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    I haven't watched the TLC show, as I don't have TLC. But I have seen clips (including the one in your post!). I can't imagine the time these women spend just on couponing! And why do you need a stockpile of 20 detergents, anyway? I understand that some people may be donating some of the foodstuffs to food banks and such, but why buy 100 noodle bowls?

    My grandmother was a huge coupon'r. I learned a lot from how she budgeted and organized/used her coupons. She would date every product with a grease pencil after she got home from shopping so that she would use the oldest products, first. What cracked our family up was that she would even do it with the toilet paper! We would give her a hard time about how toilet paper doesn't expire!

    While I believe couponing is a good thing, this extreme version is way off base. To quote you, "why not use coupons to reduce your household expenses on paper & cleaning products and use the savings to purchase Real foods - whole grains, fresh fruits, fresh veggies." To that I say, "Amen, sister!"

    Thanks for keeping us grounded!

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    Something I don't understand is they use coupons to save money but buy catfood but don't have a cat. That is wasteful to me. They buy things they don't need and will not use just because the have coupons for the item. Can they say budget?

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    Both posts need a LIKE button, lol.

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    The episode that cracked me up was the one where the woman runs from a car and steals the paper from in front of a house. That's stealing-no matter that the house is empty. It's still stealing.

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    My ex would have a fit if I had a coupon for something we used, but didn't need it before it expired. I clip stuff for what we use but that does not mean I have to buy it if I don't need it.

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    I saw the show a couple of times and was really turned off. Some of these people not only dumpster dived for papers @ 4:00 AM BUT some were also STEALING their neighbors newspapers as well! I don't like the show and am not into extreme coupon shopping!

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    I thought this would be an interesting show. I was so surprised by the amount of junk they bought. A whole end cap of tic tacs or 20 bottles of soda. Please. Where's the real food? ?http://www.budget101.com/images/smil...n_confused.gif

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    Some of the Dollar Stores in our area recently advertised that they would accept manufacturer's coupons. I walked through the store and the only area of the store I could find brands that might have coupons was in the lotions, shampoos, and conditioners. If I could find those coupons this would be a great savings since the starting price of each item is only $1.

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    I have watched the show and still cant find out how the are able to use so many coupons in one transaction. Since the show came out most of the stores in Indiana limit the amount of coupons per tranaction and per item. I really don't have a problem with that because I think that 20 of one item is a bit much. I also don't think it is so bad getting somthing you don't normaly use such as cat food if you dont have a cat because I donate to our local food pantry and it helps them that can't afford the items that can use it. I would just like to be able to have a $200.00 bill and only spend $20.00 per visit.

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    I have been watching the show on Netflix, one right after the other and there is no way that anyone can do that here in our area of PA. The store's coupon policies would not work that way. I enjoy using coupons for different items, but find that most often, I don't need them for the basic items I usually buy. It seems greedy to me to keep so much stuff in your home. While it is nice to have stuff to share with family and to donate, it is a waste of money to keep so much stuff on hand. It costs money to maintain the space to store it and it also costs, mentally, to have so much stuff taking over your home. Myself, I think I will just stick to weekly buying and menu planning.

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    i have seen the show too. I was watching it one day and my thought was I could do that. I talked to my husband and we started. I had never used coupons before because I never bought anything that was advertised. In fact, I didn't buy anything that was brand name unless it was at Costco. I am proud to say that I am NOT an extreme couponer. The more I did it the more I learned how to cheat the system. I still use coupons and manage with them to save on average 60%. I only buy what my family can use. When people ask me if i am an extreme couponer, I say no. That is simply glorified hoarding. I have one deep freezer in my kitchen and two sets of shelves in my basement that are dedicated to my stockpile. There is a ton of junk on sale each week. I think I gained 20 lbs alone when I first started. I think i coupon much smarter now. With anything, couponing, budgeting etc, there is a learning curve. If you need to save money, then finding the balance between the two extremes is the best way to go.

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    I had coupons a couple weeks ago I was so excited it was for toothpaste that went on sell and would cost me a penny! I had four coupons! Got to the store it was all gone it looked like the store was going out of business because of the sales it was having and I guess people had their coupons. I did get a rain check but I never used it I forgot! HAHA!

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    Is this available in canada

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    Have you noticed how physically UNfit the people who do this show are? Please do not think I am being mean to overweight people, I just have noticed that all the people I have seen on the coupon show are terribly overweight - AND I have noticed that there is NO FRESH vegetables or fruit in those carts either....I think there can be a correlation to health and diet made here....

 

 

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