Stockpiling Saturday – “Is Extreme Couponing real?” The question I get all the time is “Shelley, is the show, Extreme Couponing real?” It never fails that this question will be asked in every class, every public speaking event, every community service event, or in the grocery store! My answer: It is very extreme and not realistic! Many people then follow up with “why?” Here is what I think!
First of all who in the world eats 200 bottles of hot sauce! It would evaporate before I used it! If you are a person who lives on condiments alone then you may always eat FREE! Otherwise, you will pay something! My other point about 200 bottles of hot sauce is who wants to have 200 bottles donated to them?
The other thing they do not show you is how they make use of Catalinas, store rewards, and store promotional incentives (gift cards when you buy things!) That is a HUGE key! We teach all of this in our classes! If you are interested in classes take a look at our Coupon Classes! There is tons and tons of information on our site. Start out by reading Stockpiling 101!
We make a point to tell people we do not participate in shelf clearing, we think it is wrong! We do not promote any type of unnecessary stockpiling! We only stockpile for our families and what we think we can use! We also stockpile items for donations but do so responsibly. I personally look at Stockpiling like I do life. I try to do it fair and honest!
Stockpiling 101 Series: