Photo from Extreme Couponing
It seems like tons of people are talking about Extreme Couponing on TLC. It started off as a one hour special and it’s going to be a 12 episode series. I watched the special with my dad when I was home for Christmas break. Watching Extreme Couponing was entertaining and informative (but also kind of disturbing). My dad enjoyed it because he learned that some stores double coupons everyday. I pointed out that I had written about that on my blog, and he admitted that he’s never looked at the blog. Thanks, Dad (who will never read this).
Since it re-aired a few times and word has spread about casting for the series, four of my friends have told me that I could be on the show. While I appreciate that they thought of me, it scared me that they thought of me as an extreme couponer like the people portrayed on the special. Even as someone who uses coupons on a weekly basis, the people on Extreme Couponing seemed a little Hoarders-style crazy.
My philosophy is that couponing is great in moderation. I love to use coupons and I love saving money because of them, but I will NEVER jump in a dumpster to get extra coupons. I also don’t believe in having basement full of toiletries and food, when those items can be donated to charity. If you ever see me post about buying 100 boxes of cereal for a dollar, it’s time to stage a couponing intervention.
Did you see Extreme Couponing? What did you think?