Do you ever struggle to keep multiple transactions straight at checkout? I know how frustrating this can be for me, and when you have kids in the mix it gets even trickier. Well I found what seems to work wonders for me and allows my kids to help out too. I don’t always remember to take my re-useable grocery bags with me, but if I know that I will be checking out with multiple transactions I do and this is why.
Some stores have sales where if you buy 10 qualifying items you will get $4 or $5 off your purchase on top of your coupons. I love these sales and look forward to saving as much as I can. So this where I get down to business. When I get to my 10 qualifying items I place them in a re-useable bag. Off to the next ten Items I go and by checkout time I have no confusion as to what item went where.
I take it one step further with envelopes by utilizing one for each bag when I have a coupon for an item in that bag. At checkout time I am no longer frustrated and have each coupon envelope readily available. My kids love helping me keep items sorted and this helps me keep them busy and not in the way. I know not all parents can shop easily with their kids but this process helps me from start to finish. I hope this helps others because we can all use some new or even tried and true ideas to help each other. Good Luck!