DON’T SPEND HOURS CLIPPING AND FILING COUPONS. THERE IS A BETTER WAY!
If the thought of clipping and organizing coupons each week makes you cringe, we have GOOD NEWS for you!
In the past, people spent hours organizing their coupons. That was the past… Today you can organize your coupons the fast and easy way. Our system is for today’s busy woman who wants to save money by using coupons but doesn’t have hours to spend cutting and filing them every week… not to mention weeding out the expired coupons, which takes even more time!
Introducing the Keeping Up At Home Coupon Organizing System…
- The best system for Coupon Newbies and those who do not have a lot of time
- Fast and easy to organize.
- No more clipping every coupon. Clip ONLY the coupons you need for your shopping trip
- All coupons are organized for easy access and retrieval
- You can take advantage of unadvertised specials if you use a binder (more on that below)
- Easy to clean out old inserts because our free Insert Lists show you the date to discard old inserts
Coupon Organizer Supplies
- One, 3 to 4 inch binder. We recommend the 4 inch binder if you get more that three coupon inserts each week
- Page protectors if you use a binder (don’t skimp here, buy the heavy duty ones)
- One file box if you opt to use hanging files instead of a binder
- Hanging file folders if you use a file box
- 2 to 3 Baseball card pages
- Small pair of scissors
- Small stapler
How to Organize Your Coupons in 15 Minutes or Less
STEP 1: When you get your Sunday paper (Don’t get the Sunday paper? Get an AMAZING subscription deal here), remove all the inserts and stack them by type (RedPlum, Smartsource, Proctor & Gamble, etc.)
At this point you can simply file your inserts by date in your file box and be done. However… if you want to significantly reduce your shopping prep time, continue on with the next few steps. They will only take a minute or so and will make you life so much easier!
STEP 2: Separate the pages of each insert (one insert at a time). Tear each page apart at the seam (be carefl not to tear any coupons) and stack them by page.
STEP 3: Staple each stack at the top and write the insert name and date on the top margin. If there is no room to write, write the information on any area that is easy to see. Use the following shorthand: SS= Smartsource, RP=Redplum, PG=Proctor and Gamble, PM=Pepsi Moments, etc.
STEP 4: Gather together each stack of pages by insert type (Redplum, Smartsource, Proctor and Gamble).
STEP 5: Print out the matching Insert List for that week and place it in front of the stack.
STEP 6: Place the inserts with their list in a sheet protector. File them by date in your binder or file box.
How to Use Your Coupon Organizer:
STEP 2: Once you have your list made, print it out.
STEP 3: Find your coupons by using the date and insert information on your list. Clip ONLY the coupons you need for your shopping trip.
STEP 5: Read your coupons carefully to make sure you know how many of each item you need to purchase. In the left hand margin of your list, write the number of each item you are purchasing.
STEP 6: Put your list and coupons in an envelope. Go shopping and SAVE A TON MONEY!
NOTE: You will be able to take advantage of unadvertised specials, markdowns and clearances if you take your binder with you to the store. Search the Insert Lists for the coupons you need, then clip them at the store. Don’t worry about looking silly clipping coupons in the store aisle. Who cares if people think you are strange. Remember, you are saving BIG MONEY and smiling all the way to the bank. Just feel sorry when ”those people” give you an odd look and keep on clipping .
If you are the shy type, you can leave your binder in your car while you shop, then go back to clip any coupons you may need for unadvertised specials that you find.
How to Keep Track of Hot Coupons
Add 2 to 3 baseball card sleeves at the front of your binder. Keep the HOT coupons you know you want to use in there
How to Weed Out of Expiring Coupons
Look at the Discard Date on the top left of each insert list (shown above). Discard the list when it is past that date. It’s that easy!
Now, isn’t this system much better than the old way? It is definitely NOT the way your Grandma organized her coupons. We think it’s a keeper! How about you? Happy Couponing!