Extreme Couponing in Burnsville?

Is there anywhere in Burnsville where I could do Extreme Couponing? How are those people getting away with such a haul of goods? I'm amazed by those people. I also think they are a little nuts.

I've been watching that new show on TLC, "Extreme Couponing," and I'm disgusted and intrigued at the same time.

On one hand, I think those people need psychiatric help.  It isn't normal or healthy to spend 40 hours a week pouring over newspaper inserts and internet sites looking for coupons and sales.  Sitting your child in a dumpster and then praising them for finding discarded coupons is contemptible.  She should be ashamed.

I was disturbed by the woman who bought 60 bottles of calcium supplements because between the in-store sale and her coupons, they actually had to pay her $1 per bottle.  Getting $1 back for every bottle you purchase is great and I can see how that would obviously help reduce her total grocery bill.  But what did she do with all those bottles of calcium supplements when she got home?

On the other hand- I'm astounded and impressed.  I'm evidently not trying hard enough.  I clip the coupons that come in the Sunday newspaper.  But coupons for 25 cents off something that will cost me $12.99 seem like they're not even worth the effort to go get the scissors.  I don't seem to find the in-store deals to coincide with my coupons often enough, and when I do, I don't have 40 of those coupons so I can't buy their entire stock.

Besides, don't stores have limits on what they'll let you do with coupons?  Don't most coupons say things like "limit 4 per customer" or "do not double?"  Are there any stores in Burnsville, or anywhere in the south metro for that matter, where this kind of shopping is possible?

