As 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.
Installed their plugin to print, and viola!
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!
Everyday Health Values is a paying sponsors. All opinions expressed are my own.