How to Print Multiple Coupons for Extreme Couponing
Posted on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 at 4:16 pm
One of the ways that extreme couponers get such amazing deals at the grocery store is by using multiple coupons. They can get these coupons through Sunday inserts, coupon booklets and coupon clipping services. But more and more these days, couponers really need to have printable coupons to get the extreme deals.
Coupons, Coupons, Coupons
Printable coupons have been increasing in value while Sunday insert coupons and other already printed coupons are becoming harder to find or going down in face value. These coupons are still a very important part of extreme couponing, but it is almost impossible to get $1,000 worth of groceries for $10 if you aren’t using printable coupons.
Coupons.com, manufacturer coupons, RedPlum coupons online and other sources of printable coupons often limit the amount of coupons that each user can print. You may only be able to print one or possibly two of the same coupon. This greatly limits the amount of savings and stockpiling you can do. Extreme couponers sometimes buy hundreds of the same product in one trip. The only way that they can do this is with multiple printable coupons.
Getting Past Print Limits
So how do these extreme couponers get all of those coupons to print when the rest of us can only print out one or two of the same coupon at a time? They get around the limitation with a couple of different tricks.
First of all, most people who practice extreme couponing have invested in multiple computers. With multiple computers, they will have access to multiple ISP numbers. Since these sites tend to identify a user by that ISP number, having more than one makes you into multiple users. This way, they can get more coupons.
Another way to be able to get a lot of printable coupons is to ask friends and family for them. Depending on how many people are willing to do this for you, you can get enough coupons for your trip.
Some stores will allow you to print coupons out at the in store kiosks that are available. I’ve never done this myself, so I don’t know if there is a print limit or how the store controls this.
Finally, you may be able to pay someone to print the coupons for you.
Coupons and Ethics
In general, the more grocery coupons that you can get, the more extreme couponing you can do. This sometimes leads people to obsessive methods of obtaining coupons.
There are less ethical ways to get more printable coupons, such as printing them at work or even hacking the system to get more coupons. Obviously I don’t recommend these methods. I don’t think the extra savings is worth being dishonest, and the “tricks” often make it harder to use coupons in the long run for everyone. There are plenty of great grocery savings with coupons without resorting to some of the less savory methods of couponing.