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Extreme Couponing Becomes A Widespread Phenomenon! Inspires A Three Hour Class!!!

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Pretty soon they'll start a religion around couponing! LOLz.

Back in April when we got a first look at TLC's Extreme Couponing (above), we thought it seemed excessive, but it def seemed less insane than people with strange addictions and everyone involved with Toddlers and Tiaras!

Guess we MAY have been wrong, because we're now learning that extreme couponing is becoming a widespread phenomenon of cultlike proportions!

Here's what 36-year-old mother of four Heather Border from rural Idaho had to say about her newfound love of couponing:

"I was feeling a little conspicuous because people were staring at me. Then, I felt a rush."

Creepy! But what's even creepier is that she learned her couponing skillz from a THREE HOUR extreme coupon class, which took place on a recent Saturday in Boise.

Don't get us wrong, we have nothing against saving money…but to spend a large portion of your weekend taking classes on it? That's def going TOO far!

What do U think? Would U take a class on extreme couponing? Or do U pay regular price at grocery stores?

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27 comments to “Extreme Couponing Becomes A Widespread Phenomenon! Inspires A Three Hour Class!!!”



  1. 1

    Perez, Yes I took a two hour class on couponing. I am a realistic coupon user and do not buy to the extreme as shownon TLC. I have been able to cut our monthly spending in half. We took a vacation this year (in three years) and was able to pay cash. We are almost debt free after changing the way I buy for our household. Pleasedon't knock what you don't know. I am grateful for my couponbinder and feel silly paying full price if I don't have to.



  2. 2

    I think that anything people can do to save money, especially when we see gigantuate companies hoarding it, is really great! More money saved, is less in the conglomerate's pockets! AND I'M FROM CANADA!!



  3. 3

    I teach 2 hour coupon classes! I also save over $1200 a month couponing! It is worth it to me! www.mylitter.com



  4. 4

    I also teach couponing classes and think that a relatively small investment of time for a very significant amount of savings is very worth it!

    Couponing doesn't have to be extreme to change your budget and your life…it can be very practical.

    Couponing also extends beyond the grocery store…everyone should be stacking deals when shopping online too! What is the point of paying full price if you could be using a coupon and putting the money towards something else in your budget?

    www.BargainBlessings.com



  5. 5

    I teach 1 1/2 hour coupon classes. I spend $130 a month to feed my family of 3 and paid cash to take my family to Disney with all the money I have saved. Totally worth it :-) www.stockpilingmoms.com



  6. 6

    This extreme couponing nonsense has ruined it for the normal people who use coupons who aren't HOARDERS! Now several stores have put in place where you can't stack coupons. That was the ultimate saver for couponers. Way to ruin it for everyone hoarders. Hope your pallet of toothpaste and mustard was worth it.



  7. 7

    You dont have to go crazy like these people do on the show. i save thousands of dollars a year and i only buy what my family can use in a reasonable amount of time..my family does not need to coupon to survive..we could pay full price and be totally ok but why pay full price if you dont have to?



  8. 8

    I teach a two hour class in Atlanta and if you are a family struggling to make ends meet saving 50% or more on groceries can make a HUGE difference in that families life. I spend $200 a month on groceries and that includes food, health and beauty items and cleaning supplies for me and my daughter.

    thecoupondiva.com



  9. 9

    Couponing is a rush. Iv'e doing for years as a hobby and it's GREAT.
    couponteen.com



  10. 10

    I teach online coupon classes for FREE. www.CuckooForCouponDeals.com. I think it is worth taking a few hours to learn how to cut your grocery budget in half. There are plenty of "normal" couponers who don't hoard like the people in the show or clear the shelves.

  11. LAgal says – reply to this


    11

    Perez, we aren't all as fortunate as you are. I know these days I certainly cannot afford to pay full price for anything. I don't extreme or stock up, but I use coupons as much as possible.



  12. 12

    Too bad that at least 98% of the products that can be purchased with coupons consists of the most over-processed food in the market; overly-salty, overly-sugary, overly-fatty.

    I think that even free, the sports drinks, chips, and frozen meals they often purchase is too high a price to be paid for by their family.

    It's commendable to save money, but these families also need to learn to cook nutritious meals from basic ingredients found in the perimeter of the supermarket.



  13. 13

    Are most of all the previous posts all by the same person, or what? lol Way to market yourself girl!

