Kelly's Show Us Your Life topic today is couponing. Since becoming a stay-at-home mom I've tried to explore the world of couponing a few different times, but have given up on it. I have two main issues.
1. I have found that most coupons are for items that I don't need/want. Things like Hamburger Helper or canned veggies. No thanks.
2. Coupon items that I actually need, like paper towels or cleaning supplies for instance, are still more expensive than the store brand, so I just buy the store brand instead.
I've also had bad experiences with coupon websites. I've tried them a few different times and have always had to download software or a special application to my computer, and then I've had trouble trying to print the coupons. The first time I tried it I couldn't get any of the coupons to actually print, and the second time I finally got one out of several to print, after much effort. So I've given up on those websites.
I do find store coupons for things like eggs, cheese, butter, bread, orange juice, etc., in the paper and I'll use those, but that's about the extent of my couponing.