Honey Boo Boo's Mom: Extreme Couponing Is "Better Than Sex"

Entertainment Aug. 13, 2012 AT 3:11PM

Fans of Toddlers & Tiaras breakout star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson are well aware of the tot's penchant for made-up words like "redneckognize" and her love for cheese puffs. On Wednesday's episode of her TLC spinoff, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the six-year-old reveals another hidden secret: Her mom loves to go extreme couponing!

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"It's better than sex!" Alana's mom, June (dubbed "Mama") enthuses as she brings Alana and daughter Lauren, 12, ("Pumpkin"), along for a trip to the local Piggly Wiggly grocery store near their McIntyre, Ga., hometown.

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Alana "Honey Boo Boo Child" Holler visits "Extra" at The Grove on January 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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As she peruses the aisles with her daughters checking prices on items including Ramen noodles and mustard, June explains that her knowledge of couponing is entirely self-taught. "I taught myself," she muses. "It doesn't take an id- . . . a rocket scientist to coupon."

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Watch the preview clip above for more of the family's hilarious thrifty tips -- and what Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin think of their mom's unique shopping habits!

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (EST) on TLC.

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