Tuesday Shopping: Farmers Market & an Interesting Article

Farmer's Market

You might be wondering why I’m posting a shopping trip with just a bunch of fruits and veggies.  I mean there were no coupons involved in this transaction.  So, what gives?  Well, as you guys know, I post all my shopping trips for one reason.  To show exactly what a family can buy while using coupons and shopping smart.  My family which includes 4 adults (2 kids home from college and my husband and myself) spend around $50 -$60 each week on health & beauty products, cleaning supplies and groceries including fresh produce, meat & fish.  That is down from over $250 a week that we spent 2 years ago.

Recently there was an article written by a writer on Yahoo Finance called 8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Coupons.  I posted the article on the LRWC Facebook page and more then a few of you were puzzled as to the content of the article.  They were wondering how the author could state things like “Coupons don’t always market the healthiest foods. This might mean that they’ll lead you to buy things that aren’t very good for you.” Or her reference to the time it takes to clip coupons, stating “Your time might be better spent on another activity.”

So, to squash any crazy ideas that you can’t buy healthy food while couponing, I post my Farmer’s Market shopping trip.  Now, no, I didn’t use coupons for this but, I did use coupons on all these shopping trips which help to free up all the money I need to buy all the fruits and veggies I want.

This trip I spent $15.94

Please post your savings for the week in the comments below.  I’d love to get an idea of how much money LRWC readers are saving each week with coupons.

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