While I love coupons and do have a stock pile. I am not an extreme couponer by any means. With all the chatter surrounding the Extreme Couponing show on TLC. I cringed when I actually watched the newest episode. Mind you I do give these couponers much respect, but seriously a grocery store trip longer then 1 hr is not realistic even if I was leaving with $500 + in items free. My couponing consists of scoring free and cheap items and using anywhere from 2 at most 20 coupons in one transaction. I love freebies and I love a good deal, but I also have a million other places I'd rather be than stressing about a huge coupon shopping spree. Using even a few coupons can be stressful. Getting the best deal and the lowest out of pocket is always my goal.