Perry is 28-year-old vegan living in Virginia Beach, Va., with a husband and toddler who are both adorable. They’re all vegans, and seem like nice people. The narrator tells us that Perry “maintains a three-to-six-month supply of food at all times” and we see her shelves are full of food, household supplies, and toiletries; her “stockpile” is worth over $16,000.
In this episode, Perry takes a co-couponer to Kroger to buy over $700 of groceries for a cost of like $27.
Things we learned watching Perry the Extreme Couponer
- According to the narrator, 71 percent of 18-to-34-year-olds “rely on” coupons when shopping
- Couponers Anonymous seems like an awesome way to trade coupons with fellow obsessives
- Couponing is a full-time job—our Perry spends 40 hours a week “researching, clipping, and organizing coupons”
- Sometimes if the coupon is worth more than the retail price of the item, grocers will credit you the money back, which you can apply to other purchases, like fresh produce
- To save big, you have to buy massive fucking quantities
- You can freeze refrigerated soy milk and have it last “for months and months”
- If you think the price is not right, check your calculations
- Manage your coupons with a binder and spreadsheet or risk terrifying mistakes
What’s more, Vegansaurus pal Neffy had some vegan-specific coupon tips for us in the comments! She recommends sourcing coupons “on Facebook, mambosprouts.com, organicdeals.com, savingnaturally.com, and a few others.” Read her whole comment for details!
What I learned from this episode: I am not saving enough money on my groceries and toiletries. Think of the fantastic vegan winter shoes I could be buying if I weren’t spending so much feeding my dumb face! Or, less selfishly, think of how much money I could be donating to my favorite charities! (So much money!) Ugh. Someone send me a coupon for a binder so I can get started.
Tonight’s episode of Extreme Couponing on TLC features a vegan coupon superstar! It looks pretty amazing, and maybe full of AWESOME MONEY-SAVING TIPS for vegan shoppers? Your Vegansaurus is mostly poors, and we would love to spend less and buy more! Coupons are so great!
We also love television, so LET’S DO THIS. Watch Extreme Couponing on TLC tonight at 10 (9 Central!). Check your local listings for the precise channel number, and make sure you watch this and only this—TLC is mostly nightmare programming from the depths of human depravity, and we would never encourage you to watch anything featuring small children, small adults, or monstrosities like Kate Gosselin/Sarah Palin.
[Extreme thanks to reader Rain for the tip!]
Diddy Pon’s Weekly Deals: Kettle Chips and Garden of Eatin’! »
Now, from what I understand, not all Kettle Chips are vegan, so do your homework and don’t blame me because you accidentally ate some cheese or a whole steak. These are on sale at Whole Foods for 3 for $6 (normally about $3 a bag!), and if you go here and “take the pledge,” WHATEVER THAT MIGHT MEAN, you can get a $1 off coupon, making each bag after sale and coupon this week only $1.
Garden of Eatin’ is kind of an adorable company because it was started by some midwestern farmer who went vegetarian after seeing his family slaughter his pet chicken. Or something. I’m easily swayed. These chips are on sale at Whole Foods for 3 bags for $7 (regularly $3 each). Go here for a $1 off coupon, and get each bag for OH DO YOUR OWN MATH. IT’S CHEAP, TRUST ME.
Diddy Pon, out!
Cheaposaurus: Your Weekly Deals! Um, that you gotta use TODAY! »
Cheaposaurus would like to be referred to as Diddy Pon from now on. Now that that’s out of the way.
Diddy Pon back with some yummy vegan bargains! Hurroooo!! NEVER MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH ME. Also, use these deals today or um, never. I’ll be back with more deals & steals* very soon!
At Whole Foods this week (Always check as the stores’ sales vary by region. AKA, do your homework, hooker.):
Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips. Now, go to their the website and click on the purple circle at the bottom where you can get a $1 off printable coupon. Combined with the deal WF has going right now, that is $1 a bag! These are usually $3 to $4 a bag!
R.W. Knudsen Morning Juice Blend. Very fancy and very delicious juices. Go to the website and print off a $1 coupon, making each bottle only $1.50 (when combined with the deal that WF is running right now!). Again, that is over half off the regular price.
Yippee, deals!! And steals*!!
*That just involves you stealing and ain’t my business! Or, the vast majority of my business, as it were!
Diddy Pon is Cheaposaurus is Annapurna.
Cheeposaurus: Your weekly deals! »
Cheeposaurus here! Some good deals that even this penny-pinching, miserly immigrant can get on board with. Remember; please check your local ads for deals because stores tend to vary their sales from region to region. In other words, don’t blame me because you’re a lazy jerk. NOW ON WITH THE SHOW!
2) Also at assface WF: Naked Juice is two for $5. Buy 10 bottles and submit your receipt for this manufacturer rebate. Also, sign up for their “Bare Believers” online newsletter and score a $1 off coupon to increase your savings. Look in the Whole Foods’ coupon book “The Whole Deal,” which should be near the entrance to the store; inside, there is a $1 off one box of Celestial Seasonings tea. Celestial Seasonings tea is currently three for $6, so use that coupon and get each box for a $1! Finally, WE FUCKING HATE WHOLE FOODS. Sorry, this blog is schitzo.
3) At Walgreens: buy $20 worth of Stacy’s Pita Chips and get a $10 Register Reward. Register Rewards are tapes that print out with your receipt and are used like store credit. They do expire, so use yours fast! If you live in the states listed on this rebate form, you can get additional savings (scroll through, as there are different rebate options depending on which amount you are purchasing).
Cheeposaurus is our new weekly column written by one Ms. Annapurna. She is the brown sugar in your coffee and probably the woman you had phone sex with last night.