I have referenced this several times in the various fun activities that I do with my kiddos, its how I stay frugal and still do things like fill the Valentine's Day Socks or the St Patty's shoes. I thought I would give a little more detail! Couponing is a way to get lots of groceries, games, toys, make-up, etc for little money! It is kind of addicting.
Super Mommy Secret #1 for Couponing: Get a couponing friend or posse. They can help you find deals, you can divide and conquer (get things for each other), you can share coupons, they motivate you to go and it IS worth it!
Super Mommy Secret #2 for Couponing: Find some good couponing blogs that help you find deals at the stores in your area. My favorite store to get free things from, here is Boise, is Albertsons. My favorite blogs here are run by some ladies that I know personally. My friend, Monica, posts at fabulesslyfrugal.com and a gal named,Tamra, (she taught the first couponing class that I went to, the one that I made my couponing binder!) posts over at discountqueens.blogspot.com If you are interested in couponing and are not from Boise, they may know some good blogs for stores that are local for you.
Here is how I do it in a nutshell:
First order 5 Sunday papers. I get one every day and 5 on Sunday for $12/month. Check your couponing blogs to find the best deal on papers in your area.