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Extreme Couponing series coming this April

Posted March 3, 2011

After the success of the Extreme Couponing show in December, TLC is airing an Extreme Couponing series with 12 episodes starting April 6.  They are kicking off the series with 2 back-to-back episodes at 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM. After April 6, the show will air Wednesdays at 9:30 PM.

I am looking forward to watching the series, although I cringe at the thought of all the hoarding we are sure to see. I do hope they show more moderate, healthy and realistic couponers than the original series portrayed.  But then again, I guess that wouldn't be extreme enough to bring in the viewers so it is probably wishful thinking.

Remember that when watching this show, it is much more difficult to do this kind of stockpiling in our area because the stores limit the amount of coupons you can use per day. In some other areas of the country, there are no limits, which is why these folks can buy 100 toothbrushes at a time. In addition, for at least one of the segments in the original show, the store special ordered products for the couponer so he could have a high total in savings for the show. In the real world, stores are not going to order 100's of items for an individual to "buy" for free each week with coupons. At least not in this area.

Will you be watching the new series?

Click HERE for more details about the Extreme Couponing series.


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  • educgrad Mar 5, 2011

    I learned a few new tips last time,I was appalled that most of them that hoarded.

  • Oxymoron02 Mar 3, 2011

    I finally DVRed Extreme Couponing and got to see it this week. I'm apparently a freak because the only one on that show that I thought was unhealthy was the first woman. I was down with her, I have no problem with someone designating room in their house to have a strong stockpile, until she started losing it. When she started crying, it was clear that couponing was, for her, unhealthy. When she freaked in the store, and then her husband finally showed how unhappy he was, it just proved to me that she has a PROBLEM.

    And it wasn't REAL dumpster diving. They were going through recycling dumpsters. She had her kid going through a really large pile of old newspapers. While I wouldn't have put him IN the dumpster, I don't have a problem with reusing someone else's waste for my own savings, but I collect my neighbors' bagged leaves on trash night to add to my compost pile. :D

  • Starlight Lady Mar 3, 2011

    Some of the people scared me with there hoarding, if you have the complusion to do this to that extreme, why not donate to personal care items to local shelters and the food to the food banks? I'm sure they would WELCOME such generousity and I hate to see all that good food and etc just sitting there collecting dust. I mean you can only use so much deodorant in a life time.!!

  • NAVY MOM Mar 3, 2011

    I will watch it and see if I can learn any tips, but the "extreme" was to see the kids dumpster diving for coupons! No way do I envision myself doing that! Each to thier own I guess.......

  • j3434 Mar 3, 2011

    i agree with stebo68. i will probably watch in case i can pick up any tips i hadn't thought of...although i am pretty sure they will be mostly overwhelmed by the "extreme" aspect. remember they did have the one lady who was not so extreme last time. maybe there will be a few more of those. :)

  • beatkay Mar 3, 2011

    Nah, probably not. Given that they're looking for "extremers" who by the very definition are going way beyond the normal, I don't think I'll learn anything more than what I've gotten from your class, the blogs, and the other resources you've provided. Seeing other folks wallow in their stockpiles/hoard is kinda depressing, IMO. It looks like a sickness instead of a way to save and/or give back to the community. The ones I remember the most was the couple with no kids who had hundreds of toothpastes and cereals. NO way they could use that stuff before expiration dates. Pretty sad pair they were.

  • stebo68 Mar 3, 2011

    I think I will watch just to see if I can pick up some good ideas.