It's important to familiarize yourself with the nitty-gritties of saving money. You can save more money, but also you can prevent yourself from losing money if you're careful. Here's a few things that can potentially be pitfalls:
-Watch for expiration dates on coupons.
-Know your store's coupon policy. Some stores have a coupon maximum per transaction. Sometimes they change their policies too, so be cautious of that.
-Double read all the sales and mark any stipulations on your shopping list, like "need 10 items total" or "limit of 3."
-Read all the fine print on your coupons and catalinas.
-Check for size restrictions, and make sure you grab the right size to get the biggest bang for your buck. Check the unit cost with your calculator--the results might surprise you!