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Etiquette For Couponers




Are you a shelf-sweeper?

I've received several emails from miffed readers about shelf-clearing, stores running out of stock and rude shopper behaviors in supermarket aisles. Since the TLC "Extreme Couponing" show on cable TV put radical methods of coupon usage in the spotlight, many people have developed a "get all you can take" approach to shopping at the grocery store. Listen in on these reader comments about the shelf sweeping they've witnessed.

"I am appalled by the greed I've seen at stores from fellow shoppers. Ever since that "Extreme Couponing" show aired, I've noticed people clearing shelves. I saw a woman with at least 30 bottles of ketchup in her cart the other day. She left the shelf totally empty."

And another:

"Some of these extreme couponers are rude and take everything. I saw a woman who bought every tube of toothpaste of one brand. They were on sale for $1. Nobody should be able to buy every tube. I wish the store would set some limits."

And another:

"I was at th ...
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