Thursday, December 30, 2010

Everywhere But Here, Nick Lachey

I love a good deal as much as the next person,  but I have serious issues when someone stockpiles 120 boxes of pasta.

You may have heard the buzz behind TLC's special (not a season show...yet),  Extreme Couponing.  It follows 4 people who shop at their local stores and get upwards of 90% discount on their groceries. This amounts to someone buying $5,000 worth of groceries for only $243. 

I am a sucker for buzz and odd reality television, so I decided to watch the show. I have never been more annoyed and had anxiety from viewing a tv show. 

It just does not make sense for people to do the following: 
  • Take a day off work so one can clip coupons, and shop in a single store for 6 hours. 
  • Pulling 7 grocery carts, and having store employees assist you by pushing them for you. 
  • Taking 2 cars to pick up groceries which included some of the following:  1000 boxes of cereal, 168 toothbrushes, and over 200 bottles of water  OR Pepsi
  • Making your spouse feel stupid by moving their belongings so you can "store" your freebies
  • Going dumpster diving for coupons with a pregnant woman. (Dumpster diver and her husband looked and mentioned a lot of Mormon keywords... BAH!)
The show is absolutely disgusting, as it exemplifies America's need for products being overpackaged, and consumers living in excess.
I was so annoyed by the show, I wrote TLC an email. That is my rant for the months of October, November, and December.


Liz said...

That is so painful...and I haven't even seen the show!

Jon said...

Good grief!

AMezNewz said...

LOL I'm all for bin diving. LOL NOT. But they do get some amazing deals!

LP said...

i totally thought the dumpster diver was mormon too. 100 bucks she has a blog about her good deals;)..this show made me despressed with my measly 50% savings I get on my shopping when I use coupons but hey. who has the time and energy for all that!

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