The clipless coupon method requires little time, but yields HUGE savings! I have been using this method for years. I don't have time to cut out every coupon I get, so this is the perfect solution. Yes, sometimes you can miss a clearance item that you had a coupon for at home, but I feel the time saved by using this method, out-ways the time spent cutting out every coupon!
This really is a cinch–Here's how to do it–
There are three steps to this method:
- Each week, date the Sunday inserts and file them away. I used to use a crate, but have since graduated to something similar to this file box. File them by date they come in the Sunday's paper. If you forget to date them, don't worry, the date is in small print on the spine of the insert!
- Access the Weekly Smith's List I do each week to shop Smith's and/or the Grocery Smarts lists, if you are shopping elsewhere to build a shopping list. Grocerysmarts covers just about every store in Utah. Each week the lists are updated with the current sales. Stick to the 4 or 5 star deals so you can save the most money! After you've selected a store, press the “Start” button in the upper, right hand corner to begin creating your list. Scroll down and click on anything you realistically need or might buy. When you're done, press “Shrink” then press “Print” to print the page out.
- Now grab your coupon box and sit at the kitchen table with your list. The coupon is located on the specific item I list. Or with grocerysmarts, it is located on the right hand side of your printed list. You know exactly what coupons you need, so pull the insert out of your files, find the coupon and clip it. I use a small coupon file to hold my list and coupons. Write additional notes on the side. You're all set to go grocery shopping! Keep the insert in your files for 5 months, then recycle!