Are you still using them as much as you were??
I have totally fallen off the wagon. I always said I could never understand why people didn't use coupons because I saved a TON of money, and my grocery shopping trips were always sucessful. Now I realize. I never put as much time into it as the folks on TV, LOL but it is very time consuming. When I started coaching cheerleading on a regular basis, and working a few days a week, I found that even the little time I spent on clipping and deal searching, just wasn't there anymore. I started shopping at ALDI and Walmart more and more and eventually my coupon binder started gathering dust.
I'm starting to get back into it though, I need to create a nice stock pile since we don't know how much longer DH will have his job. But its been at least 9 months since I actively clipped, and used coupons.
I have a pretty good stockpile of most things, so I'm content to just check what the loss leaders are each week or what I can get for free that week and leave it at that.
I haven't been all out with my coupons for 4 or 5 months. I just don't need anything. It has worked against me though, my binder is so out of date it isn't funny. I'm pretty sure I still have 12/31/2011 coupons in it....
It is pretty bad though, Hubby asked me the other day why I'm not doing my couponing thing anymore. I guess if he notices I really have seriously dropped off lol
I started couponing because with the economy, no job is safe! I never want to have to make the choice between food or soap! So I stockpile things that do not expire (but I don't have a room dedicated to my stockpile!)