Don’t go by the negative connotation of the word!
I once had a cousin who kept calling me an extreme couponer in a very derogative sense. The nice person that I am kept forgiving her but later on found out that she was mistaking my couponing skills with what she thought I was very obsessed with.
Let bygones be!
Anyways, coming to the point, an extreme couponer is not a derailed shopper who is impulsively picking up things off the shelf and throwing them into her cart. An extreme couponer, on the other hand, is a smart savvy shopper who knows the value of money and is not ready to pay the store one extra dollar.
The extreme couponer knows what he or she is doing!
Take for example Katie my neighbor. She is my favorite person to go grocery shopping with. She is an extreme couponer and by that I mean sometimes these smart lass picks up products for a steal or even for free. I mean these are products that you have to pay through your nose. But for Katie, it is a child’s play.
Of course, she is experienced and like I said smart!
What does Katie do?
Katie has a stick pantry list hung up every first day of the week on the fridge. She allows her husband and two kids to add anything that they would like from the stores too. She has a final word there though!
Then she gets about looking for capons on these products. Once she finds them, she clips them. Katie also writes product reviews and earns coupons from manufacturers too.
Now all that Katie needs to do is to wait for a sale or product promotions. She rushes to the store and gets a steal on most of her products. Her savings are humongous. And is she happy? Boy, she sure is!!
By the way, Katie loves to collect her coupons on Couponobox. She let me her secret, Ssshhhh!