Money Saving Monday: Coupon Storage

Money Saving Monday

The theme this week on Money Saving Monday at Inexpensively is: Coupon Storage.

At our coupon workshops, I always tell my story about how I use to organize my coupons. Yes, I was very happy with my two large accordion style coupon organizers. That was until Amee flat out beat me at coupon finding! Amee and I met to exchange coupons and talk about the latest and greatest deals way back in April. She asked me for a coupon and I started the hunt. I knew I had it…somewhere in thebody wash section of the accordion file. While I was continuing the hunt, Amee found a coupon I needed in a split second. I was impressed and intrigued! And she had won me over on the binder idea.

So what makes the binder method so easy?

  • There are more categories.
  • It is easy to see all of your coupons. Each coupon organizing sheet (baseball card size) holds a category of coupons. For example, all of your yogurt coupons would be on one page.
  • It is easy to see what coupons are expired.
  • Finding a coupon is very quick; no shuffling through a stack of coupons.

Amee and I went on to make our own coupon organization system called the MD Coupon Solution. We have found that there are several binder systems for sale online. However, none offer as many coupon organizing sheets as we do (50). We want you to be a successful at using coupons and organization is the key!

The MD Coupon Solution is available for $29.99. There is a $10 shipping fee. For local purchases, we can arrange for pickup.

Now, Amee and I both have started to file our uncut coupons in a file box. We usually buy extra papers and it is way too time consuming to cut everything. However, you never know when you will need a coupon you didn’t anticipate on using (moneymakers at drug stores). So, just cut the coupons you will definitely use. File the rest of the insert by date. The spine of the coupon inserts from the Sunday paper have the date on them (very small writing). When I write up the deal posts, I tell you which coupon insert the coupons came from (that’s what the 11/15 SS or RP means!).

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Comments

  1. Heather says

    I’m revamping my binder again! I haven’t used it in 6 years, but it’s time to get back to it to better take advantage of in-store deals and cut my grocery budget down a bit. The only thing I do differently is file alphabetically – I think that’s the easiest way for me to find what I need.

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