The BEST Episodes of Extreme Cheapskates

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 8, 2021

Network: TLC

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.

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Cheap Hair Day

#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.

star 7.71
24 votes
All Wrapped Up

#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.

star 7.69
36 votes
Roy / Ben

#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.

star 7.57
14 votes
Jordan / Michael

#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.

star 7.55
31 votes
Matt / Sarah

#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.

star 7.53
30 votes
The Grass is Always Cheaper

#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.

star 7.52
27 votes
The O'Briens

#7 - The O'Briens

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.

star 7.50
10 votes
Home Is Where the Cart Is

#8 - 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.

star 7.50
28 votes
Guide to Love

#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.

star 7.44
48 votes
Diving for Dollars

#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.

star 7.43
35 votes
Victoria

#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.

star 7.32
22 votes
In Sickness and in Wealth

#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.

star 7.31
36 votes
Abdul & Vickie

#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.

star 7.25
20 votes
Melody / Marlin

#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.

star 7.18
11 votes
Terence / Greg

#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.

star 7.15
20 votes
Nobody Pays Retail

#16 - Nobody Pays Retail

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 22, 2014

A woman wants to take clothing from deceased relatives.

star 7.09
23 votes
Rick & Karissa / Torski

#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.

star 7.06
34 votes
Jeff

#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.

star 7.05
22 votes
Father Knows Debt

#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.

star 7.03
31 votes
Pool Rules: No Spending

#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.

star 7.00
27 votes
Vacations

#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

star 6.88
33 votes
Kate

#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.

star 6.75
40 votes
Shelly

#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.

star 6.71
14 votes
Feast or Famine

#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.

star 6.70
63 votes
Angel / Mark

#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.

star 6.65
60 votes