On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Donna Freedman returns to the show. Donna Freedman is a columnist for MSN Money and staff writer for Get Rich Slowly. Donna also writes for her own blog, Surviving and Thriving.
Today, Bryan, Donna, and Flexo discuss extreme couponing.
Table of contents
— [00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
— [00:36] Interview with Flexo and Donna Freedman
— [00:52] What is extreme couponing?
— [02:22] How much effort is involved? Where do you find the deals?
— [06:17] Are people buying things they don’t need?
— [08:21] The role of social commerce like Groupon and LivingSocial
— [09:49] Know what stuff costs
— [10:09] Are coupons still inconvenient?
— [11:12] Loyalty programs vs. invasion of privacy
— [12:40] Is it possible to swap coupons?
— [14:08] Where do I store all this stuff?
— [15:28] Delaying other customers & store clerks who don’t know everything
— [18:06] Free items you don’t need make great donations
— [19:18] If coupons become more popular, will the deals go away?
— [20:46] End
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Updated June 23, 2016 and originally published May 15, 2011.