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Extreme Cheapskates

All Episodes 2011 - 2014

  • Ended
  • TLC
  • 2012-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 10 hours, 5 mins
  • United States
  • Reality
Extreme Cheapskates gives you an insider's look at the most outrageous penny-pinching people around. From making their own reusable cloth toilet paper to singing for their supper, you won't believe their extreme and inventive ways to save money.

29 episodes

Special 1 Extreme Cheapskates

  • 2011-12-29T03:00:00Z — 42 mins

Exploration of people who go to remarkable lengths to save money for themselves and their families.

Special 2 Most Extreme Moments

  • 2014-01-04T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Extreme moments from the first two seasons; penny-pinchers avoid paying for anything.

Special 3 Merry Cheapskate Christmas

  • 2014-12-11T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

One cheapskate visits junkyards for her family's Christmas gifts while another creates a Christmas turkey mutation out of ground meat, chicken and turkey legs.

1x01 Kate

  • Series Premiere

    2012-10-17T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

Meet Extreme Cheapskate and dumpster diver Kate who takes us through her super cheap lifestyle in New York City.

1x02 Terence / Greg

  • 2012-10-17T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

An Oakland man who doesn't buy furniture, picks up loose change and never takes his family out to eat; a Cincinnati man who flushes his toilet once per week, reuses plastic utensils and gets paid to take part in medical tests.

1x03 Victoria

  • 2012-10-24T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

A wealthy Ohio woman saves money by urinating in a jar and emptying it in her garden, searching dumpsters for food and foraging for edible plants in the woods.

1x04 Abdul & Vickie

  • 2012-10-24T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

An Idaho mother of five who won't spend money on a telephone, a television or new clothes for her kids, but will search for roadkill; a South Dakota man who haggles for fast food, utilities and party favors for a wedding-anniversary celebration.

1x05 Jeff

  • 2012-10-31T02:00:00Z — 20 mins

A Maryland man rides a bicycle and searches for inexpensive vacations, and also helps another family save money by inspecting their garbage can.

1x06 Roy / Ben

  • 2012-10-31T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

A Vermont man reuses dental floss and coffee grinds, and gets free refills at the movies by sifting through trash; a Texas man cleans his clothes in the dishwasher, makes his own toothpaste and uses cornstarch to stay cool in the absence of air-conditioning.

2x01 Rick & Karissa / Torski

  • Season Premiere

    2013-10-31T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Karissa and her husband Rick have been competing to be cheaper than the other since their wedding five years ago. By sharing everything from their shower to a single toothbrush, this cheapskate couple has no limit to their cost cutting.

2x02 Shelly

  • 2013-10-31T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Mother-of-two Shelly has been penny-pinching in Mesa, Arizona for over twenty years. But Shelly's biggest money saving challenge is going to be throwing her daughter Ashley's wedding on a one thousand dollar budget.

2x03 Angel / Mark

  • 2013-11-07T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Although she's 8 months pregnant, Angel frequents local junkyards on a regular basis with her husband Orlando. Mark lives in Las Vegas and yet he manages to not spend a penny of his full time salary.

2x04 Melody / Marlin

  • 2013-11-07T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Melody manages to only spend $1,000 a month for her family of four by sharing her extreme ways. They all sleep in one bed and share bath water. And Marlin will face his biggest cost-saving challenge as he organizes his daughter's sweet-sixteen.

2x05 Matt / Sarah

  • 2013-11-14T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

To afford his dream of becoming a pro-wrestler, Matt has reduced his spending to just $300 a month. Extreme Cheapskate Sarah saves on groceries by never leaving one of her family's catering events without leftovers.

2x06 The O'Briens

  • 2013-11-14T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

The O'Brien's refuse to buy anything new and instead find ingenious ways of fixing their broken belongings. Aimee's total net worth is 5.3 million dollars but she refuses to spend more than $1000 a month.

2x07 Jordan / Michael

  • 2013-11-21T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

Utah housewife Jordan manages to only spend $1400 a month for her family of five by rationing everything and asking her neighbors for their leftovers. Michael finds new uses for everything, including his bath water to do the dishes and his laundry.

2x08 Stephanie / Larry

  • 2013-11-28T03:00:00Z — 21 mins

A woman's boyfriend is embarrassed by her stinginess when he thinks they have plenty of money to spend; a Texas mechanic avoids paying rent by living and working in his garage.

3x01 Guide to Love

  • Season Premiere

    2014-09-25T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Reusing funeral flowers for a date, redoing bedrooms with used hotel sheets, buying thrift store lingerie, or planning vow renewals for almost nothing, Extreme Cheapskates Guide To Love shows that love doesn’t have to cost a thing.

3x02 In Sickness and in Wealth

  • 2014-10-02T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Extreme Cheapskates Karen and Barry cannot stand the idea of spending money. Whether it’s frying breakfast on the car engine or pulling out their own tooth at home, no task is too big and no savings too small.

3x03 All Wrapped Up

  • 2014-10-02T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

Todd Moriarty is obsessed with preserving the value of his assets. In an effort to keep his home looking like new, he wraps all of his possessions - from his car to his bathroom, in plastic wrap.

3x04 Home Is Where the Cart Is

  • 2014-10-09T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

A doorman lives rent-free by house-sitting for the entire year; a flight attendant takes her boyfriend to look for unclaimed baggage.

3x05 Cheap Hair Day

  • 2014-10-09T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

A woman insulates her house with plastic and moves her Pilates studio into her home to save money on rent; a salon owner looks for inexpensive bridal-party products.

3x06 Father Knows Debt

  • 2014-10-16T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

A man looks for spare change at a car wash in the vacuum canisters; a woman rations her gum to one piece every three days.

3x07 Pool Rules: No Spending

  • 2014-10-16T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

A woman's exercise regimen consists of using equipment on display at sporting goods stores instead of joining a gym; a real-estate agent spends three dollars to stage and sell her homes.

3x08 Nobody Pays Retail

  • 2014-10-23T02:00:00Z — 20 mins

A woman wants to take clothing from deceased relatives.

3x09 The Grass is Always Cheaper

  • 2014-10-30T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

A garden of silk flowers and replacing a lawn with artificial grass; a man tries to land a job in sales with promises to save his employer money.

3x10 Feast or Famine

  • 2014-11-06T03:00:00Z — 20 mins

A chef cooks for lobster taste on a tuna fish budget; a woman who converted an abandoned hospital into her home for a fraction of the price.

3x11 Diving for Dollars

  • 2014-11-13T03:00:00Z — 20 mins

A couple are trying to save for their wedding by dumpster diving for decorations. A bartender looks for an apartment for rent and refuses to spend on pricey rent.

3x12 Vacations

  • 2014-11-20T03:00:00Z — 43 mins

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