5 Most Ridiculous Groceries I Bought Because I Had a Coupon

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grocery store couponsAs someone who gets a thrill when I see a sale rack, receive a gift certificate, or hear about a deal, I sure do have some mixed feelings about coupons when I head to the grocery store. Even if I remember my coupons (which is quite rare), I've been known to forget to remove them from my purse. Clearly, my head is telling me to save money, but my heart just won't allow it. Maybe it's because grocery stores hate them, or maybe I'm just carrying coupons for the wrong products.

So I'm stooping to blaming the actual food for my lack of coupon discipline. After all, if I had a coupon for free Ben & Jerry's, you know I'd be remembering that thing. It's usually the coupons for the must-haves that I'm buying anyway, or the ones for the randoms that I shouldn't be buying that lay at the bottom of my purse until they expire.

I think it's clear by the following five ridiculous food stuffs I've purchased with coupons that I should just give it up and pay full price at the check-out.

1. Frozen Dinner

This may not seem like a big deal. But when it's the same brand of a frozen dinner that gave me food poisoning that almost cost me my life, yeah, that's stupid.

2. Two Family Style Bags of Potato Chips

I didn't even need one, but I had a coupon. Then I get to the front of the store and realize the coupon is not for one bag, but you must purchase two. So of course I have to go get another bag. I'm pretty sure I just lost money on that deal.

3. One Seriously Disgusting Flavor of Coffee Creamer

That I knew I wouldn't like, but bought it "for guests." Because I want to give my guests something disgusting in their morning coffee?

4. "Holiday" Dinner Package

When I had already bought the turkey and what I needed for sides. I still have some frozen apple pies in my freezer from that one. Did I mention I really don't like apple pies? Plus, I can't even eat them because they have gluten?

5. Wine

When you have a coupon for wine, there's a reason. The reason is THAT WINE SUCKS. Also, it doesn't have any alcohol in it, because apparently it's illegal to have wine coupons. That's why you should read the fine print.

Have you bought ridiculous things because you have a coupon?

 

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MamaM... MamaMandee

Yeah I have be known to do that too! 

Kayla... KaylaMillar

I usually only use coupons for things that I'd actually use

chigi... chigirl1228

I hate coupons. I don't mind when other people use them but they aren't for me. I don't feel like in saving money. Especially when I have to buy two to save a dollar. that doesn't even make sense to me. But more power to the people whom it does make sense to lol.

arose74 arose74

I used a wine coupon yesterday for Berringer. I got pretty tipsy off it too!

nonmember avatar mama_b

If you are going to use coupons, you have to be smart about it. Things go on sale, then you use a coupon, if it's something your family uses or needs often you buy more and stock up until the next sale. For our family coupons have helped kick our grocery budget down, while our quality and quantity of food has gone up. I don't pay full price because I don't have too, and I don't buy things I don't need. I did a time or two when I was learning, but that ended rather quickly. There are a lot of just junk coupons out there.

nonmember avatar dg

my husband is the coupon king. He has being doing the coupon thing for over ten years. If it is not free or close to free. He won't get it. He kinda a coupon deal hoarder. I don't do the shopping. So I don't do coupons :)

Kaina... Kainalu55

no, not really..i rarely use coupns becuase they don't have them for the products i buy!

godde... goddess99

Nope. We just buy what we need.

elasmimi elasmimi

No, that's one thing I learned my lesson about, after using a great coupon for some generic toilet tissue. Let's just say my whole family protested that one!

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