A little editorial about my weariness towards coupons:
As I sorted through my coupons today I’m once again very aware of the amount of coupons from big brand companies. As I’ve heard from many couponers, the way to get the best deal is to not be brand loyal. Yet it’s rare to find a coupon from a small company. And it’s difficult to find coupons for products that aren’t unhealthy, processed, or full of chemicals. Saving money is important, but shouldn’t we also be looking at what is healthy for our families and how not to destroy the environment? Just because you can get something practically for free doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy it.
That all being said, I have managed to make it three weeks without buying too many things I wouldn’t normally buy. Coupons are out there for healthier products, they are just harder to find. I do worry, though, about how much surplus time people really have to take the extra step and look for the deal on the options that are better for them.
On a side note, I have a bunch of coupons I’ll never use so I’m going to give away. If anyone in Toronto is interested in them or interested in knowing what kind of coupons I have, let me know. (There are groups of couponers who exchange coupons, but I’m not that sophiticated yet, so I’m just going to give them away this time before they expire and they’re no good to anyone.)