Krazy Couponers know that organization is key to saving money. Successfully planning a shopping list each week will pay off big!

Scout It Out

The first step to an efficacious outing is pairing deals with coupons and promotions at home. Check out The Krazy Coupon Lady website or a regional blog for local store ad and coupon matchups . The work is already done—highlighting sales, stock up prices and locations.

List It

Make sure to print or write out a shopping list to take along. Include the products on sale, their price, the quantity you want and which coupons to use. And to help streamline  planning and organizing, we’ve updated the KCL Shopping List feature! Simply click the check box in the matchups to add the item to the list where it will save selections by store for future editing and printing.

Pull It

Once all the coupons that you’ll need are listed, gather them together by printing, clipping, and pulling from your binder. Many Krazy Couponers use envelopes or expandable files designated for specific stores and keep the applicable pulled coupons there for easy access while at the store. Being organized and ready for checkout will makes things quicker and smoother!

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5 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Plan Out Your Shopping List”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great advice, Susan! Thanks for sharing– it sounds like you’ve found a good balance :)

  2. Winter says:

    I think Im a bit of a mess!!! I have some coupons in the binder(which isnt setup all the way) and the rest in an organizer. So far I only get 1 newspaper. Which seeing some of the deals this week I need 4. I just read your book, “Pick another checkout lane Honey” Great!!! (checked it out from the library…sorry) It’s hard for me to be so organized. In turn I have to work harder to get things done. Thank you for the post on organization. Ill try again. HAHA

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s true– once you get past the initial intensive set up, things get easier! Getting the binder together and organized is the most intensive part, but from then on, it’s just upkeep– clipping once or twice a week and filing them, then periodically taking out the expireds and sending them to the military families overseas! Keep it up and you’ll see great payoffs!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What I found was helpful was keeping a draft email in my inbox with a list of things I need to buy from what places… then I use it (on my iPhone) when I go into the store.

    • Anonymous says:

      Paperless is a great option– not only is it helpful for the environment, you’re unlikely to forget your list since we all have our phones with us just about 24/7 :)