Extreme Cheapskates

Most people love a bargain. But there’s a very special group of people for whom getting deals and squeezing the most out of every penny is the all-encompassing focus of their lives. EXTREME CHEAPSKATES follows some of the most obsessed penny-pinchers in the country. Their scrimping and saving extends to every element in their lives, and often changes the way they do business — from the Pilates instructor who uses tire inner tubes instead of expensive resistance bands; the beautician who makes spa essentials from products made for animals; the realtor who saves thousands on staging homes for sale by having her son truck in their own furniture; the culinary class instructor who scavenges street weeds and dumpster dives for ingredients.

For all the over-the-top behaviors, each episode of EXTREME CHEAPSTAKES offers real life tips that can help anyone save money — whether it be packing the refrigerator to cut energy costs, making no-cost free weights out of milk containers and sand, or taking inexpensive wine and improving its taste by running it through a high-speed blender.