Sunday, April 21, 2013

Vegan Couponing

This is a repost of my blog post of the same name over at http://easternshorevegan.blogspot.com. For more information on vegan stuff, check out that blog!

Author's Note: I'm new to couponing, so I don't really have an organizational system as of yet. Any suggestions are SUPER welcome! Right now I just print off and keep ones I KNOW I'm going to use, or a friend will want it. But the collection seems to grow a little more each week(although I do keep using coupons too)


So I've been going a bit nuts over vegan coupons and whatnot, and while I WAS just using coupons.com, I spent my evening alone to scour the internet for good sources of vegan friendly coupons.

I've even created a Pinterest notebook for this sort of thing!
http://pinterest.com/RawTransition/vegan-coupons/

My coupon collection ATM
If you're new to veganism, you may be intimidated by the cost(it's not as bad as it sounds if you go about it smartly). I went vegan when in high school, where my parents bought most of my staples(fresh produce, beans, rice, noodles, sauces, and soy milk) and I'd walk to the local health food store if I had any cash to buy myself treats.
So once I graduated, got a job, and started buying my own foods, I went to a fairly heavily processed vegan diet(NO idea how much I spent on food, but I remember eating a half a gallon of salsa with tortilla chips in one night). I didn't use coupons then. I shudder to think of all the money I wasted, but that wasn't on the forefront of my mind!
Nowadays I limit my food budget(including dining out of the home) to $200/mo and I've stayed pretty well in it. BUT I'm looking to reduce further! Introduce couponing. It wasn't something I really thought to do until fairly recently. My dad gave me the old family scanner/printer(since I store all my documents digitally pretty much, it saves me a LOT of space!), and I found printer ink for really cheap online, so voila! Coupons seem like a no-brainer!


Here's a list of pages not in the Pinterest notebook where you can print off coupons from:

Nasoya: http://www.facebook.com/Nasoya/app_137656902971961
Everyday Minerals: http://www.facebook.com/EverydayMinerals/app_190322544333196
Gardein: http://www.gardein.com/ecoupon.php

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