Ok so as much as I can not stand this show I did end up watching it last night. I DVRd it because during its show time I was not in the mood for it and was unsure on if I wanted to watch it or not and it got the best of me last night and I did. I totally wish that I could take that hour back and drain my mind of the HORRIBLE and UNETHICAL practices that were shown last night. Once again TLC has bluntly said “I don’t give a crap about anything other then the $$ in my pocket” (Excuse the language there but there is no other word for it). I know that people who are new to couponing are going to watch this show and hope to be like these “extreme couponers” however in order for these people to be considered extreme couponers and not extreme fraud would entail them to first use legitimate coupons!
By legitimate coupons I mean like in this clip below where the one shopper Angelique, is talking about using doritos coupons, I have NEVER seen a $3.99 off 1 Doritos coupon,so I went to the source, and called Frito-Lay and it was confirmed that there has NEVER been a $3.99 of 1 bag of Doritos coupon and yet she had 20 of them! (or so what she says but at the end of the episode they say she bought 31 bags of chips)
You can see on Jill Cataldo’s blog the evidence of the use of the KNOW Fake Quilted Northern Coupons.
Those who are new to coupons please do NOT compare your shopping trips to what you see on this show, it is just that a show and the actions and comments of these shoppers are just not the reality of what real couponing is.
Please don’t listen to what these people have to say about their shopping trips:
From boasting that they leave their wallet at home EVERY time they shop because there is always a zero total to the “Budget Bandit” (Where when she is using her FAKE Doritos coupons that Bandit name fits her well) says that she ordered coupons from a clipping site and that she does not normally to using fake toilet paper coupons there is nothing that anyone can learn from this show or these people other then
***I have talked to people who have been on previous episodes and they are nothing like what they were portrayed to be on the show, but at the same time they didn’t commit coupon fraud either where as these people have and it is what TLC apparently wants to promote, illegal activity and Fraud.
Check out my post on the Coupon Fraud and the Importance of Proper Coupon Use on what the actions of other like in this weeks episodes does for others. We have all seen the manufactures putting more restrictions on coupons, limiting the amount that can be used in 1 transaction and lowering the value of coupons and if this keeps up I can only imagine what will ensue if garbage like this continues and TLC as we all can see has made it obvious that they see nothing wrong with promoting illegal activities, helping people or doing what TLC’s name originally stood for “The Learning Channel”, now its teaching people what NOT to do!