I have come to conclude that if a coupon is available for some food item or cleaning product, then that is a pretty good indication that it is not something that I want to buy. It is probably provided by a large, multinational corporation, produced not locally but wherever it can be done most cheaply, and using ingredients for which the original producer (e.g. a farmer) will get a miniscule portion of the product sales price.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
We used to collect coupons. However, our buying habits have changed to such an extent that I don't think manufacturers are supplying coupons for what we purchase! Coupons for an organic, free-range, grass-finished side of beef? Coupons for head of red leaf lettuce? Coupons for a package of Bob's Red Mill Organic Brown Rice Flour? Well ... maybe for this last one but still not very likely.