Use coupons whenever and where ever possible. Before you go out to dinner or go out on a shopping endeavor search online to see if you can find a coupon for that store. Subscribe to your local newspaper, so you can receive the manufacturer coupons for groceries. (You don't have to receive the paper daily because they have options where you can select to receive the paper only on Sundays when coupons are distributed.)
The average family that uses coupons during their shopping trips can save anywhere between 40% - 60% on each visit. If you don't have time to look through sales circulars, follow a savings website and allow the host to do all of the work for you. These money saving websites display weekly savings offered from various stores, readers can simply click on the items they would like to buy and the system will generate a shopping list. It will even tell you what coupon is necessary to get the deal and what newspaper or online website to get the coupon.