My Coupon Binder

September 11, 2009 at 8:57 pm 4 comments

I have had a few lovely ladies ask me how I organize my coupons so here goes.

I have a big fat coupon binder, as you can see above. I have 2 sections, one for grocery items (essentially anything you can eat), and one for everything else like health and beauty, cleaning supplies, you get the idea.

I have pages of baseball card holders that you can pick up any office supply store and there are 4 “holders” per page.

I label each holder with a letter of the alphabet and file my coupons by manufacturer. I also have separate spaces for larger manufacturers like Betty Crocker and Kelloggs. I have my non-food section organized the same way, by manufacturer but I have additional categories for the letters L and S which for whatever reason tend to have more coupons so I split those up by “L-Beauty”, “L-Household”, “L-Meds”, and same for “S”.

I have a separate section in the back for pet items. This is the way I file mine because it works for me, but everyone has their own unique way of organizing so it works for them. Some people file by category like: Bread, Pasta, Dairy, etc. Some people just save their full inserts and clip the coupons as they need them for grocery trips.

There are so many ways you can do this and there is no wrong way to do it. I’ve changed up my system at least 5 times.

I hope this gives you some good ideas on how to start your own coupon binder or box or whatever. Make sure to post back and let me know how you did creating your own system! Good luck and happy couponing!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shawna  |  September 13, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Good Job on the neat and clean coupons! My binder is like a bomb waiting to go off.. peelies, blinkies, tearpads- you name it.. when you open it, you will have a mess!

    I’ve got to take a “free” (hahahahaha) minute/hour and sit down and sort them, what a mess.

    • 2. supersaversnw  |  September 14, 2009 at 3:35 am

      It’s only because I just organized it. Normally there’s a huge stack of coupons in the inside pocket. 🙂

  • 3. Ann  |  September 17, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    My coupon binder is very similar. A couple of “new” things I’ve started doing recently is (1) after clipping what I want to from the inserts, I mark the leftover packets with the date and keep them in a box — it never fails that there’s a coupon from several months ago which I didn’t bother to clip, that I later regret not having. This way I don’t have to clip absolutely everything (although I am still a very big clipper…). (2) I put a page in the front of my “personal care” and “cleaning” sections for coupons which don’t have a minimum size requirement — this way I can easily reference which coupons will work when browsing the trial size section in a store. 🙂 Ann

    • 4. supersaversnw  |  September 18, 2009 at 12:41 am

      Those are GREAT tips! Thanks for your comment!


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