I have been on Facebook a lot over the last week. I have needed to because of a review I was doing. (I will be telling you about it soon - get excited!)
Anyway ... I found a great new blogger - Conversations with Carolyn. One of the posts she shares is that there have been arrests because of coupon fraud. This caught my eye because of a recent grocery shopping trip that gave me a straight up headache!
Go here and read her post.
But now I know why I get so frustrated when 'extreme couponing' doesn't work for me, they are breaking the law! I will get the best savings I can, pay $100.00 for my $150.00 worth of groceries and be happy with that. I will buy my groceries legally and stay out of prison.
If you are an extreme couponer and you follow the laws - buying the product listed, not photocopying coupons, and not working the system (I guess there is a way to read bar codes) - I am proud of you. I do all the tips and tricks - double up store coupons, sale and manufacture coupon. I try to buy things at the rock bottom price. I will stock-up a little, but if it doesn't fit in my tiny pantry it's too much. I get excited with my "great deal of the week" too.
BUT I do get upset when 'extreme couponing' is causing stores to change coupon polices and now it is a pain in the butt to just use my 1 store coupon with 1 manufacture coupon - that is for exactly the products listed.