Cut as in don't bother. When you go to the cheapest supermarkets in the country and never buy processed food then there is little point to cutting out coupons.
I have talked about coupons in the past
but will do so again seeing as the BBC is running a story on "Extreme
Couponing", a fad over there (America) and therefore coming here (soon).
But probably not.
Everything I buy is the cheapest it could possibly be. I have never seen ASDA coupons for cheap ASDA brands and never will because the prices can't go lower than they are.
Branded two for one pizzas? No thanks. If I ate pizza then I would make my own from raw ingredients. Even if I did succumb to the Two-Fer, I would probably eat both in one go, as the supermarket hopes. Buying more food than you need leads to gluttony and obesity.
I think coupons are different in the US. More of a once in a blue moon offering over here rather than ingrained in the culture, as they are in the US.
If a supermarket is willing to discount its prices then why not do it in the supermarket rather than sending out coupons? Of course, it is just to get you excited, get you into the shop, where other products can be marketed at you, at the same time.
I won't be marketed to. I write a shopping list, with my head down, I am in and out of the supermarket in 5 minutes. That's my plan, every time.
Not being of the female-type-gender-persuasion, the whole shopping experience bores me. I have to eat so I launch my surgical strike on the local ASDA at 10am every Sunday morning. In and out with minimal contact with other Homo Sapiens. The only other thing I buy in town is petrol. Other than that, anything else I need I get on Freecycle or buy it online, where the real savings are.
Forget Group-sex-ons too. Groupons is a con. Mutton dressed as lamb coupons for "luxury" items. You won't find supermarkets using Groupon.
BBC - Why spend 15 hours a week cutting coupons?