Week Three – Thoughts And Fears

Sunday February 28, 2016. The last Sunday of the month. Means P&G insert and a couple more.

So did I cave and go buy this weeks Sunday newspaper? Yes I did. And was I happy with the coupons? No I was not.

I am seeing a trend in crappy coupons and there could well be a motive behind this. So many people have learned to use coupons to an extreme level and the manufacturer could be tired of “giving” products away by the truck loads.

Canned good coupons have been the worst, especially the store coupons .50 off six cans! or better yet I seen one that was .25 off three products.

This week I seen a product that I will stock when its back on sale, this comes on sale around once a month so I will restock for a year, if possible. I also found another coupon in this weeks inserts that I can double and get this for free. Two more that I do not need to stock for myself but I will try to get as many as I can so that I can donate to the nursing home, cause we got someone there and they always need these items.

Just because I bought the Sunday newspaper does not mean that I will shop this week using coupons. Some times I have to hold on to them till the last minute before the product is on sale, I prefer buy one get one free sales and using coupons with those, or stacking a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon and getting the items free or for pennies.

Can I go cold turkey and stop shopping? I am sure I can if I have to but God has blessed me with coupons and the skills to provide for myself and others. I am learning how to do things better in a more organized way, how many of what I use per month so that I can stock for 6 months to 1 year. How long to keep something in the freezer before I need to eat this or give it to a needy hungry family.

So I have not stopped but slowed way, way down.

How about you, did you get the coupons this week?

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry