Couponing 101: Step #6, Make a Meal Plan

Monthy Meal Plan

Creating a meal plan and a shopping list go hand-in-hand. By working on both of these steps at the same time, you only need to check your stockpile once and you should have your meal plan for the week.  It all depends on the size of your family and how often you go out to eat, […]

Couponing 101: Step #5, Making a Shopping List

Here’s the process I’ve found works best for me and my family in creating my shopping list(s) each week… Make a List and Check it Twice: First, print off the grocery coupon match-ups to make an initial shopping list for each store you plan to shop at that week. Second, scan the grocery ads for […]

Couponing 101: Step #4, Learn To Stockpile

When you know the price ranges for your common items, you will be able to spot when they hit their lowest price. When they hit their lowest point, you should stock up and buy at least four to six weeks’ worth of that item. By taking this approach, you’ll be stocking up (at their lowest price) on a […]

Couponing 101: Step #3, How To Create A Price Book

How to create a price book

A price book is one of the most overlooked steps in cutting your grocery cost, but is the one that will save you most the money. Yep, not cutting coupons. But actively updating and using your price book to become an educated shopper. A Price Book records the prices of your most commonly purchased items. (I […]

Couponing 101: Step #2, Organizing Your Coupons

Once you have collected some coupons, you need to find a way to organize and store them. This is a personal process and there is no one “right” answer. You have to find an organization system that works for you. System #1: File By Insert Method. With this method, you will collect your insert (or […]

Couponing 101: Step #1, Get Some Coupons

When you start couponing, the first thing to do is get some coupons. There are three main categories of coupons.  Category #1: Sunday Paper Inserts: These coupons come from the Sunday morning paper and may include inserts from SmartSource (SS), Redplum (RP), Proctor and Gamble (P&G), and General Mills (UN). You can either subscribe to the Sunday Paper […]

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