Some of you may have already seen TLC’s Extreme Couponing premiere back in December. If you have not seen it already, you might be happy to know that TLC has decided to turn the show in to a series that will have a series premiere on April 6th at 9:00PM EST.
I’ve received a lot of e-mails asking me what I think about the show, so I’ll just be honest for a moment:
I regret that it makes us all look a little crazy. There. I said it. 🙂 It is not that I am at all against stocking up when items are free or inexpensive…in fact I encourage it. However, I do think that there is definitelypotential for it to be done in excess and I think that is something that hurts all of us in the long run. I’m not going to go in to all the “why’s” that go behind my opinion, but I will say that couponing can be extremely beneficial for consumers, retailers and manufacturers when done correctly.
If you are brand new to couponing and you want to see the results of shopping like a typical couponer, without crossing in to the “extreme” category, make sure to check out my shopping trips in the See My Shop Sunday section. After that make sure to visit the Couponing 101 section to learn some practical tips for significantly decreasing your grocery bill without going crazy. 😉
What do you think about TLC’s Extreme Couponing Show?