TLC's Extreme Couponing

The first episode of TLC's "Extreme Couponing" premiered tonight and I actually just finished watching it.  I'm not really sure if I liked it or not, I guess I felt like it was missing something.

So okay, I've seen women clip coupons and extreme shop.  And it's impressive, don't get me wrong.  But how many times can you watch basically the same thing?  I hope the show branches out a bit and has tutorials, information and how couponing varies from state to state, which state has the best deals, and even maybe how women can network together and swap coupons they don't use.

The one thing I thought about as I watched tonight, especially when people were purchasing high quantities of perisible items, was don't they worry about expiration dates?  If two people have 48 bags of chips, chances are they will not eat all of that by the expiration date.  And if you freeze something, then does that null and void the expiration date? 

I'm kind of a stickler about expiration dates.  I always by something from the back of the bunch in hopes of getting a longer shelf life.  If something expires the next day, no matter how good the deal is, I probably won't buy it.  Even if I can freeze it.  And I know you can ignore the expiration date on some things, but if I'm not going to use it before it expires, why buy it?

So it would be great if on one of the episodes they discuss expiration dates.  I'd be curious to know how many women are not effected by them.

I'll give the show a chance.  Maybe they'll be one person whose personality just draws you in and you want to watch her in her life.  But if it's just going to be women shopping, I'll probably go back to Ghost Hunters Weds. at 9pm eventually.



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