So recently there has been a lot of talk about the new show Extreme Couponing. I have mixed feelings about this show.
I completely understand using coupons and getting a great deal. I use coupons myself and believe me when I say I grew up with the queen of extreme refunding. (That's a story for another day.) If you can avoid paying retail then go for it.
Here is where I have a problem. Some of these people have so much stuff in their houses and storage areas that they will never use it all. I have seen some that have stocked their paper products in their shower. I don't know about you but I have two bathrooms and we use them both.
So why can't these people then take the extreme excess and donate it to charity. There are plenty of homeless shelters, food banks, churches and so on that would love to have a portion of that stuff to pass on to those less fortunate.
I did see a recent commercial for the show that showed a man with 1000 tubes of toothpaste. He has the right idea though. He is donating a ton (literally and figuratively) of items to military families. He is keeping what his family can use in a reasonable amount of time and the rest is going to a wonderful cause.
How do you feel about this new craze? Do you coupon, extreme coupon or not use them at all?