(Closed) Extreme-Couponing Rant

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I feel the same way.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My husband and I get frustrated with this sometimes.  I also don’t see the point in buying more toothpaste if you already have enough to last you for the rest of your life.  There are some episodes though where people buy to donate it.  I know one guy used coupons to buy food for troops overseas and another guy bought it to donate.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yes! I admire the people who buy, for example, 50 boxes of cat food and donate 90% of it to an animal shelter.

But when extreme couponing begins to tip toe on the line of extreme hoarding, I get irritated.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yeah, that show really pisses me off.  The stores around here do not double/triple coupon or allow manufacturer and Catalina coupons together.  Some of what is shown is actually rules being bent specifically for the tv show or coupon fraud.

Who is going to use 67 mustards over the course of their life?  I use maybe one small bottle of mustard a YEAR and I know mustard cannot keep that long.  Oh and toothpaste has an expiration date.  I have two friends who live in another state who have a 200 tube toothpaste stockpile and paid like $5, it’s ridiculous.

EDIT: I love when they do donations, I think that’s awesome.  It’s the people who think nothing about how what their couponing does to others and don’t donate at all.  That cost has to be made up somewhere. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Miss Smurf:  My Fiance and I watched that episode and LAUGHED.  These people feel like it’s a major accomplishment to cheat stores/manufactures/other customers out of stuff.  I especially don’t respect people who do not pre-order their things and leave shelves nearly empty.

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I feel the same way.  What’s the point of buying 70 bottles of mustard?  I love it when people donate the food, but I cannot even imagine what a family would do with 100 boxes of noodles.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

The show drives me nuts. I saw one episode where some guy had like literally over 1000 tubes of toothepaste. I don’t think you could use 1000 tubes of toothepaste in a lifetime! My friend is into couponing and she says the show gives “her kind” a bad name. She’s not in it for the “big score” like some of them are, she’s just trying to save a few bucks for her family. Some of these extreme couponers do donate a lot of their purchases to the local food bank but the ones who have whole seperate rooms in their home for their non-perishables are a little nutso. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If it makes you feel any better, I worked at a grocery store all through college, and I would say at least half of our “extreme couponing” customers donated extras to a community or church food shelf. Most of the others were people with like eight kids who actually did use all the stuff they bought. Sure, there are hoarders out there, but I would say that for every one crazy couponer we had five that were doing it for a reason and were very understanding if something didn’t ring up correctly…

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Miss Smurf: Not that I agree with extreme couponing or the sense of achievement… but I get through about 50 bottles of hot sauce a year. I’m a chilli addict!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I feel the same way. I just sit there with my mouth open like WTF? I admire those that donate to, but some of those other people seem “off” to me.

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