Extreme Couponing

Philippines
March 11, 2013 2:46pm CST
I was watching this show in TLC, Extreme Couponing and I am so impressed with the patience of these people to collect coupons and do the grocery and pay nothing. But of course they can't pick a brand that they want because they can only get what's on their coupons. I noticed that they have too many stocks that their garage looks like a mini grocery store. I wonder, this couponing thing must be addictive. My friend said that it can be considered as a sickness like those who hoarders because it is noticeable that they weren't able to use all the items. I do not consider them hoarders. I think that it's a brilliant idea that they really want to save on necessity needs. I just hope they donate those products that they don't need so it will not go to waste.
9 responses
• United States
12 Mar 13
Mama June from the reality television show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is addicted to extreme couponing. She has an area in her house loaded with food goods and toilet paper bought with coupons. I have many episodes of here comes honey boo boo downloaded on my computer as well as many episodes of extreme couponing downloaded on my computer.
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Couponing and hoarding in my opinion are two very different things. Hoarders KEEP everything, including TRASH or things that don't work. They won't throw anything away. Couponing saves money and buys products people can use for themselves or to give to those less fortunate. Hoarders seem to have untidy homes with a lot of junk laying around. Couponers have to be organized and have a lot of patience. I did for a little while until I changed my eating habits. Now, I am only using coupons with products that I can include in my health plan. This is just my opinion. It's neither true or false, just the way I interpret hoarding and extreme couponing.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
12 Mar 13
that is good because ideally you are not wasting more money on petty items and trying to preserve more
@cvodrey (227)
• United States
12 Mar 13
It is only hoarding if they are purchasing items they do not need and choose not to use them or get rid of them (donate to the needy). If they are stocking up on items they know they will use, then it is just economical. I agree it can be addicting, but I see it as a positive addiction -so long as their families don't suffer for it. You know?
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
12 Mar 13
Ive seen that here. My sister in las vegas is that way. She has a coupon club there, they have meetings where they trade coupons with each other.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
12 Mar 13
I think it kind of gives you a false idea of how much they are really getting. Sure they got $1000 worth of groceries for $80..but by buying 60 things of mustard. Who uses that much mustard in their lifetime? Show me them buying enough meat and fresh vegetables to feed a family of 4 or 5 and then I'll be more impressed. Or they buy like 20 boxes of cereal. Even unopened it won't stay fresh as long as it will take them to eat all that they keep buying each time they go. There also was a scandal about them using coupons for the wrong sizes and getting away with it.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
11 Mar 13
I sort of envy those people who can make it work like that. I am also into couponing but I am in no way near the calibre of those people. Sometimes I would even forget my coupons back home. It will be lucky if I can even manage to use one coupon or voucher in a month.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 13
I have seen an American program called Extreme Couponing on Sky Television in the United Kingdom. I noticed the lady going through magazines and newspapers looking for money off vouchers and coupons. She picked so much stock and put it in the shopping trolley. She gave the shop assistant all the coupons and vouchers. I am amazed that she hardly had to pay any US dollars. Wow! At her home it looked like a small shop with all the rows of goods. I think the coupon collecting and using must have been highly addictive.
• United States
11 Mar 13
I love that show as well and wonder how they find all that stuff in one store for free. I often cut coupons and never save that much money. just a few cents here and there.