I want to discuss couponing for a minute. The fact that "Couponing" is even a real (or somewhat real) verb should be enough to tell you that everybody's doing it.
People have been clipping coupons for years. When I was a kid I used to love Sunday mornings at the kitchen table, cutting coupons with my mom and organzing them in her coupon book, picking the cereal coupons I had to have (um HELLOOOO Lucky Charms!) and begging for the ice cream ones to get cut out, too. I grew up with coupons and never understand why people don't use them more regularly.
Now that I live with my fiance and we're on an even tighter budget than before, I love my Sunday paper even more. I get the paper simply FOR the coups. I'm not talking TLC-Extreme-Couponing here. But I do clip what I can and save what I can. Am I embarrassed that at 25 years old I have already acquired the housewifely duties that I remember from my mother so many years earlier? Hell no. Some people might laugh at my accordion coupon case or my slow-as-molasses walk through each grocery aisle looking for savings. But how much do I love getting my grocery receipt at the end of a transaction and seeing that I saved $25 with my stop&shop card and extra $10 in COUPONS?! that's like....4 medium iced coffees. or a quarter tank of gas. or a wedding invitation. $10 is $10 is $10 and I will take what I can get, thankyouverymuch.
Do YOU coup?!