The main thing is to have a system that allows you to NOT think about theBut this conversation reminds me of a forum post a while ago from David Allen where he asked how people handled coupons. How could they remind themselves that they had a coupon, within the system? I don't recall any game-changing solutions that worked for me, though. What's worked for you?
coupon most of the time, but to think of it when you need to take action:
just before leaving home (to bring it), and at the cash register.
My shopping list is more-or-less sorted by shop. I list the coupon on
it as if it were one of the things I was going to buy there. I also
visualize myself at the cash register of that
particular store, pulling out a huge coupon or something.
And if I think of it while I'm in the store, I put the coupon
in the grocery cart or hold it in my hand or make it stick up
out of my wallet or something, so I'll automatically see it when
I get to the cash register.
Most coupons I just don't use -- they're usually not worth my time and effort.