Extreme Couponing Tip: Avoid Impulse Buys by Swapping Lists!

Are you a compulsive buyer or find that you walk out of the store with way more than you intended? Find a coupon buddy and swap lists!

Impulse buys, especially those that aren’t on sale with a coupon, can really increase your shopping bill. If you want to rein in spending, write out a detailed shopping list, including the brand, size, price, quantity and applicable coupons. Gather the store and manufacturer coupons you’ll need, then get together with a friend or family member who has also made her list. Head to the store, swap lists and needed coupons, and shop each other’s list! When you’re buying for someone else, you won’t be tempted to grab extra, unneeded items, and you’ll still get everything you need.

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  1. Jo says:

    Oh wow! What a neat concept to keep from overspending! I could easily do this with my 24yo daughter, who, during college, had to learn to be very frugal. I know she would do wonderful justice to my list. I DO have a tendency to overdo it by about $25 beyond my intended spending.

    An excellent idea I will put to good use….