#1 buy a paper & print coupons online you'll get more savings & start your stockpile.
#2 Try to purchase items when they are on sale & use a coupon. If you don't have a coupon, but an item is on sale that you need. Go ahead & purchase more than 1. You take less of a risk of you running out of the item & it not being on sale than just purchasing more than you need while it's on sale.
#3 Try to shop at stores that offer double coupons, store coupons, or both(meijers, doubles & has store coupons www.meijermealbox.com AND Target has store coupons that you can combine with MQ's as well) Kroger has coupons you can download to your Kroger plus card. Valumarket also doubles as well. All these stores accept printable coupons. Walmart has a policy to accept printable coupons, but have given me & many others a hard time about using them. So try to shop at walmart with coupons that won't double & the item is still cheaper.
#4 Don't be afraid to shop at more than one store. Riteaid has some great deals, & they have what they call Riteaid Rebates. CVS has Extra care bucks, & walgreens has Register Rewards
#5 If your coupon doesn't state excluding trial size then you can use your coupon to purchase the trial size & more than likely the item will be free! Great for stocking stuffers! Also, as long as a coupon doesn't state can not be combined with a discount than you can even use your coupon on clearance items.
More couponing tips to come. Happy Savings & as always if you have a bad week in couponing(usually happens several times until you get your stockpile going) don't beat yourself up. In fact, look at the brightside, you still saved money!