In today's economy everyone is looking for ways to save money. I have actually found that couponing is a very nice method of doing exactly that. I also found out that it does include many need to know tips to maximize your savings. The first method is called stacking and this can turn out to be very nice to your wallet on trips to the grocery store. If you have a Target Store nearby you can go online and clip their coupons. Once you have done this you look for the same products in your Sunday Paper Coupons. Target allows you to use both coupons at face value on those products. This means if Target and the paper both have a $1.50 coupon on Pedigree dog food, you just saved $3.00 on your bag. This is a sure fire way to save some big cash over the course of the new year. The second method is doubling your coupons effectively in cordination with your store loyalty card. I have found that Kroger is a very good option when it comes to doubling coupons. Kroger will usually double any coupon of 60 cents and less. This means if you have a coupon for .55 on a package of Kraft Cheese its really worth $1.10 at Kroger. The loyalty card comes into play on items Kroger puts on sale in their weekly circular. If the circular advertises Kraft Cheese 2 for $4 combined with your coupon this cheese just cost you 90 cents. These savings can add up big, and if you combine the fact you earn points towards gas discounts this is an essential method of couponing. The most important thing to remember is the items usually go on sale 3-4 weeks after the coupon is released. These couponing tips will help you easily save up to $1000 per year in groceries alone. You can also apply the same methods to personal care items and pet care to double those savings. Simply put $2000 will pay for a pretty sweet road trip or just allow you to properly invest those savings into other aspects of your budget. If you don't use coupons your throwing away money.