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Extreme Cheapskates is a documentary television show. It made its premier on DFH in 2011. Extreme Cheapskates is a show that follows the stories of cheapskates and the viewers get to witness first hand the limits people will go to save money. These people take their cheapness very seriously. They will even get their family involved in their methods. The episodes change every week, as will the methods.

These cheapskates will go to the extreme when trying to pinch a penny. They say that they are going to these extreme measures because they don't want to pay extra for anything. The topics that will be taped are as follows, a man who freezes his assets to keep his wife from spending it, people who recycle toilet paper, people who dumpster dive, people not using the toilet (to save money), people who reuse dental floss, people refusing to wash clothes (in order to save money), people who do not flush (to save money), and people who throw a party on a $4.00 budget. Those are just a few of the topics you will see. The cameras take us behind the scenes and we can see how and why a person would consider this kind of lifestyle.

Throughout this show, the people are real, the emotions are real, and their reasons are real. These people are speaking candidly about how they live when being an extreme cheapskate. Some people do this in order to save money. Other people are doing this because they don't think they should have to pay for certain things. Whatever the case may be, many seek out help with this addiction. The measures they take to create this lifestyle could be dangerous or harmful to their health.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on TLC
3 Seasons, 28 Episodes - Currently Airing
December 28, 2011
Reality
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Extreme Cheapskates Full Episode Guide

  • A look at the most outrageous penny-pinching people around.

  • How penny pinchers afford their vacations.

  • An engaged couple dumpster dive for decorations in an effort to save money.

  • Cooking instructor Ron Maestri shows us how to cook for lobster taste on a tunafish budget. Rocker Goldy Locks converted an abandoned hospital into her home, for just the fraction of the price.

  • Jamie's entire garden is made up solely of silk flowers. Now, she aims to replace her whole lawn with artificial grass, to eliminate her landscaping bill. Justin tries to land a job in sales, where he promises to save his employer tons of dough.

  • Lydia Abate scours the obituaries, then visits surviving family members in hopes of taking the deceased person's clothing off of their hands. Mason Roberts introduces his wife to his entire family of cheapskates.

  • A woman uses the exercise equipment in the sporting goods store instead of becoming a member of the gym.

  • Raul Pinto sifts through vacuum canisters at the car wash.

  • Kelley insulates her entire house with plastic. Now she's bringing her Pilates studio into the home to save even more money. Pelin cuts hair and costs at her salon and must find cheap bridal party products to trim her budget.

  • Todd Moriarty is obsessed with preserving his assets and wraps everything in plastic wrap.

  • Karen and Barry hate spending money and will go to great lengths to avoid - even if it means pulling out their own teeth.

  • Extreme Cheapskates's Guide for Love demonstrates how love doesn't have to cost a thing.

  • A woman's boyfriend is ashamed of her frugalness when he believes they have plenty of money to spend; a Texas mechanic avoids living expenses by residing and working in his garage.

  • A man reuses his bath water to wash dishes and clean his laundry; a housewife asks her neighbors for leftovers to feed her family of five while spending only $1400 per month.

  • A family refuses to buy anything new and find ways to fix things when they break; a woman millionaire saves money by turning off her water heater, getting her ex-husband to do housework and feeding cat food to guests.

  • A man's $300 monthly budget factors into his dream of becoming a professional wrestler; a woman saves on groceries by consuming leftovers from her family's catering events.

  • Melody budgets only $1,000 a month for her family of four by sleeping in one bed and sharing bath water. And Martin will face his biggest cost-saving challenge as he organizes his daughter's sweet-sixteen.

  • Despite beging 8 months pregnant, Angel frequents local junkyards on a regular basis with her husband Orlando. Meanwhile, Mark lives in Las Vegas and yet he manages to avoid spending a penny of his full time salary.

  • A frugal Arizona mom plans her daughter's wedding for less than $1000.

  • The second season opener features a couple who share the shower and a toothbrush to cut costs; and a woman who uses only a third of her family's combined income for their living expenses.

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