Fans of Gosselin's old reality show, "Jon and Kate Plus 8," no doubt recall the episode in which she berated then-hubby Jon for not using a coupon when he purchased a new shower nozzle. Seems Kate knows her couponing-so much so that Couponcabin.com has hired her as an expert blogger. Her first blog will post just in time for Black Friday shoppers to nab some tips.
But lest you think Kate is the only thrifty celebrity out there, think again. Check out these coupon lovin' celebs:
She may be an Oscar winner, but that doesn't mean she wants to pay full price for her Oscar Mayer! During an appearance on "Live With Regis and Kelly," actress Hillary Swank dished about her coupon clipping habit, comparing newspaper coupons to "dollar bills staring in your face." She told "Live" host Kelly Ripa that she's never embarrassed to use coupons. "It's how I grew up…it's in my bones," she said.
The former vampire slayer goes green by utilizing reusable grocery bags, but she also knows how to save some green. In an interview with Self, Gellar said, "I go to Bloomingdale's on double rewards day. And I always print my dry cleaning coupons before I go. My dry cleaner laughs. He's like, 'You don't have to keep printing them out!'"
The Academy-Award winning actress is a lifelong coupon clipper and energy conservationist. In an interview with Movies Online, Zellweger said, "I was raised in a household where we were very frugal. I had no idea that my father was so progressive in his thinking. He wasn't green but we were just being cheap. All those things now translate into green. We were saving money."
"The View" co-host debated with co-star Sherri Shepherd over men who use coupons on dates. (Hasselbeck said yay while Shepherd said no way!) "I married a coupon guy," Hasselbeck said. "In the long term, he is so on top of things. He's very aware of what things cost and what it means to our situation, and I thank him for that."
The performance artist told New York Magazine that she too uses coupons, albeit in a pay-it-forward kind of way. Anderson doles out fast food coupons to panhandlers. "I give McDonald's coupons," she said, "Not because I love McDonald's, but because I handed out food with a friend for a few months that she got from health-food restaurants, and people didn't really want it…So I realized that what might be a good way to go are the coupons, so that whenever people were hungry, rather than giving them beans in their cardboard tent, they could get a hot meal."
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