Couponing for the Extremely Normal: When a Deal Doesn't Work

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  Even though you carefully plan your deals, they may not always work out.  Never fear ... here a few tips for ensuring you receive the savings you planned for. 1.  Know what you should be saving before you get to the register. 2.  Watch the register as the cashier rings up items and coupons.  The store computer is not always right.  There are times when sale items don't ring up properly.  Have the sale flyer with you so you can show the cashier ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Crockpot Essentials

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  It's that time of year when the weather is cold and our family wants nothing more than a hot bowl of something for dinner.  Our crockpot gets a workout from November through March.  Using the crockpot requires me to think about those staples which generally end up in the crockpot.  Among these are canned tomatoes, beans (a wide variety including black and kidney), onions, carrots, celery, taco seasoning mix, dry onion soup mix, broth (cans and ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Rain Checks

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Have you watched the new TLC series “Extreme Couponing“? If so, you must realize how extreme these couponers can be.  Here at Madame Deals, we prefer to teach our readers how to coupon realistically. This week's reader tip is RAIN CHECKS!  If the store you are shopping at is out of item, and the price of that item is a good one, ask for a rain check.  A rain check will allow you to purchase the product at a later date for the sale price at the ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Employee Perks

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Have you watched the new TLC series "Extreme Couponing"? If so, you must realize how extreme these couponers can be. Here at Madame Deals, we believe in saving by using coupons but not to the extreme extent which the TLC series portrays.  We prefer to take a realistic approach to saving and stockpiling. In order help you extreme coupon in a realistic way, we post tips each week. Employee Perks:  Many large businesses and corporations partner with ...

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TLC Extreme Couponing

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If you have a headache this week you will never need aspirin again. I am getting so sick of this show. I appreciate that getting things for free is fun. I have never nor will I ever buy 40 bottles plus of anything? I mean why? I guess I will never be extreme. I do have a Madame Coupon Solution like the extreme couponers.  I guess I am destined to be an Extremely Normal Coupon Shopper and I am okay with that. It appears she spends 30 hours a week organizing her coupons. I believe time is money. ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Tip #5

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Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Have you watched the new TLC series "Extreme Couponing"? If so, you must realize how extreme these couponers can be. Here at Madame Deals, we believe in saving by using coupons but not to the extreme extent which the TLC series portrays.  We prefer to take a realistic approach to saving and stockpiling. In order help you extreme coupon in a realistic way, we will be bringing you several tips each week.  Here's tip #5: My tip: is Time is Money and ...

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Extreme Couponing: Hype vs. Reality

  Here’s a reminder to all our readers that the newest episode of Extreme Couponing airs on TLC at 9:30pm this evening. Tonight's episode focuses on identical twins Tai and Tarin's birthday freebies and Nathan in Kentucky preparing 1,000 military care packages. Before watching tonight's show, we suggest reading Rasha of A Full Cup's article Extreme Couponing:  What They Don't Show or Tell You! This article focuses on the realities of couponing which are not conveyed to viewers by TLC's ...

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TLC’s Extreme Couponing: One Blogger’s Reaction

Lauren of Luxury Living Frugal Style recently posted the following in response to TLC’s most recent Extreme Couponing episodes: The other night I debated on watching the show or not, and in the end I gave in and watched it. Honestly I feel it was a waste of my time, I see nothing that anyone can learn from it and all I see is it making couponing for the rest of us normal couponers difficult. I do not like the way that couponers are portrayed in this show, it shows more of a hoarding then a ...

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