I’ve spoken a bit over the past couple days about getting products for free and my issues with why that’s not always a good thing. I’m missing a huge section of this, though. Many extreme couponers take the excess product that they get and donate it to local food banks. Finding the best deal is sometimes as much about the ability to find the deal – the chase – as it is about getting the product. It’s exciting to get things for free, even if you don’t need them. And there are always people less fortunate who could use the excess items. I’m still under the mindset that we need to be aware of health and the environment, but I greatly respect all those couponers out there who are regularly donating to those who are less fortunate.