I created the above shopping spreadsheet / chart to help me in the store when I’m shopping at Publix but this could be used for any store! I love having this to help me know when I’ve reached a $30 threshold for use of a Winn Dixie $5/$30 coupon.
I write down everything as I put it in the cart, the quantity of the item, the price of the item as well as the total for all of the like items. Then I put in the coupons that I have to use towards those items. Then I subtract my total coupons from my price total to see how much it will be after coupons are applied.
At the end, I subtract the additional store $/$$ coupons if applicable, then I will know exactly what my total should be before tax!
This is a simple table that I created in Word. You can also create the same in an Excel spreadsheet. I’ve also heard people using their iPhones or iPads using an app called iSpreadsheet. I personally like to write the stuff down, but either way you do it, I think it’s a huge help.
Do you use anything to help you when you shop?
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