Only buy an item that is on sale for 50% off the original price.
Write your list and make sure you have all the coupons you need per item. I put all my coupons in one of my plastic envelopes and then use my grocery list that way. I write down all the items I need that do not have coupons on my list.
This works for me because I usually have my kids with me and or forget the list! But this method of madness may not work for everyone. So read on to get a nice perfect list to save you money.
Write your list of every item you are buying and the coupon you are pairing it with.
Go at a time you feel relaxed and alone if possible! You can’t have any family member convince you to buy something that is not on your list!
When you are shopping always be sure to check that the item is on sale. Many times I have gotten to Target excited about a deal only to find out our store doesn’t carry it or it’s not on sale in our region. So sometimes national blogs are harder to prepare. Always check your local ad if possible.
Once you have all your items gathered in your cart get your coupons ready!
Set aside the coupons you are not going to use and keep the ones you need out.
I would go to a cashier for these first few times rather than self-checkout. You also want to make sure your coupons are not sticking together. This happens with the printable coupons that are fresh off the press!
When your transaction is complete look over your receipt before you leave the store. Check to see that all the coupons came off and doubled if your store participates. This way if you notice any errors you can head right over the customer service.
Get in the car and do a little scream at your savings! I can’t wait to get to my car because I have already looked at my receipt and then I let out my excitement! My 4 year old says “Those were some good deals huh Mommy?!” Yes, yes they were darling!
So now you are coming home with more than three great bargains.
Have you heard about this whole stockpiling thing?
Ready for Learning How to Coupon Part 4?