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Organization? (Do you carry ads with you? What about cash and wallets???)


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#1 momof2many  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 5:52 am

Do you carry ads with you? What about cash and wallets???

#2 momof2many  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 5:55 am

to answer my own question, I binder my ads. -> Ads get 3 hole punched. -> Wanted items get circled with a sharpie -> Ads put into binder in the manner of which I plan to shop them -> Dont plan to shop? Punched and put in the BACK if the binder in case someone in line needs a peek. As for Wallat, I carried my purse last year, but I think this one, I am gonna carry my debits and credits I plan to use in a seperate ziploc baggy and in my pocket....UNDER my oversized clothing.

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 5:57 am

I keep the ads in the van, they're too bulky. I will carry some type of purse for my cell phone, wallet, and stuff like that.

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:00 am

I have my wallet and cell phone with me, of course. If you are asking about "safety", I always keep my wallet in my front pocket, even on non-BF days, it's just more comfortable. Last year I used the "want list" feature of GottaDeal and printed the pages out.

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:03 am

to answer my own question,
I binder my ads.
-> Ads get 3 hole punched.
-> Wanted items get circled with a sharpie
-> Ads put into binder in the manner of which I plan to shop them
-> Dont plan to shop? Punched and put in the BACK if the binder in case someone in line needs a peek.


Wow impressive... my mom and I always laugh when we see the organization.. then 10 minutes later we're in the van going.. "where the hell is that Walmart ad, I thought the DVD was at Circuit City, no wait it's at Best Buy, I need that Brandsmart ad to pricematch....alright somone had a Cabbage Patch doll who was it?, crap I forgot the Barbie dolls"

I think I'm going to take your lead and organize a little better this year..

Last year though.. 2 copies of the ads thrown in the van, perused at each location.. definitely no purse, credit cards in pocket and a cell phone so we can say "I got it, I got it!!, rendezvous at the checkout line stat!!".

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:05 am

I typed out a list of all the items I wanted last year. Plus brought ads with so I could price match(hey..I had to kill 5 hours in Walmart, had to do something)Money was in my front jacket pocket. This year, I'm using gift cards, and I will have those in my front jeans pocket.

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:05 am

Last year I used the "want list" feature of GottaDeal and printed the pages out.


OOhh I forgot about that, that was nice I brought that too!!... It was nice to have the pictures though in case I couldn't figure out which one was on sale and you needed them to pricematch at Walmart if you couldn't get it somewhere else......

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:08 am

Maybe Brad needs to get us some GD Fannypacks. :lmao:

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:11 am

I was thinking about buy giftcards... Or saving the ones I get from Rx transfers.

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:12 am

Maybe Brad needs to get us some GD Fannypacks. :lmao:

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If you ever see me wearing one of those, just shoot me. :)


:cheesy: :D LMAO...thats great

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:13 am

wow that binder idea was great. also was thinking about maybe buying a couple of gift cards from Giant Eagle to get the fuel perks also

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:23 am

The binder is FANTASTIC. Gives you pockets to keep handouts from the stores. AND you can get one of those kids clear pencil pocket things that sit in binders to put reciepts in. You have all the ads right there. And if anyone around you wants to see it, easy to find!

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:39 am

Last year I took the ads that I was price matching (I only go to WM and price match everything, because the next closest store that is not a WM is about 1/2 hour -45 min away) I had the pages marked so that I could show the items, and I had a list of what I was getting. It worked really well. I was in the store at roughly 4:30am and out at 6:30am and had everything I needed, it helped that my Mom, DH, sister, Aunt and cousin also went so we had a few of us line up at pallets and the others went around the store and got the other items.

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 7:40 am

I typically have two sets of ads. One for me and one for my kids to scour. I then take my ads and make post it note lists of what I want on the front page of each ad. I then go back and forth where to start ... lol

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 8:37 am

I have my wallet and cell phone with me, of course. If you are asking about "safety", I always keep my wallet in my front pocket, even on non-BF days, it's just more comfortable.


Same here. It doesn't feel right when it's in my back pocket.

I always bring my wallet, there's no way for pick picket because it's in my front pocket and I wear a hoody that passes jean pockets. I hardly bring any cash though.

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 10:25 am

I love the binder idea! I am all for that this year!

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 10:44 am

I normally have a credit card in my pocket, and ads in my hands. :)

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 3:17 pm

I normally have a credit card in my pocket, and ads in my hands. :)


same here

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 3:26 pm

I make a list for each store and take the lists in my purse, which I have to take or I will be constantly "looking" for my purse as if I've lost it!LOL

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 3:30 pm

CC or cash whichever I am using in my front pocket. :)

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 5:47 pm

I always have the ads with me so I can price match at Walmart, I carry a passport wallet around my neck so I have my hands free and do not have to keep an eye on my purse. I also make a list of what I want from each store. I really like the binder idea and I think I will add that to my organization. I really like the idea on how to keep the reciepts too!

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:20 pm

I have a personal organizer that I use to organize my stuff when I go out for stuff.

I organized it using this, http://www.diyplanner.com/, system which is awesome!

I sometimes use my digital organizer, but I prefer my paper one by far :)

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Posted Sep 12, 2006 - 6:45 pm

I carry a passport wallet as around my neck and under my coat. I never carrying my purse on BF. I also make a list for each store and carry it in along with the ad.

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Posted Sep 13, 2006 - 4:47 am

I carry a passport wallet as around my neck and under my coat. I never carrying my purse on BF. I also make a list for each store and carry it in along with the ad.


Ditto, I guard my list like I would my purse.

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Posted Sep 13, 2006 - 5:13 am

Two copies of the ads put in order of stops to be made. Items circled from other stores that will be price matched at walmart. I also make lists for each store.

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Posted Sep 13, 2006 - 5:51 am

I pull out the ads for the stores we are going to and make sure we take then with us in the car. I wear my badge lanyard around my neck and fill it with driver's license and debit card instead. I also have a seperate, typed list, of the must have items from each store. I don't usually need to take the ads into the store with me - but I like to have them just in case.

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Posted Sep 13, 2006 - 6:51 am

I take a little note each store has its own page, then I just write down what I want from each store and the price. Once I leave the store I rip the page off and off we go. I do keep the ads in the car but I have been over then a million times by then. So I know there is nothing more then whats on my list that I need or want. Heck no I don't bring my purse!! If it got stolen I would cry my Coach's are like my children LOL. My DH carries the cash and not many people will mess with my 6'5 300+lb DH.

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Posted Sep 13, 2006 - 8:22 am

I usually print out shopping list for each store and bring the ad in my backpack for PM purpose.

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Posted Sep 13, 2006 - 8:29 am

I will hold on to an ad if there is something particular I'm after. Plus, it gives me something to go over while I'm in line. I don't normally write anything down though. I just come up with a "mental" plan. Normally I know the store well enough to plan a route through in my head. It has been a few years since I have gotten to experience BF since I was in Europe for 3 years. I hope that I still remember how to do it. ;)

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Posted Sep 13, 2006 - 8:44 am

Small canvas bag that holds wallet, cellphone, snack item/soda bottle and ads. My daughter and I have made these for BF for the last 6 years - get the small bags on sale at ACMoore/Michael's, use fabric paint or make iron-ons for decoration. We make them the week before (or a couple days before if we're running late) for me, daughter, my 2 sisters and their daughters if they come shopping, and my mom when she was still alive. The design and bag color change by year to whatever we think looks cute. Not sure if we're making them this year as we might have much less actual shopping to do -- kids have gotten older and toys have started to give way to gift cards or "group" gifts. Not nearly as much fun.




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