Extreme Cheapskates

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  • 2011
  • 3 Seasons
  • 5.5  (540)

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.

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Seasons
Merry Cheapskate Christmas
13. Merry Cheapskate Christmas
December 10, 2014
A look at the most outrageous penny-pinching people around.
Vacations
12. Vacations
November 19, 2014
Follow a group of penny-pinching Americans who want to hit the open road without breaking open their wallets including a family of four who share one bunk bed at a Dude Ranch and a mom and daughter who wear their clothes and pack food in their carry on.
Diving for Dollars
11. Diving for Dollars
November 12, 2014
An engaged couple dumpster dive for decorations in an effort to save money.
Feast or Famine
10. Feast or Famine
November 5, 2014
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.
The Grass is Always Cheaper
9. The Grass is Always Cheaper
October 29, 2014
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.
Nobody Pays Retail
8. Nobody Pays Retail
October 22, 2014
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.
Pool Rules: No Spending
7. Pool Rules: No Spending
October 15, 2014
A woman uses the exercise equipment in the sporting goods store instead of becoming a member of the gym.
Father Knows Debt
6. Father Knows Debt
October 15, 2014
Raul Pinto sifts through vacuum canisters at the car wash.
Cheap Hair Day
5. Cheap Hair Day
October 8, 2014
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.
Home is Where the Cart Is
4. Home is Where the Cart Is
October 8, 2014
Flight attendant Steffanie takes her boyfriend to the Unclaimed Baggage Center in hopes of pushing their relationship to the next level. Professional doorman RJ Andrews does not have a permanent address, but lives rent-free by house sitting 365 days a year.
All Wrapped Up
3. All Wrapped Up
October 1, 2014
Todd Moriarty is obsessed with preserving his assets and wraps everything in plastic wrap.
In Sickness and In Wealth
2. In Sickness and In Wealth
October 1, 2014
Karen and Barry hate spending money and will go to great lengths to avoid - even if it means pulling out their own teeth.
Guide to Love
1. Guide to Love
September 24, 2014
Extreme Cheapskates's Guide for Love demonstrates how love doesn't have to cost a thing.
Description

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.

Extreme Cheapskates is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (29 episodes). The series first aired on December 28, 2011.

Where to Watch Extreme Cheapskates

Extreme Cheapskates is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Extreme Cheapskates on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and TLC.

  • Premiere Date
    December 28, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (540)