Watching the Extreme Couponing previews makes me feel guilty. The show makes grocery stores nervous, so much so that many have changed their coupon policy. I don’t have cable so I can’t watch the entire show, but the previews haunt my grocery runs.
“I should be buying everything with a coupon,” I think to myself.
“But I don’t need 87 bottles of mustard,” I think back. “I don’t even like mustard!”
I put a $1.50 bottle of ketchup in my cart as images of coupon binders and overloaded grocery carts and savings in the ninetieth percentile pummeled my brain.
“I hope nobody sees me buy something that is only on sale.”
When I got to the pasta aisle, above, I lost it. Barilla pasta was on super sale for $.69 before coupons meaning if I had coupons they would be almost free. But I already have a six month supply of pasta – maybe even a year! And I’m trying to buy as few processed foods as possible.
So what it really comes down two is two things. Is it okay to buy food without a coupon? And how much is too much food to have stockpiled?
Below, the latest Extreme Couponing video. I couldn’t help it!