Budget Savvy Diva is sharing a great post with us to give you more information on what’s happening with the controversy I posted about on TLC’s Extreme Couponing. You all had such strong feelings about the obvious disregard for coupon guidelines that I wanted to bring you an update. What she did effects all of us – making it harder to use coupons in the future.
In the most simple terms this couponer Jamie as shown below on National TV committed coupon fraud which she was caught for a year before. She also teaches couponers in a coupon class all about it — for a pretty penny — $35.00 !!!!!!
What she does wrong:
– There is a way to figure out coupon codes.
There are numbers under the bar code – well you take the first set of numbers and you look for UPC on products from the same company and if they match up the coupon CAN be used on that other product. So people will take a high value coupon for one product and use it on a low cost product – sometimes being from completely different products. Like using a toothpaste coupon on detergent.
This is what she does – and she is proud of it.
The repercussions of such couponing are large… such as lower value coupons and more extreme restrictions at store like Krogers
TLC said in an statement to EW: “We have received a strong response to the premiere and are listening to and reading the various comments around the show — as with all programs, we appreciate the feedback. While the series documents extreme couponing strategies, we take any concerns about specific tactics seriously and are looking into the situation.”
I’m hearing rumors that CIC is investigating her, but those are only rumors for now!
Do you think anything will happen??