Marcus Lawrence | 

Extreme Couponing Is Back on TV, Just in Time for the Recession

The Krazy Coupon Lady is an independent service supported by advertising. Most of the offers appearing on our site are from companies from which we receive compensation. We may receive a small payment from an affiliate if you click a link to purchase a product. Sometimes a post is sponsored by the maker of the product, and we receive a fee for the post. Learn More.

Well, it’s official. The National Bureau of Economic Research announced this week that as of February, the U.S. is in the midst of an economic recession — ending 128 months of economic growth!

The last time we found ourselves in a recession, we started The Krazy Coupon Lady.

Once our coupon community really started to take off, we were invited to film the pilot of the TLC network’s 2012 series, Extreme Couponing. It’s been crazy to see how the show has taken on a life of its own with people over the years.

Now, what’s old is new again. Recession is back, and people are once again learning to coupon again. On top of that, TLC is once again devoting airtime to rebroadcasting the Extreme Couponing series.


Extreme Couponing episodes are scheduled for June 9 and 18 (so far).

TLC’s published programming schedule only goes through Sunday, June 21, but so far, TLC has dedicated four hours to Extreme Couponing episodes — 9 AM to 1 PM Eastern on both Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 18.

Make sure to check your local listings.


If you have a cable provider, the whole series is accessible on demand.

Visit, sign in with your cable or internet provider’s login, and start watching the 9 episode series. (It says there are 8 episodes, but we were on episode zero, so there are 9.)

Our episode currently isn’t part of the rebroadcast, but it’s available on demand.



But then again, there’s always YouTube. . .

I am so, so grateful for digital coupons. And apps.


If you’re interested in learning about couponing, though, the show isn’t going to teach you.

Lots of people ask me about dumpster diving for coupons on the show, and I always tell them this: That was the one and only time I ever did that.

While the “extreme” part of extreme couponing is the most entertaining (and maybe even horrifying?) to watch on a show, the truth is, it’s way simpler these days to save a lot of money on your everyday purchases.

The best way to learn is to check out our Quick Start Guide to Couponing. We remove the extremes of couponing, simplify the intimidating, and get you going right away. The KCL app is also ESSENTIAL.

No dumpster diving required.


UP NEXT: 20 Ways Couponing Has Changed in the Last 10 Years

coupons and savings

Get our best deals on the go

By entering my phone number, I want to receive promotional messages from The Krazy Coupon Lady. Message frequency varies. Text STOP to 57299 to end or text HELP for help. Msg & data rates may apply. View Terms & Privacy.