Wednesday, April 6, 2011
TLC's Extreme Couponing
For those of you who have a TV and cable in your home, the season premier is today on TLC. Make sure to tune into this crazy show for tips on how to coupon your way to free groceries!
While I consider myself a frugal shopper, I cannot say I completely agree with extreme couponing. I feel like we could devote the extensive hours to self betterment. I would personally take some of that time to study Islam, if given the time and choice, but that's just me! I like to shop in bulk as well, it often saves money and time! I still would not be able to justify a store room full of 'stuff'- however, I would like the idea of sharing the goods with people especially as this would become a sadaqa jariya (charity) for my family and I.
I also have done couponing in the past and found that there are not many healthy options available. It is often the quick meals or overly processed foods containing several additives and MSG... so while I love looking for deals, using coupons, I just don't think extreme couponing is for me...
I know from having lived in the States, couponing there is on a whole different level. Canada does not compare at all with our coupons!
What are your experiences? Do you think you could extreme coupon? Why or why not?