I did watch the Good Morning America segment about the Extreme Couponing show though, and I have to admit that I’m a little concerned. Couponing in a reasonable manner has saved our family tons of money over the past couple of years, and we have been able to put that money that we save towards other things (like our emergency fund, which has been a huge blessing since Ryan was laid off in April).
But from what I saw in the Good Morning America segment, I’m concerned that (1) some people who could really be helped by couponing will not even attempt it because they are afraid of being viewed in a negative manner and that (2) more couponers already out there will clear the shelves when things are free instead of couponing in an ethical manner.
I could be wrong… like I said, I’m going to watch the show tonight… but these are my concerns with the little clips I have seen so far.
What about you guys? Have you seen the show yet? What are your thoughts? Has saving money really gone too far?