TLC’s Extreme Couponing: What I Wish They’d Show
Extreme Couponing is back tonight for episode #6.
Last week we saw Desirae & Stephanie putting their couponing skills to the test. This week features Chris & Antoinette tonight on TLC at 9:30 EST.
I am hopeful this week after reading the synopsis on TLC’s website: A single mom uses coupons so she can afford to support her mother and daughter; a couponer tries to collect 700 donated items without spending a dollar.
Now that’s more like it. Hopefully the episode will live up to the overview and shed a positive light on couponing. Because extreme couponing can be an amazing thing if done correctly.
My husband was on his way home the other day when he remembered our daughter (who we are certain will be a bed-wetter until she’s in college at this rate) was out of Under Jams. He pulled into Albertsons to grab some. While standing in line a woman behind him noticed what he was purchasing and flipped open her coupon binder. She offered not only a coupon for the item he was purchasing, but an additional 5 coupons for future use.
Of course I had a binder full of them at home, but her kindness to a complete stranger is what struck me. Now that’s EXTREME COUPONING done right! Where were the TV crews to record that? That is the behavior we see so often while running this website. We not only see your kindness in the aisles as my husband witnessed, but we see it first hand when you give back BIG TIME during our Pay It Forward Garage Sale each year. And we get to read your emails about how you were able to use your stockpile to donate goods or help feed a family in need. We hear about how couponing has blessed your life and so you in turn bless others.
That is what I wish they would show. That is the reality of couponing we see in our community; the goodness of couponing we see every day. Not the cart stuffing mustard hoarding or the focus on the gray areas of couponing, but the amazing way coupons bless lives. That is a show I would watch all the time! That’s the Extreme Couponing reality I know.
Still haven’t watched Extreme Couponing and not sure what we’re talking about? You can watch it on Amazon Demand! Catch up and watch Missy and Amy’s episode, Rebecca & Jessica‘s episode, J’amie & Tiffany‘s episode or Nathan & Tai and Tarin‘s episode for $1.99!