Oh yes, I tried the coupon binder when I was more into couponing. Looks like a workable plan. I was going to try making one for a gal who is an extreme couponer from the pattern at Tip Nut. It is for me since I already set it up!
There are different ways to organize coupons with a coupon binder or clipless method so you can Once your book is set up, next comes adding the sections!. In addition, when you compare grocery prices with a grocery price book you can save You've got to decide if, for your coupon organizing method, you will clip.
I did use a lot of the ones Kroger was sending, as most of those were based on past purchases, but have not received any from them in some time now. I need to get back into couponing again. I was never an avid couponer but I did use them! This is awesome, thanks!
Every little bit helps! Thank you for pinning, I appreciate it! Wow once you get that system organized you can really make great use of coupons. You do a great job. I clip coupons then when we go to store I forget them sometimes. We do our major shopping once a month when we get our SS.
Then just little things as month goes along, if we have any money left. For about 2 yrs. Makes it pretty hard to stretch with everything going up every month. I try to make sure we have coupons for pet foods, toiletries, paper goods.
Getting so Walmart is higher than ever and the store just wears us out. Have to be a savvy shopper these days. We used to buy all our stuff at Walmart but buy much more at City Mkt. Have mixed feelings about all they buy and store.
Have great week and keep up great work with your system. Happy days. You are so right about being a savvy shopper. Target has its own set of envelopes filed by category in the back of the box. The box is locking and has a handle for easy carrying. It is made by Snapware , which you can find at Walmart or Fred Meyer.
Mine is What I do is designate a store for each section. If you are a light coupon user? You could potentially use this as a standalone method to organizing your coupons. The advantage of this organizer? By e-coupons, I mean the coupons that you load to your store reward or loyalty cards that come off at checkout.
Now, when you go to a site like Fred Meyer , you can see many coupon offers you can easily load to your card. It can be tempting to want to load all of them — after all, why not? I add just the ones I think I want to use or the ones I think might make a good deal! If you liked this post, I also encourage you to check out these related posts on coupon organization:. Use Clothespins to Keep Coupons Tidy.
These stay in my wallet, and for the others I took the small keychain card and put all of those on a binder ring in my purse for occasional use. I can just see myself in the middle of a grocery isle, in a puddle of coupons! Walmart takes printable coupons? I like to keep my coupons organized in the same order as the store aisles I bought an actual accordion-style plastic coupon organizer at CVS or some such, for a couple of bucks — that way, if I run into a deal at the store, I know exactly where to look in my file. Jump-Start Your Journey Pay off debt. So we have to save where we can. I then put as many of these in the slot as needed say personal care.
They are free to receive and include additional money-saving tips and coupon deals. I have an expanding accordion file that can fit a years worth of inserts. I used to have a coupon binder but after extreme couponing it got to embarrassing to carry. The most important part of organization is putting the date on the inserts. I also carry a small pair of scissors in a section of my coupon wallet for cutting store coupons at the store. I use a few small top-loading photo albums. I have one for grocery coupons and another for health and beauty, cleaning, etc. They are very handy and do a great job of keeping my coupons organized.
I do love the box idea, though, because of the space for storing weekly ads…our Walmart here requires us to provide an ad in order to ad-match and I have no place to keep them! I LOVE this idea! Yes thats what I started out with. I found the side loading was a lot easier to use. If you want to put 2 different on a page the side loading work easier than the top loading.
But I really did like these. I guess its really whatever works best for u. I am not embarrassed to carry my binder at all. I keep it with me most of the time. I was just at Target yesterday and a lady who is just starting to get into it stopped and asked me questions for about 20 minutes. I was happy to help her. I do agree organization is key. Every person is different, find what works for you and go for it.
I also get to tell them about this site, which is another plus. I love my coupon binder. I carry it with me when I go into stores. I really need something larger than the expanding file folder…. Luckily I have one of those large purses, but I refuse to get a coupon binder…. Too many coupons in one category.
The clipless method of just writing the dates on the insert took more time than clipping. I constantly had to flip pages back and forth to locate the coupon I needed from the database. One food and one non food. I carry them in a cute thirty one tote. It was the perfect size to carry my binders. Now I just discreetly flip through the pages in the store without the looks. It takes me about an hour to cut 4 newspapers every day and file them but its such a time and money saver for me when I have it ready at my fingertips.
Wow, I just read my original post and saw all the grammar errors. I use the brand, Thirty One, all in one organizer tote. Good luck organizing your coupons! I bought a small accordion book like the picture above for the coupons I take with me and a small decorative box that Is also an accordion for the rest of my coupons and inserts. I got them both at Target and at Staples. I file my inserts in hanging folders and clip as-needed. Fabulessly Frugal does this and lists which inserts you can toss when all the coupons in it are expired.
