'Extreme Couponing': Maybe a not-so-crazy TV obsession

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Basic cable reality TV has exposed us to all kinds of unhealthy obsessions, addictions and collections. And as much as we want to lump the folks on TLC's "Extreme Couponing" in there with them, it's hard to argue with the logic of a penny saved.

... Especially when it's not pennies.

After all, we're talking about thousands and thousands of dollars. Yes, their methods may be a little absurd (that's a picture of a woman forcing her child to sift through a dumpster), but they get it done.

Take this lady. She's been a single mom since 15, and has stayed out of debt on coupons alone. Her grocery store bill comes to $230.38 ... and ends up being only $6.92.

Maybe we can outsource our coupon clipping?

Photo/Video credit: TLC