I am amazed at some of the things I hear non-couponers say when they hear I coupon. There are definitely some misconceptions out there that I want to set the record straight on 🙂
1. All couponers are destitute. Interesting enough, wealthier households are more likely to use coupons. According to the Nielsen Company, “38% of “super heavy” users and 41% of “enthusiasts” come from households with incomes greater than $70,000.” Below is an awesome graphic from the Neilsen Company that collects statistics on U.S. households.
2. People who coupon always spend hours clipping and shopping for their deals. There are some couponers who spend a lot of time couponing, but this isn’t how you have to do it. You can spend as little as an hour a week and still save money. Couponing doesn’t have to be extreme. The point of couponing is to save money, not clear shelves with 100 of the same coupons that you clips from your 100 newspapers you have delivered every Sunday.
3. People who coupon only buy junk food. While it is true that coupons for fresh produce and meats are hard to find, they do exist. It’s all about smart couponing and always check out Thrifty Divas for deals because finding healthy deals are a big deal to us. We even post Whole Food match ups every week. Couponers can definitely eat healthy and still save money
What are some misconceptions you’ve heard about couponing?
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