Here's a list of commonly asked questions from a new couponer.  I'm going to try and cover most questions, but if you still have questions, don't hesitate to email me at  I'll post any new questions I get on here so we can still help others!

Where can I find coupons?
Your local Sunday newspaper (coupons are regional)
Online printables (,,,
Tearpads at the grocery store (buyer beware!)
Hanging on products at the store
These are just a few places you can find coupons.  Remember, they can be anywhere!

Would I need to get multiple copies of coupons?
Of Course!  I always try to get at minimum 2 copies of every coupon.  Therefore I always buy at least 2 copies of my local newspaper.  You should get as many coupons as you want for certain items.  The more you have, the more you save and can stock up on.  I always say a minimum of 2 because you can use them on a Buy One, Get One (BOGO) deal.  For example:

I have 2 coupons for $1 off 1 pkg. of  Yummy Brand Bacon.
The store in my area has that brand on sale for $3 BOGO.
Therefore I will get 2 pkgs and use both coupons.

Yummy Bacon $3 BOGO
use 2 $1/1 coupons
= $1 for 2 pkgs of bacon

See?!  You saved $2 and you got each pkg of bacon for $.50 a piece!  The more coupons you had of that $1/1 Yummy Bacon means the more bacon you can save on and stock up on.

Well, How do I get more coupons?
Well this is an easy answer.  You can ask your friends and family for their unused coupons.  You could buy more newspapers.  You could host a neighborhood coupon swap.  You could pay for a clipping service (ie. or  You could even go to and trade for coupons among the members!

Ok, I understand couponing, but why should I stockpile?
In my personal experience, I stockpile to save my family money.  I buy as much as I can when the prices are at rock bottom pricing and stock up enough to last for 6-12 months.  I love it when my husband asks what we need to buy on payday and it's only 1 or 2 items instead of everything you would need for normal household things.  But what I can tell you is stockpile what you want and need for your family.  Don't feel bad  if you miss a deal or if you don't have room to make a stockpile.  There are always ways to save.