Home Life Blog: How I Use my Grocery Deal List Printable

September 25, 2014

How I Use my Grocery Deal List Printable



Remember a few months ago when I told you all on Facebook that I had just lost all my stuff due to my computer crashing?  I had so many FREE printables on there that I had made for you all only to be lost forever.  (I seriously cried!)  Luckily I had saved just a few of them online, including the Grocery Deal List!

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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-Blooming Homestead

25 comments:

  1. I always wanted to try couponing! Thanks for this colourful printable, I might just give it a try!

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    1. You're welcome Sabrina and I hope you do. Even if you use one coupon, that's still money saved! =)

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  2. Wow! How much money do you save using this system? What percentage of your groceries are processed foods, and toiletries/cleaning items? I need to work on couponing for the latter.

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    1. I save a few dollars here or there on groceries, that's probably one of the hardest things to save a huge amount on, but my record has been $50 worth of groceries for $16. This is with the $10 off $50 grocery Target coupon and other coupons too. It takes a lot of planning and I don't really coupon to the extreme all the time, but I do make a big coupon trip every 4 months or so. Cleaning items I can get for less than $1 and toiletries are tricky. Sometimes I get a 12pk of double ply toilet paper for $2 and sometimes it's $4. It just depends on what coupons I have and what deals there are. I would definitely follow those two blogs because they are always posting toiletry deals! =)

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  3. I love how colorful this is! It would grocery shopping a lot less boring! I have never even attempted to buy groceries at Target, I just assumed they would be too expensive but I guess I better check into that! Thanks so sharing. - Kris

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    1. Thanks Kristine and Brittany! Target groceries are a little expensive, but if you wait for deals coupons and offers then you can get some awesome deals! I would definitely check into it. =)

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  4. What a nice way to keep track of all these coupons !

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    1. Thanks Joanna and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. It's hard to keep all that organized, and I like the use of colors to help the eye with each column! Maybe I should get back into couponing. I do a lot of price matching and this could help too.

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    1. This could definitely also work with price matching! You can write what store you are price matching to so it will be easier. Especially with Christmas just around the corner! =)

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  6. This is a great idea! You are so organized. I really need to get into this! Especially with Baby # 2 coming next month!

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    1. Breanna, you should! There's tons of baby coupons available right now and deals. You should check out the Totally Target website! Congrats on your new little bundle of joy. =)

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  7. How lucky can you guys get? I wish we had the same offers here in the Philippines. We have coupon and discount sites but all they offer are stuff that a simple mom and housewife would not be interested in (like vacation packages, hair treatments, discounts at high end restaurants)...

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    1. Thank you Amberly! It's taken me years of couponing to get to this point! =)

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  9. Great system! I really need to get more organized with my coupons.

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    1. Thank you Carissa! You can do it!

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  10. This list looks very organized and easy. i will give it a try next time I go to the store.

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    1. Thanks! Let me know what you thought about it! I would love to hear feedback!

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  11. I'm so jealous about the coupons you have in the States. There's nothing similar here in Ecuador and the would be a huge financial help.

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    1. I've heard lots of tips for saving money without using coupons. You could shop the sales and stock up on things when they are at their lowest buying price. This won't help as much as coupons, but it would be better than having to pay full price later on. =)

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  12. We seem to have really similar couponing systems :) I've been a little lax on using mine lately but I'm trying to get back into. I need to save some money around here!

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    1. Great minds think alike! =) I've been lazy with couponing lately too. I really only use this list on a big couponing trip or when I know I'm going to several different stores to coupon.

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  13. very cool printable. i love it. i'm printing it out now.

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    1. Awesome Katrina! Thanks. =) Come back and let me know what you thought about it! I would love to hear feedback on it once you use it!

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