Have you guys tried watching the show called Extreme Couponing on The Learning Channel? We’ve been watching this show for a few months now. It really got me interested and got me thinking. To be totally honest if we still lived in the States I’m pretty sure I will do some couponing but not as good as this people on the show. I’m not even going to do a third of what they are doing. They really are good at it. I’m really impressed and in awe of them. Wishing though that lots of people will do the same. This show is also a big hit for my kids.
I wonder if there is a time that the Philippines will use coupons for something to buy in the store. I doubt it. But you’ll never know I guess. Couponing will really a big hit here. A lot of people here will definitely use the coupon. I really wonder what will happened to the cash register here if the coupon will almost wipe out the amount that was suppose to be paid. In the States the cash register sometimes has some problems, and it will take a long time to check out. They have to call the manager so that he/she can adjust something at the computer system. Hmm, It ain’t gonna happen here. In here the manager will just say our machine will not accept it and they won’t do anything. I have seen on the show that the people that uses the coupon, it will take like an hour or so at the cashier to check out. If it takes that long there, how much more here? It will be much longer here, on top of that if the register starts rejecting the coupon, another hours on that too.
I was thinking of the couponing, because with the economy right now. I know its really hard work and total dedication, but hey if it help the family, why not. Some ladies even go to the extreme of dumpster diving for more coupons. Wow, they really are something. They will do anything to save money. Who will not try to save money nowadays. The last episode we saw the husband and wife were saving for a cruise in Europe. They wanted to buy groceries for under $50 and they want that they will not buy any groceries within 2 months so that they can used the money for the trip. They went to the grocery store and got all the groceries they wanted with the coupon of course. The total bill was $1,800-$1,900. With the coupon they just paid less than $20. I was really amazed by it. They were the best extreme couponing I’ve seen so far. Even our kids was in awe by it. It really amazes them that lots of the products were free and some of them the store would even pay them to get the product out of the shelves. Really amazing. My kids wanting and wishing for a coupon here to use at the store. At Toys R Us especially. Ha ha ha…
I am also overjoyed watching some of the coupon guru helping the troops and other charities. They will shop and spent some money and lots of the stuff they bought with coupon and the products they bought will go to the charity they support. I’m really humbled by what they did. One couple even bought like 200 pair of blue jeans and gave them to the homeless or something. At the check out counter they look like celebrities. People would take pictures, and when the cashier would say that your total cost and the saving and you save 97%. The other customer would usually grasp in disbelief and made comment like amazing, wish I could do that.
Well, if one of you tried already, good for you. Keep it up. To those who are wanting to save, try to watch the show. If you can save a hundred bucks or two every purchase its worth it a try then. Happy shopping everybody. Wish we have coupon here now with the Abreeza shopping mall and the True Value just open. Man I wish we have that coupon thing here. Wishful thinking you guys. Really I wish, 😉