If you are anything like me and you have watched TLC’s Extreme Couponing, you can’t help but wonder whether any “extreme couponers” eat anything that doesn’t come out of a can or a box. For a long time, that stereotype kept me from really delving into the couponing game. However, I’ve learned that couponing is completely compatible with living and eating well!
Be Seasonally Sensitive
When it comes to produce, eat seasonally. And, be aware of sales on varieties of produce. For example, my local grocery store has had Red Delicious apples on sale for several weeks. This week, Fuji apples are on sale. We aim to always keep fresh fruit and vegetables around. So I keep my eyes open at my local store.
I generally will not go out of my way to get a slightly better deal than I would get at my local store. However, if I know that certain items are less expensive in another store’s produce department and I can maximize my trip, I do. We happen to have fallen in love with a kale-beet-feta cheese salad this summer. But, if you are familiar with the prices of all three of those items, then you know that it’s not cheap to make the salad. However, I know that I can get organic beets at a better price at a store I don’t frequent as often. So, I will either make the salad without beets or wait until I’m making the stop.
Coupons for Organic Foods
I used to think that there were no coupons for produce or for natural/organic items. But, many stores offer coupons on organic items. Also, more and more companies are offering coupons for organic products.
Coupons for Everything Else
At the end of the day, coupons on personal care items, paper, diapers, etc, save our family money so that we don’t compromise the quality of what we eat. Saving money on everything else helps us to be able to live and eat well.
Don’t you agree? How do you make coupons work for you?
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