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Maybe you are already  a frugal shopper.  Maybe you are just starting to try to save money and you really want to save money on groceries and household items, but you don’t use coupons.  Maybe you used to use coupons but you just don’t anymore.  A lot of the frugal lifestyle blogs have reduced or stopped their coupon match-ups.  The coupon trend seems to be over.  So do you want me to tell you why you should still use Coupons?  And why would I choose to start a new blog and include coupons?  Because couponing done right saves you money!  It’s that simple.  You come to a site like mine for help cutting costs on things you buy all the time right?  It would be crazy for me to ignore one of the best ways to save money.  So why isn’t everyone still couponing?  Because they believe one or more of the myths about couponing.

Why should you still coupon

The 5 Couponing Myths that are keeping you from saving money:

  1. Couponing is an all or nothing activity.  FALSE.  Couponing doesn’t have to mean you never shop without coupons or you have to have coupons for every item you buy.  Life doesn’t have to be an ongoing episode of Extreme Couponing.  You can coupon as much or as little as you like.  Stocking up on 1-2 really good coupon deals per week is an excellent way to slowly build your stockpile and cut your grocery bill.  Running all over town trying to get every good coupon deal is a great way to burn out.
  2. Couponing is too hard and takes too much time.  Couponing does not have to be hard.  Just look at what is on sale and print coupons for the items you need.  Then take those coupons with you to the store.  It can be that easy.
  3. I don’t use the types of products that you can get coupons on.  Ok I seriously doubt this is true for anyone reading this.  If you eat, take a shower, use make-up, clean your house or go to the bathroom, I bet you use multiple brands that offer coupons.  Brands use coupons to get people to try their products.  It is a part of the advertising budget for most brands you can find in stores.  If you think I’m wrong,  I challenge you to give me the name of the toothpaste, shampoo, make-up, toilet paper, dish detergent, and laundry detergent you use.  I bet I can find you a coupon for atleast half of them.
  4. They don’t offer coupons for healthy food .  FALSE  I hear this all the time and it just isn’t true.  I think it stems from the all or nothing mentality I talked about in #1.  No, all coupons are not for all people but there is something for everyone.  If you want to eat healthy, there are coupons to help you save money.  There are different coupons every week but these are just a few of the printable coupons on healthy food available right now.
    $2.00 off any ONE package of HUGGIES Diapers$3.00 off 2 Bags OR 1 Box of Pampers Diapers$1.55 off THREE DOLE Shakers
    $0.75 off when you purchase (1) Minute Maid Juice$1.00 off any two (2) HORMEL REV Wraps$2.00 off any ONE (1) PowerBar ProteinPlus 6-pack
    $1.00 off 1 Cascadian Farm Cereal or Granola$1.00 off ONE package OSCAR MAYER Dinner Sausage$0.75 off ONE Frenchs Classic Yellow Spicy Mustard
    $1.00 off any El Monterey Taquito$1.00 off any 3 El Monterey Breakfast$0.50 off any ONE Frenchs Honey Mustard
    $0.50 off (1) Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing$1.00 off (1) LUNCHABLES with 100% Juice$0.75 off any ONE (1) Orbit or Eclipse Bottle
    $1.00 off one PAGODA snack product$1.00 off 2 M&M'S, DOVE, SNICKERS, or TWIX Brands$1.50 off (1) EXCEDRIN Tension Headache product
    $0.75 off ONE Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath$1.50 off any ONE all liquid laundry detergent$2.00 off ONE Gain Flings
    $1.00 off ONE Gain Laundry Detergent$1.50 off ONE Old Spice Antiperspirant/Deodorant$2.00 off TWO Crest Pro-Health Adv Mouthwashes

  5. I’m just not the couponing type. I always wish I could ask what the couponing type is because we are all so different.  But, if you aren’t a couponer and you want to save money, try what I like to call “Couponing for the Non Couponer”.   Using Amazon Coupons is easy and requires no cutting and organizing.  You can quickly get stock up prices on everything from Groceries to Personal Care and Household Essentials to Diapers and really everything else.  I have used Amazon coupons a lot and I have been really happy with the sales.  Last week I got baby wipes for $0.39 with free shipping!  With Amazon Coupons they even ship the items to you for free!  Stock up prices, ease of use, and free shipping makes Amazon Couponing the simple fast way to coupon that fits everyone!

