Sunday, April 5, 2009

3 inches of wasted paper

I couldn't believe the Sunday newspaper. There were 3 inches of ads and coupons. Such a waste of paper. It just irks me. Do you clip and use coupons? I rarely do. If we had a grocer that would double the coupons like some do, I might reconsider.

We must shop differently than most of the population. There rarely is a coupon I can use. We generally shop the perimeter where you find produce, meats and dairy. The coupons seem to be for things I have never bought, though, today I did look through them. I found one for a soap product. I like those because I can save a $1 on something that isn't eaten. We don't buy frozen foods or vegetables so can't use those. I never see any for cheese or milk or eggs. Luckily our Publix does mark those down occasionally and you can buy without the coupon.

Seriously, isn't it a waste of time and money to produce this paper coupon stuff? I know, there are those who will argue with me, but I will not buy what I don't need just because there is a coupon. And, I have lived long enough to know if there is a brand I like, I will stick to it. But, on the other hand, I have changed to a lot of store brands on foods and find most of them comparable. Not all, but most. I feel if you go to the work to cook a nice meal, it does not pay to go cheaper with products. In fact, we occasionally drive to Tampa or Orlando to a Whole Foods Store because they carry wonderful organic foods and things that we like to use a lot. It is worth the trip and it is fun. I love Whole Foods.

Now, let's see if I find that soap coupon in my purse the next time I need it?

6 comments:

  1. I agree with you. The paper I get on Sunday is a small town paper and the coupons sometimes aren't even in it. There are however, websites now with many coupons that you can print and cut to take to the market.

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  2. The boys just had a huge slice of pepperoni pizza from Whole Foods today for lunch. Yum.... I hope smelling it didn't add calories to my day.

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  3. Anonymous11:00 AM

    I agree. Coupons just add weight to the newspaper as far as I am concerned. I know people who use them all of the time and they say it saves them money.

    You would envy me. I live within walking distance of a wonderful Whole Foods store. I just returned from there a few minutes ago. I purchased about $90 worth of supplements. They have a Vitamin punch card, though, and after five supplement purchases you get $20 off the next purchase. They have the same thing for their soups. I love their organic produce. RW

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  4. I'm with you, I don't use coupons either, except on some beauty products that I haven't found an alternative for. Unfortunately they don't print coupons for fresh asparagus!

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  5. RW-within walking distance of your home. I would be there every day just to "check it out". When we visit our daughter in Dublin, OH, she lives 5 minutes from one and we go almost every day, just to "check it out."

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  6. I seldom use those coupons either. They are never for anything I use or need. Big wast of paper!!

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