If you have any awesome coupon ideas, whether you learned them on tv or otherwise, please share. Mine is spectacular.
I am addicted to that extreme couponing show. For some reason I can't stop watching it. Of course, I heavily criticize the psuedo-foods they are buying, and try to figure out how I can apply anything they do to my life, where I cook most everything from scratch and buy lots of things from the farmer's market and directly from the farm.
Then, this week, I saw how they do it. This woman had a cereal coupon that did not restrict which size you buy. It was a .50 coupon, and her store doubled, so it was 1.00 off. She then used it on single serve boxes of cereal, priced at .50. So, she had a .50 surplus that the store owed here. She bought $300 worth of them, so the store owed her $300. She used that to buy her other groceries that do not usually have a coupon, like meat. GENIUS! I LOVE this idea. So, now I'm looking for opportunities to use this trick. I'm also wondering how expensive it is to buy (and where to find) 300-600 of the same coupon. And, my local Kroger will only accept 3 of the same coupon, so I'd have to try to find another local store that accepts that many... But still, genius. And then I would donate the cereal.