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Kathy Meckle November 17, 2011 at 03:55 AM
Valerie. Could you please send the tips to me at kathleen_schwartz@yahoo.com. I am unable to make the Eagan meeting. Keep me in mind if you meet in or near the northern suburbs.
Jen November 17, 2011 at 04:21 AM
Hi, I would love to get some tips about couponing in MN, Jennifer.lennartson@yahoo.com my family is all in Burnsville! Thanks
Amy Tucker November 17, 2011 at 06:15 PM
Anyone had any luck with K-mart? Do ours double coupons? I haven't had any luck finding info online. It looks like they may be working with Extreme couponing on TLC as the last few episodes highlighted them. I shop mostly Rainbow/CVS and a little at Cub. I should start branching out. If anyones interested on getting together for a couponing event on the weekends let me know. :) I'm in Farmington (near lakeville) Amalena77@gmail.com or Mrstcoupon@gmail.com. Happy Clippin'! Amy
Lisa November 24, 2011 at 03:23 AM
Hi Valerie! Could you email me and tell me how to get started?? lisam8503@gmail.com . I usually shop at Target, but it seems like I might be going at it all wrong! Would love some tips!
Cassandra Ireland December 03, 2011 at 08:43 PM
I'm trying to get into couponing and could really use some advice on how to get started. Any tips would be helpful or if there are any stores that people have had the best luck at. If people are getting together sometime I would like to come and learn some things if possible. My email is cassie.connolly26@gmail.com.
Stacy Holland December 06, 2011 at 07:40 AM
Hello, I had started couponing and did ok for a few months, but just got overwhelmed. Are any of you planning any future meetings? I'd love to be part of a regular MN Couponing Group! Email me! Slholland@gmail.com
Brittany December 07, 2011 at 02:38 AM
I would also be interested in being part of a regular MN couponing Group. My email is bollbrittany@hotmail.com. Excited to hear from you all.
Brittany December 12, 2011 at 04:50 PM
where are you from? i am in the shakopee area and i have gotten some pretty amazing deals..
Brittany December 12, 2011 at 04:50 PM
where are you from? i am in the shakopee area and i have gotten some pretty amazing deals..
Brittany December 12, 2011 at 04:51 PM
i live in shakopee and am looking for a "couponing buddy" per say.. :)
Brittany December 12, 2011 at 04:53 PM
i would love to meet with you if your still looking for some tips and tricks, :) i live in shakopee and have been having a hard time finding people in my area that are even the slightest bit interested in couponing.
Brittany December 12, 2011 at 05:05 PM
i would love to join your group! i do have quite a bit of couponing knowledge. i have spent some time researching coupon policies for various stores and have been able to nab some amazing deal.. my email is ljr6311@yahoo.com
Brittany December 12, 2011 at 06:21 PM
its called the sat/early sunday paper and its typically the star tribune... i deliver for the star/trib, so im pretty sure that they do get it.. just look through the racks thouroughly..
kim January 04, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I would love to be part of a coupon group also. I am in Lakeville and just started getting into this. My email is Rgnonti@aol.com
Libby January 16, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Since it seems like there is a lot of local interest in meeting up and sharing about couponing, i was thinking of maybe starting a group on Meetup.com where we could all plan times and places to get together to learn about couponing, share coupons, have item/clothing swaps, maybe even go on shopping outings to help each other look for deals. Before I start this--there is a fee to create a club on that site so people would have to be willing to pitch in to cover the hosting fees--i wanted to see if thats something that interest any of you? If you are not already on meetup.com you totally should be- its a great way to meet new people!
Libby January 23, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I started up a group on meetup.com for people to come together to discuss different ways to save. this will include coupon discussions. Come join us- www.meetup.com/Dakota-County-Thrifty-Spenders/
Kathleen Klingberg June 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM
can you please help me be a couponer my name is Kathy and I live in Shakopee my email is opeefuzz3@hotmail.com.
Adam Poston October 21, 2012 at 04:13 AM
My wife and I have been looking into to couponing in the Western, WI and Woodbury, MN areas. We need some help!!! I think the Extreme Couponing show seems a little unreal, but we would love to try it. If anyone could help please email me @ adam_poston@yahoo.com Thanx a million!!!!
andrea stanaitis December 09, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I really want to get started doing this!! I need someone to "train" me on how to maximize the potential. Please contact me by email at andrea.alisha@live.com Maybe you would be interested in doing a group shopping trip.
frank sidoti January 13, 2013 at 04:05 AM
hello my name is frankee and i am extreamly interested in learing how to do this along with my boyfriend i a 24 he is 23 we both have seen the tv show and are completly interested in learing how to do this if any one is willing to teach us we are willing to learn this is my email we can email talk about meeting at a coffee shop and talk about what needs happen to learn this is my enail i hope to hear from you thanks ladies frankee.s.1988@gmail.com
Thriftydiva January 14, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Hello all I've been couponing for few months now but I don't know anyone that coupons. I would love to meet up with anybody to share tips, tricks and even coupon swap! If anyone's interested please email me rahunt22@Gmail.com Thanks
Felicia January 18, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Hello all, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me start couponing. I get cutting them and looking for sells, however I would love to have someone come sit down with me and really explain how they do theirs and how I can start my own. I would love to meet up with a group as well. Please feel free to send me an email! Thanks, Felicia Felicia.Polk@gmail.com
Shelli Johnson February 05, 2013 at 03:33 PM
HI, I'm another one looking for help at getting started - it all seems so overwhelming! I live in Savage and would love to meet up with you ladies and swap and talk "shop". My email is shelli.welter@gmail.com Thanks!!!
Crystal Lowell February 25, 2013 at 06:00 AM
I need to start couponing. But I have no idea where or how to start. If anyone knows of a class in the twin cities area, I am willing to drive, I would love to know about it. I am in Hopkins. Thank you.
katie March 27, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Hello to all I am starting to coupon i have saved a little but would love some help on how to improve, what are the best stores in MN to shop at please help me be a better couponer:) my e mail is kt1197@yahoo.com
Gato April 10, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Hello I am fascinated and want to start, please email me at lobugsmurfette@yahoo.com if you are willing to help me, thanks!
sharie tonsager April 27, 2013 at 02:08 PM
I want to learn as well and find it overwhelming to pick the best store to coupon at. Love to meet. Please email me at shariet0630@yahoo.com
gmccutchan July 22, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Rainbow Foods double coupon days are Wed.'s and Sat.'s. hat helps. They only allow 5 per order and your total must be $25 before tax! It pays to watch the websites too. ;) HAPPY COUPONING! gmccutchan@comcast.net. reach me by email anytime!!
Wendy Segovia October 08, 2013 at 07:45 PM
I really want to start couponing, I would love to join a group because I really have no idea how to start. Please email me at wsegovia09@hotmail.com
Kelli Pennington November 26, 2013 at 12:21 PM
I am looking to start a coupon swap in St Paul. Anyone interested? E-mail me at supergeeky1121@gmail.com.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something