I got into a discussion today about using coupons. Do I use them? Yes and no. A coworker uses coupon.com to print coupons. I checked them out this afternoon. Out of 15 pages of available coupons, I printed 2. Yes, there were only 2 coupons I felt I might really use. I use coupons mostly for health and beauty items and personal care items. I have found that for most grocery items, it is cheaper to shop at Aldi‘s than buy the name brand items with a coupon. Besides, at Aldi’s I don’t get distracted by all the extras the bigger stores offer. It’s just the basics.
I have checked out several coupon sites and found that they all seem to offer the same or similar coupons. I like to download coupons right on to my store card: No clipping and no leaving the coupons at home.
In review, if I shop mostly at Aldi and plan my menu I don’t need to clip a lot of coupons.