Monday, October 17, 2011

OK, That's Quite Misleading

Last night the family and I were watching the latest Extreme Couponing.  As much as I love the show, I do get frustrated with it (sometimes I yell) and this one was no exception. 

Here's the scenario: the gal was shopping at Kroger, which is a store that I often shop at as well so I know their coupon policy.  As she was going through the aisles she was saying how this item was going to be only 50 cents, that item would be only $2, etc.  She then ended up getting her groceries down to just a few dollars.  Now, I happen to know that Kroger does NOT allow for overage, so how'd she do it? 

Well, a freeze-frame of her checkout screen (YAY Tivo) revealed a $150 discount for transferring prescriptions.  That means she transferred 6 prescriptions over.  Now, I don't begrudge her using that discount.  It's a great way to get your bill down, but it's not something you can keep getting and using indefinitely. 

Regardless, I feel this is misleading and gives the wrong impression to viewers that all their savings are due to coupons alone.  Extreme Couponing should have pointed out this idea for additional savings so everyone could benefit from it.

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