Welcome! And don't give up! It *does* take time to see huge savings. I have yet to hit the *huge* mark. I've been doing this for about seven weeks (although I've been saving coupons for years ~ but this site has taught me how to be a smart shoppper ~ which is equally as important!!). I don't know that I will ever save a real TON of money because we eat organic and natural (most of the time). Those coupons are far and few between. However, they are slooowly become more available. My savings, since I began seven weeks ago, has risen from about 17% to 25%. I average about 22% savings a week.
It will take you time to get to know the pricing (sales) of the products you use. Sales go in cycles. For example, boneless chicken breast is now "on sale" at my S&S for $3.49/lb. NOT! I bought it when it was "on sale" for $1.99/lb. It was actually that price for three weeks in a row, I think. I stocked up and froze it.
Soo...don't give up! ANY amount of money you save is helpful!
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