Originally Posted by WI mom of 2
I had a woman do a program at the library where I work last Saturday called Couponing 101. I didn't actually get to listen to the program since I was still working, but I did get to chat with her as she was setting up. She said that she turned down being on the show for the 2nd season, and then they called her again for the 3rd so she sent in a tape. She said that she doesn't really fit into their pattern though because she doesn't do the huge stockpile of stuff that she can never use & has no need for. She thought it would be nice if the show focused more on those who donate the excess products they get through couponing to charities. I might have to try to keep an eye on the show, and I'll watch it if she's on it, but otherwise I tried watching it once and had no desire to see it again.
Originally Posted by Kim
People who are approached to do the show have to beef up their stockpile to be on film. Another reason why the show is fake.
I met Treasure, who is from my area and was on the show the first season. (She was the one who was 'dusting' her stockpile) We had an interesting conversation when I attended one of her couponing classes 'for fun'. LOL I wanted to see what she was doing that I wasn't doing and why she was so successful at it. Turns out, she wasn't doing anything much different than me, other than just devoting more time to it. She had a HUGE stockpile, and shortly after the show aired, her husband lost his job at Pfizer. They ended up living off what she made from her framing business, and her couponing classes. Turns out, she stockpiled SO well, they were able to live off that for 6 months without having to shop for anything other than fresh foods.
She kept saying the producers kept asking for stuff, sensational stuff. She couldn't really give them anything because thats not her. She is a mom who coupons, thats it! Well the dusting came about because went to wipe something down, and they asked her to start dusting her stockpile. She laughed to herself and said after 2 days of filming, she realized she hadn't given them much of 'anything'. so she decided to go ahead and give them something. SO she picked up her feather duster and dusted her stockpile. We laughed and laughed over this story. She made a point to tell us, she never dusts her stockpile. Ever.
In the end, Treasure ended up moving about 6 months ago somewhere down south, I think VA. I havn't kept up with her, I don't know if she is still couponing. I do know she hasn't really been blogging much at all, I never get an update from her.