heard that on some weekends, Kmart will do it, but we’ve not seen any good deals we could put together there.

    Keep working at and you’ll find you’re saving a lot of money. Hopefully you find employment after some point to increase your income AND using your coupon know-how, you’ll be meeting all your financial goals too!

    Thanks!
    David

    • Sandygdmn

      Hello, my name is Sandy. There is a store named Harris Teeter on Amelia Island, just north of Jacksonville Florida that doubles coupons EVERY DAY!!!!!!! They even have a few days a month where they will double up to $2.00 coupons. The rest of the time it is up to $.99. I hope this helps anyone in the northeast area of Florida.

    • Christine

      I am also like Judy, just starting, my big question is these people that are at the show take tons of coupons how do they get so many, and what happens when the coupons expire and you can not find a sale on that item????
      Thanks

  • Karissa Johnson

    I am getting ready to start couponing the next coming weekend. I am reading all the articles I can just to educate myself to make sure I am doing it right. I have a few good items lined up now, I am just waiting for the Sunday papers to come out so I can add to my coupons that I have now. Thanks for writing this it has helped me alot.

    Karissa

  • Anonymous

    Karissa,

    Thanks you for your comments! I’m glad you are finding the information you need and I hope your shopping trip is a big success!

  • Ealucido68

    Hi David, It seems i havent figured out how to get free toilet paper in my purchases. I will categorize myself as a level 3 beginner but I never seem to find a coupon large enough to walk out paying 0 or under a couple of bucks….I do wait for it to go on sale but still end up paying alot for it. any advise.

    • Smleepow

      The way to do it is to wait for the toilet paper to go on sale and combine with a deal and a coupon (CVS for example). You also don’t have to buy the biggest package to get the best deal.

  • Ealucido68

    Hi David, It seems i havent figured out how to get free toilet paper in my purchases. I will categorize myself as a level 3 beginner but I never seem to find a coupon large enough to walk out paying 0 or under a couple of bucks….I do wait for it to go on sale but still end up paying alot for it. any advise.

  • Smleepow

    Hi David, I am an avid follower on KCL. I have learned so much from them. They have a beginners area for people that don’t know alot about couponing and I have read their book. Wonderful!!! I will not buy something unless I absolutely need it if I don’t have a coupon for it now!! I started watching Extreme Couponing and then started couponing myself. I really don’t know some of the stores they go to becuase, alot of stuff they do, is not allowed with the policies and by the coupon fine print. I had to quit watching it and just follow KCL. I am going to check out your recommeneded sites also, thank you!

    • http://www.moneycrashers.com/author/davidbibby/ David Bibby | Money Crashers

      Smleepow,

      We follow Krazy Coupon Lady, How to Shop for Free, I Heart Publix, Who Said Nothing In Life is Free, and many others.

      In all honestly… the Extreme Couponing Show on TLC is horrendous.. It doesn’t really show what 95% of extreme couponers do… but they take the MOST EXTREME 5% who go nuts and now the public thinks this is what we do.

      In my family.. we don’t spend HOURS at the store.. we go in, we get the 2 or 3 deals we planned on getting.. and then we leave.

      We make many SMALL trips to grocery stores and pharmacies and we usually wind up making money instead of spending it.

      I’m glad that you are doing the research and making it work for you!

      Happy Couponing!

      • jiowr

        Are stores going to start for example “5 coupon limit total per person per day” to stop people from getting large amounts of products or not allowing coupons at all? Or do they get more of a benefit from allowing coupons?

  • Godsgraceisenough5

    Hello, I can’t get the hang of this!? can you help me out and show me how I can do this? Where do i get the Coupons from and what do you get them from?? Thank you! :)

  • Meli_163

    I am new to couponing! I am really excited and it is something we as a family financially have to turn to. I am not sure how to get started. I understand how to get the coupons, but where do you find the ads from the stores and where do you go from there? Also what store have you found to be the best with savings and coupons? Like toothpaste, deodorant etc, I have seen where people do not pay anything for these items. How do you do that? Thank you for any help you can give me!

  • Steve Griswold

    Thanks. We used coupons everyday for a few years and saved so much money. It’s just hard now with so little time, but I would love to start again.

  • colleen Burnett

    hi, I leave in west orlando fl. I need to know what stores in this area that will except exetreme couponing, more than 3-5 coupons at a time. Publix’s and winn dixie says they do not except this kind of shopping only allow one at a time

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  • sharon G

    Hi My daughter and have started couponing and we get some good deals but sometimes spend more than we save so we are still trying to get the hang of it..Where can you get multi coupons at one time
    . I have seen over 100 bottles of tide go out the door at one time.. Please help

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