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So I had to ask myself at 40 years old with a recession that was hitting home pretty hard and a family to provide for…”what can I do to save some money for my family“?  Sound familiar?  I knew couponing would help to some extent as I had saved a few dollars here and there through the years, but until I got waist deep into it, I had no idea the volume of savings that were possible.

Now I’m ready to take things to the next level and provide not only goods purchased at extreme discount to local organizations in need, but also to help others that are struggling to find their way through the madness that is, “Extreme Couponing”.  I’m dedicating the next chapter in this book to helping the novice to get where I was able to get as quickly as possible.  I want people to say, “I am now saving hundreds monthly because of The Coupon Hubby.  It would fill my heart to hear that someone was able to stay in their home becuase the savings that they made through my links and my advice allowed them to cover the mortgage payment where there previously seemed to be no hope.

The thing I’ve noticed in my abbreviated time couponing is that this seems to be a field primarily dominated by females, and even in trying to get some of my co-workers on board with saving money via couponing, it has been a serious struggle. I don’t know if there’s a male stigma about carrying around coupons or a feeling as if they are relying on coupons to save, that they aren’t really “successful“. Honestly…I don’t know.

The fact is, I have found that through careful planning and creative shopping strategies, you can save hundreds…no…thousands of dollars a year.

So…I’ve decided to throw my proverbial hat into the ring as the the overwhelmingly obvious minority to see if I can add a perspective on saving that will hopefully get more guys to understand that it’s OK to save money with coupons, and hopefully provide a different angle on the whole saving paradigm for the females that choose to use my site – from a Husband and Dad’s perspective.

If you’re new to the idea of Extreme Couponing, there are some ideas that you will want to familiarize yourself with, as they will be the lifeblood of your endeavor.

Couponing 101 – Start Here!

 

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    • Kenny Heard on August 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm
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    ok im still trying to figuire out how u do this,which means im calling myself slow i reckon.6 bottles A&H detergent
    2 bottles SoftScrub
    2 Lysol wipes
    2 Bagel-fuls
    1 Activia
    (to get the total above $50 so I could buy two $50 gas cards for $40…)
    Retail: $57.75 – My Total…FREE (using the $20 overage between the two gas cards).

    i wont to be able to do this so u might to spell it out for me in a easier way.dont no why im having a hard time figuiring it out but i am.im 48 yrs old with a 10 yr old son.so please help.

    thank you,
    kenny

    1. Kenny,

      This is one that requires “backwards thinking”. Imagine if I told you I would give you $10 if you gave me say…$5. Obviously you’d take it I presume. Right now (until 8/18) Publix has a promotion going on whereby they will let you buy a $50 gas card for $40 (basically handing you $10 in free cash) for every $25 you spend (pre-coupon) in their store.

      So…for anyone that goes to Publix that has a total sale value of more than $25 that DOESN’T also get a gas card is essentially throwing away $10 cash (because of the discounted card).

      That said, if you go to Publix and your total is say….$15 – then (again because the gas card is for $10 discount) anything that you bought between $15 and $25 (if you buy the gas card) would essentially be free…

      So now if you throw some of the amazing deals that are out there this week on top of it all, since the $25 figure has to be PRE-COUPON, not post-coupon, you can get to $25 pretty easily and with the right coupons, drive it down to $10 pretty easily…and then the discount your gas card will give you ($10) will take care of that last $10, so basically you end up with a $50 gas card and $25 worth of groceries that you paid a total of $50 for. The $50 gas card is a wash for the $50 and essentially you got all the groceries in that $25 purchase….for free.

      Hopefully that helps? If not I can throw a real simplistic transaction out there for you – the KEY is that if you are at the register and your pre-coupon total is $15, get $10 worth of stuff and add a discount gas card because that $10 (whatever it was) was paid for by the discount.

      Let me know if you have further questions, and good luck!!!
      Shawn
      The “Coupon Hubby”

    • Libby on October 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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    Just started couponing on your site….love it!

    Question…..I’m an iPad 1 user and the coupon print site doesnt interface with iPad for printing wirelessly. I thought I’d be really smart and go through dropbox…but even the download worked through dropbox….it would not forward to on any of my apps.

    I can print by copying it to my pictures….but, so far none of them will save to pix.

    Any ideas for ipad users? Have a laptop too….but, it is SO S L O W….. To go that route.

