I've blogged before about how much I love to go to the grocery store. I know that I'm weird, and that's all right. One of the reasons I love to go alone is because I save more money when I take my time, compare prices and use coupons.
I NEVER buy an item just because I have a coupon!! NEVER. However, combining coupons with store sales (AND my menu, which is typically based on sale items) saves a lot of money. My $40 a week food budget goes further if I'm a careful shopper.