Last night, ABC’s Nightline ran an interesting piece about two extreme coupon clippers in different parts of the country. Viewers learned their methods and were treated to a face-off. Nighline provided each with $50 and then followed them around the grocery store as they did their best to stretch their budget.
Both were pretty impressive when it comes to saving, but Engels was some sort of a coupon savant. The guy’s garage looks like a mini Costco. He bought a three-year supply of toilet paper for $30. He’s got so much Jell-o that he was able to use the boxes to create a giant, multicolored ABC logo in his driveway. In terms of the $50 contest… well, it really was no contest.
Jill managed to bring home about $120 in groceries for just a little more than $30. Respectable. Nathan took home $526 in groceries for just more than $30. Amazing.