Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Grocery Shopping...

The Rules of Grocery Shopping

The cardinal rules of grocery shopping include the following:
  • Eat before you shop.
  • Always make a shopping list.
  • Only shop the sales.
  • Match the sales with coupons.
  • When you find a great deal, buy 3 months worth.
  • Don’t buy what you don’t normally eat.
  • ALWAYS check your receipt for mistakes before leaving the store.
  • NEVER argue over a coupon. 
  • NEVER clear the shelves. 
  • If a product doesn’t meet your expectations, “complain gently”.
  • If a product exceeds your expectations, “praise profusely”.
To help organize my shopping trips, I created a document that prints a shopping list on an envelopeThe name of the store, sale date, and a column to check whether or not you have a coupon for it are printed on the envelope.  The coupons that I will use on that shopping trip are then enclosed in the envelope.  After shopping, I put the receipts in the envelope for that store.

If you would like the document, just drop me an email redbeelips@gmail.com.  The document is a word doc set up for 12 envelopes with 11 stores and one blank.   Below are two examples of the printed envelopes.