I always tell people that when you coupon, you need to re-learn how to shop. Most of us make a list of things we need, go to the store and buy what is on the list. When you shop like this you are forced to pay the price the store has them marked. If you need that item, you do not really have much choice but to pay what the store is asking for that item. One of the keys to being a successful coupon shopper is to learn to stock up on items your family needs at there lowest price point. Stock up when you find the perfect sale, that pairs with a great coupon, many times you are able to get that item free or pennies on the dollar. Instead of buying one jar of peanut butter, go ahead and buy 6. You can now take those 6 jars of peanut butter home, put them in your pantry. Your pantry will soon be filled with items that you bought at their lowest price point. You now have the freedom to not buy peanut butter again till it is at a price you are willing to pay.
What tips do you have on getting extra newspapers and coupons?