Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch. Andrew frequently appears on television to speak about retail trends and provide advice for shoppers to break bad buying habits. Visit her website for more information.
Andrea talks with Consumerism Commentary Podcast host and produce Bryan J Busch about the negative effects and deceptive production of the “Extreme Couponing” TV show and how stores have been compelled to change their policies to stop aspiring extreme couponers from clearing shelves and causing a ruckus in the checkout aisles.
They also discuss year-round coupon tips and other ways to save in the supermarket.
Table of contents
[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:34] Interview with Andrea Woroch
— [00:50] Is the “Extreme Couponing” TV show giving normal coupons a bad name?
— [04:22] How are stores changing their policies as a result, especially with stacking?
— [06:45] What if I can’t find the coupon policy on the store website?
— [07:28] Is the “extreme couponing party” over?
— [09:34] People are stealing newspapers more often just for coupons
— [10:14] Andrea’s advice for finding and dealing with coupons responsibly (e.g. Cellfire and Coupon Sherpa)
— [14:18] What is up to the store manager’s discretion? Always read the fine print and check for expiration dates.
— [16:42] Tactics for saving in addition to coupons
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Updated April 13, 2016 and originally published July 24, 2011.