To get the best bang for your buck, you need to know when to use your coupon. Coupons can save you thousands of dollar is you use them correctly. You don’t want to just use a coupon for products you will never use just because you have a coupon (unless you are getting it free!!!) You want to wait until that item goes on sale and then use your coupon to maximize your savings. Then stock up on these rock bottom sales so you don’t have to buy these items until the next sale.
For example, I never buy cereal unless it is on sale for $1.89 or less and then I pair it with a coupon worth .50…so I never pay more than $1.40 or so for a box of cereal. Lately, I’ve been trying to keep this down to around $1.25 or less a box. Sometimes less, depending on the brand and the deal that is going on. We usually have 12 boxes or so of cereal stockpiled. My family freaks if we get too low on cereal so its something we always have to have on hand.
The most recent pictures of my stockpile are HERE.