    Thanks for any ideas.

  1. Hi Shawn,

    It was so nice to meet you and your wife on Friday night.

    Please encourage all of your blog followers to consider donating extra soap, shampoo, razors, and laundry detergent to The Oasis. It’s a drop in center for homeless people where their children can do homework, they can look for a job online, get a shower, do their laundry, and even get a haircut. It’s run by The Sharing Center and the contact person there is Mark A.

    600 N US Highway 17 92 # 128
    Longwood, FL 32750-3637
    (407) 260-2617

    1. The pleasure was all ours…I just now left a message with The Sharing Center and hopefully will hear back from them shortly to see how I can help them out.

      Thanks for the heads up on such a worthy cause and I look forward to assisting those in need.

      If there’s anything else I can do, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Thanks again,
      Shawn
      The “Coupon Hubby”

    • Angie on January 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm
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    I just wanted to pass along what I got at Walgreens today. They have $5 register reward WYB $15 in Aleve product. I got 4 bottles (130 count bonus size) Aleve Caplets the price was $6.49 ea, for a total of $25.96. I had (2) $5 off coupons WYB 2 Aleve, bringing my total down to $15.96 OOP. If you then you take the $5 RR I earned, its like I paid $10.96 for 520 caplets or $2.74 a bottle. The regular retail price was $9.99 ea! Woohoo

    1. Very nicely done Angie!!! 🙂

    • tashea on January 6, 2012 at 8:47 am
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    so im watching these vids where they are getting tons of one product absolutely free.. can you give me an example of how they are able to do this? Are they using multiple coupons for the same product?

    1. Most likely they are purchasing coupons off the web. Depending on the product, they would be from the manufacturer (as was the case with the Coke Zero promotion) or it could be an “internal coupon” that is sent out to the public.

      The unfortunate part about it is the misconception people then get from these “free” items, as they are not truly “free” if you are spending 30% of face value to get the coupons themselves.

      Good luck in your savings!!!
      Shawn
      The “Coupon Hubby”

    • Dania on July 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm
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    Save on Kleenex Hand Towels! Check out the special offer for up to $1.00 off.

    URL: https://www.kleenex.com/handtowels/?src=STbo

    Ends: 07/27/2012

    • Christine on November 15, 2012 at 12:34 am
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    Winn Dixie has a lot of BOGO sales plus gas perks, but they only accept Manufacturer and Winn Dixie coupons and the gas perks are only valid at Shell Gas Stations. I hope to see their store included. My husband and I just went there today (at the corner of University Blvd and Goldenrod Rd) and combined a “2 for $1” with a BOGO to get Nissan Cup Noodles for only $0.25 each using our Winn Dixie card.

  2. Hi,

    I wanted to give you a heads up that CouponsDaily.com has named you as one of the year’s “10 Best Coupon Blogs for Dads.” The rankings were published this morning, and we’ll be promoting it on-site and through other social media channels over the coming days:

    http://www.couponsdaily.com/blog/10-best-coupon-blogs-for-dads/

    You have the bragging rights, so feel free to share the news on your blog and with your followers! Let me know if I can be of any help in promoting the news.

    Have a great day,
    Hayley

    1. Wow – I’m truly honored…

      Anything you can do to help spread the word so we can work together to help people through their financial struggles and “pay it forward” to those in need is obviously greatly appreciated.

      Thank you for letting me know,
      Shawn
      “The Coupon Hubby”

      1. Shawn,

        Thanks for your response! You deserve the recognition.

        I’m glad you got in touch because I was wondering if you would be interested in guest blogging for us. If so, I can send you the details. We love the work you do and think your content would make a great addition to the site.

        We also have some badges for those on the list if you’re interested in me sending them to you. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

        Thanks,
        Hayley

  3. Hi Shawn,

    I was hoping you had a few minutes available this week to discuss a new revenue opportunity that we’ve integrated on similar sites to yours. We essentially help other bloggers and general consumer sites monetize their survey/sign up, newsletter and purchase traffic.

    We integrate our ad unit into your sign up process, by doing so, it brings great brands to your consumers and a new revenue opportunity to your bottom-line.

    If this sounds like something you’re interested in exploring I’d love to hop on a call. Do you have some time next week?

    Cheers,
    Katie

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