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Savings Secrets: 4 ways to organize your coupons

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 8:58AM Monday August 26, 2013
under Money Saving Tips

Whether you just like to use a few coupons when you go to the grocery store, or love using a coupon on every single item that you purchase, it's always good to have a good organization method for those awesome little pieces of paper! 

There are a couple of different ways that you can organize your coupons. 



1. Coupon Binder. The coupon binder combines the use of a binder with baseball card holders. If you're using the binder method, then you will usually clip all of your coupons and organize them on a weekly basis. You can organize them a few different ways: alphabetically, by product type, by store, etc...

Many people prefer this method, because they always have all of their coupons with them at the store. 



2. Coupon Box. The coupon box is similar to the coupon binder method, except that you're using a box instead. Clipping all the coupons and then organizing them by type/brand/store, makes for some easy shopping. This is especially true if you can get a box that will easily fit in the front seat of the shopping cart. 



3. File by insert. Some people dislike the idea of having to clip all coupons every week. Keeping up with this on a regular basis takes some determination for sure. With the filing option you file coupon inserts by date into file folders, and only clip the coupons that you need for a shopping trip when you need them. 

The only downside to this is that you do not have all of your coupons with you at all times. 

4. Hybrid Method. This method is a combination of any of the above. I actually prefer this method. I file my coupon inserts by date, clip the ones I need, and then take them to the store in a mini organizer that I carry called a Couponizer. 

We talk about this and more in our coupon classes across the U.S, and would love for you to join us at one!

Do you have a preferred method of coupon organization? Are you a "clip it all" kinda couponer, or do you just clip the ones you need and file the rest?

Crystal Collins, a Savings.com DealPro, is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at TheThriftyMama.com.

(Source: Savings.com)