I’ve seen TLC’s megahit, “Extreme Couponing” on many occasions, and each time I view it I’m left asking this question: Where are these people shopping that they can double or triple their coupons?
Clearly, not in Wisconsin.
I don’t know of any grocery store in the state that doubles coupons.
And if I am wrong, I would love for you to let me know.
I could actually save money if I’m incorrect. What a concept.
I am an avid coupon-er, though I don’t dumpster dive nor do I steal newspapers from other people’s homes.
Rather, I simply use what I have at grocery stores that cater to budget conscious shoppers. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that some stores are more willing to aid frugal shoppers than others.
Kroger: The good news is that the chain is one of a select few that doubles (and on certain dates, triples) grocery coupons. The bad news is that the store is not located in every state.
Meijer: You see this chain featured a lot on “Extreme Couponing,” likely because they accept traditional coupons, Internet coupons, perks coupons you can load to your cell phone, and Mealbox coupons. In addition, the store also participates in the Upromise college savings program which can help you offset expensive educational costs.
Aldi: The no-frills market is known for its super low prices on food essentials. The quality of the products is on par with fancier grocery stores, but the variety is limited. In addition, you have to bring your own bags and fill them yourself, as there are no employees on hand to do so. Finally, Aldi doesn’t accept credit cards or checks, so be sure to come with cash.
Target and Wal-Mart: The bog box retailers both have full grocery sections in them now, and for the most part you can find decent deals. SuperTarget allows you to combine coupons and each week it runs sales and promotions where you can earn store gift cards when purchasing specific food items. I am not a huge fan of Wal-Mart’s stingy coupon policy, but the retailer does feature low prices on grocery staples.
Where do you shop for groceries?