TLC’s breakout hit Extreme Couponing is getting a premiere date — and EW has an exclusive first look at its second season in the video below where you get to meet a “shelf clearer.”
Couponing will return Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. with a sneak peak after the Sept. 12 series finale of Kate Plus 8. The season will have 12 episodes of innovative/scarily compulsive coupon-cutting obsessiveness. Subjects include a Pennsylvania mother of seven teenagers who uses her coupon-clipping skills to also feed 200 parishioners at her church and an upstate New York woman cutting like crazy to feed 280 people at her sister’s wedding.
Interesting aside No. 1: USA Today recently published a story about how there’s been a rash of newspaper thefts across the country that authorities are blaming on the extreme couponing craze. One editor actually touted the thefts as a “win-win” for the struggling newspaper industry. (Hey, they might be the stealing papers, but at least they’re flying off the racks!)
Interesting aside No. 2: September happens to be National Coupon Month (a happier premiere date coincidence than Bravo bringing back the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during National Suicide Prevention Week.)
Anyway, enough chit-chat. Here’s your first look at Extreme Couponing season 2, with a woman who engages in a practice that’s “frowned upon” even by other couponers. Try not to steal the video: