Saturday, June 12, 2010

Storing Your Coupons


My friend Ashley over at Closet of Free Samples is having guest posts about coupons, so I told her I would love to write a post about how I organize my coupons.

I get a lot of crazy looks when I go to the grocery store. Some are curious and others are almost annoyed with my coupon book. What they don't know while they are staring at me is that I have four children and I have six mouths to feed every week. It gets crazy expensive and I am always trying to find ways to shave down the grocery bill.

I started with a small plastic file a few years ago. It was alphabatized from A to Z. I out grew that pretty quickly and found that is was too hard to find coupons in. I thought about it for awhile and had to come up with a way that I could see all my coupons and have them organized.

Here is what you need:


1. A three ring binder.

2. Baseball card holders

3. Dividers and Labels









I took all of my coupons and put them into categories. I choose these particular categories because they are the ones I use the most.

* Breakfast
* Snacks
* Dairy
* Rice/Pasta/Bread
* Canned Goods
* Baking
* Meat
* Medicine
* Toiletries
* Household
* Cleaners



















I bring my book everywhere I go. You never know when you will need it! The easier you make it for yourself, the more likely you are to use your coupons to their full potential.

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4 comments

  1. That's how I store mine too and I get a lot of strange looks. I've saved a lot of money with that book! Thanks!

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  2. I love this idea! I am kind of new to couponing (is that a word?), so any ideas are welcome to me.

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  3. i'm so impressed by anyone who actually uses coupons...my gram used to send me HUGE envelopes of them and i couldn't even stand to go through them so i threw them away. still don't use 'em - cept sometimes the ones right from the grocery store. way to go ladies!

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