If you’ll be doing more than one transaction at the store, it’s smart to be organized and prepared. The checker and other customers will appreciate it, too! A big part of this is knowing which coupons you’ll use for each transaction and having them ready to go before you reach checkout.
When mapping out your shopping list, it can be advantageous to do multiple transactions back-to-back, such as rolling Catalinas/rewards, using coupons that limit use per transaction, or using different methods of payment. If this is the case, make note of each transaction you would like to use, including the products, their specifications and price, and applicable coupons.
Keep It Together
Once you have decided which coupons you’ll use, divide them in advance and group them together. You can paper clip each set or keep them in separate envelopes. That way, you won’t be shuffling your stack of coupons at the register.
Sometimes items are out of stock and we have to tweak our plan. In this case, write down the new transactions and organize your coupons to match. Make note of any rain checks you will need to request.