Extreme Couponing? Come On!

13 Apr

My wife and I watched an episode of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” and we were honestly amazed at the savings – hundreds or over a thousand dollars worth of groceries and household items for just $50 or less????  What – it’s incredible.

See the article “Confessions of an Extreme Couponer” about J’aime Kirlew, 34, who cut up to $14,000 off her grocery bill last year by clipping coupons.  Her biggest “haul” was  $1,900 worth of products for only $103!  But, it takes work to be an extreme couponer – she and 3 friends cut coupons for 10 hours to obtain this 95% savings!

Now, I’m all for using coupons and saving money, but honestly I think “extreme couponing” is an obsession.  Sorry, but I will not convert my garage &/or rooms in my house into a stockpile/storage unit.  I do not believe it’s healthy to literally have hundreds of containers/bottles/boxes/jars/cans of cleaning wipes, soap, laundry detergent, cereal, toilet paper, paper towels, salad dressing, shampoo, soup, pasta, spaghetti sauce. etc.  Come on – these all have some expiration date on them!

Extreme Couponing – impressive, entertaining, scary and NOT for me…

5 Responses to “Extreme Couponing? Come On!”

  1. Momma of a few.... April 18, 2011 at 10:46 AM #

    I agree. Its a load of crap. Not to mention the claims of being donators….great, the starving will have plenty of paper products to eat….I didn’t see one HOARD without boxes and boxes of armpit spray and the like…..And thanks to the hoarders, manufacturers probably have to raise prices on the rest of us to cover the cost of all those FREE items….I mean using coupons is fine, hoarding however is a mental illness!

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