The BEST episodes of Extreme Cheapskates

Every episode of Extreme Cheapskates ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Extreme Cheapskates!

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.

Last Updated: 8/15/2023Network: TLCStatus: Ended
Home Is Where the Cart Is
25 votes

#1 - Home Is Where the Cart Is

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/2014

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

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The Grass is Always Cheaper
25 votes

#2 - The Grass is Always Cheaper

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/29/2014

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.

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All Wrapped Up
34 votes

#3 - All Wrapped Up

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/2014

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.

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Diving for Dollars
31 votes

#4 - Diving for Dollars

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/12/2014

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.

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Guide to Love
40 votes

#5 - Guide to Love

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/2014

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.

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Cheap Hair Day
20 votes

#6 - Cheap Hair Day

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/8/2014

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.

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Roy / Ben
21 votes

#7 - Roy / Ben

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/30/2012

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.

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Matt / Sarah
30 votes

#8 - Matt / Sarah

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2013

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.

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The O'Briens / Aimee
14 votes

#9 - The O'Briens / Aimee

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/13/2013

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.

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Jordan / Michael
32 votes

#10 - Jordan / Michael

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/20/2013

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.

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In Sickness and in Wealth
30 votes

#11 - In Sickness and in Wealth

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/1/2014

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.

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Nobody Pays Retail
20 votes

#12 - Nobody Pays Retail

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/22/2014

A woman wants to take clothing from deceased relatives.

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Father Knows Debt
29 votes

#13 - Father Knows Debt

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/15/2014

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.

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Terence / Greg
29 votes

#14 - Terence / Greg

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/16/2012

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.

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Rick & Karissa / Torski
35 votes

#15 - Rick & Karissa / Torski

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/30/2013

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.

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46 votes

#16 - Kate

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/16/2012

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

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29 votes

#17 - Jeff

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/2012

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

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Abdul & Vickie
29 votes

#18 - Abdul & Vickie

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2012

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.

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Pool Rules: No Spending
27 votes

#19 - Pool Rules: No Spending

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/15/2014

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.

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29 votes

#20 - Victoria

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/23/2012

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.

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Melody / Marlin
18 votes

#21 - Melody / Marlin

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/6/2013

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.

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18 votes

#22 - Shelly

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/30/2013

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.

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Stephanie / Larry
63 votes

#23 - Stephanie / Larry

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/27/2013

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.

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Angel / Mark
62 votes

#24 - Angel / Mark

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/6/2013

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.

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Feast or Famine
59 votes

#25 - Feast or Famine

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/5/2014

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.

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