Things I Don’t Do: Use Coupons

Things I Don’t Do: Use Coupons

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The Appeal

Save money! If you’re going to be buying the item anyway, why not take a few minutes to clip out a coupon saving you $0.50. Unfortunately, many of the items that coupons are for, are not that good for you.

Why Leslie Doesn’t Do It

First, there’s the lazy excuse; that I just don’t have the time to scour the paper, clip out coupons, keep them organized, and then remember to bring them to the store with me.

There’s also the fact that I don’t have access to coupons. I do not own a printer (a frugal decision that has not had a negative impact on my life) and I do not buy the Sunday paper.

Last, I don’t buy many products that coupons are available for. I don’t buy any commercial cleaning items (I purchase laundry detergent at Costco). I mainly purchase vegetables and ingredient-items. Coupons are usually available for commercial, processed products. Because of this, I don’t feel like coupons would be saving me all that much; especially since I tend to only buy items when they are on sale at the store anyway.

The Alternative

You probably shouldn’t be buying DiGiorno frozen pizzas, Hamburger Helper, Fruit Rollups, or Cinnabon Bars anyway. Also, many coupons are of the “save $0.55 on two” variety. This is where you have to ask yourself if you would have bought two of this item, if you weren’t holding the coupon.

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