They are specific to the greater northwest. And I follow blogs that tell me when stuff I need goes on sale. Since we try to eat a lot of real food, I mostly use the personal care stuff. I loved the ease to look through the clear sheets, but it was time-consuming. Also, I used to be able to take the binder into the store and not a soul would notice. I switched to the box method clipped, filed by category — and I have a LOT of categories. I file newest coupons in the back of each section in the box. This way I can use it in the shopping cart without having to turn sideways to dig for coupons.
I still get my coupons ready before I shop most of the time I do take it to winco, and sometimes to walmart if I dare to venture in there and just paperclip them to my list I make my lists on index cards — one for each store. With the binder, I had to keep adding sheets, and then ended up getting a massive binder, and that just got crazy. So I went back to the small binder, and finally took the dive and got the box. I use the binder method.
Every Sunday i sit and budget my bill and NOW i clip my coupons. I am working on a better system and I think this may help…Thanks. Oh wow, what a great system! I also use the basket system for my coupons, and it works great. I love it. Its great with the coupons and ideas. Also, the savings tips they give for the whole family.
I like to keep my coupons organized in the same order as the store aisles I bought an actual accordion-style plastic coupon organizer at CVS or some such, for a couple of bucks — that way, if I run into a deal at the store, I know exactly where to look in my file. I love this idea but dropped it once. After using asmall accordian file, I recently found a 10" X 13" accordian file with a spiral lid.
I can flip the lid back and it stands up on the table floor when I need to file the coupons. It is made by Pendaflex and has 13 pockets that are closed on the bottom. It works great for me. I especially like filing the coupons with all categories proped open. I love this idea! I have been using a file method, but sometimes I find a deal at the store and there is no way for me to go through me files.
This looks like a great idea. I love this, and the fact that it's cute is even better! I moved away from coupon cutting a few years ago but I'm back and determined and starting from scratch — so this is super handy. I also agree that your basket is nice looking! How do you keep track of the coupons that you are holding on to for later? And expiration dates? I just did my coupons like your's and I take the whole basket with me to the store. I love it, because it is pretty and I can find my coupons easy.
Love your basket, labeling, and envelope ideas! What do you store the "coupons to be cut" in? You know, newspapers, printed, etc. The envelopes inside were labeled as well. Since I've moved, I've looked for a different system. Thanks again.
Cute idea…but not incredibly practical since I usually am shopping with 2 or 3 kids. One of those small expandable file folders has worked pretty well for us so far. I use a binder with the baseball card holder pages. I can see all the coupons and don't have to pull out a pile and flip through them. This helps me feel more organized and in control while shopping, so I don't get overwhelmed. Can you believe I have friends who tell me they 'don't have time for coupons'?!?!?!? The basket is cute too. Thanks so much for sharing:. The one I have is canvas, has 2 handles and a snap closure with a small patch pocket on the front which I use to hold the coupons I pull out to use while shopping.
It's more handy to carry than a basket and if I accidently drop it, the snap closure keeps all the coupons from falling out. I always take all my coupons in the store with me just in case there's an unadvertised special or an item I use on clearance. That is SUCH a good idea — thank you for sharing it! I've been just using a large envelope and I can't keep up with what I have! Ok — so what size is that basket — I've looked and the ones I've found are either too wide or way too deep — and where did you get yours? Thanks so much!
LOVE your site! Thanks for sharing. That is a great organization tool. I use file accordion myself and organize them alphabetically. I linked this post to my own WFMW post. That's awesome. I'm think I'm going to go out tonight and get a basket and get to organizing. I can't wait to surprise him!! Very cute! After some envelope trial and error, I now use an old metal lunch box that my dad used to take to the mill when I was little. I have the old round top black lunch pail my grandfather used and I just love it.
I am not a serious couponer yet but the idea of using it may just maqke me one. This is a great idea. I think I will use the envelope idea and also add one to put the coupons in that I know I am going to use in that store that day. I just love this sight. Making Laundry Soap right now! Just fixing to pour it into the bucket! Where do you ladies usually collect your coupons?
I know the Sunday paper is a great resource but I would really like to build up my collection!!! Thanks for you suggetions! It looks great. I too organize in envelopes. I bring my huge coupon organizer to the store with me. Now…to tackle the to be cut coupons on next Tuesday. That pile is huge…lol. Love the cute little basket. CUTE basket.
I would be afraid of dumping it out in my car. What a great idea! It may help me actually use the coupons before I discover them expired a year later. And wow, that is an impressive and inspiring savings on your grocery bill. Thank you! What a fantastic idea! I have coupons all over the place. This is a great idea to keep them all in one place! Oh and I am visiting from Blissfully Domestic!