September 28th, 2011
03:04 PM ET

TLC's 'Extreme Couponing' back with new season

Ring it up!

TLC's hit show "Extreme Couponing" comes back tonight for its second season, and we can bet you money that fans are eagerly awaiting.

If you don't know what we are talking about, you're probably spending too much on your groceries. The show focuses on those who take couponing to the max, at times getting several hundreds of dollars worth of items for next to nothing (and in some cases, literally nothing).

Not everyone loves the show, though. There has been some backlash from stores that have changed their coupon policies to prevent some of the super savings, as well as from couponers themselves who say the series presents their kind in a bad light.

Will you be tuning in? New season starts tonight at 10 p.m. ET.


soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Marilyn

    I have watched this show a many times. It makes me wonder why these people hoard food. There are many people out there that can't feed their families. Instead of hoarding why not give it to the food pantries for the families that are on a limited income

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  3. Nadine

    I have a question for all those people who do "Extreme Couponing" and have their pantries (over)stocked with goods.. Do you REALLY NEED 20 cans of oatmeal, 40 hand soaps, 25 bottles of laundry soap? Why not share your good deals with those food banks in your area that are struggling to even GET donations? BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR and help out!!! Why do you need to hoard all that.. I see some people do help.. but in all the videos that I have seen, it breaks my heart. I am struggling too and don't have the room for all that. I do what I can..

    October 5, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. seejenread

    I've seen a lot of this on talk shows, but I'm still confused. What do these people eat? All the coupons I've ever seen are for highly processed foods. Do these people not purchase meats and produce? Plus you have to purchase 2 of something to get a great deal ($1.00 off), so you're spending $6 to save $1?

    I guess if I had cable, I could watch and learn more, but I don't think it's as easy as these people make it out to be.

    September 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • rha

      seejenread – the benefit comes in when you are able to double coupons, then stack them with a store coupon and then a store sale. Sale your $3.00 and you have a $1.00 off 2 manufacture coupon, and the store doubles. But there is a store coupon for it for another $.50 off that they will double, and it's on sale for $2.50 each this week.. so it is $5.00 for 2, (1.00 manu coupon doubled = $2.00 off + .50 store coupon doubled =$1.00 off) = $2.00 for 2 ..

      just an example .. my wife has been able to use coupons to get some items for free.. just need to spend the time to match the sales to the coupons to the items you need/want/use

      September 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. coupongirl

    I live in NY and do alot of couponing no only for myself but for a battered women's shelter – i save about 70% on my own shopping and 90-100% ib items for the shelter – and I do 95% of my couponing at Walmart.

    September 29, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Nadine

      THANK YOU!! I wish more people who do E.C. would sound off and say they are helping food banks and shelters.

      October 5, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. A

    I'll be watching for sure! That's how I learned how to get started couponing. It has already saved me hundreds!! :)

    September 29, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
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    September 29, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kash

    I bet they don't shop at walmart. That "save money" talk goes out the window when you take a coupon to the register.

    September 29, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
    • dawn

      Actually my husband and I do most of our shopping at wal-mart. Every time we go to wal-mart we hardly pay anything and sometimes get paid. We have only been couponing for a few months like they do on the show and the best deals that we find are at wal-mart, Dillons, and Hy-vee. No I don't have a stock pile like on these shows, we just donate the extra to local charity and the USO.

      September 29, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rupi

    A good deal is a good deal so we can't really complain when people take advantage...I'm definitely watching and I can't think of how many stories I've heard where people start couponing after watching this show. They may not clear the shelves when they do it but it if helps them save money on everyday items for their family then it's a good thing!

    September 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. deb

    These shows are so put on. These people should come to CT. the coupon policies suck in this state.... And furthemore stores dont change their policy just to accomidate couponers

    September 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Luski

    Extreme Couponing is a fun show to watch. I did like the man last season who bought enough personal hygiene products to send 1,000 care packages to our military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. That was amazing!

    September 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ben

    SCOOBY DOO ! This article is by our American Idol friend ! She is TOO GREAT ! Hope it will be AI time again soon and that Lisa is doing wonderful !

    September 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer

      Hey Ben!!! I also miss my "American Idol" crew, but I'm so glad you continue to support Marquee. It will be AI season before we know it!

      September 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ms t

    Me too ! I LOVE Couponing.

    September 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. emt-girl

    1st comment! I'll be watching, for sure

    September 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |

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