This is my Monday Mommy Tip:
Don't be shy to clip a coupon, but don't go out and BUY BECAUSE you have a coupon! Only buy what you need! Also, if you forget the coupon, don't run home to get it! Remember: It's costing you Gas to do that! I know sounds wierd to do, but my Mom would do that! LOL :-)
Also, keep your coupons in your handbag/wallet so you don't forget them! It never seemed to fail (until I learned to do this), I would forget my Michael's coupon OR simply think I wouldn't need it til the weekend and OF COURSE, for some reason find myself there during the week needing something and FORGETTING to grab the coupon on my way out. So NOW when the Michael's coupon comes, I simply tear it out and immediately put it in my handbag so I can find it! Works out so much nicer and I do save money when I get there!