In my sister’s first shopping trip she went to CVS to get 2 bottles of Pantene Pro-V for FREE. She received a coupon for $3 off any purchase in her email and then stacked that with a $3 off Pantene product coupon from a coupon insert. Make sure you sign up for an extra care card through CVS so you can receive emails for CVS coupons that can be used in conjunction with manufacturer coupons.
In her second shopping trip, my sister went to Giant Eagle. She used coupons from inserts and bought a Soft Soap hand pump for .30, 2 tubes of Crest toothpaste for .50 each. She used coupons for a free bottle of International Delight to pay nothing for the coffee creamer! $1.30 in total.
This is a perfect example for anyone who is just starting to use coupons and/or coupon match ups. Start out small and purchase a few items. Don’t overwhelm yourself.