When I feel I have too much food I donate to the local food bank, that should be what you do with free or very cheap items, heck make it its own shelf for that specific reason.
DO the same if you bulk buy something and say your kids dont like it. I have even gone as far as food pantrying my friends. Hey do you need…. I have extra and I know they are not financially well off either.
I agree! I have the food pantry and the Vets stop by every 3 weeks. They , haters n such, dont realize all we do. Thank u for all u do! Ragu here was 10 for I had. I asked ahead because they had a store name on them but they were manufacturer coupons. I paid 1. The people in line behind me were so rude, but its free and we use it..
I do joke that it looks like some of the shoppers on EC will be on one of the Hoarding shows eventually! Could we easily use less? How much would get us through 6 or 12 months? Extreme Couponing is making couponers look like hoarders and I can understand that the average person who see it as hoarding.
However, seasoned couponers know that sales come in cycles so in order to maximize overall savings, there is a need to buy as much as you can when there is a sale. I think there is a balance between what people see on the television and reality. The couponers are putting on a show and they are getting paid to do this.
They are always smiling as they are shopping asnd exclaiming how much they are getting and that can be seen as selfish or giddy. Most of us are not like that. I want to get in and get out as quickly and quietly as possible. So why not. When someone is annoyed with me. Oh well they can throw away the 10 — 50 dollars if they want to. The other thing I want to mention is if you listen to their stories almost all of them have had a catestrophic event propel them forward to the point they are at.
It can be pretty intense.
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This is a great post. I did 3 trips of 20 each and every time someone in line commented about extreme couponing. The sad thing is that I go through at least a box a week and this will last 10 months or so, but we really need them, and I will use every box, and saved some money in the process.
I have coupons for them so I bought a lot of them cause I knew they would use them. Some people might think that is hording but it is called being smart.
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They could use the extra help and I had the time to get it for them. I know people give the looks when you do buy in bulk and some cashiers are not so nice either, but they should be thankful that people are shopping in their stores. So many business have failed and closed they should appreciate our business. Another point about Hoarding as opposed to stocking up to me there is a certain element of selfishness to hoarding-where you are snatching up a resource that is in limited supply and not allowing others the opportunity to purchase it.
I agree. Ok done gettin cranky about her. Recently I bought 20 bottles of LifeWater for 25 cents each. I felt no shame and wish I could have gotten more. My 3 daughters will go through that in less than a month! Thanks for your post. One thing I do is I put all my bargains in a box, and then at Christmas I divide all the products up between my 3 adult kids and their family.
I then give it to them as a Christmas gift with all the products they use. They really appreciate the gift boxes and I feel better about sharing the bargains that I get with them. It all helps when times are tough like it is now.
That being said: make a decision as to what is your inventory point and stick with it. Some people aim for a three month stockpile.
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Some for six. But when you hit the goal you wish to provide for your own family, stop. The surplus needs to go to another home. I live in a community where volunteer service and charitable works are part of the year-round local culture, so a typical family needs to be able and ready to respond to civic club and classroom-hosted donation drives in the first place.
Loved this post! I recently had someone ask me if I was like the lady on Extreme Couponing and why do I need all that food. People tend to have a hard time separating what they see on tv with what couponing is really like. I just bought a bunch of free pasta. They don't do it because they have to, they do it because it has become or has almost become an addiction.
Seriously, research addictions. I remember an episode where a woman's collection had twice outgrown the space originally intended for it, and was slowly seeping into her husband's space. That loss of control is what turns me off to this apparent growing trend.
I guess maybe they're not given as much shit for being shopaholics because they're buying stuff like food and health products. I've seen episodes of intervention where shopaholics are confronted because they can't control themselves, and i see that being the future for a lot of the people on this show.
Really now, if i had enough food to last me a year, i wouldn't shop till that shit ran out. Posted by: rhuer formally known as circle jerkette Thursday, June 16, at AM. After reading all these comments I agree with whoever it was that said today's "Extreme Couponers" are tomorrows "Hoarders" with an entire room turned over to the boxes of toothpaste and laundry detergent that they saved money on. These are the people that seem proud of the fact that every spare square inch of their house is filled with crap they saved money on. Maybe that's why shows like "CSI" and "Bones" have done shows where they find hoarders who have died in the maze of crap in their homes.
Well, I can understand for groceries and all that From the point of view of a retail slave. As long as they aren't annoying about it I don't mind multiple-coupon people. As in they don't complain if I tell them they can't used their non-full punch card. They don't decide at the end of the purchase that they want me to void everything out and ring it up in different groups to pay separately. They tell me ahead of time they have coupons.
And don't whine if their coupon is clearly expired! However, my personal opinion of extreme couponing is that it's stupid.