The best way to use coupons is obviously to get something for nothing. Cheap is nice but FREE is well-free. So how does it work? Here's an example. Let's say you have a coupon for $0.50 cents off any Suave hair care product. This week at Kroger *this is just an example* the Suave shampoo and conditioner is 10 for $10. Kroger doubles any coupon under $0.99 (as do Meijer and Giant Eagle for those that are local) so your coupon is now worth $1. The shampoo is $1 with the sale, voi'la, it's free!
A web site worth checking into is http://www.sweetfreestuff.com/ or this one: http://www.ilovefreethings.com/ They find the free stuff for you, and you just plug in your info and it gets sent to you. Easy.
Buy 1 Get 1 coupons are a steal too. Be sure to compare prices. I pulled up all three grocery store weekly ads in three windows and simply clicked back and forth to find which stores had the cheapest prices. I have a BIC Razor coupon that is good for B1G1 free this week. Meijer has the razors on sale for $4.99 while Giant Eagle offers them at $3.99. Identical razors. So not only am I saving on the razor that I am purchasing, I'm also getting one for free. I'm loving this.
Here are a few sites to get you started with downloading free coupons to print and clip yourself.
Let's start saving.