Glen Burnie’s Zadia Hardy Gets Her 15 Minutes of Fame on “Extreme Couponing”

We must be in Reality TV’s decadent “late period” — channel surfers are now barraged with low-stakes and mundane moments like items being sold to a pawn shop, parking tickets being issued, and wedding dresses being chosen.

In that context, TLC’s Extreme Couponing, which follows bargain-savvy consumers as they buy items at incredible discounts, is downright thrilling. I watch and think, Maybe if I put my mind to it, I could get seasoning packets for free, too.

Glen Burnie woman Zadia Hardy, 37, is just such a seasoned shopper, and filmed an episode of Extreme Couponing at Saubel’s Market in Whiteford, in which she nabs three-dollar bags of frozen vegetables for 17 cents apiece, among other miraculous feats.

As much as I envy her ability to work around the usual impossibility of “combining this coupon with any other offers,” I’m happy that unlike her I don’t have “as many as 10,000 products” stacked in my home at any given time. But on the other hand…

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  1. Hi Robert,

    Thanks for the shout out. There was a small correction made to the article to reference. The 10K was the total retail value of my stockpile at its peak, in preparation to a charity campaign.

    Three days of filming the show will be edited down to about 12 minutes, just short of 15. :-)

    Anytime you need some savings tips, please let me know.

    Thanks again and happy savings,
    Zadia (

  2. Zadia, I am a mother of nine & I am plan moving to MD. I was wondering if you give couponing classes? Please let me know it would really be helpful to our family. Thanks & May God continue to bless You & Yours.