its true i do love a bargain. i have bored seth on many occasion going over the detail of my recent shopping trip and how much i saved. but up until this point i have not jumped on the coupon band wagon. that's not to say that i don't use the occasional coupon, because i do. but generally it just seems like a lot of work for not that much savings. and i don't really come across all that many coupons for things i really use.
up until trader joe's came to town, i hardly ever purchase or eat frozen meals; seth and i strive to eat as little processed foods as possible; and i really love me some natural home and beauty products. so i thought that sort of ruled out any value for coupons for me.
before i go on, don't worry, this is not going to become a couponing blog. i think that people who coupon within the realm of healthy are pretty cool and i will go to their blogs for tips and tricks of getting great deals. i have also recently realized that there is a large proportion of people who are not couponing within the realm of healthy, i.e. the crazies on extreme couponing. and some of these folks even commit coupon fraud! up until a week ago i didn't even know there was such a thing.
what i want to briefly share with you are some good sites i have found to get some info on couponing. there are, in fact, a lot of coupons for organic and natural products out there. but there are still some big draw backs to these. one is that often the best place to find these coupons is on the company's website and they make you give them your name and email before you can actually download the coupon. two, is that a lot of the products are still processed foods. they may be organic but they are still processed.
so check out these websites/blogs and coupon to your hearts content. i'm gonna try to save a little here and there but you won't find me buying 100 butterfingers or 200 rolls of paper towel anytime soon (actually occurrences on extreme couponing).
whole foods has great coupons and you don't need to give them your email address.
i think the woman who writes healthy life deals is a kindred spirit. i mean she loves whole foods, trader joe's, and target. she has a great section on how to "stack coupons" at whole foods.
speaking of target, they have online coupons and mobile coupons.
organic deals is also a good blog, especially their section on coupon databases.
if you can figure out how to down load mambo sprouts coupon printer thing (i haven't) you can find some good deals here.
i also like your green helper, for more than just coupons.