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How to Extreme Coupon in Canada 2012

Updated on May 27, 2012
Some of the coupons currently in my Canadian coupon binder
Some of the coupons currently in my Canadian coupon binder | Source

If you’ve ever watched the show “Extreme Couponing” on TLC, then you’ll be familiar with the concept of strategically using coupons to save enormous amounts of money on groceries and household goods.

But is it possible to extreme coupon in Canada?

Absolutely!

Although store policies vary somewhat throughout Canadian supermarkets, it is still possible to follow some very easy guidelines to save a whole bunch of money, and have fun doing it!

In this hub, I will share all the top resources that will help to get you off to a great start with couponing in Canada.

I will also provide all the very best and current links for printable coupons 2012 so that you can very quickly build a huge coupon binder within just 60 minutes (assuming you have access to a working printer with ink!)

Lastly, I’ll point you to several Canadian websites that will mail you free coupons; they might take 1-4 weeks to arrive and so you’ll want to sign up with them right away.

The Concept of Extreme Couponing

But first, let me explain the concept of extreme couponing in Canada so that you know what you might expect.

Unlike extreme couponing in the U.S., it’s very rare to be able to “stack” coupons (apply multiple coupons against one product), or to participate in double coupon days. (This is generally how extreme couponers in the U.S. are able to get the price of their groceries down to an absolute minimum, or even free.)

Instead, couponers in Canada make substantial savings by building a binder of coupons from various sources, (which are detailed below) and then they wait for the products go on sale before stocking up.

Now, when I say “stocking up”, I don’t necessarily mean creating a huge stockpile like you might see on the television show. After all, who needs 100 packs of tic-tacs? Instead, I prefer the approach of accumulating coupons for products I normally buy, such as laundry detergent, multivitamins, body wash, canned food etc., and then taking advantage of a price reduction, combined with coupons, to buy multiples of each item with massive savings.

In Canada, I find that prices vary so much from store to store, and so that’s why it’s advantageous to take a look at the weekly online flyers and see where the best deals are.

This might sound like a lot of work, but fortunately there are a few Canadian websites out there that list all the best deals for you on a weekly basis. So all you need to do is check the deals that yield the biggest savings once a week, grab your coupon binder, and prepare to experience the thrill and excitement of huge savings!

Packs of deeply discounted Multibionta Vitamins
Packs of deeply discounted Multibionta Vitamins | Source

A Real Example of Couponing

Let me give you an example of a recent saving that I made using the concept of extreme couponing.

Packs of Multibionta vitamins usually retail at Rexall for $17.99 for a 30 day supply. Since I take vitamins on a regular basis, I had printed a few copies of this printable $10 off Coupon. This week, Multibionta vitamins are on sale at Rexall for just $11.99 (thanks to MrsJanuary.com for listing the coupon match-up) and so I picked up a 4 month supply for just $7.96 plus tax!

This transaction would have otherwise cost me $71.96 plus tax, and so I saved almost 90%.

Learn How to Coupon, Step-By-Step

If you’re new to extreme couponing in Canada, then I highly recommend that you take a quick coupon class to get you started.

Check out CanadianCouponSaver.com for a very comprehensive guide to familiarize yourself with the Canadian coupon lingo, as well as discover all the different places you can possibly find coupons, how to get multiple copies of coupons, how to trade coupons, how to organize your coupons, when to use coupons, understanding coupon match-ups, how to track prices, how to get household items for free, view store policies and more.

You can also download FREE a 25 page e-book called "How to Coupon". From there you can access the Canadian printable coupons page to start printing valid Canadian coupons right away. You’ll be up to speed in no time, and ready to start building your coupon binder.

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