Couponing for the GOOD STUFF! Saving money on produce part 1!
Yes I use coupons….when buying groceries!
Wait a moment! Hear me out!
I know there’s a lot of prejudices around couponing, I have heard them all. That stupid couponing show on TV fuels and manifests most of those stereotypes: Couponing is for folks who buy 200 bottles of mustard to hoard in their basement to look at, right? Wrong!
Coupons are only for prefab crap and apparently people who never tried couponing, just keep rehashing this, so it must be true, right? Wrong!
Sure, there’s folks like that out there, but like all “reality shows”, these kinds of things are far from reality, at least far from mine. Luckily I don’t watch TV and I coupon for my own reality. That reality does not include paying 25 cents for 4 carts full of processed crab and a boatload of condiments!
I buy a lot of fruits and veggies, quite a few of them organic.
I brought several friends on to couponing, even the ones that shop at “Whole Foods aka Whole Paycheck”. It can be done, but it takes time!
Currently I have coupons for berries, tomatoes, spinach, bagged salad, pineapples, bananas, store brand organic items non specific (can use on carrots, tomatoes, salad, celery, apples, etc. everything with their store organic brand), other brand organic ( can use on carrots, tomatoes, salad, celery, berries, apples, herbs, even their frozen fruits and veggies), cantaloupe or watermelons, onions.
I have also seen coupons for mandarins, mushrooms, broccoli slaw, fresh herbs, nuts and many other items in the past few months.
In addition to that, I often get store coupons for 3$ off 15 in produce or 1$ off 5 or special pricing from the grocery store I frequent most.
There’s many ways to save money on produce and other non processed foods and I am working on a post to share some information on how to do just that, so stay tuned