First I want to say I haven't watched the show on TLC and really have no want to watch it.  When the commercials for it first came on TV the lady that said "I dont want to pay anything, I want TO GET OUT FOR FREE" is the one that turned me off from the show. and the ones that said something about spending $600+ on groceries and only paying $6 out of pocket just irks me.

Now let me explaine why. I've got a few reasons.

1. Why in the world does anyone need 50 tubes of toothpaste? 30 boxes of cereal? 3 years supply of toilet paper? things like that(Im just making these numbers up from shows I've seen and people I've seen who actually do this." to me it is very gluttonous... and here is the definition for gluttony

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.

really no one NEEDS al this stuff unless you are feeding or taking care of an army! Holy crap. I just can't fathom this whole obsession. My husband is in the Marines and we are not paid alot but we make our budget work and we do buy some things in bulk, like meat which we use fast. I can feed my family of four for two weeks(1st to 15th then 15th to the 1st) each only spending at the most $150(each trip) and it would be a little cheaper if we didn't have diapers or formula on there. I get some name brand foods but most of the time I will get off brand. I buy frozen Vegetables and am able to keep those for a while. We buy what we need when we need it.  Our house is nice and clean and we dont have rooms stock piled with a bunch of things we just dont need!

2. It is greed and here is the definition of greed.

Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

To me, wanting all these things and only wanting them if they are free is a little on the greedy side.  I mean don't get me wrong I love a good deal and BOGO deals and getting things for free but really do we really NEED all this stuff?  It's almost like your hording this stuff. It's just baffling to me. I can't seem to wrap my head around it at all.

3. And then we come to my final point that really annoys and irks me. HOW LONG THEY HAVE SAID IT TAKES TO PREPARE FOR A SHOPPING TRIP!  On the commercial someone said that they spent like 4 hours preparing for a shopping trip...4 FREAKING HOURS!!!!! I want to know where her kids where? Does she do it while they are at school? I know if my kids where in school I'd be spending most of my day cleaning and having some alone time. Preparing 4+ hours for a shopping trip just seems a bit much. 

If the kids are home, why are we not spending time with them? Playing, going outside for a walk, cuddled up on the couch watching a movie? 

I just...I can't seem doing that to my family. I love saving money I really do, but not when it could possibly take time away from my kids. I use coupons when I shop but only on things I need. I only buy things I need. If I bought 30 boxes of cereal, it would all go stale before I even got to it and that's with a husband who eats like a teenager sometimes.


Am I the only one that thinks like this? Do others out there see where Im coming from?


Bash me if you must but really I'll just ignor you....

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Colts...
Apr. 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM

which is why i laugh at the irony that the show is on RIGHT before the show HOARDING buried alive hehe

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LisaM...
Apr. 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM

i definitely see your point and agree that no person needs that many of one thing. most of them just keep it too and store it in their house which pisses me off. i was so mad that one mom had it under her sons bed and then she had stuff in her daughters cabinet in her room! THAT is something i do not agree with! taking space away from your kids is ridiculous! i do think it is neat that they can figure out the math and do all this but i think the time put into it, is absurd. most people dont have the time to dedicate to things like this which is why most people do not use coupons to this extreme. i use coupons too, but on things i need. i do have to say though, that one guy bought a TON of boxes of cereal. i mean like TONS! he called in ahead and put an order in for the grocery store to order it for when hed be in there with his coupons. BUT....he donated all of the boxes of cereal to the food bank which i think was a wonderful thing. i think that these people should use this skill that they have and time that they have and donate things they dont need to food banks. one woman bought like 60 things of mustard. mustard for crying out loud! no one would ever consume that much mustard! so i think she shouldve donated it all. or at least 59 bottles worth! so i get where youre coming from for sure, but i do find it entertaining to watch.

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sleep...
Apr. 11, 2011 at 9:01 PM

See donating it to the food banks and people in need is alot better than keeping all of it...If I did this, I'd probably keep a few of each thing, like 2 or 3 and then give the rest away. I can't watch it. the commericials mafe me want to punch the screen! lol

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bzybl...
Nov. 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM i have seen a few episodes and like you said, unless they are taking care of family members too, i cant wrap my head around this.

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bzybl...
Nov. 19, 2013 at 5:01 PM donating it is another reason to do this, if i had the time. i just cant gather that many coupons. it seems unreal.

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