It’s no secret that I’m a big coupon user. When I mention this to people, I get one of three reactions:
1. “Hey, that’s great, how much do you save?”
2. “You must have a really unhealthy diet because coupons are only for junk food. It’s not worth it.”
3. “You could save so much more if you bought store brands.”
Number one makes me smile because I know I’m in the presence of someone who understands. Number three makes me sigh because I know that store brands are usually cheaper. I only use coupons when the name brand with coupon is cheaper than the store brand, or when I just cannot stand the store brand. I know the game and...