In 2010, after the airing of TLC's Extreme Couponing series, many families were thrown into what can only be described as a couponing frenzy. Soon enough, our mothers' tried and true techniques for saving money on groceries became none other than pop culture. For a short time many of us were dreaming in a coupon-induced daze, of vacations, apocalyptic-ready stock-piles, and building essential storage space to house our fifteen million deodorant sticks and tampons. I dare say, some of us were stocked well beyond menopause. Through TLC and their spotlighted families, not only did we peer into the lives of moms and dads who practically live off coupons, we learned. Soon we were standing in line with our coupon binders wishing a video camera would suddenly appear on-site to record our success. A sad few of us fell victim to coupon addiction and the fine line between a real deal and a pointless buy disappeared. Some of us were probably almost committed by our families (...not without my binder, you don't!).
So here in 2013 many of us parents still have our beloved couponing addiction. We still pick up our Sunday papers with just a mild sting of anticipation. And some of us have replaced our bulky binders with envelopes and lists (Guilty as charged!). I am also happy to report some of us are no longer raiding our neighbor's trash. This extreme couponing, however, is still a reality; it still helps families put food on the table. So long as food prices continue to rise and the economy continues to crumble, we will have a large population of people couponing as if their depended on it. In some cases, it kinda does. Couponing sites have risen and fallen, but some have remained. Listed below top three pick of the best extreme couponing sites for Wichita parents.
thekrazycouponlady: This site gives you constant updates on special deals that match with coupons, online and in the store. The only drawback for Wichita parents is there is no Dillon's section. They have a Kroger section (parent company of Dillon's), but the deals are not always the same week.
Couponmom: Coupon mom gives coupon match-ups for many, many stores, with percentage saved. Stores can be selected by state.
Frugalfritzie: This one is great for Wichita parents. This site has a Dillon's section with coupon match-ups, as well as a comparative Aldi's price after match-up. I love this one.
Ebates.com: While this isn't exactly a coupon site, it is a great option for parents who like to shop online. Whether you are buying shoes, books, clothes, computers, other electronic equipment, jewelry, you name it, Ebates.com has a plethora of some of our favorite stores that offer a percentage cash-back for your purchases. You can even make money referring friends (every little bit helps, right?). My referral link is here!