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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Coupon Organization Take 2

I am forever changing my coupon system.  I realized quickly that when I get extra newspapers each week that I just couldn't fit them into my binder.  Rather than get a new binder and expand it, I changed my system.  I also didn't like all the time it took to clip coupons.  I would sit for hours clipping and putting them away only to use 1/2 of what I clipped.  Now, I only clip what I use, yet keep all my inserts.

I went from a portable/expandable file holder to a file drawer.  I just add folders each week with a tab and add the date.  Put my insert in and I am DONE!

A close up of a few of the tabs that I have.  These are right next to my computer and I can look up where my coupons are at in any online coupon database.  I use www.couponmom.com or the one at www.afullcup.com 

I look up the coupons that I want for sale match ups and then clip them to my list and head out shopping.  Shopping doesn't take as much time because I don't look for coupons anymore, I just follow my list and get out of there.  No more extra spending because there is a deal on something.  I love this system, and I am sure that I will need to change it again and again to keep up with all the inserts that I accumuluate.

I still keep my binder for all those loose coupons that I collect, print, etc.  That way I don't have floating coupons.

1 comments:

The Whimsical Princess said...

I like this way so much better too, cutting coupons is for the birds! It takes FOREVER. Thanks for the tips!

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