WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Extreme Couponing series coming this April

Posted March 3, 2011 12:14 p.m. EST

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.