I often run into individuals who tell me that there are no coupons for items that they purchase. I try hard not to argue with those who make this statement because usually there mind is already made up....
But...there are coupons for the things that everyone uses. You may just not see them at first glance!
I honestly think that this excuse not to use coupons is really to cover up another hidden excuse. NOT wanting to veer away from the brands that we are accustomed to buy!
Most people buy a specific brand name (or store brand) of a product. As I have learned over the years NOT to be brand name specific I find myself saving a ton of money! I was a Gain laundry detergent user~long live Gain. Once I started using coupons and getting the CVS store brand for free and the ALL for less than $1 (once I even snagged quite a few bottles of Tide for less than $1.50 each) I realized that by trying new products I really wasn't dissatisfied. They all worked the same. The scents may be different (let's not talk about the Mountain Scent Tide~yuck) but they all serve the same purpose...to clean your clothes!
I can be honest about purchasing only Heinz Ketchup and purchasing my meat from certain stores (for sanitary purposes) but I am allowed the luxury of sticking with a few of my favorites because I save so much on the others!
Bargain Briana wrote a great short post here describing how she can bust that myth!
Produce coupons DO come out along with meat and dairy! I don't know a family that doesn't eat cereal and those coupons come out all of the time! Shampoo, Toilet Paper, Steak Sauce, Ketchup...whatever you may buy...the coupons are there! If you are patient...they will come out!
The only exception that I can think of is a family that purchases nothing but organic foods! Although many coupons come out for these products they are harder to find and not in as abundance as every other coupon that comes out! You may not see a significant savings in this area but there are coupons for many of the organic products (be sure to check out my Links Page for a long list of organic printable coupons)
Be sure to check out Briana's post! She hit the nail on the head!