Lauren wasn't always frugal in the grocery store. Before we came to terms with our awful spending habits, either one of us could just go to the grocery store with a loose plan of what we wanted. We would go up and down every aisle, and get whatever we thought we needed.
But when Lauren got on this couponing kick, things changed. You've probably heard her point of view, but here's how things changed for me, the husband:
But on more serious note – couponing saves some serious dough, with a minimal amount of effort once you get the hang of it (and no, I do NOT have the hang of it). The sacrifices along the way (like… can't grill steak this weekend, ribeye's are on sale next week) are tiny compared to the benefits.