We do our fair share of hunting for coupons, especially when ordering online. It’s a no-brainer and it only takes a few seconds to do a quick search. That is easy, but what about searching for items that we need at the grocery store? I’ve been on a roll the past few months of saving quite a bit of money at the grocery store and it shows in our food budget. But lately, I’ve been starting to feel the drag of spending 30-45 minutes each week searching for printable coupons I could use at the grocery store. I started to question whether or not all coupons are worth it.
We get several weekly mailings that contain loads of coupons for local businesses. I have to say, none of them really have sparked our interest enough to try them out. I mean, saving $5 on a $50 meal isn’t going to spur us to have a nice dinner just for two. Doesn’t sound too frugal to me. We need something more than that and every week they are the same.
Bed Bath & Beyond is another top coupon sender. We probably get a 20% any item coupon every other week. BB&B was never high on our list of places to buy home goods, but we checked it out one day after getting the coupons. The prices are what I expected, somewhat inflated, due to the outflow of coupons they send out I’m sure. So are these 20% coupons worth it in the end? Maybe.
Just having a coupon doesn’t mean you’ll get the best deal, but they still do help in a pinch. For now, I’ll keep plugging along and I’ll make sure I do my due diligence when shopping with coupons.
Do you have coupon doubts?