I used to coupon. Never what I would call extreme, but enough that I would get things free or very low cost on occassion. I stopped doing it and wanted to start back up again, but so many things have changed. I don't want to go overboard with it. For instance, I don't want forty of an item we never use or may not use. I only want to coupon on things we will use. So, how did you start? Did it take you long to start building up a stockpile for emergencies? Do you shop by flyers and sales or just with a particular store that you trust?