A Word About Shelf Clearing… Revisited

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Is this what it's come to? Empty shelves? People racing to the store to get the deal? Couponers buying out the stores just for the thrill of the deal? Shoppers who only want 3 or 4 items finding bare shelves? Stores losing money because couponers don't abide by coupon rules and limits? Manufacturers cracking down on coupons? Little old ladies searching for their favorite shampoo with no success because some crazy coupon shopper just …
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The Crazy Diaper Lady

don't be a crazy lady
Extreme Couponing Education For this week's Extreme Coupon Education post I am going to re-visit and old post. Because they don't tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing. Have you ever had a confrontation with a fellow couponer in the store? I have and it was horrible. It was January 09, 2009 the year of the EPIC Diaper Deal. It was very early in my couponing days and I was still trying …
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Coupon Security Features { Extreme Coupon Education }

fraudulent huggies coupon
Do you know how to tell a legitimate coupon from a fake? Because they don't tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing. TLC's Extreme Couponing is really not about education it is more about entertainment. Our goal is to educate you and empower you to save money for your family. This week the Walmart on Greenhurst and 12th in Nampa, Idaho quit taking black and white coupons due to coupon …
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Extreme Couponing Education: Don’t Be A Crazy Lady!

don't be a crazy lady
Because they don't tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing. Have you ever had a confrontation with a fellow couponer in the store? I have and it was horrible. It was January 09, 2009 the year of the EPIC Diaper Deal. It was very early in my couponing days and I was still trying to figure things out. I had been trying to figure out the Albertson’s diaper deal and finally had it figured …
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Extreme Couponing Education: Shelf Clearing For Charity

couponing for charity
Because they don't tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing. I have always had a strong opinion about couponing for charity but I tend to keep it to myself to avoid conflict. I hate contention! But based on the comments I read in this post last week I thought it might be time to share my opinion and open this subject up for discussion. Say no to shelf clearing in the name of charity. I think …
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Extreme Couponing: When Charity Goes Too Far

TLC's Extreme Couponing is back tonight. Last week we talked about one of the greatest aspects of Extreme Couponing: Giving back! Then we got the following email from a reader that we felt needed to be addressed. A fruGAL set out at a local Walgreens Thanksgiving morning to take advantage of the amazing sales they were having. She encountered a group of women shopping and addressed her email to them: "I saw the ad just like you did.  …
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TLC’s Extreme Couponing: Why We Won’t Stop Talking About It

TLC's Extreme Couponing is back tonight. I wanted to address one of the repeated comments we get pretty much weekly in the comments of our Extreme Couponing posts. It goes something like this: If you want couponing to go back to the way it was and all of the hype to die down, stop talking about Extreme Couponing. You are essentially feeding the craze by continuing to post about it and talk about it. True. Absolutely true. However we won't …
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Extreme Couponing Reality

Last week TLC's Extreme Couponing featured: Jessica Hacker, Tiffany Ivanovsky, Rebecca Rousten and J'aime Kirlew. Did you tune in to TLC's Extreme Couponing this week? It took me a couple of days to get to it because I do not have cable. Ya I am that frugal! ;) Well with all the television hype we want to be sure our fab friends see the true reality of this reality TV show. A few things we want to make sure you realize about Extreme Couponing: The …
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Extreme Couponing: Our Thoughts

By now you've probably seen something about a special TLC is going to air tonight on Extreme Couponing.  Being a coupon blog and all, we thought we'd throw out a few thoughts: 1. If you don't do anything while couponing you feel the need to defend (reasonably speaking...I do defend honest couponing to cashiers who are convinced we are committing fraud), don't let negative stereotypes eat at you. 2. Clearly, this show is the most extreme couponing …
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Coupon Tip Tuesday: How to Tell a Fake

A few months ago I walked you through the anatomy of a coupon. I am going to use the coupon image from that post to help me explain some good ways to tell a fake coupon! Rule 1: Be sure to stick to reputable sites when printing coupons like: coupons.com, smartsource, and redplum. If you print from a manufatures website or a bricks coupon link you will be safe as well. We have a more comprehensive list of reputable coupons printing sites here. A …
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