Frugal Living: Creating a Coupon Organizer

Save money, live with less, create your own coupon binder. Frugal living tips from Just About Greener Living.

It’s time you organized your coupons so you can find them when you need them and you won’t have to worry about reaching for a coupon that has expired. You have options!

There are a few places online you can buy a coupon binder, labels, instructions, etc such as MomSaves.com, which is where my coupon binder system came from (as a gift too). However, you can create your own or use different methods.

Here are a few suggested ideas and places that are also economical (and you might be able to use a coupon too!)

Organize coupons with a coupon binder sysetem like this one.

Zippered Binder – Order an entire binder system that includes your choice of binder color (I chose hot pink/fuchsia), pre-printed labels, custom coupon inserts (several of each style to fit all sizes of coupons, & I can’t find these anywhere else), templates for coupon dividers, welcome kit & instructions, 10 file dividers and a coupon to purchase additional coupon inserts.

You can also buy your own zippered (or nonzippered) binder, they are on sale now at several locations as well as other school supplies; tabbed file dividers (ensure these fit inside your binder first) – you’ll need at least 20 of these so buy them in packages of 8 or 10 & labels are included too; baseball card inserts for 3 ring binders, school size scissors (for cutting coupons), permanent marker/marker, pen and zippered 3 ring pencil holder.

Reclosable index card holder/recipe box – Not as convenient as a coupon binder, but if you need something small & efficient this will do! Use larger index cards to separate & label the various types of coupons you have, organize coupons in alphabetical or store aisle order, and file coupons within their category according to expiration date. Be sure to purge coupons every Sunday/Monday before you insert new ones.

Coupon organization systems online

CouponMountain.com – check out this blog for ideas and how to organize too.

MomSaves.com – I think the original place to buy those All-in-One coupon binder system.

PennyPinchingDiva.com – Found this while looking for a coupon binder picture. Fabulous site for coupon tips and coupons. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

Weekly #Coupon Circular #Deals in Cleveland May 22-29, 2011

Spotted a few super duper deals in a local Cleveland grocery and pharmacy store circulars for this week, and I wanted to share them with you!

Deals store: $1 for Animal Crackers – plain and frosted

Walgreens: $.59 for Wyler’s & Snapple to go 8pk box, limit 6 (visit everyday to maximize these savings or take a friend so you can buy more)

ACME grocery: 3 day sale on bottled drinks including 32 oz Powerade for only $.59, limit 15 (maximize your buying power and shop each of the 3 days – Fri, Sat & Sun!)

Got a coupon for one or all these items? Great use them & save even more!