Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Confessions of An Extreme Couponing Las Vegas Girl

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Confessions of an Extreme Couponer:
  1. I am an Extreme Couponer in Las Vegas!
  2. I do NOT have a problem!
  3. It is a sport or a game to me, but that is just to make it fun.
  4. The reason I started: My husband was laid off from his construction job and I was home with 3 young kids. I couldn't afford to go back to work, I'd be paying more in daycare than I was making. I had to do something and I found Couponing! Now I make more, by saving my husband's take home pay than I would have otherwise.
  5. I do not spend 40hrs Couponing; well...I do on the blog- but that is to save you time!!! 
  6. I spend about 3-5 hrs per week on my own shopping!
  7. I do NOT have a coupon binder that I consider another "child"; I virtual file and clip when I'm ready- it saves me time!!! I do carry it in this nifty binder though (the loose ones and some whole inserts)
  8. I do know more than most cashiers regarding their stores' coupon policy!
  9. I do have several years worth of stockpile in certain areas and I am not ashamed.
  10. I am not a proclaimed shelf clearer, some times it happens but I am not over indulgent - I typically pre-order if the quantity is large.
  11. I save on retail, dining out, entertainment and more- I think I am a "smart shopper" not cheap!
  12. I was using coupons before they were "cool"; before Groupon...LOL!
  13. When I really have excess of something: I donate or give it away!
  14. I NEVER pass up a FREE food item- there is no tax here!
  15. I rarely pass up a Free non-food item!
  16. I ALWAYS buy money maker items, but I respect limits placed by the stores!
  17. I shop at many stores, I am an equal opportunity shopper: Walgreens, CVS, Albertsons, Vons, Smith's, Food 4 Less, Fresh & Easy, Sam's, Costco, Smart & Final, Trader Joes, Target, and Wal-mart - not all every week!
  18. I do have a life outside of Couponing: I have 4 amazing kids and a terrific hubby!
  19. My husband knows that he is in the doghouse if he buys something without a coupon!
  20. My kids grab coupons from the blink machines in the grocery aisle and frequently ask, "Do we have a coupon for this?"
  21. I get lots of inserts and frequently order coupons online!
  22. I have a passion for saving money and spreading the word!

My name is Jackie and I am an Extreme Couponer!


  1. Hi Jackie! I live in Vegas too & just started couponing about a month ago. I love it! My husband has also been laid off for a while in the construction trade & we have 3 kids too. I'm glad I found you here & will take any advice & tips for couponing. Thanks so much!

  2. Hi Jackie! I love in las vegas as well, just started couponing about a month ago as well. thanks for the website! ;D

  3. I'm just getting started with couponing - man oh man is it confusing! Are there any stores here in Vegas that double coupons?

  4. I'll be following you from now on! I live in Vegas & will be laid off for the summer! So, couponing here I come!

  5. Hi Jackie! I live in Las Vegas as well. I have been couponing for a long time, but just recently I took it to "another level"! LOL! I am really starting to get the hang of the CVS and Walgreens deals, which can be amazing. I am so glad I stumbled upon your site!

  6. Hi Jackie,

    You are like a God sent coupon angel..I am pregnant with our first babies..TWINS!! I can no longer work. So not only am I on bedrest stuck with the TV on TLC watching extreme couponing but all I have is the sales ads and laptop. My fiancee is working so hard to supplement my income being gone so anyway I can help take some of the financial pressure off of him..I AM WILLING!!

  7. Hi Jackie,

    My husband also had been laid off from construction for two years. He finally found a part time job(only working 12 hrs a week) as a valet parker. I work and have a 14 year old son. My check pays the bills and that's it. My husbands pays necessities. I got in to couponing also. I do very well when it comes to household items, but can't quit get the grocery store down. I was so glad to find someone here in Vegas. One gal that I used to get her newsletter lived in Colorado. There policy are way different plus they have stores we have never heard of here in Vegas. I hope I can do better now that I found you. I am thinking about attending one of your workshops, so maybe we may meet in person soon

  8. Hey Jackie!

    I am a 20 year old college student and i am just not starting to coupon! I really am trying to save as much as I can! I went to the walmart last night to get groceries and ended up pay $191. After i saw that there is no way i am paying that much again when i simply do not have the money! is there any advice you could give me to start off? I have never even clipped one coupon before but i am willing to do everything i can now!
    Thank you so much!

  9. Hey! I am a 25yr Single mom in Vegas who just learned about Extreme Couponing. I have no idea what I am doing but am excited to get started! If anyone wants to team up or has advice my email is

  10. Hi Jackie
    Glad to see your in Las Vegas Couponing. I myself just started couponing. Like all the other stories I have just read. I am a mother of three as well and we owned a business for 15 years and for the last 2years we have had no income. Now its down to the grind. I have no choice but to coupon and bring food to the table. I refuse to go on welfare or food stamps.I will learn this thing and do what it takes. I also think it is fun and to help other women in the same boat is just another blessing that can be passed. I look forward to attending a seminar for this avenue. Thank you for sharing your stories.
    Good luck everyone of you.


  11. Hello I have a question?? Sorry if it seems silly, how do you determine the quanity needed for your items to be low cost or free??

  12. It depends on the promo and store deal. We highlight those freebies every week for you here at MyVegasMommy

  13. Can someone reach out and help me get started on extreme couponing. With this economy it's hard trying to budget for a family of four. Please help.....
    My e-mail is

  14. Can anyone help me I have no idea how to do this any help would be greatly appreciated? Thank you. My email is .

  15. Divya z
    hello please can someone help me if you can teach me i will help you going grocery shopping with you please. My email is thank you somuch



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