Common Sense Media says

Pokes fun at folks who take cost-cutting to a new level.

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Parent Written byhellotoronto April 2, 2013


Eating from a dumpster? Doing your laundry in the shower with you? Trying to further barter a clearance balloon priced at $1.00? This goes way beyond being cheap or frugal. Most of these people are employed but refuse to pay. There are other ways of getting discounts that aren't nearly as dismaying as this. They could coupon or they could barter. I saw one episode when a guy wanted to buy a cake. He wouldn't pay full price and wouldn't take no for an answer. He asked if the bakery could use "leftover ingredients" to make his cake. He asked if he could supply his own ingredients. He asked for a large discount if the bakery didn't put icing on the cake. Do these people realize that business owners are in the business of making money? There is huge cost with running a business. Staff, rent or mortgage payments, insurance and taxes being a few of them. So no Mr. Cheapskate, you can't have that item for less than it will cost me. With every dollar my family earns, some is spent and some is saved. That's how the economy works. You go into a store and buy something. The owner profits and pays his staff. The owner and the staff then go out into the community and spend the money from your sale on items they need at other businesses. Then the owners and staff at those other businesses go out and spend in the community. If keeps people employed and it keeps businesses open. I have zero respect for these people that think just because they have no problem harrassing businesses to try and get an item below cost or for free, or are willing to dive into dumpsters to feed expired food to not only themselves but to family and friends. As for all the money you are saving what are you going to do with it? You can't take it with you. You are just drains on the economy.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old October 17, 2012

"Extreme" is right

The methods the "cheapskates" use in this show are plain ridiculous. One man went to a restaurant and asked people if they were finished with their food... disgusting!! The same guy also spent only a few bucks on his wife for their anniversary. He even looked in a dumpster to see if there was anything to give his wife! On the bright side, he and his wife rescue animals, but I still wouldn't call him a role model or anything. At least this show is better than Honey Boo Boo.
Adult Written byabbacus November 23, 2013

Stupid show.

Don't bother.