How to Plan your Grocery Trip (Part 1) – Week 8, Extreme Couponing for Real Life

If you have a plan before you enter the grocery store, you’re going to buy less and save more!  This one fact has revolutionized the way I grocery shop.  Sure, there’s always a few times I buy donuts as I pass by the aisle, but overall I stick to my list and it helps me save money.  It’s also empowering to know what you’re going to buy and how much you’re going to spend before you even enter the store!

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For the Rock Bottom Price List, click here.

If you’re using the printable list format on Cleverly Simple, make sure you print the coupons as you go.  This will save you time!

Printable List on Cleverly Simple

If you choose to write down your grocery list as you go, use this template to make it easy!  I’ve created this to help you visualize your shopping trip.

Using the Grocery List Template

By taking a few moments to plan your grocery trip, you’ll really see your savings grow!

Next week we’ll chat about filling in the NEED IT NOW items.

More Videos in this Series:
Week 1 – Intro
Week 2 – The Stockpile {What is it? How do you build it?}
Week 3 – The Sale Cycle
Week 4 – Savings Money on Milk, Eggs and those other hard to Stockpile items.
Week 5 – The Anatomy of the Coupon
Week 6 – Where to Find the Best Coupons
Week 7 – How to Organize Your Coupons
Week 8 – How to Plan your Grocery Trip {Part 1}
Week 9 – How to Plan Your Grocery Trip {Part 2}
Week 10 – Quick & Money Saving Grocery Trip
Week 11 – Understanding the Store Coupon Policy


  1. Melanie says

    Thank you SO much for all of your hard work & generosity. I have been dabbling in couponing for the past year, but always get overwhelmed by my failed systems. My mom gave me your business card yesterday & I am thrilled that she did. Thanks for all of your help…..I’m actually looking forward to getting my (mini) stockpile started. Thanks again!


  2. nicole says

    I just figured I owed you a thank you, based on information I have gotten from u and a few others, I went shopping today at buehlers, and bought $91.26 worth of groceries for $38.19, that was after in store discounts with their advantage card, and coupons, that’s a 58% savings, and I’m sure I could have gotten a little cheaper with just a little more planning! But I am very proud of myself for my first real trip at trying to safe some money!

  3. Dee says

    Thanks again for doing this series! I like this as I hate to stand shuffling thru my coupons in the store aisle. Here is a random question: what product/make-up do you use? You have beautiful skin! Dee

    • lynette says

      LoL. I’ve used Olay since high school. I use their face lotion with SPF everyday and wash my face with their Olay foaming face wash. It’s probably the only thing I’m a brand snob about. 😉 I stock up when I can and it does take me awhile to get through the bottle. I’m not sure if it makes a difference but it’s one of those things I’ve done for over a decade so why stop now.

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