My sister, Kaci, called me this week, very excited about a woman she recently heard speak at church about using coupons. This woman claimed that using coupons helped her to only spend something like $25 a month on groceries to feed her family of 3.
That poor, poor woman.
As great as it sounds to only spend $25 a month on groceries, imagine what kind of food her family is living on! I used to collect coupons, play all the grocery games, and even get free things on double coupon days... that was until I realized I was buying things like Hungry Man Sandwiches and Pepperidge Farm Frozen Bread just because they were cheap.
So this is my argument for not obsessively using coupons -
If your use of coupons permits you to spend only $25 a month on groceries, what are you eating? When do you have fresh vegetables or good meat? Coupons usually allow you to only buy things like frozen chicken pot pies and boxes of Lucky Charms. I don't understand how anyone could have a healthy lifestyle on $25 a month.