Do I really have to use coupons?
The bottom line is yes. If you want to save the absolute most money at the grocery store then you MUST use coupons. You can still save money without using coupons, but to save the MOST money, you must use coupons.
You will either spend your time to use coupons, or your money to purchase items without coupons. There's no way around that. Which you do will depend on your situation. If you have more money than time, then it makes sense that you would spend your time using coupons to save your family money. If you have more money than you do time, then you might make the choice to spend the money to avoid spending the time using coupons. There's nothing wrong with that if you've made a choice to do that.
I think a lot of people, however, are scared of coupons. They want to coupon, but they either don't know how, think they won't really save any money (what's $1, right?), or don't think they can get the products they like if they use coupons.
I can't change your mindset, but I can show you how to use coupons. I can also prove to you that you CAN save money on quality products using coupons.
What specific questions about couponing do you have? What reasons for NOT couponing have you heard (or do you believe)? Do you coupon? Why? Why not? I'd love to hear from you!
My series on saving money at the grocery store starts tomorrow. The more input you give me, the more I can help you!
In the meantime, for a simple, easy-to-read listing of deals at stores throughout the nation, check out Savings Angel. I highly recommend Savings Angel for those new to couponing or those who just don't have the time to find the deals themselves.