If you are going to succeed in using coupons on a regular basis, you must get into the habit of planning your shopping trip before you go. Getting in a good routine will take time at the beginning, but it will get easier as you get into the habit of planning. Without a plan, eventually you won't want to be bothered with using coupons because it will seem too hard. There are lots of resources online to help plan your trip. Coupon blogs will highlight the weekly deals at your local stores, including what coupons to use, and they can be extremely helpful in your planning process.