23 December 2012

How To Benefit Extremely from Couponing

I know bragging isn't generally considered polite behavior.... but I have to brag a little, because I got this gigantic pile of of random and sundry health and beauty items--completely free!

 And let me tell you how I did it. Seriously, I've come across the #1 trick for scoring free, brand-name stuff in the easiest way possible!

Here's the best couponing advice I could offer: Be related to really generous people who know how to use coupons expertly.

You see, Angel's brother and his wife sent us a huge package in the mail, crammed full of enough razors, toothpaste, cough drops, uno games, shaving cream, deodorant, bars of soap, mouthwash, chapstick, and other sundries to keep us supplied for a long, long time. I think we've got about 2 years worth of shower gel stocked up now. It'll be so nice not to have to visit the "health and beauty" department of the grocery store for months!

You can also see that they sent us a camera and a large knife. I'm pretty sure those were not the products of extreme couponing, though I'm not entirely sure where they came from. When you are a blogger with a 4 year old 8.0 megapixel point-and-shoot, you don't ask a lot of questions when someone offers to mail you a free camera. You just say, "Thank you so much, I will cherish it forever!"

So, yeah, thanks Nestor and Brittany! Keep up the awesome couponing hobby! 
Anonymous said...

I've tried Couponing before and I ended up saving a lot of money, but I also ended up having a fridge full of Powerade and cupboards full of stuff we don't eat or use. They should just have a site where you can type in all the stuff you want/need coupons for and they send them to you. It'd save a lot of hunting time.

xoxo Amber

Chelsea Melrose said...

I wish I was good at couponing. I'm pretty sure I am not patient enough to cut coupons and figure out where sales are.

Moonofsilver said...

Wow that's completely amazing... What a great Christmas gift! I would like to see what you buy With your gift card. Have a great day and God bless you!

Angi said...

I would I could coupon here in doesn't really work, though, because NONE of the stores have their own coupons - all you can use are manufacturer coupons, and none of the stores do things like "double coupon day" or anything like that. So, that 30 cents off that $17 bag of coffee makes it, after my "extreme" couponing...$16.70. Yay??

Michelle said...

Hahaha this is hilarious and awesome. I could never extreme coupon. Never.

LeiShell said...

Haha, love that this wasn't really about how to coupon because as much as I'd like to spend 100 hours a week cutting those things out, I just don't have patience or time. I really need some family members like them!

Chelsea @ Lost in Travels said...

That's amazing! Such a great blessing to have such generous people in our lives isn't it? My mom used to cut coupons for HOURS when I was a kid, and now that I'm paying my own bills I see how much it really pays off!