Well let’s address the easy one first. There’s a list of frugalite here for you to learn!
Secondly, I subscribe to a major metropolitan newspaper. Local ones are great for local news but don’t contain as many coupons. The bigger the city the better the coupons. For great coupons subscribe to a major metro one. You don’t need an all week subscription, a Sunday only will suffice and if you’re worried about the $52/year it’ll cost, it’s so worth it!