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When you think of coupons, your mind probably conjures a certain stereotype: a parent at the grocery store, making the rounds with a binder of coupons in hand a small child in the cart. This is not always the case. As couponing continues to grow in popularity, and redeeming them becomes easier than ever, shoppers with many different identities are embracing the coupon. From the novice clipper to the expert extremest, check out these profiles of coupon users to see where you “clip” in.



Teenager buys £600 of food for just 4p with supermarket coupons….. 1 hour to put it through the till!!! crazy crazy crazy



Jordon Cox, 16, on an ‘extreme couponing’ trip to Tesco (Picture: SWNS)

A teenager who collected hundreds of coupons bought almost £600 of shopping for just 4p – and then gave the food away to needy families.

‘Extreme couponer’ Jordan Cox scoured magazines and websites to collect discount vouchers for everyday products.

Armed with 470 coupons, Jordan then went to his local Tesco and filled three trolleys with food and household items.

His bill came to £572.16 and Jordan had a nervous hour-long wait at the checkout as he presented his discount vouchers. But even he was stunned when – after his coupons were deducted from the bill – his new total stood at just 4p, a saving of 99.81 per cent.

The original bill for Jordan’s shop was almost as tall as him – 6ft 4in.

Jordon, of Brentwood, Essex, said: ‘I read an article that said a 1,000th of the UK population are unable to eat this Christmas because they don’t have any money.

‘I decided wanted to help as many people as I can, and to also show that it’s possible to shop very cheaply, if you know how.

‘It’s not an exact science, so you can never really work out ahead of time how much the total is going to be. I was stunned when it came up as just 4p.’

Jordon donated his shop to the charity Doorstep, which gives food to disadvantaged families.

The super saver is now planning to start his own coupon-hunting website next year


I hate retail extreme couponers!!! They really are the rudest type of customer

Is it just me? Or are you still sick of seeing customers turning up into stores with coupon after coupon after coupon, oh and some vouchers too?  I read an article back in 2012 that said retailers were getting smart and changing their policies in relation to how many of these barcoded beasts of burdon we could take, but nothing seems to have changed.  What’s even more frustrating is how rude and insensitive these people are to cashiers.  Not only do they confuse the hell out of them by telling them what to put through and when, they become aggressive and nasty towards the cashier if the coupons don’t work. I mean whose fault is it? Certainly not the pour soul who is paid minimum wage on the checkout. Heaven forbid that the complex money saving algorithm they spent most of the week concocting has a flaw. What purpose to these customers serve other than to increase queues and clear the shelves of  goods that can go to customers who need them? Do they really need 57 blocks of cheese that will go out of date before they can even eat them? They really are my biggest frustration at the minute.  Anyone agree?????????????