Friday, January 9, 2009

To Clip Or Not To Clip

...that is the question.

Raise your hand if you clip coupons? But ask yourself this, what do coupons let you buy? CRAP. Have you noticed that all coupons are for processed foods? Why can't we have coupons for produce? I could use a little off the nearly $35 dollars a week I spend on produce every single week.

There are some stores, such as Publix gives you BOGO=buy one get one free. But guess what, they are for items I would never eat or buy for that matter. Do not get me wrong, I am not bashing this grocery store. In fact I wish I could afford to shop there, but that is not going to happen in the foreseeable future.

But here is just a list of a few of the things I could buy, but won't.

Atkins Advantage Shake-I don't do anything Atkins. Anyone who says rice and potatoes are evil is not right in the head

Attune Granola Bars-We make our own granola

Aunt Jemima Pancakes-We make our own and can you read all the ingredients on the back of the box and know what their purpose is?

Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breast-Ack! Meat pumped full of hormones and way.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks- I thought fruit came from plants, not from inside boxes! Did I miss something?

Campbell's Select Harvest Soups-We make our own soups.

Chatam Village Croutons-Deep Fried, and yet these things are touted as healthy. For sure if it comes from bread it has to be good. Anyone every hear of oven fried?

Del Monte Tomatoes-These I would actually buy. We use so many canned tomatoes, that I need to take stock in some company.

Entenmann's Little Bites-Sugar ladened treat. We make our own sweets, and no one goes into a diabetic coma afterwards either.

General Mills Fiber One Cereal-I know they are trying, but I guarantee, that there is still some sort of processed sugar in that box of supposed goodness.

This is only one page of the BOGO. suffice it to say it would not be worth my while to even purchase these items, since it has been my sole purpose to rid my home of processed foods. Am I good as gold? Not yet, we still have some lingering item to get rid of, but I could not see just throwing out food for the sake of cleaning my cupboards. One step at a time.

I am curious whether or not I should write my grocery store, like people write their congressmen, telling them why don't you have produce with the BOGO, or how about some organic products, and there is the non-dairy milks we could use a little help with. But I do not think my one little letter will make a huge impact, but then again...who knows!


Permission to Mother said...

I don't clip coupons, but I do clip frenulums.

fitncrafty said...

D, you are funny..

I stopped clipping coupons a long time ago as I realized that it was for all processed foods and I was buying food that I would not normally buy. Now I save money and don't buy the paper or the processed food!

SabrinaT said...

I don't think they use coupons here. They do however use point cards. I now have about 30 of them. I earn enough point I win a prize. Makes shopping fun...

obimomkenobi said...

Loved the post; "fruit came from plants" made me laugh out loud. Write that letter. Who knows, maybe it's the push they need to realize that real, live people are trying to eat healthier and basing their grocery purchases on that goal.

Tara B. said...

I mostly use coupons for tolietry items like shampoo, toothbrushes, etc..most often I can get such items for free or under a quarter.

For food items very rarely do I use them, if ever.