I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

To Shortcut or not to Shortcut

In the past week or so I have heard arguments about using shortcuts and manufacturer coupons on one item.

I have a position and thought I would share. First let me say that my friend Lori emailed the shortcuts company and they emailed back saying that we should not use a shortcut and a manufacturer coupon on one item and that they are working on fixing the problem. Now that said here is where I stand.

I feel if I can use both a shortcut and a manufacturer paper coupon then I will use both. As a matter of fact I did last night. By the way, I have been using shortcuts and manufacturers paper coupons for about a year now.
These companies know exactly what they are doing. They have teams of people who sit around and come up with "what if" scenarios. They knew that the system would allow both and they let it fly, for at least the past year anyway. Now that the economy has changed and people are using more shortcuts they have decided that it is not right to use both. When they change the system I will stop using both but until then I say save save save.

Now please do not leave comments about how bad and immoral I am blah blah blah. You know what, you can leave comments if you want because they are pretty funny to read. This is where I stand and this is what I will continue to do.

The only problem I have with this whole argument is that it might end soon, and my great deals won't be so great anymore.


AP said...

I have always used both. Beaucse the system allowed it. And since they allowed it I saw no problem with it. stinks they might change that

Kayla W said...

I agree!! If the system allows it then I will do it. Besides Kroger should still get their money back from the manufacturer when we use paper coupons. I can't wait to see how they are actually going to keep it from happening.

Lori said...

Nasty Comment...blah, blah, blah...immoral...blah, blah, blah


Lori said...

Nasty Comment...blah, blah, blah...immoral...blah, blah, blah