Monday, October 3, 2011

Extreme Couponing- is it really worth it?

Has anyone ever seen the show on TLC "Extreme Couponing"? If not, it's a show where everyday people save hundreds of dollars on groceries all thanks to discount coupons. These people put in many hours of hard work and time to munster up all the coupons needed to efficiently save on their groceries. There was once an episode where a lady bought around $900 worth of groceries and only spent $40! The only thing that I think of when I hear this is, What in the world are typically families doing with $900 worth of groceries? What can you possibly do with 50 boxes of cereal 12 gallons of mills and 60 cartons of eggs? Do they give it away, do they resell it, or do they keep a stock pile room in case of an emergency?

The idea of saving a lot of money on groceries is nice but at the end of the day, what are you possibly, realistically, doing with all that food? Before someone starts extreme couponing, I suggest that they sit and think about what they are actually doing. Are they doing it to "say" they saved a lot of money and have piles and piles of food stocked everywhere at home, or are they doing it in efforts to help other needy people.