Monday, April 11, 2011
TLC's Extreme Couponing.
I'm at a little loss for words when It comes to this show. At first I was stoked. I DVR'd it and then watched as each of those ladies (and a husband) saved hundreds of dollars on even more items. I couldn't stop thinking about it for days! I want to get the same deals that these women do. I want to have a stockpile in my basement that could last my entire family a year. Realistically though, what some of them bought didn't make any sense. 70 or so bottles of Mustard? Stating that it never goes bad? Sure, if you are a mustard lover, go for it. However, most of us in the real world will NEVER use 70 bottles of mustard before it goes bad, and it will eventually. What they didn't show on the TV was that hopefully, some of these products were donated to a food bank or some sort of charity. Do we really need thousands of toothbrushes? Unless you are OCD and need a new toothbrush EVERYDAY, what are you going to do with them all? Now, as I was saying, I was so happy that TLC was doing a show on couponing. I love to coupon. It's not just a necessity for me anymore. Even if I had a million dollars, I'd probably still coupon. It's fun and I love to save money. But at what cost are we willing to save a few pennies? Would you be willing to commit fraud? Some people think that coupon fraud is no big deal. To those, I say you are wrong. It makes everybody suffer. Because of the fraudulent ways of some, our grocery prices get hiked up. Gee thanks. Some of you know who I am talking about. One J'amie was featured on TLC's Extreme Couponing. Shame on her. She denies doing anything wrong. It's sad really. I'm sure she is a really nice person. I'm sure she thinks she hasn't done anything wrong. IF she hasn't, I will be the first to apologize, however, the evidence is pretty compelling that she did in fact commit fraud. In essence, she has stolen hundreds, perhaps even thousands, from unknowing stores. I wonder what will happen now that these stores know her name? I also wonder how adversely this will affect coupon ladies who actually follow the rules. Sure, I've saved money. Who doesn't like doing that? However, if it came down to it. Would you cheat a store out of money and product? I sure wouldn't. Jail house orange doesn't suit me and that's what will happen when you steal.