“It seems that I can’t eat healthy, balanced meals with the kinds of foods that couponers stockpile.”
It’s a common misconception that you can only get processed foods for free or cheap with coupons. It is true that many of the items we receive for free are processed foods: pasta, granola bars, juice, cereal, etc. But we’ve also purchased many other items with coupons at super low prices, such as bagged salads, spices, baking staples like sugar and oats, canned and frozen fruits and veggies, yogurt, cheese, bread, and much more.
If you don’t want your family to eat something, don’t buy it just because it’s cheap or free. When dietary restrictions are a factor, you can still find great deals and coupons for sugar-free, gluten-free, and organic products. Visit these sites below and safely print coupons that can be redeemed at many stores! Also, consider writing your favorite healthy manufacturer to thank them for their product (then, at the end, ask politely for coupons).
A big portion of a Krazy Couponer’s savings comes from non-food items at the national drugstores, where you can get many items for free or at rock bottom prices by taking advantage of the reward programs. When you’re not paying over $0.50 for razors, deodorant, and body wash, your savings really add up. A great advantage to saving money overall is that it creates wiggle room in your budget! Because my cereal only costs me $0.50 a box, I can afford to buy organic blueberries to go on top. Remember, when it comes down to it, it’s okay to spend money on produce, protein, milk, and bread. Buy in season, on sale, and pair with a coupon whenever possible. What matters is saving where you can.