Extreme Couponing, Advantages and Disadvantages

The concepts of getting free products with coupons is to find the product at a price that does not exceed the coupon value, providing the product meets all restrictions on the coupon, such as size and specific product. But, when evaluated, the product is usually a small size that can have more package waste and still not meet the household needs. In this case, money still has to be spent to meet the needs. Or, if it is a product that is not used by the household, it can become waste in efforts to go get it or if it gets thrown out because of nonuse and being too old after time.

Stock piling on products that can be obtained for reasonable or cheap prices is one of the extreme couponing techniques that helps in saving money over the long run. But, if products in the stockpile are not rotated to be used before expiring, or used before spoiling, it becomes waste as they get too old for use. This creates waste when having to be thrown out.

Printing out internet coupons is a good way to save money if the coupons get used. On the other hand, there is waste in paper and ink when excessive amounts of coupons are printed and not used. This is especially true when coupons are printed in hopes of upcoming sales having the products on sale. There is no guarantee of the products being on sale or the particular size of the product listed on the coupon. And, if they are, the coupon may be expired before the product goes on sale.

Extreme couponing is a way to save on the budget, but caution must be used to maximize the savings. Questions should be asked before considering which deals to utilize. Does the household really need the product? Will the product be used in a timely manner to prevent spoilage? If the product is being purchased for the stock pile, how much should be kept to eliminate waste and ensure usage? What is presently in the stock pile as well as the cupboards? Bottom line, will the product be used without waste?

The same goes when determining which coupons to print from the internet. Printing some coupons to be kept just in case is a way to keep savings going. But, how many will be used to minimize the amount that will be thrown out? There is such a thing as printing too many to use, especially if you are unsure as to whether it will be used. Healthy benefits of extreme couponing is to produce savings without creating unnecessary waste.

The general idea of extreme couponing is to save where possible and use the amount saved to reduce expenses and bills in other areas that reduce the overall monthly budget. To truly maximize savings, caution should be used to ensure the savings is not being wasted. Extreme couponing advantages and disadvantages should be considered before any buying decisions are made to ensure …

How to Learn Couponing

I have many savings tools in my frugal tool box, and couponing happens to be one of them. Couponing can be a hard work working tool in your frugal tool box. Using grocery coupons can be a great budget stretcher. Would you like to adventure off into the world of grocery couponing where consumers like yourself save a lot of money?

Couponing can be a lot of fun too whether you are doing it with someone or you are going solo. What an experience it is when you are at the register listening to every beep bringing down your total as your coupons are applied reducing the retail price of your goods. All of your time, effort, and hard work is paying off as they play your favorite beep song in subtraction mode.

Equipped only with the fundamentals you too can realize a great deal of savings. Couponing in the beginning is a lot of work, because your couponing skill is new and has not yet become habit. Learning couponing can pay off big however if you stay the course. For example, think about when you were learning to walk. It was easy but you stayed with it. How about when you learned how to cook, the amount of work it was in the beginning. But after you mastered the basics, you could almost cook in your sleep.

So you want to know how to get started grocery couponing? Couponing like any skill requires knowledge. Grocery couponing can be frustrating, and almost impossible if you don't equip yourself with the fundamentals first. Well the first step is to commit to the necessary work that will be required in learning how to grocery coupon.

No one whether they are extreme couponers or not, was born knowing. They paid a price to know what they know. Too many people think you shouldn't have to work at learning how to grocery coupon. They think perhaps that this is a skill that should come natural. Well if you clip out a grocery coupon now and then and that's the beginning and ending of you grocery couponing, then I guess that would come natural.

However, if you want to do some stretch your budget kind of couponing, you will need to acquire some knowledge to do that. You will need to know more than just how to operate a pair of scissors. After you have the basis under you belt, then is up to you how far you want to take this new skill. Just like with cooking or any other skill there is always something new with couponing. The more you learn the more you save. You decide how much you want to coupon. It's different for everyone.

In my book any savings is a plus. There is no one size fits all. You can also learn at you own pace as long as you continue the course. There is absolutely no need to jump in head first. You can enter the water gently. …