This will be a lot easier if you keep a price book. I’ve never done it but I have a really good memory. If you’re constantly wondering if that’s a good price than start keeping track of prices.
Basically, it’s not a good price to me if after coupon the store brand is cheaper.
1.) I go through the ad page by page looking for things that are going to be on sale that I already have coupons for.
2.) Then I check to see if there is a printable coupon. This is my favorite data base:
3.) If I still can’t find a matching coupon I google what I’m looking for. Example:
“Printable coupon Ragu 08-2014”
Why the date? Because you will get coupons that were available 3 years ago that aren’t now.
4.) Buy them. If they’re available and I don’t have them I buy them from a clipper. eBay, Couponfleamarket, there are tons and tons of clippers out there. I will sell some of my extra ones and use it to buy coupons I need.
5.) Subtract coupon from price and decide if it’s the right price for you. If it’s free-no brainer lol!
6.) I put the coupons I’m going to use for the week in an envelope in my purse and carry the rest of them in my car. If you find an unadvertised deal and you don’t have access to your coupons you’ll be mad at yourself for not bringing them!