Clipping coupons may feel like a retro act, but it’s clearly back in fashion thanks to the recession, social media savings sites like Groupon and television shows like Extreme Couponing, which make scrimping seem less gauche. And speaking of television shows… America’s O.G. TV mom, Kate Gosselin, has finally found a new gig following the cancellation of her TLC show Kate Plus 8. The mother of multiple multiples is joining coupon site CouponCabin.com as “a regularly contributing blogger to offer money-saving advice.”
“No matter what your financial situation is, there’s no reason not to use coupons. It’s like free money in your pocket!,” said Gosselin in a press release, adding, “I’m thrilled to lend my expertise to CouponCabin.com, where you can easily find the best deals on practically everything.” Gosselin’s first blog post will run on Tuesday, November 22 and will “discuss how to navigate the busiest holiday shopping day of the year, Black Friday (November 25).” Sounds… great?
One thing is for sure, CouponCabin.com itself does sound pretty great, and I’d never heard of the site until today, when I read the news about Gosselin, so by grabbing her they’ve definitely done something right for their bottom line. The question is, will the relationship be as beneficial for Kate? According to their press release, the average user saves $19 in just 80 seconds on CouponCabin, so it looks like just being there will save Kate some dough, and earn her some, too. Of course, unless you’re as savvy as the shoppers on Extreme Couponing, you’ve got to spend money to save money. And if you are as savvy as the shoppers on Extreme Couponing, who spend almost no money but stockpile tons and tons of unnecessary crap, you might want to check out this show/site.