The budget is a little tight this month due to less hours available for me to work (I’m available….it’s the work that’s not). So….in an attempt to stretch the grocery money, I took my coupon to Fresh and Easy, very carefully bought the minimum of items I needed to utilize the $3 off on $30, and got $30 worth of food for $27. Paid cash, headed out to the car to put my change away, and realized I’d collected the 50 cents, but not the $12 part of the change. I went back in and told the gentleman who had helped me finish bagging my items that I was pretty sure I hadn’t gotten the $12…..He said, no there would have been red lights flashing if I hadn’t taken my change. So, I figured maybe it really was in my purse and I’d just misplaced it. Went back out to the car and looked again…..this time I was SURE I hadn’t gotten the change. The Dave Ramsey cash system in combination with having just gotten some cash from the bank and knowing exactly how much I had before I bought groceries convinced me. So I went back in. Long story short, it took me a couple of days to get the 12 bucks back, but I did without much problem. I felt pretty lame though….saved $3 and lost $12……haha.