Have you guys seen this show on TLC? I kinda came across it over the weekend, and thought it might be interesting to see how people save such impressive amounts of money using coupons. Then, I became afraid, very afraid. Why, you may ask? Lemmee break it down.
1. One lady bought 63 bottles of French's mustard. How long will it take her to actually use 63 bottles of French's mustard?
2. It took another lady over two hours just to check out. Can you imagine being behind her in line? I can't stand to be in a grocery store for two hours total, much less just checking out.
3. One lady spends six hours a day--A DAY--working on her coupons and shopping plans. Six hours. A day.
4. Yes, they buy a thousand dollars worth of groceries of eight cents, but they buy huge quantities of the same thing, so much so that I don't even see how it is practical.
5. All of these people have giant store rooms full of the stuff they have bought. Seventy bottles of laundry detergent. 120 bottles of body wash. And the 63 mustard lady. It frightened me. They have grocery stores in their basements, essentially.
In conclusion, I respect these people for saving money at the grocery. However, I think there are some serious hoarding tendencies here. Very detailed, organized, intimidating hoarding. More stuff than they can use before it goes bad. Rows and shelves and baskets of stuff. Is that really thrifty or practical?
63 bottles of mustard.