How to Use a Coupon Savings Calculator or a coupon calculator spreadsheet.
We have talked about saving money when it comes to groceries and money-saving apps, but have you tried a coupon savings calculator to step up the saving games?
Before we begin, let’s talk about why it is so important to save as much as you can when it comes to your grocery budget. Your grocery budget is the one where you have more control of when it comes to your finances.
Each month Americans spend hundreds of dollars each month on food alone. This is why I always write about saving and helping the cost of your food budget down because it is one of the biggest expenses in our budget!
If you want to save even more with your coupons, you should consider learning how to use a coupon savings calculator. This is basically a tool to help you determine how much you will save when you use coupons, help you keep track of your savings, and also help you calculate cash-back coupons.
They are a must-have for extreme couponers, but anyone who really wants to get the most savings from their coupons should consider it.
There are different ways to use a coupon savings calculator. First, you can just use a preset method and online calculator, or you can use a regular calculator and a spreadsheet to keep track of everything.
It’s really all about finding a system that works for you. What you use is not as important as how you use it. It’s the how that will determine your success.
How to Use a Coupon Savings Calculator
There are different types of coupon savings calculators out there or you can choose to create your own using an Excel sheet and your own personal calculator.
Then you will use this system to calculate your savings from coupons. You can do this per trip, per week, per month, or however, you want to keep track of it.
To calculate your savings, you will subtract your total out of pocket cost from the before savings cost (original price). This equals the dollar amount saved. Then you can get the percentage saved by dividing the amount saved by the original price and moving the decimal point over two spaces.
Calculating it is really only one part of the equation, and it’s the easiest part. You also need to keep track of your savings so you can see how much you’re really benefitting from it.
This is where most people use a spreadsheet (like Excel) to track the savings. You can track your dollar amount and percentage saved on each sale, then per week, per month, per quarter, and per year to see how much you’re really saving.
This is also a great way to see what deals are working for you and which are not, where you tend to spend more money and where you save more, and what you can do differently to save even more. You will have the proof in front of you to show just how much your couponing is really saving you.
With these tips on how to use a coupon savings calculator, you’re ready to start making the most of your savings.
Want to learn how to save money on your groceries? Check out the following posts:
- Why You Love Wasting Money on Food
- 19 Grocery Budget Hacks for Big Families
- How To Use Coupons Now: Why I Coupon This Way
- 5 Simple Ways To Save On Groceries
Question for you all! If you use a coupon savings calculator which one is your favorite and why?