A coupon pro reveals the best strategies for stretching your grocery money
Pass up "big" bargains
Sometimes buying in smaller packages can actually save you more. For example, let's say you have a $1.50 coupon for laundry detergent. If you buy the 200-oz. bottle for $7.49, you pay $5.99, or 3 cents per ounce. If you buy the 100-oz. bottle for $3.99, you pay $2.49, or 2.5 cents per ounce. The smaller bottle is a better value. Collect two coupons and buy two small bottles, and you save even more.