I'm a mum-of-seven and I buy all of my food using coupons – it means I can save enough for them all to go to university

A MUM-of-seven has revealed how she has been able to save almost £30,000 in two years thanks to her extreme couponing. 

Tiffany Ivanovsky began collecting money off tokens when she realised just how expensive it would be to send all of her kids to university.

Speaking on TLC’s Extreme Couponing, she explained: “We coupon because we don’t want our kids to have to pay for college and take out student loans.

“Since we’ve been extreme couponing we’ve saved close to $40,000.”

But her money-saving habits do come at a cost, with the Ivanovsky home cluttered with thousands of boxes of food with the mum boasting a stockpile of 6000 items.

Tiffany says: “My children call our home the Ivanovsky mini-mart just because you’re going to find all kinds of groceries all over the entire house.

“There’s some sacrifices that you have to make when you coupon, you have to keep everything everywhere like sometimes the walls are just closing in on me.”

Before heading to the supermarket Tiffany and her family sit down to cut out and organise all of the coupons, going through up to 12 papers to look for money-off tokens.

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And it seems that her technique works as Tiffany rings in goods of $555.44 (£417.45) at the checkout, but thanks to her store card and coupons, her total comes in at just $5.97 (£4.49) a total saving of 98 per cent.

“We’re ecstatic,” says her husband Paul.

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