This is a free website (BargainBeliever.com — homepage) that will help you use coupons effectively. It also shares general great deals on family fun in Arizona.
The website is usually updated many times a day.
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I hear that the season premiere of Extreme Couponing is airing right now. We don’t have cable, so I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve heard and read a lot about it and have been asked many questions.
Can you save like that in Arizona? Yes, no, maybe so!?!? You can save a lot, but . . . There was a show that aired with an Arizona shopper who shopped at Fry’s. I’m not sure exactly what she saved or everything she did, but I know she broke the written coupon policy that Fry’s has. Later, Fry’s said the show was for “promotional purposes only.” I don’t fully understand that, but that would make the answer NO — at least unless you can make it on the show to promote Fry’s! At the same time, I believe the answer can be YES, if you invest as much time and energy as they do.
In Arizona, all grocery stores that double coupons will only double three identical coupons. The remaining ones are taken at face value. The managers are also allowed to impose limits, if they desire.
If you want to see specific store policies, for Arizona, I’ve have link to all of them HERE. Feel free to leave a comment or email me if you have a question.
It’s pretty unfair for me to judge the show since I haven’t seen it. However, my remote assessment is that you can learn some great principles from it and maybe some not-so-great principles too. The show’s title is “EXTREME,” so you should expect nothing less. Don’t be disappointed when you go to the store and don’t save what they do. The reality is they don’t save that much each time they go and they probably invested more time than you care to. They also had to purchase all those coupons or dumpster dive, which I consider to be an overlooked expense . . . in time or dollars.
The bottom line for me is that I love saving money for my family, but I have a deeper love for my family and other things in life. I can’t let it consume me, which is sometimes a temptation. I consider bargain hunting a hobby that happens to have more financial benefits than most hobbies.
Truth be told — I’ve grown to enjoy uncovering the deals more than getting them. I feel like I’ve conquered my challenge after I figure out what they are. Thanks for using my coupon match ups and other deals I post on Bargain Believer. It brings a smile to my face to know that somebody got the deals when I’m feeling too lazy to leave the house to round them up for myself. :)
Enjoy the coupon journey, but don’t let it consume you!