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I know about basic couponing and the concept of Super Couponing. Essentially you take these little discounts and mix them with sales in order to buy a large quantity of an item. I happen to notice that a lot of people use local groceries when it comes to performing their couponing feats and the groceries here don't do anything like double couponing or have loyalty cards.

This brings me to my question. Where do you get your information on couponing to an extreme? How do you succeed when the circumstances are put against you? What are some of the things you focus on when you coupon or is any product open game?

I'm willing to jump into this and see what happens so toss me a rope and pull me out of the deep water.

I suggest spending a lot of time on the slickdeals forums. They have a forum specifically for grocery couponing. You want knowledge then that is the place to look. They have a large community of people who know their stuff and even get advanced looks at the sales so that you know which coupons you need so you can order them or do whatever you need to do to get the best deals.

In Florida ,we don't have double coupons and neither of the stores I go to have loyalty cards. I just clip coupons out of the Sunday paper, and print them out online.

Then I get the weekly sales circulars from my favorite stores and see if any sale items match the coupons I have.

There is no "deep water". Couponing is not as complicated as people think it is.

Let's say that you have a coupon for 60 cents off Oscar Mayer hot dogs.
Look in the store circulars. If Walmart has Oscar Mayer hot dogs on sale for $1.50, buy them there with your 60 cent coupon and they will cost you 90 cents.
If you have 10 of those 60 cent coupons, and you buy 10 packs of those hot dogs at $1.50 each using your coupons, then you just saved $6 and you will see your total at checkout go down by $6.

Now just do that with other products and you'll see bigger savings.

Very good advice. I prefer to aim for realistic couponing rather than any kind of extreme couponing like the way they show it on TV. I've been surfing on the slickdeals forums and they are a treasure-trove of information!

I would classify myself as a casual couponer and I started with this site http://www.couponing101.com/getting-started/

Another good blog is
http://www.moneysavingqueen.com/March-2011/Couponing-101-How-Do-I-Get-St...

Lots of advice on how to get started and even to work your way up to an extreme couponer's lifestyle. The blog even has a database of usable coupons and online promo codes for a variety of items.

Like above, the extreme couponing bloggers are about a dime a dozen these days. The key is to find one in your region so that the stores are the same.

Hip2save is pretty good, and southernsavers is another one that is very well done, but if you don't have any of the stores listed on these in your area you'd be out of luck.

Drug store deal websites are universal. The deals are nationwide in any CVS, Walgreens or Rite Aid, so that might be where you start. I actually use the most coupons and get the best savings at drugstores over my grocery store, where I do better to simply find things on sale.

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