My SIL wanted to learn. I tried to teach her and she did go out and get a binder and newspapers. Unfortunately she turned it into some sort of sick competition. I was emailing her exact scenarios, what to purchase, where to puchase it, which coupons to use, and what her total oop should be. I put more work into her stockpile than my own. I hooked her up with extra coupons for many things. If I found a great tearpad I would get some for her as well. Turns out it was all one sided. If she found a great deal it was a big secret, etc. I don't have time for that kind of relationship anymore. Now the only person I help is my MIL (other side of the family) and then only if it's something I'm SURE she uses as she's very brand specific. Ah, well, live and learn!