Day twenty-two

Three weeks down of Extreme Couponing, one and a bit to go!  In honour of my three week landmark, and to add a little humour to your Tuesday evening, I’ve written (in Letterman style) the Top Ten reasons Extreme Couponing is an extreme sport:

#10. It is not about competition with others, but the difficulty of the activity.

#9. There is a lot of solitary training and researching of the best methods to achieve success.

#8. Those who don’t coupon look at couponers like they are crazy.  Those who are part of the extreme coupon community are most impressed by the most extreme deal.

#7. Recognizing physical ability and blocking the natural instinct of fear are important.

#6. Couponers must be prepared on what to do in an emergency – like when the cashier won’t accept a coupon and you must pull out the copy of the store’s coupon policy you carry around in your purse so you can argue your case.

#5. That woman from the video I posted yesterday (from TLC’s Extreme Couponing) is going to have to perform a pretty spectacular stunt to get those nine carts of groceries home and put away.

#4. “Extreme sports allow and encourage individual creativity in the innovation of new maneuvers and in the stylish execution of existing techniques.” (quote from MSN Encarta Extreme Sports encyclopedia entry, but I found it very fitting here)

#3. The adrenaline rush from getting that ‘great deal’ is intense.

#2. The danger level of being stabbed by the daggers coming from the eyes of the person waiting behind you at the checkout while the cashier sorts through your stack of coupons is high.

And the number one reason why Extreme Couponing is an extreme sport is…

#1. Those paper cuts really do hurt!