Of course, we don't need packaged granola bars, cookies, cereal, carnation instant breakfast, pre-made soups, peanut butter, mayo, mustard, etc, etc... Couponing isn't only for processed foods & unnecessary things! I promise!
Here are some things everyone uses:
Toilet Paper Paper towels Napkins Deodorant Razors Shaving Cream (of some sort) Soap Toothpaste
You can purchase these things for very very little. Most of these things (ok, not the paper products & laundry det.), I've bought for under $0.50. I can't stand the thought of buying these things for more, now! I will substitute something so that I can wait for a coupon, if at all possible.
Here's a picture of some necessary things that I bought today:
These were items I bought from Walgreens & CVS. I spent $1.94 for all of it. When I paid for it, not only did I use coupons, but I also used CVS "cash" or "Extra Care Bucks." I had $4.99 of it (so if I didn't have any CVS cash, it would have cost me $6.93).
After I bought the items, I received $3.80 in ECBucks to use on my next purchase.
So even though I buy cereal & granola bars & Oreo Cookies in bulk when there's a really good sale, those aren't the only things you can buy with coupons. You really can get things that you use on a day-to-day basis.