I don't mind the idea of coupons, but I do find that coupons can led some individuals to spending more money. I think it's a neat avenue for the website to explore. Especially if there is money to be made for the site (thus more funds to you and me). But I don't recommend every family or person to try couponing. I really think the extreme couponers are a type of hoarder.
Well I am extreme coupon-er. Just to let you know.
I do NOT take everything off the shelves. But... I do buy what I have coupons for usually 5 items. (the amount of papers I get on Sunday plus thee sites that pay me to print and use coupons..)
I only buy when they are on sale... and when I have coupons.
And ONLY buy items that are on sale... except fruits, veggies, and meat.
I do not spend any more money than I would regularly! And I get my products extremely cheap.
We do not double coupon here in CA, so I still have to pay something.. but it usually is very minimal. The amount of items I buy with coupons... Would cost me the price of 2 items without coupons.
You do the math. It's good for me and my family.
I totally understand you do not want to do this. That is totally fine.
***FYI my bill is NEVER as high as the extreme couponers... because I do not leave with as much stuff as they do. By no means...
My bill would start out between 100-200 and I will get down to about 50-75. Sometimes even less... depending.
And my regular grocery bill without coupons.... would be 150 plus.
It is worth it for me... totally worth it. I shop for my house, my hubby who drives a truck (so he has to stock his truck with food) and my 2 daughters that are both on their own... in college etc.
Plus if I have items I do not use... there is a family services in my town.. I take the items there.
I hope this gives you another side of that horrible show.
I do NOT watch it. They show horrible ways to shop... steal papers... etc...
Not everybody is like that.