It was just announced that TLC’s Extreme Couponing Season 2 will begin September 28th. I know a many of you probably found this site after watching the first season, and sometimes I feel a little torn about the show.
On the one hand, TLC’s Extreme Couponing has introduced a lot of people who were struggling to the possibility of saving money on their groceries. That’s a good thing. On the other hand, Extreme Couponing has also caused a lot of problems, everything from shelf-clearing to coupon fraud, from stealing newspapers to stores refusing to accept coupons at all. That’s not such a good thing.
This morning I watched a preview clip of the second season, and I was a little disturbed to be quite honest. As a couponer and just as a person, this is not what I want couponing to be about! There are so many opportunities to be generous and giving; instead this clip focuses on excessive selfishness. I couldn’t help myself, I was compelled to make a video. (I know I just made one last week. Don’t get used to it! )
And here is what I got:
At Publix I spent $43.90 on $127.25 worth of groceries, a savings of 66%.4 Lloyd’s Meats in Original BBQ Sauce, assorted varieties, 18 oz, BOGO @ – $5.49 (4) $1.00/1 Lloyds Meat BBQ Tubs Printable Coupon (90210) Final Price: $1.74 each 4 Bugles, 8.6 oz & Chex Mix, 8.75 oz BOGO @ – $2.67 (2) $0.50/1 Chex Mix Printable (2) $0.50/1 Bugles Printable Final Price: $0.83 each 6 Knorr Sides, assorted varieties, 3.8- 6.4 oz @ – $1.00 (2) $0.75/3 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides printable (NLA) (3) $1/2 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides, exp 9/04/11 (Publix Tearpad or Printable) Final Price: $0.23 each 4 Kraft or Seven Seas Dressing, assorted varieties, 14 or 16 oz, BOGO @ – $3.39 (2) $1/2 Kraft Dressing, exp. 9/25/11 (SS 08/28/11) (1) B2G1 Kraft Salad Dressing Target printable Final price: $0.35 each 4 Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce, assorted varieties, 15- 24 oz, BOGO @ – $2.77 (4) $0.50/1 Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa, etc., exp. 10/8/11 (RP 08/28/11) Final Price: $0.88 each 2 Arnold Sandwich Thins, assorted varieties, 8- 16 oz, BOGO @ – $3.69 (2) $0.55/1 Arnold Sandwich Thins Mini’s Printable (NLA) Final Price: $1.29 each 4 Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Pancakes, assorted varieties, 12.7- 16.4 oz, BOGO @ – $2.79 (2) $1/2 Kellogg’s Eggos Frozen Product, exp. 10/2/11 (RP 08/07/11) Final Price: $0.89 each 2 Publix Sour Cream, assorted varieties, 15 oz, BOGO @ – $2.19 Final Price: $1.09 each 2 Snyder’s of Hanover Snacks, BOGO @ – $2.99 Final Price: $1.49 each 2 Sabra Hummus, assorted varieties, 10 oz, BOGO @ – $3.99 Final Price: $1.99 each 2 Publix Deli Southern Style Potato Salad, 16 oz, BOGO @ – $2.69 Final Price: $1.34 each 1 Cauliflower @ – $2.00 1 Cantaloupes @ – $2.50 * * *
Altogether, this week I spent $52.67 on $173.81 worth of groceries, an average savings of 70% for the week.
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