TLC has picked up the series Extreme Couponing for another 12 half-hour episodes! Set your DVR’s for 9 PM EST on April 8th, 2011. You can checkout a trailor for Extreme Couponing here.
I love watching all the totals and savings, what about you? Many people think the show extreme couponing is unrealistic. Here’s my two cents:
The average couponer can expect to save 50%: Some items, such as drugstore items and hygiene items, couponers get for free at CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreen’s. Other items, such as fresh fruit and produce, have much less coupons and unless you can roll catalinas to pay for these items, you’re not going to get huge discounts on them. Your best bet is to watch weekly ads for the best sales on produce. So an average couponer will average out at about 50% savings.
This also largely depends on your area; some areas of the country have a plethora of great stores to shop at, while others have slim pickings.
If you really want to learn how to coupon properly, read my free 10-page how to extreme coupon guide.
Ask CCD Readers: How much has couponing cut your grocery bill?