Although I work part-time, my commutes are long. Forty minutes to my home office and two hours on my Brooklyn days (about once a week). That makes the pump, in addition the grocery check-out, painful. There isn't anything I can do about my gas consumption as I need to get to work and have no one around me for carpooling (and it doesn't help that we live in one of the gas cost "red zones"). But groceries? I can save there.
Now, I'm no extreme couponer. Not even close. Over the past few years, I have clipped coupons here and there and, occasionally, even remembered to use one or two at the check-out. Since the beginning of this year, I have been much better about both clipping and using coupons but, they have been less than organized. Basically a big jumble of clippings thrown in a zippered pouch in the diaper bag. Not really helpful when I needed to put my hands on a particular slip of paper.