I was reassured by a friend's poll on Facebook the other day. She was asking about shopping habits and whether people always used coupons, used them if it were convenient or just bought what they wanted when they wanted. Through all my blog reading and mommy groups, I was under the impression that I was the only one without a coupon binder, and tiger direct coupons, and some intricate system for tracking rebates and never getting anything for full price. Luckily according to the survey there really aren't as many people mastering the coupon game as I expected.
I tried it for a bit, but finally had to concede that I would rather spend my time and energy elsewhere, sometimes even making money, than trying so hard to save a little bit at a time. Maybe when I have a little less on my plate, or have the luxury of shopping without an extra set of toddler hands, I'll try it again, but for now, I'm apparently one of the majority (or close to it) who would love to say we're great bargain and coupon shoppers, but we'd be lying ;)