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Why didn't I take cash!

So I used to be a high end couponer.  Used to be is the optimum word.  I wasn't one of those extreme couponers who bought things to make money or stockpiled toilet paper for three years.  But I did use a lot of coupons.  I didn't buy anything at the grocery store unless it was on sale or I had a coupon and preferably it had to be both.  It worked well for a while, but it was a lot of work.  A couple of hours on the weekends just to print out sales, ads, and clip coupons.
The kids are older now and all three are in sports or music/drama. We have lots of sports on the weekends.  I have gotten complacent and thought that as long as I stay in my grocery budget every week, then it was ok that I wasn't doing a lot of coupons.
Last week I went to the grocery store almost every day.  At least five times.  I didn't go over my budget, shocking as that was to me since I wasn't keeping track as I went along, but it was annoying to say the least.  I would get ready to make someth…