I hope I have answered why you should still coupon.  I would love to hear your thoughts.  Do you still coupon?

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Hi I’m Heather, a busy, happy and very frugal mom of 8 amazing kids! My journey to become a mom of 8 has been a bumpy one that has included infertility, being a foster parent, adoption, and special needs parenting. I share the things I've learned raising my big unique family.

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  1. I’m always using coupons. I never buy the cat’s supplies without at least one.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. Coupons are great for pet supplies!

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  2. I fully admit, I used to be a huge coupons but took several months off…and I just hated not saving money. Last week, I used a few coupons and it felt great!

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    1. I am the same way. It drives me nuts to know I’m spending more than I have to.

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  3. A great big “here, here!” from me. Completely agree. I don’t coupon every week, but I do make an effort to do it as often as I can. Even small savings adds up.

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    1. Yes, those small savings can make a big difference in the long run.

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  4. I can’t remember the last time I used a coupon. I guess I’ve always thought of coupons arriving in the middle of the Sunday paper which we haven’t subscribed to in quite a few years. Thank you for the nudge and inspiration to start thinking about finding coupons through Amazon Coupons. It’s always amazing to find nice little ways to save money here and there. 🙂

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    1. There are so many ways to use coupons now. Amazon coupons are really easy and I save a lot with them.

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  5. I got away from coupons and I have seen the rise of my grocery bill. Thanks for the reminder:)

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    1. They do make such a difference.

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  6. I use a lot of ecoupons now. It makes a huge difference! And some stores make it really easy with downloadable coupons right on your card!

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    1. I love the coupons I can download right to my store card!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I didn’t even know that Amazon had coupons! I have a few apps (SnipSnap and Target Cartwheel) on my phone that make searching for coupons super easy. I used a coupon at a local kid’s arcade today that I didn’t even know we were going to until last-minute but it’s so simple to quickly search, use, and save!

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  8. I do–paper and E-Q’s both — I couldn’t imagine a life with out using Q’s even if I had millions—I’d want to save where I could so I could spend on more .
    You make so many great points–“It takes too much time” is what I hear from a lot of my friends–it can but dosen’t HAVE to I always steer them to Target Cartwheel for and EZ start-just shop and scan with the app what your already buying if it’s got a saving you can add it right as you shop EZPEAZY =D

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    1. Yes I love all store coupons!

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  9. I still coupon when I can find the time. These myths are very true. They’re what everyone tells me when I tell them I’m a couponer. But they are still myths!

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  10. I do still use coupons, but not as much as I used to because so many of the coupons are for junk food and I eat more whole, fresh foods.

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    1. I agree that you have to be selective.

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  11. Wow! I never use coupons! Time to rethink that! Thanks :))

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    1. You’re welcome.

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  12. I love coupons!! I don’t have as much time as I used to, so I don’t do the die-hard couponing anymore, but I still love to use them. Thanks for the tips.

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    1. You’re welcome!

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  13. Great tips. I used to be a really avid couponer when my husband was in school, but I don’ t absolutely need to do it now, and my time is very limited. It’s a choice I’ve made, but I do miss finding the good deals!

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  14. I don’t really like keeping up with printed coupons, but I absolutely look for deals when I need them, such as restaurant coupons, or event coupons, etc. I definitely am a deal shopper. I just clicked on your coupon match-ups, and my interest is renewed in trying couponing more. Thank you!

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    1. I love coupons for restaurants and events too. I’m glad I piqued your interest in the grocery match-up

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  15. I am terrible at using coupons, but I keep trying!

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    1. Just remember that if you just use one or 2 and match them with a sale, it will still save you money.

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  16. Thanks so much!!

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    1. You are so welcome!

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  17. Thanks for the tips! I use coupons only when they are for products and brands I would buy anyway. I never buy just because there is a coupon available. I agree with all of tips, but still would argue number 4…sorry!

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    1. That’s ok Linda, coupons for healthy foods are around a lot more lately and we are getting more and more as brands realize people want them. Amazon has a lot of coupons on healthy food. Have you checked there>

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  18. Thanks for debunking some of the myths about couponing.

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