Every week, like so many, I plan my meals, make my grocery shopping list & sift through a few unorganized coupons & occasionally forget that they were in my purse by time I load the bags into my car. However it’s January & I have joined the ranks of millions of people who spend the New Year organizing, planning & attempting to streamline.
Do you coupon? I’m not a faithful coupon user; although I secretly envy those who are able to manage hundreds of dollars of groceries for only a few and have caught an episode of extreme couponing or two out of shear curiosity.
If you are a list maker; here’s a free printable shopping list to use, simply click here to print & shop! It has a column for coupon organization. However, if you’re an app user here’s my top pick so far:
I’m LOVING the Grocery IQ & it’s FREE! It has an application for iPhone, iPad & the Android. It’s extremely easy to use and since it’s actually powered by coupons.com it has a couponing capability built right in, which means NO left behind cut-outs. The coupon integration is so easy, when you make your shopping list it automatically lets you know if there are available coupons & it’s one simple click – no cutting & organizing. However, that being said – if you are an extreme couponer, not EVERY coupon is available and you will probably want to coordinate both ways.
At the end of the day, I’m always going to be a list maker, but I have learned to love them on both paper and within apps. However, I have to admit that there’s still this silly sense of accomplishment in being able to CROSS it OFF the list! So, although I haven’t given up my pen & paper, this app has persuaded me & certainly is put to weekly use.
You can learn more about the Grocery IQ app by clicking here.