P.L.A.N. To Shop

Before I go shopping, I always remember to plan:

Pray :: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Phil 4:6. Read The Shopper’s Serenity Prayer.

List :: Always shop with a list! Your list should include both immediate needs for your menu plan and sale items matched with coupons for stockpiling.

Accelerate :: Get in, get out. Studies have shown that the more time shoppers spend in a store, the more money they will spend!

No impulse buys :: Stick to that list!

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. Sheila Hill says:

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  2. Amber (Bringing Good Home) says:

    Love this plan. Oh what wise words these are. I so need to remember this – every. single. time.

    Staying on budget is something I have been working on for a while and greatly improved in but I’m sure that if I could stick to this 100% – it would be even better. :)

  3. I should really follow this!

  4. Patricia @ The Daily Plog says:

    Total agree!

    I never go shopping without my full list. I’m not much of a shopper anyway so I prefer to be in and out.

    Sometimes I forget about “N” though :) (Don’t we all?)

  5. Sarah Roberts says:

    I love your website. I am just starting out on couponing and would love some tips on what is the best way to use coupons and plan weekly meals.

  6. I totaly agree with your plan! When I “turbo” shop I do so much better. I try not to lament in the store…only when shopping for craft supplies. lol, but you’ve totaly got this one right on!

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