Wednesday 24 February 2016

I Need to Do Sums

I love, love, love the show 'Extreme Couponing'.  It is an American show, on TLC mainly over here, and I love it.  For those who are interested but have never come across it, here's a link to one of the shows on YouTube - link.  There was also a sort of competition where over $12,000 of groceries was donated to the local shelters - another link.

I look at awe as they use literally hundreds of coupons.  There seems to be stacks and stacks and stacks of them.  The programme shows them literally getting hundreds of dollars off their bills (although I believe there are suspicions about sharp practices at times)  There isn't the same coupon culture over here, but I looked at the MSE Extreme Couponing page to see what I could do. 

You have to do the sums.  If I go physically to a supermarket then I need to pay £6.30 in bus fares and I can only buy what I can carry back on the bus.  If I get a Tesco Delivery pass I pay £6 per month and all sorts can be delivered.  Tomorrow I am getting four packs of the 40 wash size Ariel delivered with my groceries as it is half price at £5.50 instead of £11 and according to that is about as low as it gets.  I think it only comes around every six months or so, and I was finally running out from last time.  I would struggle to get those big cartons on the bus.  I am also having problems getting out the house so to be brutally honest I don't think I could do it.  

On the other hand, most coupons seem to need you to be present in the shop.  

I think I will have to work on it.  In the meantime I have eight episodes of Extreme Couponing saved on the tv and I plan to sit there with my knitting and enjoy!  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you have a good deal with the delivery pass, if it costs less than one trip to the store in bus fares. As for Extreme Couponing, that's a whole different world! Enjoy watching the show!