The Art of Coupon Clipping

I’m sure you’ve heard of the hit TLC show Extreme Couponing. This is where your average Joe has like a sixth sense for getting great deals. Now, you don’t have to take discount shopping as seriously as the Coupon General, but prioritzing can be helpful when using coupons, purchasing items on sale, etc. Coupons for pretty much anything can be found pretty much anywhere. If you get the Sunday paper, you should go through those ads. Additionally some stores may send you coupons/free gift tickets in the mail. And, of course, the Internet is full of coupons. There are many companies that offer coupons for their products; all you have to do is print them off the website. If you don’t know where to start; just Google “coupons” and something will come up.

I suggest only hoarding coupons for things you actually need. Just because you have a coupon for something, doesn’t mean you’re saving money by buying it (if you had no intention or need to purchase that item to begin with). Check out these extreme couponers who often end up with things they don’t need because they get them for free!

Coupon clipping has practically become a career. Some families have saved up to $25,000 by putting  extra work into into tracking down coupons and combining sales with promotions.


About Sarah Cordonier

I am a junior Television Journalism and International Studies Major at West Virginia University. I am currently taking Beginning Television Reporting and I plan on taking Advanced Television Reporting in the Spring, as a member of WVU News. Someday I would like to work abroad, as an overseas reporter.
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