Like many people out there, at one point I wanted to start couponing. I wanted to be like those people who save 95% off their grocery bill. I thought it was awesome!
But, I didn't know where to begin.
Thankfully not long after I decided to become a couponer a class on it was taught as one of our ward's relief society activities. And as soon as the teacher said "If chicken is on sale that week, we eat chicken that week." I knew it was not for me.
And sure enough, I was right.
Every time people post pictures of all the stuff they got on their latest couponing trip I study it and realize that 98% of it is stuff we don't use.
I am a picky eater. I am very dependent on cravings to eat (part of the reason I'm so small, I can't just put anything in my mouth). And I'm very brand loyal (I only buy Peter Pan peanut butter, for example).
So, for me couponing was a waste of money because we wouldn't use what I bought. I figure if we eat it, who cares if I paid full price for it? At least it's in our bellies and not the trash can.
I still look at coupons and use the ones I find for things I use, but I'll never be one who plays that game.
Am I the only one out there like this?