What Is an Extreme Saver?

  • By Gregg Rosenzweig

    With a little love from TLC, YP got a chance to interview some of the top savers in the world from the show 'Extreme Couponing' -- who graciously shared their tricks of the trade with us. Here's what we learned:

    An extreme saver is someone who gets the most ... while spending the least. Someone who isn't afraid to use 1,600 coupons at the supermarket checkout counter. Nor is afraid to dumpster dive to find them. Finally, an extreme saver is someone who gets $625 worth of groceries ... and actually makes $4.13. Seriously.

    Extreme savers aren't just shoppers, though. As a world record holder for miles-per-gallon, Wayne Gerdes has saved thousands of dollars to become the most fuel efficient driver in the world. Ever driven 2,254 miles on a single tank of gas for a 164-mpg average? Wayne has.

    Whether it's driving or shopping, it's easy to marvel at the extent these people go to make every last cent count. For their families, local charities and even the record books. Just don't marvel at them in a grocery store checkout line -- 'cause that can be really time consuming.

    Do it here instead -- with more on TLC's 'Extreme Couponing' -- and witness some of the greatest "hauls" yet.

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