On your list include:
Item to Purchase
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.
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