While I like saving money as much as the next guy, I can’t say I’m really in the habit of using coupons. I do try to use them sometimes, but it often forces me to spend more or it just wastes time.
Now that I’m trying to eat healthier and avoiding processed foods, it seems harder than ever. When was the last time you saw a coupon for something like broccoli or spinach? Or what about organic food or free range meat? Instead it’s all the processed foods and sugar filled crap that they need help clearing out.
I think that in general coupons and promo codes for Canada are much harder to come by than US coupons. From what I’ve read on US blogs, it is typical for your Sunday newspapers to be full of coupons. That’s just not the case in Canada. I’m not sure why that’s the case. Perhaps that since there are far fewer newspapers, they might charge a high price for ads, making coupons on top of that price too costly. Or maybe a larger percentage of Canadians would take advantage of those coupons making them too expensive to publish in the paper. Continue reading