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This is more difficult for grocery shopping, but many "Impulse Purchases" my wife and I have stopped many impulse purchases by buying almost everything on eBay. For example, we bought 4 boxes of crest white strips for the price of 1 box at Sam's. Also, I buy all computer software on there at 1/3 the cost. The auction timeframe gives you time to truly evaluate whether you need something or if it's "Impulse". If you are checking an auction frequently, then your desire either grows to it or away from it.
Thanks for the great idea. That was a light-bulb moment! I never thought of putting the number of items needed for a coupon on my list. But if I have a coupon, I put a (c) for coupon next to the item and also the aisle number. I put my list in aisle order so I don't have to go up and down each aisle (my DH likes to do that = costs more when he shops - lol). I find this makes my shopping more efficient and the last thing I want to do is spend more time in the grocery store, if you know what I mean?
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