Are you fed up yet with the rush to save a dollar at the grocery store, only to find you can’t pronounce the ingredients on the box of food-like stuff you bought with your coupon? I used to revel at how many dollars I “saved” when I clipped coupons for name brand products.
Then I realized I was frugal with more than money. Parenthood awakened a new sensibility about caring what was in the products I would buy to feed, clothe and care for my babies. The more I learned, the more frugal I became about values like health, quality and reducing wasteful plastic packaging.
#CleanCouponing is not the traditional way of looking at couponing. It’s about sometimes clipping coupons and sometimes saving money, of course. But it’s more than that. It’s about finding a way to balance all of the values you and your family choose for yourselves along with living in the real world of finite resources for grocery budgets. It’s about doing what works for you and about being creative enough to stretch a dollar without compromising nutrition and health.
Once each month in 2015, we’ll continue our #CleanCouponing Twitter chats or parties hosted by Flour Sack Mama of the parent Flour Sack Mama blog. We’ll feature leaders in all areas of #CleanCouponing from food and home to fitness and family and beyond. If you’re a blogger who would like to enlist for the panel of one of these chats, or a nonprofit that would like to be featured, or even if you’re interested in sponsorship, you can give us some input here in this quick online survey. The survey is also a chance for you to share which #CleanCouponing topics you are interested in seeing in 2015.
Thanks to all of the special guests, blogger panelists and sponsors who’ve supported the beginnings of our #CleanCouponing chats in 2014. Here’s to an even better year of #CleanCouponing for all!