Are you a coupon clipper? For 2010 I'm going to try harder to use coupons when food shopping. I grew up in a household of mega coupon clippers. My dad used to sit at the kitchen table clipping coupons (precisely along the dotted lines) and filed them into categories in an old kid sized Buster Brown shoe box. That old shoe box sat in the front of the shopping cart on every trip.
I had all good intentions of using coupons last night while food shopping. I made a list of what I needed, brought my coupons with me and was excited to save a few bucks. Here's the bad news, I don't know what happened, but at the checkout, I completely forgot about the coupons in my pocket! Dense. Brain fog. Who knows. I got home, emptied my pockets and GASP- I forgot the coupons!
In an effort to be more organized, I quickly put a single envelope in my purse with all store coupons, grocery, department $ off and the gift cards I received for Christmas. All in one place. I just have to remember to use them. :)