Will you be watching "Extreme Couponing" on TLC tonight?

by Jess on December 29, 2010

Oh dear. Tonight at 8pm, a new show on TLC will air called, “Extreme Couponing”. I don’t have cable so I’m afraid I’ll have to miss it, but judging from the small segment that aired on Good Morning America yesterday…it should be interesting.

Having to get an insurance policy on your stockpile?! Are you serious? 1,500 sticks of deodorant? Ugh. I’m fairly certain the stores bent their coupon policy for these couponers to shop “to the extreme” so it’s definitely not an accurate depiction of how coupon shopping really works, but I guess that’s what makes for good tv.

I’d love to hear your initial reaction to the Good Morning American news story! We’re chatting about it over on the TFL Facbook page right now. Jump on over & join us!


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M December 29, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I set the DVR ;)

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Laura'sFrugalLife December 30, 2010 at 2:57 am

I only hate the fact that now my husband is telling me I'm obsessed. I only try to get toiletries for a month or two, Not for a Century…lol I think the reason why our coupons now state LIMIT 4 OF SAME COUPON PER PURCHASE…..is because of these EXTREME COUPONERS. I get a lot of hassle when I try to buy 3 like items, but I always wonder how these extreme couponers get thousands of items..I guess you are correct Jess, the cashiers must bend the policy a bit. I'm still watching the show!

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Prohomemaker.Com December 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

The woman Joyce in Philadelphia was the most "normal" couponer with $250 in groceries for $6. She did great, but it was not on the levels of hoarding (though I bet she had many multiple with that level). I just wish they would show a normal couponer. When I walk out for 80 to 90 percent off, I feel it's a red letter day.

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Anonymous December 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I watched and I have to agree with the Laura'sFrugalLife, I don't know how they were getting away with it. I think there was only one couponer who lived in CA and maybe that makes a difference. Here in SoCal I have had cashiers hassle me about all sorts of things. My Vons virtually won't take internet coupons anymore because they say they won't take them unless they scan and often they don't. Also they keep an eagle eye out for coupon limits and other restrictions. As far as the one guy who got his store to special order 1100 boxes of cereal for him I just don't know how he did that. My store would laugh in my face. I noticed that there was a lot of unhealthy food in their purchases. It seemed like most of them bought those Yakisoba noodle meals, which are crazy high in sodium and they all bought lots of soda. Unhealthy food is something I have cut from my couponing. Occasionally I will try a new snack food but my husband and I hate frozen meals and a lot of prepared foods.

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