If your grocery bill is high, I would recommend shopping sales (such as the Case Lot sale at Smith's) and price matching at Walmart FIRST. After mastering these, I would try couponing :)
Try just buying a single Sunday paper for a couple of weeks. A lot of the Sunday coupons that come aren't for food items, so keep that in mind. Most of the grocery coupons are found online at Grocery Smarts. These are also FREE to print!
Kira from the Greenway Self-Reliant Sisters says:
"I would like to point out one thing, a lot of the coupons & great deals mentioned on the shop smart in Vegas coupon really aren't always good deals. Sometimes it takes rolling lots of transactions & lots of coupons to get the same kind of deal that I normally go for (ie - 10 cents an ounce on cereal) and sometimes a lot of the things that they are buying aren't things I normally would want to stock up on a ton of in the house (warm delights/brownie mixes, pre-made chex mix, etc.)."
Here is a great article called "How Much Are Your Coupons Costing You". It gives great ideas on how to get coupons, not just from the Sunday paper.
At Coupon Mom she has 3 FREE e-books that you can download to explain that basics of couponing.
- Living on a Dime
- Like Merchant Ships
- A Thrifty Mom
- Frual Living (About.com)
- Shop Smart in Vegas
- Couponing 101
- Coupon Mom
- Northern Cheapskate
Most coupons can be printed twice. If you have multiple computers, you can print these twice from each computer!! Be smart with your money & good luck!!