Here’s my thoughts on Extreme Couponing…. If you care.
I’m thrifty. I believe in getting the most for your money. I have one friend who is doing it and I believe she is not obsessed with it, but is helping others, and helping her family, and I’m ok with that.
What I am not ok with is stock piling stuff you’re never going to use. Hey, if you can get a 24 pack of Toilet paper for $.25 but you have 2 lifetimes worth, that is a waste. If you buy kitty treats and have a room full, but YOU DON’T HAVE A CAT and you don’t donate it to the humane society or PAWS or some other organization, I think that you are sinning. You are wasting. If you have 300 boxes of stove top stuffing but you can’t eat it all before it goes bad and you don’t donate it, shame on you. If you are spending 6 hours cutting coupons, running around but leaving your family and not teaching them the greatness of a bargain, I think you’re a fool. Time is precious!
HOWEVER if you are buying groceries/toiletries that you will eat/use, you are helping your family to save or even survive or using those groceries/toiletries to help others and you can do it for a great price, I’m with you! I cannot tell you how thankful I was for peeps who donated tons and tons (and tons) of stuff for our Mission Trip last year because they got things at a good price. They are using their talents for the greater good and if you’re passing on the gift of being thrifty, GOOD FOR YOU!
I think like all things (especially those that can border on obsessive/compulsive, I think we should always check our hearts. Me included.
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.