There's a very fine line between couponing and hoarding and I try very hard not to cross it. Yes, a super hot deal on something is really hard to pass up. Living in Hawaii with limited space, sometimes you just have to know when to say enough is enough. Besides, the sales will cycle and the products will be available for a great price again in the next few months. For example SPAM. Yes, I will promote the sales on spam because what household in Hawaii doesn't use it? I'm referring to most local households. We can't ever get enough of it. I keep two cases of spam in my house at all times. I know it's not the healthiest food choice but if we ever get caught in a Hurricane or Tsunami, I know we have a stash to hold us.
I'll admit, when I started couponing again last year, I'd go rushing out for the hot deals when I heard about them. At the time, I needed it. If it meant I could save money, I'd get it. Just remember that time is money. So although you can save tons of money using coupons, you also use your time to do so. With a proper system, this doesn't require 40 hours a week. For some, maybe it does. Not for me. I have a full time job. So I spend no more than 2 hours a week on clipping, filing, and deal searching.
Give yourself a couponing break from time to time. It'll help you appreciate the great deals even more when you get them!