Grocery List / Coupon List {Free Printable}

Ok, I admit it…
I’ve totally gotten on the couponing bandwagon.  
Not in the “fill up all of my rooms with groceries” kind of way.
  Absolutely NOT in the buying 5 carts of groceries sort of way.  
I will NEVER spend 5 hours grocery shopping OR cutting coupons…
HOWEVER, with me becoming a stay at home mom, we lost 1/2 of our income overnight!  We’re making it work just fine, but I’ve gone over my grocery budget every month so far.  I’m pretty much the lazy shopper.  I’m lucky if I use even one coupon….I just like to get in and out and not have to spend time organizing coupons.

However, I’ve tried to combine my meal planning/grocery list creating and couponing into an organized 
system that just sort of “creates itself”!  

I hang this on my fridge just like my old magnetic pad of paper….as I need an item, I add it to the list.  Then, as the grocery ads come out, I scan them to see if there’s a deal on something on my list, and I’ll mark it on the sheet.  Then, as I go through the coupons, if I see one for something I’ve got, I add that to the list so I remember to use it.
I’ve got a spot on the bottom for “specialty coupons”.  Our Fry’s takes competitor coupons, so simply saving my Fresh and Easy $5 off coupons are like a $5 bill in my hand!  WHAT?!?!? 

I follow a few bloggers who share the weekly coupon deals – believe me, I couldn’t figure it all out myself.  I do a brief looksie to see if there are any deals from my local store {Fry’s} and off I go. 
My goal has been to use at least $20 in coupons each time I shop.  So far, I’ve got 8 days left in the month, and there’s still money in my grocery envelope, so I guess it’s working! YAY ME!

You can download this file for yourself by clicking here!  

What *small* goal can you make for yourself for July? 
Start your goals with entering my giveaway over at Patchie Verbs…she’s hosting her first giveaway…remember how fun that was?  So go say hi and enter to win a Scrabble Tile Pendant from my shop!{and I’ve even added a few new button necklaces!}
Off to California in T-Minus 7 days!  Woot!Woot!

About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

6 thoughts on “Grocery List / Coupon List {Free Printable}

  1. Awesome printable! Here's another tip for you and your readers. If you shop at a "deep discount store" such as Save-a-lot or Aldi – you'll get about 40-60% of normal prices all the time … plus no coupon clipping involved.

    I have a $35 family meal plan… when I plan, I can usually keep my grocery budget at $35-$50 each week.

    Hope that helps.

  2. Thanks for the printable list. I really like the way it is set up. Hopefully this will help me remember to use the coupons I have been clipping.

  3. What a great way to organize everything. I was trying to make a sheet like this and just didn't make one that worked for me. Thank you for sharing…it's my new goal for July as we seem to be similar kinds of shoppers.

    {Found you through Cherished Bliss Blog}

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