TLCs Extreme Couponing

by Super Coupon Lady on December 30, 2010 · 4 comments

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TLC aired a show last night about Extreme Couponing.  In Today’s economy couponing can be a great way to help your family save money and “get by” with what you have.  I know the show was about extreme couponing, but I want to remind everyone couponing is what you make of it.  My goal when I go to the grocery store or drug store is to save at least 40%.  These are realistic goals for me, and for anyone, plus you don’t have to spend 70 hours a week to do this!  I try to make couponing Easy and Fun to do!

I am Super Excited about some plans I have for Super Coupon Lady in 2011!  The goals I have, focus on teaching people how to coupon simply and effectively without it overtaking your like.  Keep your eye out for new videos/posts! :-D

What were your thought about the show?  What are some things you would like to accomplish with couponing?  Please leave a comment below and give us your thoughts!

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Michele December 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

Though I think stockpiling is a good idea, I think it needs to be done within reason. The first lady was doing in more as an obsession rather than by necessity. Don’t get me wrong, I like the challange of seeing how much I can save too, but there’s no point in buying a bunch of stuff we won’t use unless I am going to donate it. I am certainly not going to turn into a hoarder just to get something for free. On the flip side, I do think it is worth a couple hours a week to do your homework and get organized before going to the store to save the money. I have cut our household grocery budget in half and only spend about an hour or two a week, and only shop once every two weeks.

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Jessica December 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I’m with Michele I think that lady was a little over the top. The show did have that wow factor! It was crazy what all they got and how little they spent.

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Laura December 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I agree with both Michele and Jessica. I had mixed feelings about the show. I was excited with the shopping and seeing how much they got and how little they paid. I think the middle 2 were the most realistic when it came to their stockpile and shopping habits. The first lady and the guy at the end just made my blood boil. When I think about all the food banks, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters that could use that food that was just dumped on the futon upstairs (the 1st lady), it makes me sick. I know the guy is donating 1100 boxes of cereal, BUT I’ve read articles/blogs about him selling items from his stockpile when they get close to the expiration date. Whether or not this is actually true, I don’t know.

With that said…I’ve received some strange looks from people for the quantity that I buy of some items. But….when I’m trying to stockpile 3 months worth of an item and feed a 22-year-old and a 17-year-old, what might be considered a “normal” stockpile for some people, is nothing for me. But, I have NEVER cleared off a shelf of anything.

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Debbie April 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I totally agree with everyone. This is “hoarding”. It is wrong. I actually had a guy clear the shelf and basically try to rip the Glade Air Fresheners from my hand one day at Walgreens. This is crazy. I’m sure that he was taking them and resaling them. This is giving the honest “couponers” a bad rap. When I learned this show would air, at first I was excited, but when I saw what the show is basically a “look what I can get for nothing”. I can see stores really changing their coupon policies in the future.

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