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Taking Couponing Too Far? Coupon Katie Talks to Fox 43

A few stories were published this week regarding extreme couponing and store policy changes.  There was on in The Baltimore Sun and one in  The Consummerist.

WBIR and Fox 43 stopped by Tuesday to ask me my thought on the TLC Extreme Couponing Show and how it is affecting local shoppers.

I really believe what I said, for right now I think the changes in some store policies will not have much of an impact on those of us shopping for our families (and for charity when your are not buying 100’s of the same item).

On a positive note, some policies may start preventing people from clearing the shelves of good deals so everyone can get in on them. That would be a great thing! Also, it is encouraging more stores to make their policies available online. Having clear guidelines makes using coupons ethically at stores easier.

You can check out the changes to the Target Coupon Policy here and the Kroger Internet Printable Coupon Policy here. Rite Aid has tightened policies on Buy One Get One Free coupons and limiting the number of same coupons you can use to four. Publix, which will be in Knoxville soon, has limited the number of coupons you can use per product.

So watch the video and let me know what you think!

 

Comments

  1. mom of 3 teens says:

    The Extreme Couponing show should be call “Extreme Hoarding”,  I have watched 1 episode and will never watch another.  It gives a bad name to those of us trying to make our money stretch a little farther.  Try feeding 3 teenagers on 1 income. 

  2. mom of 3 teens says:

    The Extreme Couponing show should be call “Extreme Hoarding”,  I have watched 1 episode and will never watch another.  It gives a bad name to those of us trying to make our money stretch a little farther.  Try feeding 3 teenagers on 1 income. 

  3. Rkyoungster says:

    I’ve talked to Kroger’s corporate office several times with complaints of the shelves being empty and they told me that they need as many complaints from loyal customers as they can get, in order to push for some policy changes and limits. Each time I’ve submitted a complaint on Kroger’s website, someone has called me that same day to try to remedy the situation. They are very upset that the extreme couponers are making it difficult for their loyal customers to have a pleasant experience.

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