TLC is premiering a new Extreme Couponing spin-off on Tuesday evening: Extreme Couponing All Stars. The contestants on the show go head to head in shopping challenges. Each episode pits 2 couponers against each other to see who can save the highest percentage. You can catch the show on TLC at 10 pm on 12/27. Click HERE for more details.
Please remember that much of what you see on the show cannot be done here in our area (or most parts of the country). Our stores all limit the number of coupons you can use so you will not be able to buy 60 dog treats and use 60 coupons for the same products, like you would see on the show. Often, the stores you see on the show have amended their coupon policy for the taping of the show and the couponers are allowed to use far more coupons than any of us would be allowed to use. It's a terrible practice and many stores have regretted allowing the show to film at their locations.
The previews look much like the regular Extreme Couponing show with the added stress of a timer and another contestant to beat. One preview shows a husband yelling at his wife to hurry up from across the store. Not sure I can handle the suspense. I may watch one episode to get a feel for the show (it's a sacrifice I make for you all), but not so sure I'll tune in for the rest. We all get free stuff every week so it's really not an amazing concept to those of us who do this (on a more reasonable level) all the time.
I will be interested to see if they have put a stop to the questionable couponing tactics they have shown many times on the original Extreme Couponing series. After all the allegations of coupon fraud, we'll see if they have cleaned up their act and required a more ethical standard for the contestants.
If you watch the show, please share your thoughts here.