TLC’s Extreme Couponing: Why We’re Still Talking About It
Extreme Couponing is back tonight for episode #8.
Last week we saw Amber & Tammilee putting their couponing skills to the test. This week features Chrystie & Treasure tonight on TLC at 9:30 EST.
Yesterday Cathy explained how Extreme Couponing has changed things for us as a site, as well as for almost everyone as couponers. She laid it all out on the line, discussing shelf clearing among other things and asked for your opinion. We read each and every one of your comments, as we always do, and heard a few common things repeated.
I wanted to address one of those repeated comments. It went 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. We are essentially feeding the craze by continuing to post about it and talk about it.
True. Absolutely true. However we won’t stop talking about it. Here’s why:
As Cathy mentioned yesterday, we have seen an increase in traffic since Extreme Couponing 1st aired. Much of that traffic increase consists of new visitors. Many of those new visitors are brand spankin’ new couponers. Our site is their first introduction to couponing and we need that introduction to be one that stresses the reality vs. reality TV aspect. We need them to learn the ethical way to coupon. We need them to read it in our posts and see it in your comments. We need them to see couponing as black and white. There’s a right way and a wrong way to coupon.
We may sound like broken records with our talk about couponing ethically and shelf clearing and blah blah blah. And if you’ve been couponing for a few years you might only hear the blah blah blah. And that is fine by us. We trust that our lovely readers who are seasoned couponers do so with integrity. And since you keep coming back we hope our occasional (a bit more frequent lately) reminder to coupon ethically doesn’t feel like us nagging. We have no desire to police you in the aisles or act as your mothers, we just feel it is our obligation to educate newbies in the correct manner. And never more so than with the massive increase in couponers out there!
So while it may seem like we are beating a dead horse, we won’t ever stop talking about it. We won’t be the slightest bit offended if you tune us out. But if you are new to the world of couponing (or have couponed for years), we certainly hope you understand and appreciate the importance of the right kind of Extreme Couponing!
Still haven’t watched Extreme Couponing and not sure what we’re talking about? You can catch up on missed episodes for $1.99 on Amazon Demand!