I am honored to be featured on iVillage today with my post, “The Real Life of an Extreme Couponer.”
My post focuses on dispelling some of the myths that people have come to believe after watching Extreme Couponing on TLC. I took the opportunity to offer a glimpse into my real life and (no doubt) the lives of most couponers out there.
Here is a brief excerpt, then head on over to iVillage to read the rest (and be sure to chime in with your thoughts!):
I have a confession: I am a couponer. Some might even call me extreme. I regularly bring home bags of groceries for mere pennies. In fact, I often get paid to shop. I can’t remember the last time I spent money on toothpaste, or deodorant, or shampoo, or cereal. I know a rock-bottom deal when I see it and I stock up.
But if this description brings to mind images of grocery carts overflowing with free mustard and Alka-Seltzer, or entire garages overtaken by rows of shelves that bear a striking resemblance to your local Kroger, I’d say you’ve been watching a little too much Extreme Couponing on TLC.
TLC has shown the world that couponers can score big at the grocery store. But if you ask me, the show is a little… well, extreme.