They don't have coupons for the things I buy.
YES. It is most definitley worth it!
Secondly, yes, many coupons are for snack type, processed foods, but there are others to be found! There are coupons for lunchmeats, chicken, yogurts, cheese, etc. and Target even has produce coupons (my next battle is mastering Target).
Getting started couponing can be completely overwhelming, even with all the resources out there. I was amazed by hearing Melissa talk about CVS at that first meeting so I decided to focus only on that at first (if you don't have a CVS, I have seen posts about Rite Aids on blogs and it seems to have some good deals as well). I started saving my coupons (we subscribed to the Sunday paper) and watching on Melissa's blog each week for the match ups. CVS offers great deals on toothpastes, shampoo/conditioners, deodorants, razors, etc. plus the occasional cleaning supply or food bargain. You can check out Melissa's Bargain Blog for more information on how their system works, but I wanted to show you what I got this week at CVS.
The total I paid out of pocket for this was $14.04 (it would have been better but I lost one of my coupons somewhere between my house and the store).
I earned $9.98 in Extra Care Bucks (which can basically be used like cash on my next purchase at CVS) and a CVS coupon for a free pack of AA batteries.
So, it is pretty much like I spent $4.04
for 2 packages of Pampers, 4 Lysol toilet cleaners, 2 Electrosal dishwasher detergents, 1 Softsoap body wash, 1 bottle eye drops, 2 packs of Stayfree pads, 2 big boxes Mac n' Cheese, 2 packs of gluesticks and 1 pair of kids' scissors.
We have such a huge supply of toothpastes, deodorants and hair products that I only get them at CVS now if they are completely free or I am making money on them. Not to mention that it is fun when something runs out because it is like shopping at our own little store deciding what to use next :-).