Coupon Q&A with the Queen

Coupon Q&A with the Queen

Coupon Q&A with the Queen




Posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Updated Friday, May 11 at 12:01 PM

It has been quite awhile since I have had a Q&A post but recently, I received a letter (as in stamps, envelope kinda letter) to my office believe it or not so I thought it might be time for some Questions & Answers!

{Q&A with the Queen}

From Joyce....

Q: Do you teach Extreme Couponing?

A: Uh, nope. I do teach reality couponing though. If you'd like to get started, be sure to check out our Couponing 101 post. I've found my workshops recently attract quite a few people wanting to know how to be an extreme couponer but truthfully, that is not what real couponers look like. Real couponers have jobs and kids and don't like to spend 40 hours a week cutting coupons. Real couponers stock up just until the next sale not for Y3K. And, real couponers are real people who shop smart and save money. Period.

From Adam...

Q: I do all the shopping at my house and just discovered you and coupons. I want to use coupons, but the abbreviations confuse me. Help!

A: Here is a link to the common coupon abbreviations. It can be confusing if you're not used to it especially when you read the matchups so be sure to check out this post too A Matchup Decoded.

Via Twitter...

Q: What is the average amount people save with coupons?

A: Good question. If you are just starting out, you will likely save about 25-35% in the beginning. As you learn how to shop smart and plan your menu around sales & coupons, you'll begin to save 50-80% on your grocery bill. It can be done and it is not difficult. Just be sure to give yourself a little bit of grace in the beginning, it will take some time to get the hang of it!

From Jill...

Q: How long have you been couponing? How much time do you spend each week?

A: I grew up couponing so I have been doing it for quite awhile but I did not start seriously strategically shopping until about 6 years ago. I spend on average 45 minutes a week sometimes an hour planning my menu, cutting coupons and gearing up for shopping trip. The savings are well worth the time and again, we're not talking hours here just about an hour a week.

From Eric...

Q: What would be an ideal date night for you?

A: You know, candlelight dinner, a walk on the beach....JUST KIDDING.

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