So did any of you catch that TV special on TLC last night called Extreme Couponing?? If you did, I’m curious to know your thoughts. Did you think it portrayed couponers in a positive light? Or do you think that some of the 4 people they featured were a little over the top?
**We probably will all have different opinions. So let’s respect other’s opinions and keep it nice people. 🙂
I liked the show! But I was wondering if they use all the products they bought or is some of it wasted? Dumpster diving…..an interesting thought but not sure if i would do it or not….i probably will watch the show agian..
john and jessica knight
loved the show definetly not as extreme as to be at the store for six hours. I really liked how the last guy on the show says he shares a lot with a local charity i thought that was pretty awesome
I found it interesting but I think it also pointed out that like any hobby, it can take over your life if you don't keep things in proportion. I think it is great that even the way I do couponing, though it may not be thousand of boxes of cereal at once, I can give back to those less fortunate. I think it did portray some people as being nuts about it, but then, some people are haha!I liked it!
I liked it. It made me: 1)appreciate you and the work you do finding us deals and 2)want to cut more coupons! I liked that the one guy gave the cereal to the local church and food shelters. That's cool if you can do it.
Erin and Zane
I really liked the show. I think it let people know what was possible. It is appropriate that the show is named "EXTREME Couponing" because there were a few people who did take it over the top. However, I think it is important that people see what really can and should be done to save money
One thing I have tried to do is not use a coupon unless it was something I was going to buy anyway. When I first started following this and other websites, there were some deals that were great and hard to resist. A good deal can sometimes make you spend more money than you would have spent in the first place… Did they really want to spend $150 on cereal? Sure it was a great deal, but a waste of that money, unless he just has it sitting around to play with, and that's his idea of playing.
I found the show absolutely fascinating and disgusting at the same time! I think somewhere down the line, people that stockpile like them will eventually ruin it In some way for the rest of us trying to get by on coupons. They were way too excessive as the title of the program says!
I think this show showed the EXTREME of couponing. I liked it and it did show what could be done with using coupons but really dumpster diving for coupons and who is going to use 115 years of deorderant. When you use every waking and free hour to search for deals and coupons and when you cancel out on personal events to go shopping you are definately going to the extreme.
I liked the Show!! It was very Interesting!! I liked the Second Girl… Even though she dumpster dived… SHe didnt have an Overwhelming amt of stored food and she rotated it! I think Its great they get those great deals! Going from $1,300 to $30 Is amazing!! I would donate a lot of the food though!
HELP!!! FIRST – Ok…I've been couponing for a year now and when they talked about buying coupons….not sure what to think about that. When they put their original total VS what they spent, the DID NOT put their cost of the ones they purchased from those companies. SECOND – didn't it seem like they were going to stores that doubled the coupons like Smith's does once a quarter? I know there is a store in Ogden, UT that does that but I haven't gone there yet.THIRD – the guy mentioned that he was buying produce and dairy so if that's the case how did he end up with a $6.39 total? AM I UP IN THE NIGHT…which I was up at 1am watching this after a THRILLING price matching/couponing trip to Walmart…but I am not sure this show is portraying all the details necessary to show how these people do this??? Tell me what I'm missing!!!
It made me think of a car wreck, so horrible but I couldn't look away. I thought the people came across as greedy. I get that you can get a lot of products for free and I "stockpile" to a certain extent. I thought the guy was the one that was portrayed in a positive light, but even then, how many toothbrushes and deodorant can you use? It was great that he gave all that cereal to a food bank, but to take all the products from a store isn't fair. Part of the reason I coupon is so that I can give generously to our food bank and help out Scouts when they do food drives. Our family did a project for a month where all our coupon deals went to a local homeless shelter. Most of these people needed to see a therapist for their OCD.
I loved it! Very fascinating! I'm glad that I'm not that extreme and that I have my limits, because clearly it can take over your life! The second girl on there has her own blog like Melea's. I totally think that all 4 segments filmed them when it was a coupon double day or coupon round up day, so they weren't "typical" weekly shopping trips, but still fun to see! I must admit that I too have done some dumpster diving, but it was only in the recycling bin by the mailboxes. You wouldn't beleive how many people throw their inserts and other valuable coupons right into the garbage! Fun fun!
Is there such thing as expiration dates on food anymore? Seeing 100's of bottles of salad dressing grossed me out as I thought about the expiration dates on all those bottles passing, and the product getting wasted while sitting on the garage shelf. Send it to a food bank instead of show it off for the world to see (and count).