Since I'm a coupon newbie, I expect to have a learning curve and lessons to learn. Here are a few from my first week that might help you avoid the same:
Lesson Learned #1 - Don't get blinded by $1 stacking coupons...might not always be the best deal! Example - Perdue Chicken Nuggets on sale for 6.49, Publix Q $1, Man Q $1, Final Price = 4.49. Tyson Chicken Nuggets BOGO, Final Price = 3.49.
Lesson Learned #2 - Always check sizes. There is enough to remember and keep track of with Q'ing to have to go to Customer Service for your OWN mistake.
Lesson Learned #3 - Keep coupons with you at all times. You never know when you are going to see a sale or clearance.
Lesson Learned #4 - Keep your stores coupon policy written down and with you, this will save you time and brain power.
Lesson Learned #5 - Kroger's eCoupons trump your paper ones and do not double. Use with caution.