- Kayla Burk, 27, is an extreme coupon maker helping her two million followers save money on TikTok.
- An insider asked Burke how he could save money on essentials and fun items even with inflation.
- “There’s never a shortage of good offers, and you can find them if you prepare,” she says.
This so-called essay is based on a conversation with Kayla Burke27, extreme coupon issuer helping her 2 million followers tick tock save money Edited for length and clarity.
After watching a TV show about extreme coupons in 2013, I had the urge to test the tactics people were using to see if they actually saved me money. I found a loofah coupon online and took it to Walmart to see if it worked. After that, I was hooked.
It was a hobby at first. On Sundays, he spent about two hours looking for coupons online and in the newspaper, then headed to the store to stock up on the best deals he could find.
For me, couponing has gone from a hobby to an unstoppable
In 2019, I created a coupon website primarily for friends and family. They asked me to post the best deals they found. After that, I created a TikTok account for him and posted videos on how to save on everything from household items like soap to deep discounts at your favorite retailers.
These videos were a hit and I kept posting them regularly. Today my account has over 2 million followers of her.
In 2020, I was making enough money to do this full-time, from the branded deals I got from coupon apps to the affiliate money I got from websites.
I have stockpiles of certain items that last for years
I don’t know how much money Extreme Coupons have saved me over the years, but I have a whole drawer of nothing but toothpaste and toothbrush.
Now that I’m doing this as a job, I’ve personally made a video showing a transaction using a coupon to prove what I’m showing is true. I have a lot of things I don’t have, so I donate things to local shelters and ask friends and family to buy what I need.
Even in the midst of inflation, shopping can save you money in many ways
There is never a shortage of good offers. You can find it if you prepare.
For example, download an app from a store you often shop at (eg Target, Dollar General, etc.). There you will find specific coupons for that retailer. You can also search the brand’s website or popular websites like his Coupons.com.
You can also download a cashback app like Swagbucks or Shopkick and get your money back when you buy something through the app. Additionally, some digital coupons work with cashback apps to help you maximize your savings.
I always watch out for free food offers and expiration dates
When it comes to inflation, people focus on necessities. Some cashback apps often offer free food. When a brand has a new product that they want people to try, they distribute it for free to a limited number of people through these apps.
Pay attention to expiration dates on expensive foods such as meat. Stores cannot legally sell expired food, so they tend to mark perishable items heavily so they don’t have to throw the food away. Get these items at low prices and put them in your freezer.
When items rarely go on sale, I’m strategic about them
My younger brother gave birth and diapers are not selling well. But sometimes, stores like Family Dollar have special sales on certain days of the week where he can withdraw $25 to $5.
When you see deals like this, you should stock up on rarely discounted items.
Created an e-mail address for coupons
I used it to sign up for all the offers, reward programs and promotional emails the store offers.
First of all, doing this allows you to send your savings straight to your inbox. Also, these stores pay attention to your shopping habits. If they haven’t purchased an item in a while, send them frequent discount emails like ‘$10 off website items’ to get them to buy again.
You never know what random sales and coupons they might offer, so sign up for all of them.
I’m not afraid of clearance — and neither should you
When a store starts stocking new inventory, it needs to make room for those items, so it often stocks a lot of what it wants to get rid of in clearance.
It is often assumed that clearance items are discounted because something is wrong. This is not always the case. Often 70% to 90% off “out of season” brand new items (e.g. fall or winter bathing suits).
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That way, when you find an item you want to buy, you can use ShopSavvy to easily do a price search to see if it’s cheaper than anywhere else. If the prices match, the cashier will offer you the lower price.
Additionally, if you have a credit card for that store that offers regular discounts (for example, Target gives cardholders an extra 5% off their purchase) or has a coupon available, You can stack it on top of price matches for even more savings. more money.
It is quite strict not to buy anything other than sale items
I bend this rule to support small businesses or pay for services that require someone’s time, such as getting their nails done.
Other than that, we rarely pay full price, especially if we’re surrounded by savings.