Am I the only one that thinks the current extreme couponing fad is incredibly stupid, not to mention a waste of time and money? You know how to save money? Don't buy crap you don't need just because you have a coupon for it!
These couponing people should be putting more time and effort into buying wholesome foods and reusable products to save money in the long run rather than getting their thrills from discounted processed and disposable junk.
I'm not against using coupons and use them when they are available, but funny thing is - there aren't many coupons for the things I buy. I buy real food and don't waste money on crap I don't need. When I walk into my local grocery store I usually skim over the coupon board. Perhaps I may find a different toilet paper brand that I may purchase to take advantage of a coupon or find that the dog food I usually buy is on sale for 2 for 1, but other than that they are completely useless to me.
I haven't seen an episode of the extreme couponing shows everyone is talking about and I don't really have a desire to. However, I do realize that there are people out there that coupon for good reasons; like to stockpile and donate to shelters and food banks.
How hard is it to see through these companies antics?! Yes, a $5 off coupon for a $10 product is a pretty sweet deal, but is it even a product you would buy if you didn't have the coupon? Have you noticed that most coupons are for products you don't even need?
Perhaps I would be singing a different tune if there were more coupons for heads of broccoli or bags of apples, but for now I'll stick to saving my money a smarter way thank you very much.