Most Extreme Couponers Aren't Doing It For The Savings

A highly-necessary study conducted by University of Arizona researchers confirms what you probably suspected if you've ever stood in line at the grocery store behind a woman buying 42 cans of cat food because she has coupons and they're on sale: Most of the people who use coupons are in it for the sport, not because… » 12/12/11 9:50am 12/12/11 9:50am

Coupon-Obsessed Teenage Boy Dances At The Register

Last night's episode of Extreme Couponing introduced us to Joel, a 16-year-old high school student who loves saving money. "Other teenagers like to play football," he says. "I like to coupon." He calls his elaborately organized coupon file box his "baby." Joel's stockpile is meager compared to some of the folks on… » 10/27/11 3:50pm 10/27/11 3:50pm

Extreme Couponer Tells Her Son Bedtime Stories About Coupons

TLC's Extreme Couponing returned last night with a new episode in which we met Callie, or as she likes to be called, "The Cajun Couponer." Callie is a 28-year-old stay-at-home Mom from Louisiana with a husband, two sons, and (surprise!) an addiction to coupons. How do I know it's an addiction? Well, when drag your… » 10/13/11 3:30pm 10/13/11 3:30pm

Extreme Couponing Sparks Increase In Nationwide Newspaper Theft

The most ridiculous thing to come out of TLC's Extreme Couponing is not the fact that we are quite literally watching people dumpster dive for coupons, but that there's some real truth to what we're watching. As you are no doubt aware, the economy is in the shitter, and as such people are going to extremes to gather… » 8/19/11 2:15pm 8/19/11 2:15pm

'Extreme Couponing' May Lead To A Life Of Crime

Add "inspiring a national crime wave" to your list of offenses committed by TLC. Thanks to the show Extreme Couponing, there's been an increase in newspaper-related crimes of late. Poynter reports that a woman in California was caught trying to return a stack of newspapers for being incomplete after pulling out the… » 8/10/11 5:45pm 8/10/11 5:45pm

The Wise, Wacky Women Of Extreme Couponing

Last night TLC aired new series Extreme Couponing, which is just what it sounds like: Ladies going to extremes to save on their grocery shopping. J'amie — seen in the clip above — is a self-proclaimed Coupon Diva, which means she shops wearing lipstick, eyeshadow and heels. It's a bizarre experience to watch her buy… » 4/07/11 12:54pm 4/07/11 12:54pm