I was talking to someone the other day who is new to couponing and they were curious as to the things I get for free, so I decided I'd compile a list. Also let me tell you it helps tremendously if you are not brand loyal to products. I do have my loyalties (Tide & Cheer laundry detergent, Heinz ketchup & Dukes mayo) but for the most part I try and stay neutral and purchase what gets me the most savings. This is a list of things I can regularly get for free:
Stain removal products
toilet bowl cleaner
liquid dish washing detergent
Health & Beauty:
The secret to getting these is to stockpile your coupons. Get as many newspaper coupons as you can. You can check with libraries for the coupons from their Sunday paper, check with co -workers, friends and neighbors, also check recycle bins. You can also purchase multiple coupons for products you use a lot of from places like the couponclippers.com.
A typical grocery store runs on a 12 week sale cycle. If the item is on sale buy enough to last your family for 12 weeks and it will be on sale again.