Extreme Couponing Education: Don’t Be Brand Specific

August 15, 2012 Leave a Comment

Because they don’t tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing. TLC’s Extreme Couponing is really not about education it is more about entertainment. Our goal is to educate you and empower you to save money for your family.


We have been talking about how one of the myths of couponing is that coupons are only for processed foods, junk food or food my family does not eat. I also told you we were featured in the New York Times Magazine and many of the people writing in the comments accused us of only eating junk foods. All of this brought me to the conclusion that some people just need to be educated in the way we save money on food and still eat healthy. This week I am going to talk about how part of the secret to eating healthy and using coupons is to be willing to try new brands.

Don’t Be Brand Specific

Say good-bye to loyalties: Before I learned how to really use coupons effectively I bought mostly generic products. I did not care if my green beans were green giant or store brand. To me green beans are green beans it does not matter what the label says. So it was easy for my to forget brand loyalty when I started to coupon because I did not really have many brand loyalties.

Don’t pass up stock-up prices: If you want to get the bottom line lowest prices on food you have to be willing to try new brands. Your favorite brands are not always going to be what is on sale.

You might find a new favorite: When you are willing to try new brands you not only save more money but sometimes you find a new favorite. One time I bought some Pillsbury Mini Brownies for $0.25 a box because they were on a good sale. The brownies did not call for eggs or oil only water, so I was not sure they would be good. It turns out they were good and because they did not call for anything extra they did not cost me any more money to make them. They also came with disposable trays to bake in so I did not have to wash any pans. So in this case trying something new turned out to be something  we liked.

Learn more about our discussion on eating healthy and still saving money! Look forward to the following. Here are the other topics…

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