After reading all of the blog posts about TLC's Extreme Couponing, I was interested in seeing what all the fuss was about. People seem to either love or hate this show. I couldn't believe the uproar I had been seeing in the blogging community.
Anyway, I watched it last night. I must confess... I hate coupons. I can't stand them. I don't have the patience or organizational skills to deal with those little pieces of paper. Even when I intend to use them, I either or forget or lose them in the bottomless pit that is my purse. I have only used 1 coupon in my entire life. However... I think I may start using them on a regular basis.
I could not believe how much money those ladies saved on that show! Don't get me wrong; I think those particular ladies are raising new generations of hoarders by forcing their children to live that lifestyle. There is a clear difference in using coupons to save money and using coupons to stock up on products you will NEVER open. Sixty-two bottles of mustard??? Did anyone else hear that woman's husband say he didn't even eat mustard? What's the point? Clearly, some of these people have voids that are being filled by hoarding.
I did learn something about shopping though. I could be a little more proactive with my shopping. I could plan and utilize coupons when applicable. I could pay more attention and shop smarter. I'm going to start using coupons. :-) BUT... if I ever store toilet paper under my baby's bed or fill my shower with paper towels, please hold an intervention!