TLC’s Extreme Couponing to Return for 3rd Season: Love it or Leave it?

The show most American’s have grown a love-hate relationship with is returning in just a few short hours. Extreme Couponing will air it’s third season on  TLC tonight at  10/9central.

Here are my quick thoughts on the show and a little insider news.

The idea behind the show, to show America a way to save money while providing nessecities for their family at rock bottom prices, is fantastic.  The drama that some of these people put into their segments is just that.

One “quote” everyone has in common is “This is my biggest haul ever.” Well DUH!  It’s for TV, the producers want you to have the biggest haul ever that brings more drama and higher ratings.

I have a couple of friends Paul & Tiffany (iheartthemart.com and mylitter.com) that have been on the show. I feel that they were represented well and not made to look insane like some of the other couponers.

There’s a lot to be said about coupling, this show and how things work in the real world.  Those of use deal bloggers that have been around for a while are pretty numb to this show.  We like to watch it and see our friends and the direction the show is going.  What we don’t like it when a couponer gets on there and create the imagine that all couponers and deal bloggers are frauds and trying to scam the system.

Over the past couple of years there have been some big changes in the coupling world to store policies, coupon values and such.  I feel, and I’m not alone, that it is greatly due to this show. Couponing just isn’t the same as it once was.  Don’t get me wrong there are still great deals to be had and awesome deal bloggers to follow.

When looking for a great deal blogger,  try to find one in your area.  Their deals will be more specific to you.  Be sure to find out how long they’re “been around” and what their following is like.  If the site looks shady the deals probably are too.  More to come on coupon bloggers….

What are your thoughts on the shows return?

 

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Heather

First and foremost I must give credit where it is due. I would not be able to do this with out God. He is my provision. I'm blessed to able to stay at home with my two little ones. He always meets our needs no matter how big or small. I have a 6yr old boy and a 2yr old girl who for the most part keep me running. I've been married to my best friend for 7yrs. I'm always looking for a deal, and now I'm helping bring them to you. The purpose of this blog is to share my every growing knowledge of couponing, shopping, & frugality. I will also post sites I think you might enjoy and insists on my faith. I know that part is not "politically correct" and may offend some people but I honestly do not care. The Word is not and never will be "politically correct" until politics get back to the principals that they were originally based upon. Having said that I will get off my soapbox and back to the couponing. I starting couponing when we were in the Marine Corp a few years back and now it's become a part of me. If I don't have to have it or don't have a coupon, I try not to buy it. I say try b/c I'm a former shopaholic. LOL! Now I'm one with coupons! So needless to say Black Friday is my FAVORITE shopping day of the year!

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