Is Kate Gosselin A Coupon Clipping Expert?

   By drodriguez  Nov 03, 2011

Who better to take coupon-clipping advice from than a single mom raising 8 kids, right? Though Kate Gosselin’s bank account probably looks significantly different than most of ours, she’s definitely been around the block when it comes to scrimping and saving to provide for her large family.

So it makes sense that the “Kate Plus 8” star has a new gig blogging for a website called Coupon Cabin where she offers her money-saving advice to families across the country. The reality mom has also been photographed in the past using coupons for personal shopping and tells E!, “No matter how much money you have, it's just smart to use coupons. It's like free money in your pocket.”

Gosselin says she started clipping coupons before becoming a mom and apparently the habit stuck. Gosselin explains, “One week, I remember saving more than half my grocery bill that week with coupons. I was beyond thrilled.” And, as many couponing pros out there already know, an experience like that is all you need to become hooked on couponing for life.

Kate Gosselin’s first blog post will be about holiday shopping and debuts on Coupon Cabin November 22nd.

What do you think of Kate Gosselin’s new gig as a coupon-clipping expert?

Would you take this mom’s money-saving advice?

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chickmomma by chickmomma | Vian, OK
Nov 17, 2011

I am afraid I have to agree that she really shouldn't be commenting on saving money when she portrays someone who spends a lot of it. I agree that everyone should use coupons, but not everyone should be telling other people how to save money. I will take my advise from a woman in my same financial position with the same spending habits any day, before I will take it from her. Sorry Kate, but just not a good idea.

Kylava by Kylava | LOUISVILLE, KY
Nov 15, 2011

She's no expert in that field, IMHO. And, NO, I wouldn't take ANY advice from her. Oh, and did I say, NO!!!!!

jamiebreeden84 by jamiebreeden84 | Hampshire, IL
Nov 10, 2011

Oh I'm sure she clips coupons... Why would she when people just "donate" to her... No advice please! Take the spot light off her! Yuck

savingsmania by savingsmania | N RIDGEVILLE, OH
Nov 10, 2011

I think she is taking this blogging job away from someone else who deserves it and knows what they are talking about. She is not committed to couponing, she is just doing it for attention.

reachout by reachout | STRATFORD, CT
Nov 10, 2011

While I would never bother reading what she has to say about saving money, I do think she is using the opportunity to make money. Can't fault her for that as she does need to bring in the income to support those children. Like many who have had a bit of time in the spotlight, when the spotlight starts to fade, money from any source looks good.

Doll5272 by Doll5272 | Swansea, IL
Nov 08, 2011

I never saw Kate using coupons until she realized she was going to be using her job at TLC and I don't know that I would feel comfortable taking couponing advice from someone's whom bank account and need for the public spotlight like hers lol That is just my two cents lol

NanaKat48186 by NanaKat48186 | Westland, MI
Nov 07, 2011

odd ... my daughter never missed ONE of the episodes of Kate and her show, Never ONCE saw her use a coupon. That said. I agree, she wants another 15 minutes of fame. I don't plan to read one article she post/blogs because I don't believe she is genuine.

TinaRofo by TinaRofo | Royersford, PA
Nov 04, 2011

I was going to comment, but really - just agree with everyone here - it's all a big show for Kate

heatherv112506 by heatherv112506 | Vero Beach, FL
Nov 04, 2011

Out of all of the shows I have watched ( Kate Plus 8 and John & Kate plus 8) I had never even heard her mention 1 time anything having to deal with couponing. Who knows, maybe she has, maybe she hasn't. Me personally, no I don't think she has and I feel it's another reason for her to stay in the spotlight due to her show being canceled.

blueeyes1 by blueeyes1 | Topeka, KS
Nov 04, 2011

I wonder how she is going to find coupons for her expensive plastic surgeries, designer clothes and handbags, personal bodyguards, and expensive trips around the world. Uugg - I would not trust any shopping advice from someone who has no clue about life is really like.

mrsdarr by mrsdarr | sun city, CA
Nov 04, 2011

No Thanks in agreement with the others.Seen enough of her for 2 lifetimes.Suggest she find another way to support her brood.

suffolk by suffolk | CHERRY HILL, NJ
Nov 04, 2011

She really sickens me trying to act like a normal mom.

tlspencer by tlspencer | RIO RANCHO, NM
Nov 04, 2011

What a crock. She's jumping on the latest band wagon that is coupon clipping. What do you want to bet she shows up next on Extreme Couponing? What a freaking JOKE! Personally, if I am going to take advice about saving money for my family, it sure as heck isn't going to be from this self centered egotistical maniac who's got more money than most of us will ever have in a lifetime. She needs to get a real job and take care of those kids. And ditto on the comment about CouponCabin losing respectability. They only did this because of her name recognition. They should have done a little marketing study first to see how well her name is "recognized" and WHY... what we all think about it, which is pretty evident in these comments. I am sure there will be plenty of hangers-on who will glom on to her posts just so they can believe they are really interacting with a so-called celebrity. Those people just need to get a life!

dkellycorbett by dkellycorbett | WAUPACA, WI
Nov 04, 2011

I think has lost credibility in my eyes by even thinking she is an expert in couponing and deals! I have no interest in what she has to say.

cosmic by cosmic | eufaula, OK
Nov 04, 2011

I have to agree with everyone. I feel as though she just wants to keep her name in the news and couponing is part of the plan