College Student Uses 'Extreme Couponing' To Help The Homeless

Extreme couponing has become really popular. The trend started after the cable show "Extreme Couponing" took off, which follows discount-obsessed shoppers who use extreme coupons to pay near nothing for their items.

College student Hanna Steinberg is also a lover of couponing. Warching the show made her realize if someone could get all those items for themselves, what if she got them for the less fortunate? It was this thought that would soon lead to Hannah getting a day named after her!

The 20-year-old has a registered charity that has donated more than $100,000 worth ofhousehold items, canned goods, and electronics to homeless shelters and hospitals by using the couponing tricks she observed on the show. To fund her purchases, Steinberg solicits donations to Our Coupons Care, her federally recognized nonprofit charity. By mixing that money with her coupon magic Steinberg said she can make “every dollar count for four to five dollars.”

“This has become something so much bigger than I would’ve imagined, for me and for the families,” Steinberg said. “What I’m doing is very simple.” “There are people who’ve done much bigger things.

“I’m very proud,” said Ruth Steinberg, a New York City-based financial adviser. “It’s amazing, and she’s stuck with it for a long time.”

Our Coupons Care has been recognized by three elected officials from New York, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and US Representatives Eliot L. Engel and Nita M. Lowey. On June 28, 2012, the county board in Steinberg’s hometown proclaimed it Hannah Steinberg Day throughout the region.

While some couponers keep the goods to themselves, Hannah is making the world a much better place... one coupon at a time!

H/T Boston Globe

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