Thursday, April 21, 2011

Buying ALL The Product: Gluttony?

I can see that my Wednesday viewing of Extreme Couponing is going to provide plenty of fodder for this blog on Thursdays.

Last night I watched this weeks Extreme Couponers taking every bit of product off of the stores shelves, leaving no deals for other shoppers. One woman even upended a display to dump all of the contents into her cart!

There has been a lot of discussion on coupon shopping sites about this type of behavior. Not only does it prevent other shoppers from benefiting from a deal, but stores are responding by limiting the number of products customers can buy. One man said that his grocery store is only allowing the purchase of two items if they are being purchased on sale and with coupons. Why ruin it for others by being greedy?

When I see two women buying over fifty bottles of over the counter medicine I know it's not from need. It's just good, old fashioned, biblical gluttony.

God bless,


  1. Couponing introduces a whole new component of frantic behavior to an experience (shopping) that is frantic enough. I love coupons, good ones, that save money on things I need. But couponing as a sport is not saving, it's grabbing.

  2. SO that's why the shelf was empty at the one section of the local store. EMPTY!! BARE! NADA! :/

    I did not even know they were on sale or whatever, I just wanted ONE package!!