well-being tip | real food coupons

May 19, 2014

well-being tip: real food coupons

Eating real food that is less processed and made with real ingredients can end up being more expensive. Unfortunately, coupons for real food are not as plentiful or as easy to find. But there are ways to save money on real food. 

Last year I attempted to coupon. I had a whole file dedicated to coupons I clipped. I kept track of the dates on the circular and would use one of those websites that tells you when something is a great deal. Then they tell you which date the coupon came out and from which circular. It was hugely time consuming, not fun, NOT SIMPLE, and did not really save me much money.

The problem is that real food that doesn't come in a package does not have coupons, and smaller companies that are making less processed foods don't offer as many.

So don't get discouraged if you are trying to coupon but not finding a lot of success. A better way to save money on food is to buy local - direct from a farmer when possible - and buy in season to save money.

And for a little bit of humor, I wrote this piece on the Top Ten reasons I don't feed my family on $100 a month. 

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