Some people make a big deal out of couponing. This make other who are not so proficient at it feel somewhat intimidated. There is no need to feel like that. Here are some tips for everyone for couponing.
When you go grocery shopping you should have a checkout plan. This will help the cashier get you checked out faster. This makes their job easier. Not only that it will make those in line behind you happier as well, because they will not have to wait as long for you to finish your transaction. You should like that it is faster too as you will not have to spend as much time in the checkout line.
No matter what happens you always need to stay calm. You also need to make sure that you are courteous. Getting upset and being rude to the employee is going to get you nowhere. If you are calm and kind they are going to be much more likely to help you out with whatever you need.
You should always have a copy of the coupon policy for the store that you are shopping at. That way when you are in line if the cashier tries to tell you that you cannot do something when you know the store allows it, you can calmly dispute. Having the coupon policy on you will allow you to show the cashier why you believe you can do what you were trying to do and they will have no choice really but to go along with store policy.
You should always have a backup plan in the even that you do have an argument with the cashier and/or store manager about what you are and are not allowed to do as far as coupons go. This way the whole shopping trip will not be wasted. No one wants to waste their time, having a backup plan will help you avoid that. There are times when the management will simply not budge on something no matter what.
Using coupons does not have to be a complex activity. Take some time when dealing with your coupons though so that you know you have everything correct. Stay calm and collected and always remember the manners you were taught as a child. Make the experience as pleasant as possible for you and the cashier. Using coupons saves you money so you want to get into the habit of doing all these things every time you want to go to the grocery store.