So I told you I started couponing and saving my family money… by family I mean, me, my husband and our furbaby Captian. I wanted to share with you how I organize my coupons.
At first I had a small accordion folder that I had gotten at the dollar store. That didn’t last very long because I had filled it to the brim… I needed a new way and though that the binder was the way to go. This is similar to the one I used, just without the notepad.
I bought a pack of Pokemon card holders at Target for like $9.99. The package had about 65 pages with 9 slots on each page. Essentially they are baseball card pages but the only ones they had when I went were Pokemon brand. I also got a 2” binder that came with a plastic pocket. It also had a front see-through pocket so I can add my own front cover. I already had several dividers around the house so I didn’t need to buy those.
Here are the categories I use. You can use whatever categories work for you.
*Drug Store Items --- I realized later that I could separate this into “Health & Beauty” and “Pharmacy”.
If I happened to have more dividers I would break some of these up but I just had to use what I had at the time – no need to spend more money!
The dividers in the back (the nicer ones) have pockets on both sides. So I use those to hold other coupon books I have, extra printables, my rebate checklist and receipts that I need to hold onto.
So every Sunday I get my paper and go straight to the coupons! I clip them and then put them in their respective category. It looks something like this…
Each week I go through and clip my coupons and add them to the category it belongs too. I also go and check for expired coupons.
I’ve made a checklist of the rebates that I’ve sent in and what dates they were sent.
I also keep a pair of small scissors and a pen in the pocket at the back. There is also a page that I keep all my CVS Extracare Bucks and my Walgreens RR and any Randall’s catalinas that I get.
Well that’s my coupon binder! I always check the store inserts and look for good deals and pull those coupons out. And I always take my binder with me to the stores… which I had never even seen until very recently… I was watching a show and a lady was talking about her coupon binder and when I went to Randall’s today I saw a lady pull out her binder… so neat. I had never heard of it and now that I do it, I see coupons everywhere!
How do you organize your coupons?