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Extreme Couponing - Use Coupons To Expand Your Food Storage
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Extreme Couponing   -   Use Coupons To Expand Your Food Storage

Emergency preparedness is important. Watching the news each day, we see terrible natural disasters happening all over the world. Were those people prepared?

Being prepared for a disaster is something I started doing last year when we had a series of blizzards that severely disrupted our food chain. Some stores went weeks without bread, bottled water, milk, and eggs. Some families were without power for days, sometimes a week or more. How did they cope?

Being prepared for an emergency means having enough food, water, and medicine to get through a few weeks without leaving your home. In most cases, the situation will not be that desperate that you would need to do this. But if you were in a severe weather situation for an extended period of time, having enough supplies for yourself as well as friends and neighbors would be a blessing.

However, with the rising costs of ... well ... everything, how can you build an emergency food storage when you are living on a budget?

Extreme Couponing!

Many people use coupons for their everyday items, but extreme couponers take it one step further. There are extreme couponing clubs across America (international friends, please let me know if you have them in your areas too) where you can get together and swap coupons that you find in newspapers and online in order to obtain the most valuable coupons for the items you purchase.

You then use store circulars to find items on sale, combine those sale items with store coupons AND manufacturer coupons to obtain these items for pennies on the dollar, and sometimes free! If you keep your eye out for the right coupons and the right sales, you can build your food store for next to nothing!

Building Security

In today's economy, there is no security. The stock market is going up and down so frequently, it has become a high risk investment. Companies are restructuring or closing at alarming rates, job security is at high risk. The price of gasoline and food is constantly rising. Your way of life is at risk.

Having an emergency food storage with a few months of food that you have purchased in a completely affordable way...that is security. I know that I can feed my family no matter what happens. It makes me feel more confident in my every day life. It's a little security in an unstable world.

Extreme couponing is giving me that security. It is enabling me to keep my family well nourished on a budget. If you are unable to afford newspapers to obtain your coupons, there are printable coupon sites available that you can use to build your food storage. Saving money on groceries is something everyone needs to do and I encourage you to begin and create the security you need!


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Excellent ideas AJ!

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  about 2 years ago
  

Thanks Lacey!

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  about 2 years ago

Do you know of a good blog or site or anywhere to go to actually learn how to coupon?! Great article! Got me excited to start stocking up!

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  about 2 years ago
  

From what I've learned, it's best to find a group local to you because coupons and sales are different each week across the country. Check google as well as facebook as many of the groups have facebook pages. Good luck!

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  about 2 years ago

Passed this on to my wife, something she is not looking at. May be it will help, I will keep you updated as to how it is in RSA.

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  about 2 years ago
  

As long as you are catching the deals, with coupons and hopefully stacking the manufacturing and store coupons you will save money. Just don't fall into the trap of buying things you don't need because they are on sale.

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  about 2 years ago

I remembered when I lived in Calgary I always had a fist of coupons. We just don't do that in Australia. Occasionally a big shopping mall will put out a coupon book as a promotion but it's rarely worth looking through. If you don't need something then it's not a bargain! I can see the benefit of putting aside though. I like a well stocked pantry of basics.

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  about 2 years ago
  

I had stopped couponing for a while because with the coupons I was finding, it was cheaper to buy the sale item or the generic item than the item I had a coupon for. However, with an online network that shows you the deals of the week and where to find the additional coupons you need to make it practically free, I think it's worth getting back into. But only for things we already use.

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  about 2 years ago
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