TLC’s Extreme Couponing for real?

TLC’s Extreme Couponing returns for a new season… with more counterfeit coupons?

If you’ve missed the past media coverage regarding fraud on the show, to date manufacturers have confirmed that over 230 counterfeit coupons were used on past seasons of Extreme Couponing, including free-product coupons for Tide laundry detergent and Quilted Northern bath tissue.

We enjoy Kmart’s new double coupon deal, but will it last? After airing the show and taking a loss for fraud coupons, it could ruin it for all of us. This show should be taken off the air. I can’t even watch Extreme Couponing, it sure isn’t “reality” when stores make exceptions to the rules for them.

With all the bad publicity they are getting it can only hurt the people who are using coupons as a means of living. I use coupons daily and can honestly go in a store and feel good about the way I use my coupons. If I question a certain coupon I will check with customer service first. I have saved thousands of dollars with coupons and each time I make a coupon transaction, I’m amazed how much money we can save in this day and age.

When I am teaching a new couponer how to use coupons, I always tell them to put the coupon with the product at the register when they are first starting of. If the product doesn’t match the coupon,and you do not want to purchase the product, it’s much easier to void the product than having to void the whole transaction.