USING COUPONS WITH FOOD STAMPS – COUPONING 101
We are re-visiting some of our Couponing 101 Series posts on behalf of all our new readers and fans, as well as anyone who may have missed any in the past!
I decided to start with the questions that are most frequently emailed to me and posted to our facebook page by those just starting out with Coupons.
Today’s Reader Sumbitted FAQ is:
“Can I use Coupons even if I’m paying for my groceries with Food Stamps ( EBT Card ) ?”
The quick answer is YES !
And to elaborate….this question gets asked so often – for some reason people get confused about using coupons with food stamps, but it is very simple.
You should think of your Food Stamp dollars just as you do your own dollars. You have a limited amount alotted each month for groceries- think of that as your set grocery budget – therefore you need to stretch them as far as you can! The best way to do this is planning your grocery trips carefully and couponing.
In other words…every coupon you use that takes a dollar off your grocery bill at check out, is LITERALLY a dollar that will remain spendable on groceries for the rest of the month.
By planning your trips carefully and using coupons with your food stamps , you can possibly double the amount of groceries you are able to get. Couponing to stretch your Food Stamp dollars is the wisest and most responsible use of your benefits.
If you have any questions, please let me know with a comment below!