hotcouponworld.com is THE BEST couponing/savings website I’ve found.
I’ve been couponing for a year now with strategies at hotcouponworld. That website is free and the forums are broken down into stores. There’s something for everyone there.
Like a poster above said, the biggest savings are going to be in health and beauty aids (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, medicines, etc.) BUT there are some great deals on food too. For instance, if your grocery store doubles or triples coupons and the bags of Fresh Express salads go on sale for $1.25 and you’ve got a .50 cent off coupon, you’ve got yourself a bag of salad for .25 cents.
Also, a lot of your savings success will depend on how much you stockpile. My grocery list doesn’t look like an average grocery list because I don’t buy anything unless it’s on sale. So if I’m making tacos this week and there’s no sale on ground meat, that’s ok because I’ve got 10 packages of ground turkey in my freezer already from previous sales.
A warning, couponing in this fashion can be time consuming. So if you want to start out doing it I would choose two stores in your area that you frequent (1 grocery store and 1 drug store for instance) and scour their sale ads each week and match the sale items up with the coupons that you have.
You can find extra coupons in Starbuck’s on Sunday mornings, at the library there are usually coupon exchange boxes, ask your family and friends to save them for you, etc.
It takes a while to get the hang of it but we have saved a lot of money in the past year. I was on the verge of needing a part time job because our grocery bills were about $200 a week, now they’re maybe $50 a week for a family of 4.