Everyone uses coupons at the grocery store, but with these tips, you can kick your savings into high gear. Here are five ways you can use grocery coupons to your advantage.

Become familiar with the types of grocery coupons: There’s more than one type of grocery coupon. Stores may set policies for cash back rewards or have different bonuses when you redeem a coupon. Check out store policies and stay abreast of any changes they make to their couponing strategy. This will transform you into an informed shopper who will be able to use the system to the ultimate advantage.

Combine coupons with store sales: Any extreme couponer will tell you that snagging a good deal is all in the timing. Keep an eye out for sales and promotions at your favorite grocery store. You can take this a step further by combining a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon for the same item during a sale. Coupon matching and stacking is a great way to cut down on your grocery bill. Keep in mind that not all stores will allow you to use coupons when there are sales going on. 

Visit stores that allow you to double coupon: Doubling the face value of a coupon facilitates massive savings, but few grocery stores still do it. If you find one nearby or even in a nearby city, it is worth it to plan a shopping trip there.

Visit reputed coupon sites: The internet has a number of printable coupon sites but you need to be discerning when it comes to choosing those you can use. Be wary of sites you’ve never heard of and don’t share personal data. Reputed sites, however, are a good way to find unmatched deals and discounts on your favorite products or at your favorite stores. Pro tip: Set up a new email id to receive the email. This way you won’t be spammed by junk mail.

Don’t be tempted by fake deals: Stores often plan layouts and displays disguised as promotions, but these don’t have the potential for real savings. For instance, they may set up a seasonal display or set up a candy display at a child’s eye level.