Sunday, May 22, 2011

How do they do it??

So, recently I’ve been watching some reruns of Extreme Couponing, and I would like to know…how do they do it?? I mean, I know that they buy like, 5 Sunday papers and dumpster dive to get coupons and they use coupons for items that are on sale to increase the savings, but how do they find stores that allow you to use more than one coupon per item??? I’ve been looking at all of the coupon policies for the stores around me and all of them say “One coupon per item”. I just don’t think it’s fair that all stores don’t have this policy because I think they definitely should.

One of the episodes I saw last night was about a guy that had 1,000 tubes of toothpaste. Seriously!?!? Will he even use that many tubes of toothpaste in his lifetime? I understand that he got it all for free but it’s pointless to have that many when you won’t ever use that one. And there was another guy (or maybe it was the same one) that had enough body wash to last him 21,000 showers. I did the math and if he takes one shower per day, it would last him a little over 5 and a half years!!! That is a little more realistic than having 1,000 tubes of toothpaste, because at least you know that you’re going to need body wash for 5 and a half years. Then there were a set of twins who were getting all this free stuff on their birthday. I try to do the same thing. Last year I got a coupon for a free bear at Build-a-Bear Workshop so I used it. Anyway, what bugged me about the twins was that one of them had a huge stockpile of diapers and she didn’t have any kids. She got them all for free, but that’s besides the point. Would you buy dog food if you didn’t have a dog? Probably not. I just don’t see what she needs a ton of diapers for if she doesn’t have any kids. Sure she’ll have them for the future if she has any kids, but I still think it’s pointless.

I  enjoy watching the show because it’s really cool to see their total go from a couple hundred bucks down to nothing. I just don’t think that what they are doing is really fair or necessary. It’s not fair because they wipe out entire shelves of items. Also as I mentioned before, not all stores allow you to stack coupons, so unless they all do it, I don’t think that any should. It’s not necessary because as also mentioned before, what do you need 1,000 tubes of toothpaste for?? Couponing can be done without buying the whole store out. If that’s what you’re going to do, why don’t you just buy the store?

Alright, I’m done ranting now. I just wanted to write about what I thought about Extreme Couponing since it’s a big topic right now. Leave me your comments and let me know what you think. Also, it’s the start of week 4 of my blog hop, so check that out. Last week was pretty sad, I only had 8 other people besides me and the “Featured Blog of the Week” that joined it. And the most I had link up 27 in week 2, so let’s see if we can beat that this week!!!

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  1. Hey following from the Monday Hop!

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  2. i think they should donate their surplus and things they don't need, wont use, or got for free... use their skills for the good of others also.

  3. I totally think they should donate their insane amount of items. I think these people are 100% crazy and should add up how much they spend on gas going to 100 stores and the newspaper prices too! haha!

    I don't mind the people using coupons on the items they NEED and such, but when you start getting crazy, it's just ridiculous.

  4. I know of at least one guy they busted for abusing the use of coupons from that show. Just makes it harder for people who use a sane amount of coupons.
    New follower from the blog hop, hope you'll follow me back, thanks!

  5. Saturday night I sat and watched an Extreme Couponing Marathon, just to see what the fuss was all about. If I remember right, I saw all but 2 who used the time and effort to donate their stuff to charity. The rest were "stockpiling". My all around impression? Organized hoarding.


  6. My boyfriend and son laugh at me everytime I get mean! lol. Following from the hop - Joined Ya on GFC, hope to see ya stop by Parent Palace = )


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