    I say whatever….if somebody wants to spend half their life trying to save money with coupons then go for it. I don't know how they do it to be honest. I can't find a coupon anywhere that isn't for something I would NEVER buy. 20 years ago, the Sunday paper was full of great coupons. And now, they are rarely for commonly purchased items and when they are, you have to buy 2 or 3 of them just to save a quarter. I would love to know where all the good coupons are. Even the couponing websites I have visited have crappy coupons.



  14. 14

    I don't know if you are awake to the economic situation around you because maybe if you were you wouldn't be so judgmental of people having a need to turn to couponing. It is always nice when you hear of the people donating excesses to charities instead of hoarding though. I think that is the most important thing to (hopefully) get out of this. And hey, the more money you save on all the crap that most people will inevitably buy anyways the more money you will have to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. This could always be turned into a very positive thing -it all just depends on where the couponing community decides to go with it.



  15. 15

    Re: MableMartin – I agree with you. The most coupons are for unhealthy food or things that are not very much worthy.
    I dont know who would do couponing while having a debt and spending the savings on a trip. Only stupid people I guess.



  16. 16

    The Day LA is all into Extreme Couponing is the Day Hell will freeze over. When will metro get it that smart shopping is not a bad thing.



  17. 17

    Are you retarded? There are a lot people in this country who aren't living off blog money they earn by exploiting celebrities. Have you noticed the economy is bad? These women work a full week couponing to save money for their families. You have the nerve to mock them, you are such a PIG.



  18. 18

    No problem with spending 3 hours clubbing, but spending 3 hours on a class is a waste of time? Whatever. You are out of touch with reality.



  19. 19

    Yes, taking the time to clip coupons and save money for your family is totally "creepy" buy spending $5,000 to rent a jetpack is a "bargain"!! Perez, your stupidity really is astounding sometimes.



  20. 20

    Re: BeautifulDisaster311
    That sure is the truth in my town.
    And MableMartin: I agree with you too, I try to use coupons but more often than not I can't or don't because my family lives on an extremely healthy diet. It's sad that the most unhealthy foods are often priced the cheapest.



  21. 21

    You can save money on so many more things than just the things they show on Extreme Couponing, such as on entertainment, travel, and oil changes! These savings can add up to a lot for people who can use the money for more important things in their lives, like education, mortgage, and even gas to drive to work.

    I teach coupon classes in the Chicago are and the suburbs - visit www.ASavingsWOW.com to find out the upcoming ones - and my class attendees have all seen the positive impact on their lives from learning how to shop smarter.

  22. fid says – reply to this


    22

    Wow, what a land of waste and greed we live in. I've watched that show a few times and they seem to have a lot of packaged products that they will probably never use. Wow, you can get 50 bottles of mustard and 100 air freshners for .10, now what? Also, it seems like all this "food" has 0 nutritional value, no wonder Americans are so obese. It's great that they're saving so much money, but you're saving it on mass amounts of products you don't really need and feeding your family crap that their bodies don't need.

  23. fid says – reply to this


    23

    Most of these extreme couponers *cough hoarders* actually got full-time jobs, instead of spending 60-80 hours a week preparing for their shopping trip, they could actually be more fulfilled in life, rather than feeding their addiction (seems like that's what it is) and allowing their families to enjoy good quality food and products, rather than having bedrooms dedicated to sanitary napkins and toothpaste.

    The only person on that show I can commend is that one fellow who does it in order to make care packages for the troops.



  24. 24

    really? saving A LOT of $ is "creepy"? seriously, do u hav any clue how many people in this country struggle daily to feed their families? those couponing shows r taking couponing to the Nth degree but but do u also c on that show the people who DONATE a portion if not ALL of those products to local charities?
    maybe u should try it….take a class, c how "creepy" it is, go out and get $100s of food for free, and then feed the homeless……i GUARANTEE u, it will not feel "creepy"



  25. 25

    Some have made it very hard on the honest couponers that is for sure!



  26. 26

    Heck yeah, I would take a class on couponing..Hello, newsflash: RECESSION!



  27. 27

    "Don't get us wrong, we have nothing against saving money…but to spend a large portion of your weekend taking classes on it? That's def going TOO far!"

    God Forbid someone spend 3 hours learning something that could really save them money.. Cause most people spend far more time, achieving nothing. 3 hours is also not a large portion of a weekend. 3 hrs out of 48 hrs.. Geez Perez… Come on now…