I'm a mum-of-two and figured out how to NEVER pay for anything full price again – here’s how

The average American spending hundreds of dollars on laundry every year.

But not one savvy extreme couponer named Bree, who decided to make her own detergent using the stocks of groceries she gets from couponing.


Appearing on TLC's Extreme Couponing, the mother-of-two, who is from the US, reduces the expense by making her own detergent from soap, bleach and baking soda – all bought from coupons – and it costs her less than £15 ($20) a year.

Bree, who refers to herself as Mississippi's smartest shopper, admits: "I'll never pay full price for anything, ever! Never ever again!"

And she doesn't only make herself savings at the supermarket, everything in her stockpile has another use.

"Most items in my stock pile have two uses – toothpaste to get rid of stains off the the wall and salad dressing for hair conditioner," explains Bree.

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The stockpile, which consists of 2000 items, has taken over her spare bedroom.

It includes 40 cleaning products, 140 tubes of toothpaste and 160 bars of soap.

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"My stockpile is over £3,181 ($4,000) retail and I paid probably £397 ($500) or a little under using my coupons.

Thanks to couponing, Bree has been able to drastically cut her family's food budget.

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"We were spending £119 ($150) on groceries, now we're down to £27 ($35)," she explains.

"I put a lot of pressure on myself to get it lower and lower."


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