TLC Extreme Couponing: Debut April 6th

Some of you caught Extreme Couponing on TLC in the fall.  It was one stand alone episode to test the waters and see how people would react.

Well, it worked.

So now the show has been picked up for a 12 series option and they have been scouring the country for Extreme Couponers to participate.  They had no problem finding them.

If you want to take a look at what is coming, you can click here to watch the teaser. 

I want to be clear that while the show is highly entertaining these people are not your average couponers.  A normal mom trying to save on groceries is not exciting enough to watch on television. 

Couponing is a day to day learning curve but it should not control your life.  The joy in couponing is the celebration of a great deal that puts food on your table and allows you to save to pursue your dreams.  It’s the wife who wants to save enough in her grocery budget that she can afford to get a manicure once a month.  It’s the mom who cuts back on what she spends so she can stay home full time.  It’s the man who wants to minimize bills so he can buy a motorcycle with cash.

Couponing should be a thing that helps you to live well- not the thing you live for. 

And it shouldn’t be a full time job couponing.  My primary goal in this blog was to create something that helps make your life easier.  That’s why I post the store deals- so you have somewhere to come and find everything you need in one place. 

If you are interested in learning how to coupon to save some money, be sure to keep coming back to A Frugal Chick.  “Like” me on Facebook so you can get updates on deals.  Or if you want to dive in, take a coupon class.  These are simple steps to big savings- it doesn’t have to be complicated.

You don’t have to be extreme to save big!

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  1. kelly says

    I’m with you, Annie…I’ve been couponing for a while and was only about 10 minutes into the show when I had the same thought. Although, with the update on Wal-Mart’s coupon policy, perhaps not…

  2. Annie says

    I just got into couponing last fall and have enjoy saving money for the family. I loved watching this show but I have a feeling it is going to change the game and ruin opportunities for the rest of us.

  3. Kim Fortin says

    Laura, I beg to differ, if you saw Sherry Erickson after a shopping spree at Rite Aid, they could make a 30 min special just out of her. She is hilarious and I enjoy going shopping with her. In fact, we are headed to Rite aid shortly, I can’t keep up with her and I still have coupons to print. But I have my binder so I have graduated. Keep up the good work, I love the blog.