Many of you have asked for a spreadsheet that allows you to track your coupon savings throughout the year. I’ve hunted up a few great FREE resources that will allow you to input grocery receipts – it can be very motivating to see what you’ve been saving and spending!
Record your savings for free with these tools:
- The Savings Lifestyle has a nice Excel-based GROCERY SAVINGS CHART with instructions. If you prefer an even simpler system, you can create a login and enter your information on the new online tool.
- The Coupon Project has an Excel-based COUPON SAVINGS TRACKER for 2013 available with great commentary on how to calculate the percentage saved and how to set goals, along with other frequently asked questions.
- Couponing 101 has developed a GROCERY and COUPON SAVINGS SPREADSHEET that you can download to your computer or Google Docs account, including detailed instructions for using it.
I’ve hunted around for a similar app for smartphones or tablets, but haven’t found any that would work for this purpose. Let us know if you do!
I personally like to track all of my store purchases for the year – including groceries, cleaning products, health and beauty aids and clothing. Others like to record only grocery spending. It’s really up to you!
Take a look at these files and find the one that makes the most sense to you. Remember – if you’re spending even a little bit less each month or getting more for your money, you’re taking a step in the right direction!