Tuesday's Tip 1: Get Detailed

by Beth Montgomery on January 1, 2009

in Frugal Series, Tips & Basics

It’s a proven fact that making a shopping list and sticking to it can save you money. It eliminates impulse buying and cherry picking your way through the store, which can get expensive. But, you can save even more money if you get detailed with your list.

On your list include:

Item to Purchase
Cost/Sale Price
Coupon & Amount

This way, you can quickly check as you walk through the store to make sure the deals are what you expected, so you don’t end up over spending. You don’t have to write a novel, just a simple entry like this:

2-Kelloggs Cereal 2/$6 Q $1/2

That tells you that you are buying 2 boxes of Kellogg’s Cereal and it’s on sale for $6 for 2. You have a coupon (Q) and it’s worth $1/2.

Getting a bit more detailed will save you extra money as you shop and stop you from being shocked at the cash register.

Get a great shopping list creator in Basics.

What information do you put on your shopping list or take with you to the grocery store? Share!

Have a great tip to share? E-mail me or leave a comment and I’ll give you credit.

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