Making a Shopping List

What you’ll need:

  • pencil
  • paper
  • calculator
  • coupons
  • envelopes
  • scissors
  • stapler

Log onto onto my webpage and click on the deals link. This link can be found directly above my first article or on the leftside of the page.

1. Find the coupon matchups for the store that you’d like to shop at.
2. Choose the items that you want to purchse. Either write them on paper or copy and paste them into a word document.

3. Locate the coupon using the coupon locator code that looks like this
(this means March 22nd Red Plum insert which is found in the Sunday newpaper)

4. Decide how many items you’d like to purchase in conjuction with the number of coupons you have and write that number beside your item.
(Just becuase you may have 10 coupons doesn’t mean that you must buy 10 items)
5. If the coupon(s) is unclipped remove the entire page from the insert(s) and place them in a pile.

6. Continue this process until you have all of your coupons for the items on your list.

7. If you have multiples of a coupon, say 3 or more, then take the like sheet and stack. Now staple the coupons together making sure not to staple through bar codes or expiration date. Over the picture is fine. Do this for all mulitples.

8. Now begin clipping all of your coupons. I pay my 8 year old a small % for this job after he has demonstrated (using expired coupons) that he will be careful not to cut off exp. dates or barcodes.

9. Now if you want to know how much your total balance will be prior to shopping then follow these steps. Take the price of the item and subtract the value of the coupon. Now multiply that number by the number of coupons you wrote on your sheet.
(NOTE: If you are shopping at Publix, Kroger or Bi-lo, they will double coupons)
::see coupon policies::

10. Take all of your coupons and your list and put them into any envelope and write the name of the grocery store on the outside. Take this with you when you go shopping. Do the same for every store that you plan to shop at.

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