Amber Bustanoby of Seattle, Washington.
She gets her coupons from friends, family, and even dumpster diving. She began couponing 3 years ago when her husband’s construction business failed. Meanwhile she was pregnant and working as a waitress. With couponing she was saving so much she was able to quit waitressing and instead be a mother and extreme couponer full time.
On this episode Amber Bustanoby winds up shopping with her 4 kids. Fortunately she was able to get a friend to go with her to help, the same friend that also helped her learn how to coupon through the internet (which you know we recommend AFullCup.com! ). Mid shop the late babysitter arrives and she can finally focus on her extreme couponing.
4 hours of shopping later….
$1,885.56 of groceries
for $44.26 total after coupons.
MBA graduate Tammilee Tillison of Spokane, Washington.
Tammilee Tillison lost her management job 2 years ago and had to make it work on her husband’s forest ranger income. She discovered couponing and uses her MBA education to extreme coupon.
She and her husband John live in a 2 bedroom house. It’s packed with her stockpile, though they make sure all food is current and not expired. She keeps 20 pounds of coupons on hand in order to prepare for the best deals. Last year she saved $10,000 dollars through couponing, which meant her and her husband were able to go to the Caribbean twice! For her husband’s birthday they are planning a trip to European cruise but her coupon savings need to fund it.
after coupons… $17.71