I get asked all the time “Is couponing really worth it?” At just about every class I teach someone always says “I do not want to give up eating healthy to save money. All the coupons I ever see are for processed food.” Yes, there are a lot of coupons for processed food but I find just as many for what I consider to be healthy foods. Like the $5/5 Kraft Dairy coupon, Green Giant vegetables coupons , Yogurt coupons, and so on.
I wanted to share my Meijer stock up shopping list from last weeks deals. I have about $10 a week I use for great stock up deals. The rest of my budget goes towards meat, dairy, produce, and other items I need. Last week I decided to stock up on Kraft cheese and Green Giant vegetables. I try to stock up on 2 to 3 items a week that are at rock bottom prices. Doing this kind of shopping and planning for future meals has helped me to lower my grocery budget way more than I have ever thought possible. This trip I spent $30.75 OOP, I saved $73.42, and earned $19.50 in OYNO coupons that I will use to buy the things I need. So, is couponing is really worth it? For me and my family my answer is: “You better believe it is.”
I wanna know. Is couponing worth it to you?