Extreme Couponing airs tomorrow night at 8pm EST. I enjoyed watching the show last time for inspiration, but I definitely don’t want to be an “Extreme Couponer”! My Biggest Stockpiled item right now is pasta. I have about 110 boxes which is the most I have ever had at one time. This may sound a “little” extreme, but most of them were Free AND my family can easily eat 5 boxes a week which is only about a 5 month supply. On top of that, I’m not a very good cook, so I need items like pasta -haha
Most Couponers do not have a stockpile like the ones they will be showing on TV. Don’t feel like you aren’t doing a Great Job Couponing just because you don’t have a huge stockpile. You really only need enough items to get you thru to the next sale. I think it’s better to judge how you are doing by the money you spend monthly compared to what you used to spend before couponing. However, for the first few months of couponing you will probably be spending about the same amount while you are slowly stocking up!
If you are a New to Couponing, you may want to read the posts below: