So I have started doing some looking and researching for "how to" posts. And I found the mother load, so to speak. This blogger has posted a number of "101" posts on the subject just for people like me!
The ONE tip of my own that I will share is this - DO NOT USE COUPONS.COM or COUPONSUZY! Coupon Suzy is "powered by" Coupons.com, so they are the same coupons. BUT, "Suzy" gets paid every time you print and redeem a coupon from her site. SO, instead of going to these sites - who earn from your savings - join Swagbucks and use their "coupon" page to print coupons! The Swagbucks Coupon page is IDENTICAL to Coupons.com and CouponSuzy - it's powered by coupons.com. BUT, every time you use a coupon you'll earn SwagBucks, which you can save up and trade in for gift cards or other rewards! Why would you want someone else to earn from your coupons when you could be? I'm not a real "couponer" (yet) but in 2012 I earned around $10 in Amazon cards, just for printing and using free coupons!
Couponing 101 - A Step by Step Guide for Beginners: Lesson 1 - Where to Find Coupons
Couponing 101 - A Step by Step Guide for Beginners: Lesson 2 - Know Your Coupon Basics & Your Local Store Policies
Couponing 101 - A Step by Step Guide for Beginners: Lesson 3 - How to Organize Your Coupons
Couponing 101 Reader Question: "Can I Use More than One Coupon on the Same Item?"
Couponing 101 Reader Question: "What to Do When the Store is out of your "Deal" Item"