Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TLC's Extreme Couponing

Tonight at 8PM Eastern, TLC is going to be airing a new special, Extreme Couponing

Couponing is something I really want to do, and I fairly often manage the clipping part. But actually bringing the coupon to the store, or remembering it once I'm there is a whole different ballgame! The only really successful couponing I have done was when one of my kids was a baby. There was a Target coupon that allowed you to buy Gerber baby foods for a net cost of $0.01. Over the course of about a month, I bought enough food to last until my child went to solids. Of course the obligatory additional purchases of things I always seem to "need" when I'm in Target probably negated the coupon savings.

It's a resolution of mine to get better at couponing this year, so I'll be interested to watch the special. However, the preview says that one of the women goes dumpster diving for coupons. Dumpster diving?? DUMPSTER DIVING???!!! Um, no thanks. There's a limit to how far I can go for a deal!

If you check out the show tonight, let me know what you think about it!


Organized Working Mom


  1. Hey I'm serenitysomeday! On BBC there is a group called Coupon NEWBIES, it's awesome and really helps you put your couponing to work.

  2. Thank you! I will check it out! I need ALL the help I can get! LOL

  3. I watched the show last night. It has enlightened me to start couponing too. The thrill of saving that much money is a big motivator!

  4. Yeah I really want to get the hang of it. I just need to find some really good deals on things I actually need though. I got the valpak thing in the mail last night and there wasn't a single useful coupon in the whole envelope : (