Tip: Be sure to print coupons in color ink. Some local stores will not take them in black in white because unfortunately they can be photocopied, which makes them invalid.
Tip: If a store has a buy one get one free, you can still use two coupons - one for each item.
Tip: Only buy things you need/will use. You don't have to buy everything on the list. If pickled eggs are on special, but no one likes them, don't buy them. You'll waste money and defeat the purpose of the Game.
There are a couple of ways to organize coupons and this is the method that works the best for me. I took an old photo album and used it to organize my coupons by categories, like dairy, baby, frozen foods, etc. Each week, I throw out the expired coupons and then file new ones. Also, I print internet coupons and file these as well.
It now only takes me a few minutes to pull coupons for a particular week's specials. We don't have double coupons in my area, but I still manage to save an additional $10 - 15 a week. So, clipping is definitely worth my time :).
It took me awhile to organize coupons in the beginning, but after a few weeks, I built up a nice supply and can quickly update my file each week.
It's fun playing the Grocery Game! Let me know if you try it and how it works for you!