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#1 For Fox Sake

Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:53 PM

If you haven't seen this i highly recommend that you GET. ON. IT. it's mind blowing.

I have d/loaded season 1 and cannot look away.

I can't help but wonder why we don't get such sweet deals ??

#2 mrs_bubbles

Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

I agree!

I was at my parents the other day and flicked through and stumbled across this. Was a back to back episode, thank god! I am.....ADDICTED!!!!

It's like a crazy extreme sport.

Seriously wish we could do that here in Australia!!!!

Some of the ladies get all their groceries for FREE! Although not sure what that one lady would do with 93 bags of croutons lol

#3 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:02 PM

Love it. Cant wait for tonight's!! Its unbelievable at the amount of money they save although how you could possibly eat 100 boxes of cereal before the used by date I have no idea.

Wish we had coupons here in Aus. I think I would have a tonne of fun.

And the stuff they make money on.. So therefore have more to spend.

Edited by kriattica, 05 March 2012 - 04:16 PM.

#4 christmasiscoming

Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:07 PM

OMG  I'm so glad I found this thread - my mum actually put me on to this show a week or two ago and I am hooked !!  

I agree - it is totally like an extreme sport  biggrin.gif

Imagine the fridge / freezer space these people must have also  oomg.gif

My favourite is the lady who bought cat food - but doesn't have a cat.
And the lady who had the can storage system that rolled them back and forth in order to keep them in date order so nothing expires.  

I guess the money they save on groceries affords them the elaborate storage systems !

#5 For Fox Sake

Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:09 PM

Has anyone else noticed that all the 'savings' are for sugary junk food/drinks or cleaning/bath products ? I find 100's of free vitamin water & packets of ramen noodles very very disturbing. I am however, very very jealous of all the free 'tide' laundry liquid. I heart tide.

93 bags of croutons will make a sh*te load of caesar salad !

#6 Chocolate Addict

Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

oooohh now I have to watch this. I had heard about it but didn't realise it was on here. original.gif

#7 ~*Marti*~

Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

I have this series linked, but haven't yet watched it!! Am totally going to start now!

#8 imamumto3

Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

i wish we got coupons!

although as with pps i dont know how they get through everything they buy.

#9 sahmmum

Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

I Just got my foxtel cut off bugger I would of loves this show. Maybe I can watch it online.

Why dont we have coupons I would have a field day with it.

#10 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

I saw one episode a while back, and the guy gave pretty much all of it away to charity. I think they must give most of it away.

#11 Chocolate Addict

Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

WOW!!! How on earth can the shops be making any money?? That is just crazy.

To be honest I would be embaressed to go to the supermarket and hand over 300 coupons.

#12 ajo

Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:43 PM

Hi does anyone have the link so I can download the show thanks original.gif

#13 Anti-Socialite

Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

I love it, if couponing was as easy in Australia as it is over there I would be a master at it! I'm watching it here by the way. original.gif

#14 Rainbow Lemur

Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

I saw this thread and watched it last night.  I couldn't get over the amount of time they put into it.  The twins said they put in 20 hours a week.  That's a part-time job!

There seemed to be a psychology of fear and scarity.

Couponing would be my biggest nightmare.  

#15 scooty

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

Thanks to this show I have started cutting coupons outta the local paper. This week I've got 8 rolls of free toilet paper, 2 x 1/2 price Cheesecake Shop cakes and a free loaf of bread. Damn I'd be great at this if we had extreme couponing here at our shops!....I'm on the hunt for more coupons now MWAHAHAHA ph34r.gif

ETA: for spelling!

Edited by scooty, 13 April 2012 - 12:15 AM.

#16 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:23 AM

I'm so glad my computer fixed. The day i was told to watch it, the computer crashed. Was not impressed.

can't wait to see it!

#17 papilio

Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:02 AM

I've seen a few episodes.  It's equal parts disturbing and fascinating.

#18 lovemybabies86

Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

love this show original.gif but my DF said if coupons ever became big over here i wouldnt be doing it cause he wouldnt be caught dead with me handing over that many coupons

#19 Guest_tigerdog_*

Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

although as with pps i dont know how they get through everything they buy.

I agree, don't they say that it isn't a bargain unless it's something you really needed anyway?

#20 Three Of Hearts

Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE (christmasiscoming @ 05/03/2012, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My favourite is the lady who bought cat food - but doesn't have a cat.
And the lady who had the can storage system that rolled them back and forth in order to keep them in date order so nothing expires.

My favourite was the lady that got all the nappies and baby products.  She didn't have kids, or a partner, but said "they'd come in handy if she did one day" LOL!!

QUOTE (Chocolate Addict @ 06/03/2012, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WOW!!! How on earth can the shops be making any money?? That is just crazy.

To be honest I would be embarrassed to go to the supermarket and hand over 300 coupons.

There is no way I could do it either!  It's a pride thing.  If I can afford my groceries I'm not about to look like I can't! IYKWIM!!

I am fascinated by this show, but also horrified.  My family owns a large supermarket, and my mum and I watch this show together!  The thing that totally horrifies us (apart from the amount of money that the supermarkets/manufacturers lose by doing the coupons) is the time the staff waste serving these people!  There was one episode where we counted 9 staff helping to serve the one customer!  Take that over here that's 9 x $25 an hour, so thats $225 an hour that the customer is wasting in staff resources, and in the end they're not paying a cent for it!!  And most extreme couponers say it takes them around 4-5 hours to do a big shop.  Thats $1125 in wages that could have been spent doing something else!!!!!!!

We do have coupons over here, but they just have tougher regulations.  For example, if there is a bottle of baileys on special for $28.99 and with a coupon it's $25.99 then that's it.  You can't use more than one coupon, and you can't take any other offer with it.  It's amazing how over there they can combine so many different offers and coupons!

#21 Mariamsmum

Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

I just watched my first show on the link that anti-socialite posted and I am truly horrified. How on earth can you buy $1156 dollars worth of groceries and only pay $34.66, and take 3 hours to go through the checkout?? What a waste of food, staff and money for the supermarkets. I can only imagine the markup for everyone else to be able to offer the coupon savings.

I also noticed that not one item was fresh or healthy.

#22 Chocolate Addict

Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE (tigerdog @ 14/04/2012, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree, don't they say that it isn't a bargain unless it's something you really needed anyway?

I keep telling my mother this - one day it will sink in! lol She is a hoarder and a bargain shopper. It isn't a bargain if it is something you don't use or you buy that much it goes off or goes past its use by date.

#23 Fr0g

Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

I just watched 10 minutes on Youtube, it was all I could bear.

I understand the concept of saving, but leaving a store with say, 75 containers of mustard "because it won't spoil" is wasteful and pointless.  

I enjoy a 2-for-1 deal as much as the next person, IF it's something I was going to buy anyway.  

There is some kind of obsessive mania going of for these women, Trainwreck TV as it's best....

#24 Chocolate Addict

Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

The only discount voucher I use often is a restaurant one of buy one main meal get a second one for $6 - saves us heaps. original.gif The same place has a kids club and if you sign the kid up they get a free meal and drink and a dessert voucher that has 4 vouchers on it. So a family of 5 can eat reasonable food for under $30 original.gif

My mother would and does use coupons we get with the fly buys card though. original.gif

#25 Jenno

Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

What channel is it on foxtel?

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