Ok, so here's the deal. For a LONG time i have been clipping coupons and/or saving inserts from the newspaper or "iClipping"....i print ONLY things i think i will buy, so i do not waste paper or ink. Here is what i am finding. I do not use more than half the coupons i think i will because there are ingredients in the products that we tend to avoid. Now, i am looking for ways to reduce my grocery bill, but why are there not coupons for more healthier items? even if an item is free, i don't think its worth it if it contains ingredients that are not good....For instance, we do not buy things with Red Dye, so if i can get yogurt with a coupon super cheap, thats great the price is low--but why is the only yogurt with coupons the ones that are not natural or organic yogurt. I am finding it quite frustrating!
Also i am seeing that just because stores are advertising for BOGO on meat, that doesn't always mean its a good deal either. we don't buy much meat, since we mostly use deer, however when i do buy it i only like to purchase the free range/antibiotic free meat. again, i have yet to find coupons on that.
and has anyone ever seen a coupon for fruit or veggies? the only ones i ever have come across are for Earthbound salad or greens. (i love their spring mix, so that coupon doesn't go to waste!)
So biggest question for the super couponers...are you just looking for the BEST deal possible or do you stick to a "diet" that you are comfortable with and then worry about coupons that fit in? I am jsut curious about everyones behavior in this department, because it seems liek every blog or couponing site that "brags" on the good deals they got on food are eating alot of processed stuff. we try our very best to avoid processed foods-so where am i going wrong? how can i make the coupons work better for our family? (please don't misread this as me putting anyone down for buying products that contain the ingredients we avoid-its just a preference here!)