April 6, 2011
I have been going back and forth in my decision to post on the topic of the TLC Extreme Couponing Series that airs tonight. So many of you have emailed with questions galore so I thought I would give my thoughts.
To answer the basic question: Will I be watching the show? The answer is… NO! I plan on flipping on American Idol for a little background noise while I pay some bills and have a Weight Watchers treat I will not be watching the Extreme Couponing series tonight.
Let’s face it, this show is meant to be entertaining. Do you think they are going to show what a typical couponer might actually experience? Of course not, that would not be television worthy. Every Friday you guys get a peek into what I buy each week. I shop for what my family requires and I manage to still get a good deal. My couponing style is boring. I choose to be a smart shopper rather than an extreme shopper.
All of us could probably do a trip to the store where we scored 99% savings bringing home loads of groceries to appeal to a camera. But, would it be a practical or an accurate example of how we actually shop each week? My guess is — probably not.
In order for this show to be entertaining, every cliche and misconception about couponing will be the up front focus. Being a couponer comes with enough scrutiny and stares. I just don’t want to participate in the hysteria associated with this show.
I want my website to be a place where you can find great deals, helpful information, delicious recipes and tips to help you stretch your budget. I think I will stick to giving you guys what I consider smart shopping techniques and let the television folks cover the extreme info
So let’s hear it…who is watching tonight??
I do ask that you guys be kind to each other. While this is not my lifestyle choice, I try hard to live and let live. Just because something may not be my cup of tea –that doesn’t mean it is wrong.