So yes, there is a problem with couponing, you obsess...big time. I dream about it. I agonize when I didn't realize a coupon didn't go thru until I'm in the car. I painstakingly plan our shopping trips and then line item my receipts to make sure they came out right. I have probably a half hour worth of clipping and filing to do tonight.
Why is that worth it you may ask? Because in the last 2 days I saved approximately 60% on my groceries, spending just $70 total. That is between both HyVee and Super Target and including a couple of mistakes and unplanned purchases.
How dare you make unplanned purchases & mistakes you may ask? Because I'm always shopping with Elliott and Zoe in tow. And because I insist on walking down EVERY aisle of the store to make sure I didn't miss a sale. Case in point, I didn't really need hamburger, but happened to see that 90/10 pounds were on sale for $2.99, so I helped myself to 3 pounds. Also, Elliott tried a pork loin sample & loved it, so I bought a pound and a half for approximately $6; for a total of $15 unplanned spending. Also @ Target I misread the sign and bought 2 packs of diapers when you needed to buy 3 to get the $5 gift card rebate. Whoops. And my yogurt coupon didn't go thru. Double whoops.
But all the same, I saved $45 in coupons between the two stores and also turned in my baby bucks @ HyVee for an extra $10 off. So is it worth the insanity? As Sarah Palin would say...You Betcha!