Awesome job snatching up a great deal.
As an experienced couponer, I hope you are not striving to be like the people featured on the Extreme Couponing show. As a member of some coupon forums, I knew "Extreme" couponers existed. Although the show might glorify them, they are not respected by many involved with couponing. Some of their practices perpetuate fraud, and some of it is simply unethical.
Anyone that has an extreme couponer in their area knows that it often results in all couponers being treated poorly. There also was a recent article outlining how the TLC show has influenced both manufacturer and store coupon policies. A prime example of how greed of a minority negatively impacts the majority.
The show glorifies these people pushing 3 or 4 carts of free or near free items out of the store. Trust me, not all stores allow what these people get away with.
This is coming from someone with a respectible stockpile that was build gradually. You can get plenty of free items and even make a little money couponing without breaking any rules.
Wow, I never knew about the unethical behavior and its negative impact. Truthfully, I've never seen the show (only the commercials). I would call myself a coupon dabbler, but with these small victories, it helps me keeps my eyes open for more ways to save.