The BEST Episodes of Extreme Cheapskates
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 5, 2021
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.
#1 - Cheap Hair Day
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 8, 2014
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.
#2 - All Wrapped Up
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2014
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.
#3 - Roy / Ben
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 2012
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.
#4 - Jordan / Michael
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 2013
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.
#5 - Matt / Sarah
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 2013
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.
#6 - The Grass is Always Cheaper
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 29, 2014
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.
#7 - Home Is Where the Cart Is
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2014
A doorman lives rent-free by house-sitting for the entire year; a flight attendant takes her boyfriend to look for unclaimed baggage.
#8 - The O'Briens / Aimee
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 2013
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.
#9 - Guide to Love
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2014
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.
#10 - Diving for Dollars
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 12, 2014
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.
#11 - Victoria
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2012
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.
#12 - In Sickness and in Wealth
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2014
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.
#13 - Abdul & Vickie
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2012
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.
#14 - Melody / Marlin
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 6, 2013
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.
#15 - Terence / Greg
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 2012
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.
#16 - Nobody Pays Retail
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 22, 2014
A woman wants to take clothing from deceased relatives.
#17 - Rick & Karissa / Torski
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 30, 2013
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.
#18 - Jeff
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2012
A Maryland man rides a bicycle and searches for inexpensive vacations, and also helps another family save money by inspecting their garbage can.
#19 - Father Knows Debt
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 15, 2014
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.
#20 - Pool Rules: No Spending
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 15, 2014
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.
#21 - Vacations
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 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.
#22 - Kate
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 16, 2012
Meet Extreme Cheapskate and dumpster diver Kate who takes us through her super cheap lifestyle in New York City.
#23 - Shelly
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 30, 2013
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.
#24 - Feast or Famine
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 5, 2014
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.
#25 - Angel / Mark
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 6, 2013
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.