Extreme Couponing Is Back–Again!

by Dian on May 4, 2012

Extreme Couponing

Extreme Couponing Is Back–Again!

Ok, I have told y’all before I am a fan of Reality TV.

  • American Idol
  • Survivor
  • Big Brother
  • Amazing Race
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • and many you may never have heard of Winking smile

I have also told you I am NOT a fan of Extreme Couponing – it is nowhere near how things go on a normal day when there are no cameras around and no store has been asked to waive most of their coupon policies.

The only positive I see from the show is it does drive people to learn about couponing and when they come here I am able to share the truth about how to coupon shop.

But, I wanted to share the new clip with you.  Now, I know it’s a Reality Show – so, much is taken out of context – BUT, they can’t put words in your mouth!  Do these people even think before they say things in front of a rolling camera?  It’s not like you can ask them “pretty please”, not to air that!

It is unreal (no pun intended) that they ignore all of the issues this show brings on.  Several of their “cast” members have used fake coupons, cheated the store and TLC takes NO responsibility for any of it.  In fact, they don’t even respond to it, or mention it.

TLC – The Learning Channel… loose interpretation here… isn’t teaching anything, they have had actual coupon fraud on their show and haven’t taught about it.  They have had many teaching opportunities arise on the show – but, no education is offered.

I could rant all day about the show, but, I won’t! Smile  But, when someone asks you about the show – know that they are wondering if you are nuts, too, and if you shop like the people shown on the show, or if you have hoarding tendencies, like the people on the show, or some underlying emotional issue – like many on the show.  Take that time to educate them in the proper and smart way we save our families thousands of dollars a year – all without the cameras and the craziness portrayed on the show!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Danielle Marqueling Yablonsky via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:27 am

GOD HELP US!!! why the h#ll are they airing another season of that ridiculousness!!!


Grocery Shop For FREE!! via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:29 am

Oh the video is even worse! Did you watch the clip in the post? She compares couponing to “going to a methadone clinic”…..?!


Danielle Marqueling Yablonsky via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

oh lord no i havent watched it yet im printing the pop tarts coupon first (priorities lol)


Danielle Marqueling Yablonsky via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

OMG!!! i just watched it ….. that woman has some mental issues!!! she needs to exit the grocery store and enter a psychiatrist office!!!!!


Grocery Shop For FREE!! via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

For real! I LOVE your priorities!! lol


Danielle Marqueling Yablonsky via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

lol well pop tarts are my kids “crack” lmao just kidding!!


Alissa Patranc Arp via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

That video had me “crack”ing up….LOL. Not a fan of the show-makes things so much harder for us that are really just trying to save a dollar and stretch money til payday!


Rae Cerce May 4, 2012 at 11:40 am

I love explaining to people how to coupon, simply, and how crazy the people on those shows are. Dont get me wrong, I have quite a good stockpile for my family. But I dont go and clear shelves and push other people out of the way to do so. That show, while it intrigues me, also drives me insane.


Dian May 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

Rae Cerce » Well put!
It makes me crazy, too. It hypes it up so that when people do find out it’s not the way the portray it, it’s a super letdown to them and they can often become quite discouraged which annoys me greatly!


Crystal Haney via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

I actually chatted with her yesterday, Her name is Joyce, I think she use to have a problem with drugs that she turned around by finding a different vice, which is couponing. She is a really nice lady and on her episode she does zero doubling which is huge for us in california. She also donated everything from the show, she is a bit colorful with words, but realistic about couponing and none of the coupons she used will show up on the CIC website as fraudualant what more can we ask for? TLC knows a moneymaker, people are broke and coupons are a way to live well in broke times as you all know.


Grocery Shop For FREE!! via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

Alissa! Funny! I agree!
Crystal – thanks! I just wish they would actually “teach” couponing, ethical couponing. As well as address the issues they have encountered instead of sweeping them under the rug. I am sure the “cast” members would prefer they not try to portray them all as crazy, too.


Connie Ball via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

Even her son recognizes she has obsessive behavior. But as you state, if this show encourages someone to seek out information about couponing, I guess that is the silver lining. When I talk to ppl about good resources for couponing how-to’s, your website is always top of list.


Connie Ball via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

OWN network will be premeiring a new show called Super Saver Showdown (I believe this is new), in July Happy Homemaker Cindy, will be featured. She is local to us in Cincy, she stresses ‘realistic’ couponing. Just thought I’d share so you can keep an eye out.


Grocery Shop For FREE!! via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Danielle: LOL
Connie:;l Thanks for the kind words! They mean alot! Also, thanks for the heads up on the new show – I will definitely be watching!


Sheila Shelton-mcgowan via Facebook May 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I will be watching as this is why I watch,because they get the same coupons as I do and I watch for the education parts not the I need 50 tooth brushes or ect.. But I will admit if I had 50 coupons for a free item I would clear the shelf too and then take it and then I would drive goods over to the food pantry.


Michelle May 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm



Dian May 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Michelle » That pretty much says it all!


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