ABC Primetime Show Seeking Coupon Families

Attention couponers out there! I received an email from Gaby Wilson, casting producer for the television show, Wife Swap. She is looking for families who know how to save a buck. I told her I knew several hundred people who may be interested and asked if I could post the information here. If you are interested in being part of the show, read on.

Email from Gaby:

The premise of Wife Swap is that one parent from each household swaps places for a week to experience how another family lives. It is an incredible family experience and opportunity to both learn and teach different family values.

Wife Swap is a fascinating story of what happens when two couples see themselves and their partners in a whole new light. The New York Post says, “It should be called ‘Life Swap’ because it’s not just the wives who learn something here. It’s the families.”

Potential families can live anywhere in the United States, but we ask that families applying for the show consist of two parents and have at least one child, age 7 or older, living at home. Specifically, I’m looking for families who know how to save a buck by clipping coupons! If you’re serious about your coupon regime, I want to hear from you! To submit for the show please email a family photo and description to Gaby.

Families featured on the show will receive a $20,000 honorarium. If you refer a family that is selected you receive $1,000.

If you are a family unit (two parents and children between the ages of 7 and 17 who love an adventure, I would love to hear from you today! Also, please feel free to send this casting along to any families you feel would be appropriate!

More information is available at:

If you apply for the show, be sure to tell Gaby that sent you!


  1. Thats cool that they chose to email you. You must be famous. Unfortunately I don’t think I would like to do that. I hope you get the 1k for referring someone though. I will definitely tune in to this episode, keep us posted if you see when it airs, cause I don’t watch much tv and will otherwise miss it.

    • @David: I doubt I’m the only blogger they emailed. And no, I am quite anonymous…LOL! I wasn’t up for it either, but I thought someone else might be. Hey, it’s a chance to make $20k – and that pays off a lot of debt.

  2. Hmmm…that is tempting! I’d love to be on a show about couponing. (but no offense, not on Wife Swap. They pair up families that are complete and total opposites to the extreme, and I just couldn’t do that to my husband and kids). But good luck to those who are brave enough! 🙂

  3. I got that email too! 20,000 grand is tempting – but we don’t meet the criteria since we only have a small baby. Plus, I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving her!!

    I bet some coupon person out there will do this! And I will tune in to watch it.


  4. I’ve seen WifeSwap a few times, and would never subject my family to that, but I have to admit, I did think about what we could do with $20,000.