Coupon Myth #1: Coupons are Only for Processed Food Items

**There a quite a few myths regarding coupon usage.  Over the next couple of weeks I plan to debunk some of the most common ones.  This is the first in a series of posts about coupon myths.**

One of the common excuses I hear from people as to why they don’t use coupons goes something like this.  “Coupons are only for processed foods like hamburger helper and we don’t eat that kind of stuff.”

Yes, it is true that there are a lot of coupons for processed foods like Pop-tarts, cereals and TV dinners.  But guess what?  Coupons are available for a lot more things than processed foods!  Let me ask you this.  Do you use toothpaste?  Toothbrushes?  Body wash?  Flour?  Frozen vegetables?  Canned tuna?  Toilet Paper?  If you said yes to any of those then you should be using coupons because you really could be saving yourself quite a bit of money!  And I’m hoping you at least use some of those products because if you don’t you’ve got some really bad hygiene!  :)

Here are a few coupons available for non-processed items:

$1.00 off Neutrogena Hand Cream
$1.50 off any one 11 oz package Starbucks Coffee
$2.00 off (2) TWO Dial Body Washes
$1.00 off one Schick Hydro Razor
$1.00 off Wisk Deep Clean™
$2.00 off any two (2) REACH ToothbrushesI challenge you to look for coupons for the items you shop for this week.  If you aren’t sure where to start, type the name of the item you want to purchase into a coupon database and see if there is a coupon available for it.  Remember, you might only save $1 a trip, but it will add up!


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