The Coupon Information Corporation offered to help TLC make their show educational and TLC turned them down. Sad. Many would love to get new techniques, tips, and legitimate ways to save money that apply to the average shopper.
This is a very good article on why the techniques shown on TLC’s Extreme Couponing won’t work for everyone and why it’s possible some of the methods used weren’t on the up and up. It gives specific examples.