Using coupons, in and of itself, is not rocket science. In order to maximize savings, there are a few things to know.
-Know if and when your grocery store doubles coupons. Strive to go on that day, if it makes sense.
-Match sales and coupons in order to get the most savings. Check your math carefully, this may not be the best deal.
-Be sure you make a list every single time you go shopping and stick to the list.
-Don't limit your coupons to Sunday papers. Coupons are everywhere, from magazines to the internet. If you can't find a specific coupon, write the company and ask for one.
-Use coupons for everything (again, as long as you're sure you're getting the best price). Think outside the grocery store. Use coupons for haircuts, oil changes, shoes, dining out, even (especially) while traveling!