Extreme Couponing is on the horizon again. TLC has turned it into a full series. Now, I know this is a heated discussion on both ends of the spectrum and I am not getting into that. What I do want to discuss is what happens if your stores don’t play along. What happens if you can’t get the same savings?
This Florida girl is used to shop at Publix – Where shopping is a pleasure. Uh, Yeah it is! Their BOGO deals, and coupon stacking make it easy to save money. While I was depressed that they didn’t double coupons, I could still save money weekly without a problem. If I wanted to Extreme Coupon it was possible.
Then there are those of you that have those Kroger deals with double coupons. That is where you can rake in some mega savings. I am reminded of a recent article that I saw. Some of the most extreme couponers are in the southeast. I now know why!
Stores other places don’t offer the same great savings and deals! Since moving to Iowa it has been very difficult for me to have the same type of Extreme Savings. The stores here do not offer BOGOs or Double Coupons. Their sales really aren’t that great either. I have found that my best bet is Target, Walmart, and Walgreens.
I understand that stores have to make a profit. How is it that the Extreme Savings stores of the Southeast are able to show a profit with their mega savings?? They are so enticing to customers that they make up for those savings in quantity of product sold. Plus, not every shopper uses coupons and takes advantage of the savings.
If this is true, and the stores make their money back ten fold, how do we convince the other stores to play along? I wish I knew. All I can say is that the customers need to speak up. Tell your stores what you want. What you would like to see. What would make you more loyal to their store. These are all things that get big chains listening.
So, does the store in your area offer great deal? Or do you feel left out of the Extreme Couponing craze?