The first time I watched TLC's Extreme Couponing, I was transfixed. Whether because I'm innately attracted to the idea of saving money or just couldn't believe my eyes, the show captured my imagination and made me wonder whether I'd ever be capable of extreme couponing.
For me, the answer is no. At least not the way they do it on TLC. I prefer the path of least resistance.
Digging through piles of inserts and online offers while organizing the volumes of resulting coupons into a manageable system just isn't something I'm personally capable of. But lucky for me (and the millions like me), you don't have to take it to the level of TLC's extreme couponers to take advantage of the benefits of our current coupon culture. In fact, its become easier than ever.
Couponing Sites for the Not-So-Extreme Couponer:
Below are some great sites and resources for the not-so-extreme couponer, seeking a deal without creating a completely new lifestyle in the process.
The Coupon Clippers: If you are looking to dabble in the extreme couponing craze, check out The Coupon Clippers, for some great coupons that you can print off on your home computer and forgo digging through the Sunday paper.
Groupon: If you haven't signed up for the daily deal with Groupon, there is no better time than now to start getting familiar with their deeply discounted local deals. With Groupon, you can get instant access to deals at your favorite local businesses. In fact, you can often save up to 90% on the best local restaurants, shops, events and more at Groupon.com.
Living Social: Living Social is very similar to Groupon. The company will email you a daily notification of local area deals, with the result of saving you money on restaurants, shops and events in your local area.
UPromise: UPromise discount codes offer the potential for savings at a great number of local businesses with the added benefit of offering college savings. If this sounds as good to you, visit upromise.com for the winning combination of discounts and college savings.
Take it To the Next Level:
If, after visiting the sites above, you decide you might just want to take it up a notch and become the next extreme couponer, consider checking out Extreme Couponing with Power Couponer for more tips and tricks of the trade.
As for me, I'll stick with the path of least resistance. Happy couponing.
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