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Extreme Couponing

by frugalista on May 11, 2011

Hello! So, are you guys watching that show Extreme Couponing on TLC? It’s the show that highlights great deals that people get when shopping. Now, I’ve never met an online coupon code that I didn’t like. I’m a sucker for the buy-one-get-one free deals at my local grocer. It’s how I buy all of the spices for my kitchen. I spent a birthday having an awesome time and not spending a darn dime! However, one of the cornerstones of Extreme Couponing is that when you find a great deal, buy in bulk. I just don’t have the room in my bunny pad apartment. :( On the show, one woman dumpster dives for coupons and basically has a drugstore in her home with all of the toiletries she got for free from using coupons. Yes, homegirl gets on a ladder, climbs into dumpsters looking for coupons. She’s darn good at it. She bought 480 razors, retail cost $4,000!!!! She has 45 bottles of dish soap. They fill up a second bedroom in her home! Gracious!

I admire the ladies on the Extreme Couponing show. They are organized and methodical. But, um…I have limits…I’ll buy my toilet tissue in bulk. I will not run a drugstore from my home. I have to live there! I can’t lie, the bulk buying made me think of hoarding. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean you need it.

What do you think of extreme couponing? Do you think it works better when you have a large family and lots of space? What’s your best extreme couponing story? Who had the best story on the show so far? Will you watch it? It comes on tonight at 9:30/8:30c. Here’s a sneak peak of tonight’s episode!

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