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    Default Article: Extreme Couponing = Extreme BS

    Extreme Couponing- is it legit? Explore the latest trend in couponing, whether it's possible for you to get the same savings and what to watch out for

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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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