We have slashed our grocery budget to less than half of what it was a year ago before we started couponing. I credit the vast majority of this success to our couponing. Most months go by without us having to buy any personal care items, paper products, or basic food staples. Of course we do buy them when they are free or cheap, to replenish the stockpile, but we are able to wait for the great deals to come along.
Couponing really works.... give it a try!