Apr 8, 2011

Let's talk briefly about the "Extreme Couponing" show

So have you watched TLC's Extreme Couponing show? Can that really happen? My guess is that it COULD happen, but the likelihood of ringing up $1800 in groceries and paying only around $30 is not probable. Why?

Well, most stores will not let you ring up 18 transactions nor spend 2 hours ringing you up! Also, the store having more than 20-25 mustard containers on the shelf for any customer to buy 56 in one transaction is highly unlikely. In fact, I took a picture of the mustard shelf in Publix this afternoon and this is what I found:
You can see that there is way too much competition from other brands for them to stock more than 20-25 French's Mustards.

My guess is that the entire show is staged and that the stores (and the manager) know that the ladies are coming with film crew. Otherwise, it wouldn't have happened. So what does this mean for you? Yes, you can still save a BUNDLE on your groceries and get some "extreme" deals, but odds are that you won't be buying 56 bottles of mustard nor will you be ringing up 18 separate transactions. (In fact, my CVS has a sign up that states you can only do 2 transactions if using coupons.)

Happy shopping!


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