One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Coupon Confessions

10 Comments 1915 views

EveryDayHealthyValues.comAs a blogger, I love when a potential paying job just makes sense. So when Everyday Healthy Values (a coupon site) reached out to me, I was ecstatic. Not because I’m an avid couponer but because I want to be.

But I suck at it.


First of all, I am FAMOUS for never having coupons with me when I can actually use them. I’ll clip something here or there, stack them on my desk and let the expiration dates fly by until I realize …

oh yeah! I had $5 off my next shopping trip at Weis. Oh, wait. It expired 3 weeks ago. 


Then I get angry because it’s like I just threw away 5 bucks!

I’ve also been known to bring coupons with me, shop, pay, drive home and then realize…

Hey, what’s this in my pocket?


Yes, this has happened to me quite a few times.

(Stop laughing — or make me feel better and at least admit you’ve done it too!)

I went through a stage of buying the Sunday paper for the sole purpose of getting the coupons because — I might as well confess this, too — I don’t read the paper.

The only problem: I’d end up buying things I’d never normally buy just because I had a coupon!

This resulted in a higher grocery bill, not lower. It also contributed to a lot more junk in my pantry because, let’s admit it, a lot of not-so-healthy-things seem to entice us with coupons.

Cue my sponsor:  Everyday Healthy Values

They only share coupons on their site that meet the minimum healthy guidelines based the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s and the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendations.

Now I know that may not be good enough for some of you, but for many it’s a HUGE step in the right direction.

On Sunday I used it for the first time and it was a synch! I simply clicked “Clip Coupon” on any item I was interested in.

Everyday Healthy Values Site

Installed their plugin to print, and viola!

Coupons from Everyday Healthy Values


I ended up saving $8.25 because my store doubled some of them. Plus it was all on products I would have normally bought anyway.

Well, that’s a lie. I would have never even known Yoplait had a frozen Greek yogurt if it wasn’t for the coupon, but it’s totally something I would have bought if I did!

But I digress.

My point here is to give Everyday Healthy Values a peek before your next shopping trip. They make finding better for you coupons just a little bit easier. I’m going to use them again next week and I’ll report back my savings and product finds!

Click here to see what current coupons are available. 

Oh! and don’t forget to follow @EvrydyHealthVal on twitter and like them on Facebook. They’re just starting out so give them some love. :)

Everyday Health Values is a paying sponsors. All opinions expressed are my own.

Leave a comment

I’d love to hear your story or thoughts on mine.

However, to prevent the massive amounts of spam I was receiving I have turned off comments on any post older than 5 days old. If you'd like to leave me a note regarding this post or anything really try me on twitter (@RoniNoone,) my Facebook page, or even IG (@RoniNoone) I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. I never thought I'd have to do this but it's gotten way out of hand and comment management has become simply too time consuming to manage.


There are 10 comments so far.

    Jen Wilson Cowan

    April 11, 2013

    Ha!!! I SUCK at couponing too. Same exact problems… they either sit in the drawer until expired or I completely forget that I have them on me by the time I check out.

    Courtney Hunt

    April 11, 2013

    Hi Roni, I struggled with using coupons at first too but when I took a year off after my son’s birth, we really needed the help. I found a great site called couponizer. They sell an organizer that’s super helpful. (No affiliation–just liked using it!) Thanks as always for your wonderful site! Courtney

    Jodi Weakland

    April 11, 2013

    I get the Sunday paper and clip coupons every week… Do I use them? Sometimes, but it’s more about the process and THINKING I’m going to use them… Like you, I feel like most of these items I would never buy so it’s a toss-up… I will definitely check this out though, thanks! :)


    April 11, 2013

    As an aside, I don’t eat processed food, don’t eat much meat (I eat primarily vegetables, fruit, yogurt, some legumes, a bit of bread now and again, some meat or fish and eggs – with the occasional treat of course) and I try to be as “green” as I can – I completely understand where you are coming from with the predominance of unhealthy foods in coupons. There are some healthy coupon sites, like mambosprouts and others, but it’s definitely skewed. Places like Whole Foods can be a totally reasonable place to shop if you’re smart – yes, if you buy that truffle oil and the Chilean sea bass, it’s going to be crazy expensive – but I buy their store brand, buy on sale, buy in season, and use store and manufacturer coupons, and never spend more than $20-$30 a week.

    NiNi Na

    April 12, 2013

    My first reaction was a HUGE smile. Not really a laugh, just a big smile. Because you made me feel better and not so alone in a world of apparently organized Germans – well, they are not, but I was brought up by a very organized mum and still feel guilty about being disorganised. My strategy for coupons now is:

    1. I sort them before I use them, e.g. do I need them, is the product too expensive, right now, even with the coupon, etc. That way I don’t spend money I don’t have.

    2. I keep them in my purse so that I don’t need to look for them at a million other places.

    3. When writing a shopping list, I write down that I have a coupon at the top – if it’s something from a shopping list.

    4. I tend to use them more or less immediately or to make a date when to use them so that I don’t forget and feel bad about myself.

    It works so much better because you don’t get overwhelmed by the mass of coupons – not always, but it’s so much better than just feeling stupid.

    BIG HUGS!!!


    Brilliant! I also hate ‘throwing away’ money!


    April 12, 2013

    Here’s the worst – when I shop at a different store than I usually do, just to use one of their coupons, and I get home with the item but forgot to use the coupon!

    Sherri D

    April 12, 2013

    little tip, write your grocery list on the side of the coupon printout so you have both with you. I also fold my coupons up inside my grocery list. AND I have done all those things you’ve done when it comes to forgetting coupons!

    K in Cali

    April 14, 2013

    Well, I can’t laugh at you because I have done the exact same things! The best one was when I got a buy one get one free coupon and got home with the stupid thing still in my purse. Lovely.


    April 15, 2013

    Love this! I enjoy coupons and have done everything you have, without purchasing the sunday paper yet. And I loved the site and that it is all healthy and useful items! Printed off a couple coupons already! Thanks for sharing!