Wal-Mart is a very basic store to shop at, and might be a good place to start if you are new to coupons. You will not have to mess with “store money” like you do with the drugstores. However, sometimes the deals are not as grand either.
Wal-Mart has a couple of great features in their coupon policy, particularly the fact that they ACCEPT OVERAGE! This means that if you have a coupon value that is higher than the actual price of the item, they can give you cash back, or apply the difference towards the rest of your order.
Walmart cashiers are often not educated at all on their store’s own coupon policy, so I always keep a copy of this in my coupon binder, so I have it handy to pull out if needed. I often need to get it out, but once they can see it in black and white and be sure they are doing nothing wrong, most cashiers and managers are very helpful.