I don’t have a problem with coupons, per se but the title got your attention, right? LOL
Rather, I have a hard time implementing using them.
Cutting your grocery budget is a huge way of saving money. To save money on groceries I menu plan, shop for two weeks of groceries at a time, use my store money-saving card, a few coupons and look for clearances.
I wish I could get more use out of coupons but it just doesn’t happen. Very few of the products our family uses ever have coupons. Usually the coupons are for disposable products, processed foods, foods filled with refined sugar, convenience foods and more generally unhealthy food.
Even with coupons, the individual serving snacks are more expensive that the big box or tub. On the other side of coupons- so many of the name brands the coupons cover are still more expensive with the coupon than what I already buy and it is no better!
As a part of our family’s commitment to be healthy, and raise healthy children, we not only are careful of what we put in our bodies but also what we put on ourselves. Your body (and your child’s) is a sponge and it soaks up whatever chemicals bath products, lotions, make up, deoderant and such have in them. This means we are very careful about what products we use. Those products are bought at the local health food store with the exception of the Burt’s Bees products, which are sold at our local grocery store. It is a very rare thing to find a coupon for organic products. I am a member of a money saving club at our local health food store. I save 5% off of each purchase and then 3 times a year there is a 15% off weekend but no coupons.
Recently I paid $2.50 for the Sunday newspaper to get the coupons out of it. I was not even able to find enough usable coupons to cover the cost the newspaper.
So this leads me to a question I have for all of you. Do you have a source of coupons that are for products that are healthy and eco-friendly? Do you have any luck with coupons? I would love to hear how the whole coupon thing works out for you.
Have a blessed day,