You all know I'm a frugal one, right? Last night after work I was having my Sleepytime tea and channel surfing for something to watch until the tea kicked in. I settled on TLC's Extreme Couponing show and was intrigued. It is amazing how these shoppers can buy thousands of dollars of goods for hardly anything, or in some cases come out with a gift card for $57.00 because their coupons were more than their total. Totally fascinating! There were a few things that stuck out in my mind though:
* How many bottles of hot sauce does one household really need? One has lasted way beyond it's expiration date in this house!
* How many papers do I have to buy to get all those coupons?
* Are all the checkout people going to take a break when they see me coming?
* Where am I going to put all that stuff? My pantry and cupboards are already pretty full.
I know I could save more if I put a little more effort into couponing, but how much time will preparing for this take? Do any of you coupon to the max? Guess I could parlay those savings into fabric purchases. How about coupons for notions...that's something I could jump all over!