'Extreme Couponing': Relive the Crazy (Video)

Extreme Couponing  wraps up its first season with Wednesday’s finale airing at 9:30 p.m. on TLC. The show has been a runaway hit for the network garnering the series an early Season 2 renewal. The season finale focuses on Long Island resident,  Scott  (who New York radio listeners would recognize as Z100’s Scotty B), who’s preparing for his wife Amy to give birth in about a month. And while the baby has him excited, the idea of clipping coupons for all the baby’s needs may send him overboard. Plus, Las Vegas’  Jen  shows us how she uses couponing to home school her six-year-old twins.   Read More...

VIDEO: Watch a Mashup of the Greatest Extreme Couponing Clips

Dumpster diving, stockpiling and coupon clipping: these are common words from the dictionary of those on  Extreme Couponing. On Wednesday's finale, Scott gears up for one last shopping trip before wife Amy gives birth. He may have been excited about her pregnancy, but his adrenaline really went soaring when he realized how many diapers he could purchase with coupons. Read More...

TLC Renews 'Extreme Couponing' for Season 2

Fans of saving money by embracing your obsessive tendencies take note: TLC has renewed 'Extreme Couponing' for a second season. "'Extreme Couponing' has struck a chord with our viewers and has sparked a passion in people who are looking for creative ways to save money," Amy Winter, general manager of TLC, said in a statement. "The series is creating even more super shoppers and we are lining our shelves with their remarkable stories." The series, which features people who take clipping coupons very seriously, has averaged 1.9 million total viewers. The new season of 12 episodes is already in production and scheduled to debut in September.

'Extreme Couponing' Preview: Coupons and Kids Don't Mix (VIDEO)

'Extreme Couponing' has an extreme message for you aspiring savers out there: coupons and kids don't mix. In this exclusive clip of tonight's episode (Wed., May 11, 9PM ET on TLC), mother of four Amber is stressed when the babysitter cancels, forcing her to take the children along for her big grocery store run. Yes, we all realize that kids love to grab sugary cereals and treats -- things that may not be discounted -- but they also appear to slow down the entire process of shopping and saving in bulk, even when they get their own baskets. Take a look and tell us: Do you have time to make grocery shopping a babysitter-worthy event? Is it worth the savings to have to schedule a run to the store?

Extreme Couponing Sneak Peek: You Can't Say This Show Isn't Fascinating

Bananas. This show is  B-A-N-A-N-A-S .  TLC's  Extreme Couponing  is irresistible Great Recession TV, with its zeitgeisty mashup of  Hoarders -style eccentricity (no one needs that much "rinse agent") and nature-documentary-style earnestness (narrator: "With her list, her coupons and her whole day off from work set aside to shop, Amanda heads to the grocery store..."). Watch consumer Davids bring retail Goliaths to their knees! See the supermarket system wibble under the weight of the sheer crazy! And, today, in an exclusive sneak peek, see "super-frugal Amy plan to buy over $400 worth of groceries for under $10."

What 'Extreme Couponing' Is Really About: Jerks and Organized Hoarders

If something about TLC's new reality series 'Extreme Couponing' makes you uneasy and fascinated at the same time, join the club. As I watched last week's premiere -- as well as the special that aired a few months ago -- the feelings that I got weren't "Yay, bargain hunters!" or "Wow, if you really put your mind to it, you can live pretty well in this crummy economy!" No, it was just that turbulent combination of emotions that makes you ashamed you're watching this spectacle unfold on your flat screen but unable to turn the channel. That's when I realized that 'Extreme Couponing' really isn't about frugal Americans at all. In fact, the feeling I got when watching the show was pretty similar to the feeling I get when I come across two other shows on the cable dial: A&E's 'Hoarders' and TLC's 'Hoarding: Buried Alive.'

'Extreme Couponing': Maybe a not-so-crazy TV obsession

Basic cable reality TV has exposed us to all kinds of unhealthy obsessions, addictions and collections. And as much as we want to lump the folks on TLC's "Extreme Couponing" in there with them, it's hard to argue with the logic of a penny saved. ... Especially when it's not pennies. After all, we're talking about thousands and thousands of dollars. Yes, their methods may be a little absurd (that's a picture of a woman forcing her child to sift through a dumpster), but they get it done. Take this lady. She's been a single mom since 15, and has stayed out of debt on coupons alone. Her grocery store bill comes to $230.38 ... and ends up being only $6.92.Maybe we can outsource our coupon clipping?...

Five Reasons Why Extreme Couponing Is Extremely Entertaining

TLC's new series Extreme Couponing (premiering tonight at 9/8c) has no business being as riveting as it is. Like the one-hour special that preceded it in December, the show follows deal-obsessed shoppers as they engage in mental gymnastics and loophole-jumping to maximize their savings at the grocery store...and their stashes at home. It's like Supermarket Sweep with all the hustling playing out in these people's heads...

TLC's 'Extreme Couponing' Stars: Paying Full Price For Anything is 'Completely Ridiculous'

I love a good deal as much as the next person ... just not if it requires any sort of legwork. Yes, I'll admit it: I'm a retail snob. In fact, a few months ago when I saw my best friend pull a small coupon binder out of her purse, I laughed. At her! For wanting to save money while shopping for her family of four! I'm taking it all back now, because TLC's 'Extreme Couponing' (premieres Wed., April 6, 9PM ET) has made me see the blue light special. Sure the previews show a woman talking about spending time equivalent to a full-time job clipping coupons each week -- hence the "extreme" -- but the louder message is that every little bit makes a difference. What's that saying? A penny saved is a penny earned? Even Benjamin Franklin realized there's nothing wrong with stashing your cash away for a rainy day. So why is there such a stingy stigma attached to using coupons? I caught up with two of the show's couponers, Nathan Engels and Jessica Hacker, to hear a little bit more about how and why they started couponing, and they shared a few tips and crazy coupon success stories with me.