Someone on another blog thread made the statement that couponing is just a way to fill a void and build ones self esteem!
It probably shouldn't effect me, I probably shouldn't take that personally. But it made my blood boil.
Couponing only fills the want for us to have toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, soap, and laundry soap without spending our hard earned money or dipping into savings.
There is a certain amount of pleasure when you walk out of a store with 22.00 worth of things you really need and suddenly it clicks in your husbands brain, he stops dead on his tracks, and says, we paid 1.09 for that! You can get that stuff cheaper than retail at Costco, or Walmart. But I doubt you would get it for 1.09!
I don't spend a lot of time couponing. Some of that time is spent also watching a three year old play.
I do make a lot of money doing it. Ibotta takes a couple of minutes while putting the groceries away. It also should make toilet paper arrive on my doorstep for FREE! There is something about the word FREE that excites me, when it is not a free water bottle from the fair! LOL.
FREE means I don't have to spend money on some of our necessities , so we can have some luxury items, like a date night with friends or an outfit from the Goodwill!
To say someone is sick and a hoarder for stockpiling so they can make both ends meet is just plain over reacting to outrageous reality TV that not reality. Like, OMG, I have two boxes of Bisquick!
One time, our family was in crises on a holiday. My husband and children ate the holiday dinner at Denny's . I never want to be in a position, that I can't feed family because I don't have food in the house. I wrote this blog because I know some people on snap don't know how to cook and shop and run out of money before they run out of month. No child should suffer the insecurity of having empty cupboards. SNAP is there to alleviate the problem; it only can work if people can know how to manage their grocery money. Writing cookbooks will help-- only of the food is regular food--not food from MARS that the family won't eat!
The statement I heard that said they told their toddler they didn't have fruit because they were saving to buy organic doesn't resonate with me........any fruit is better than no fruit!