Wednesday, May 18, 2011

STEP 13: Turning a Matchup Into a Shopping List

So in the previous step I told you how I go about breaking down a matchup ad into a Shopping List. Here's an example. First, see the original post I copied into word HERE. And yes, I do copy the WHOLE thing!

After pulling out deals with no coupons, pulling out the items I'm not interested in, and sorting it, I leave myself with the following short list:

(6) Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles 3.96-4.27 oz, on sale BOGO 89¢ for two
- $0.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba 3/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
**Makes them FREE plus overage

(4) Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese 12.6 oz bag, on sale BOGO $2.59 for two  
- $1/1 Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (IE)  Printable (FF)
- $1/1 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese Dinner 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/17/2011)

**Makes them $0.30 each

(2) Welch's 100% Grape Juice 64 oz, on sale BOGO $3.91 for two 
- $0.75/1 Welch's Juice 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/15/2011)
**Makes them $1.21 each

(2) Back To Nature Granola 7.5-13.5 oz, on sale BOGO $3.79 for two
- $1/1 Back to Nature Cookie, Cracker, Granola (IE)  Printable (FF)
**Makes them $0.90 each

(4) Keebler Crackers (including Club, Town House and Flipsides), on sale BOGO $3.69 for two
- $1/2 Keebler Townhouse Crackers
**Makes them $1.35 each

(2) Lysol Disinfectant Trigger Spray 22-32 oz, on sale BOGO $2.69 for two
- $1/1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/17/2011)
**Makes them $0.35 each

(2) Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid 25 oz, on sale BOGO $2.99 for two
- $.50/1 Seventh Generation Household Product
**Makes them $0.99 each

(4) Bertolli Pasta Sauce 15-24 oz, 2/$4
- $1.50/2 Bertolli Pasta Sauce 4/17/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/15/2011)
**Makes them $1.25 each


I omit the coupons I don't have. I add the quantity of items I want and that turns the matchup into the shopping list. Once you get the hang of it, it'll take you all of 10-15minutes to sort the add. If you file your coupons alphabetically, you can even sort the headlines alphabetically to make finding the coupons even quicker!

Hope this helps!