The good news, it's saved and I was able to share it with you a few weeks ago! The bad news, the original is lost and I can never edit this document again. I would have to create a new one… maybe someday.
Today I'm going to show you how I use this free printable. I'm not going to go exactly into how to coupon, but I'll be showing you the steps I take to make using this printable even easier! (P.S. I don't really type out my lists. I just did it this time for a friend to make it easier to see. Luckily I still had the copy.)
First, I search my favorite coupon blogs for the best deals. I only use two websites for this, Hip2Save and Totally Target. Usually these two blogs will post the list of deals along with coupon matchups the week before they come out. So basically I'm getting a sneak peek and a head start on couponing. They also lay out the deal for you so it's less stressful trying to figure out what coupons to use, where to find it and what the final price will be.
Next, I see if I have the appropriate coupons that I need for the deals. This could mean clipping them from previous inserts to printing them from the computer or even sending a text on my phone to make sure I have them available (This is usually Target).
After I'm sure I have all the coupons for the deals I want, I start writing my items and the sale price it's at. Notice next to that there are up to four spaces for you to write a coupon in. I did that on purpose because I noticed that I could use up to four different coupons at one time! (This is mainly at Target). This way I can make sure before heading to the store that I have all the coupons I need for that one deal. What coupons are they? A Dollar off amount (such as $10 off your $50 Food purchase), a manufacture coupon, a target store coupon and Cartwheel offers are the only four you can use all together.
Then I write the final price the item should come out to after all coupons and discounts.
I also included a space for what store you are shopping at since sometimes the deals are for several different store.
Lastly, I left a notes section for any notes that needs to be written out. I use this space to let myself know how many to get or maybe to write a certain brand or size of the product.
As for the colors of the free printable, I made each column a different color so it would make it easier for me to understand what went where. I would probably get lost if everything was just black and white.
And that's it folks. I really tried to make this printable as simple as possible. If you've never tried couponing then I would check out those sites and start with just getting two or three things for your first transaction. Everything will be laid out for you and both of those websites have How-To or Get Started sections to teach you what you need to know about couponing. Even if you don't become an extreme couponer, you can knock up to 50% off your grocery bill just by using a few coupons here or there.
Hopefully this printable helps you as much as it's helped me. Let me know if you used it and what you thought about it!
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