The cost of groceries and household items keeps going up, with the average family of four spending up to $240 a week on food. But you can save as much as 75 percent on your grocery bills through extreme couponing.
When you think of extreme couponers you might imagine someone with an excessive, random stockpile of goods like 100 jars of pickles and 400 rolls of toilet paper.
But you can save big and not buy in bulk. Local couponer Shaunda Holbrook calls herself a small time extreme couponer, but her tips and tricks can help you save big. Saving money is her mission, and she has a stockpile room with toilet paper, toothpaste and soaps. It's like a mini store full of items she didn't pay full price for.
"I would say my grocery bill is probably cut down about 75 percent now," she said.
Annually she saves between $10,000 and $15,000 on groceries.
She wasn't always this savvy at saving.
"All the sudden the walls come crashing in when you realize everything that you had built is going away," she said.
Two years ago tragedy struck, twice.