I quit using coupons. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good deal, a bargain and saving money. But I quit using coupons and I’m glad I did. I loved the grocery game. I loved my foot-long receipts show my unbelievable discounts; frankly it was addictive. There is a rush from getting a good deal, right? But I found that I was participating in an industry that I had a lot of problems with. The more reading and research I did, the more I knew I had to quit giving them my business; I had to quit using their coupons.
I know I am going to upset some die-hard coupon users, I apologize ahead of time. I know that you’re going to say this is how we save money and keep on budget. I get that. But I propose that you can save on your grocery budget in better and healthier ways. It doesn’t have to happen overnight. I just ask you to consider the reasons that our family quit using coupons and see if it aligns with some of your beliefs.
I am NOT judging your use of coupons or buying products that aren’t the best for your body. I know what it is like to have finances so tight that the dollar menu looks like the best option. All I can ask is that you look at the long-term costs, look for ways you can change a little at a time. This is not about me lecturing you. AND I am not perfect; I go to the grocery store and buy stuff that I can make at home…but when I do I buy the best, organic/natural, products I can afford to get.
I found that coupons encouraged me to buy (or get for free) junk that I really didn’t want in my home.
These are the 5 Reason I Quit Using Coupons