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Who Took Home The Golden Shopping Cart On 'Extreme Couponing All-Stars' Finale?

It was nail-biting stuff in the final battle of the " Extreme Couponing All-Stars " (Tue., 10 p.m. EST on TLC). Zealous couponers Joni and Chris faced-off at the cash register for the last time. Which one would take home the coveted Golden Shopping Cart and the title of Ultimate Extreme Couponer? First up was an ecstatic Joni, who scored a perfect 100 percent savings on over $4,000-worth of goods. What could Chris possibly do against such an invincible-seeming rival? As he nervously watched the assistant ring up his coupons, Chris' hopes rested on the fact that he had a higher retail total than Joni. If he also brought home perfect 100 percent savings then his higher total would crown him the champ. And the winner was ... Chris. He not only scored 100 percent savings, but he also boasted a whopping retail total of $6,358.65. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //

'Extreme Couponing': Valuable to you?

Extreme Couponing,  which premiered on TLC, has elicited some extreme reactions. Some reviewers and viewers have scorned the show as an example of obsessive selfishness. Others admire the ingenuity of the shoppers who are able to reduce $1,000-plus grocery bills to a little over $100. Me, I think the show is a canny example of two elements floating through the country right now. The first is a fascination with extreme behavior as it’s filtered through reality TV, whether we’re talking about people who sire a lot of children (hello, Duggar family) or who stuff their bodies with a lot of drugs (hello,  Intervention  and  Relapse ). The second is the fact that a lot of people  don’t have as much money as they used to . It’s the economy, not-stupid! Read More... //