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.



  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!

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

  3. i'm so impressed by anyone who actually uses 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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