Monday, August 27, 2012

How to Organize Coupons Part 2

I'm so excited to share part 2 of how I organize my coupons.  My first post on this subject (found here) focused on how I separate my coupons for specific stores like Target, Walgreens, and Safeway.  Today's post will focus on how I organize the majority of my manufacturer coupons. Basically, all the coupons they have out there!



I keep my manufacturer coupons in a large binder that I purchased at Target for around $11 (made by Organizher).  It came complete with coupon holders, shopping lists, coupon tracker, and subject separators.  Not too shabby for $11.  I do have to admit that I added more coupon holders and subject separators since the ones it came with were not enough for me.  Luckily, the binder is still plenty big for all my couponing needs.



The easiest way to explain how I organize these coupons is to start at the beginning.  First I ONLY cut out the coupons I know my family will use.  I don't cut out cat food or litter box coupons (since we don't own a cat), or Hamburger Helper coupons (since we mainly eat gluten free), or other coupons that we will never ever use. Sounds simple enough but I know so many people that start out by cutting every single coupon they come in contact with. You will save so much time if you only cut the coupons you know you will use. It also saves you tons of space in your coupon binder. Holla!

Now on to where I find my favorite coupons!  I get the majority of them from the Sunday Paper but I also find them at online sites like Coupons.com as well as the Walmart magazine All You.



Once I cut out the coupons (that I know we'll use) I place them into their holders (baseball card holders work great for this).  And since I've organized my coupons into categories like dairy, snacks,  household items, coffee, etc. they are super easy to find!





In order to use my coupons for the biggest savings ever I check out sites like Hip2Save.com and TotallyTarget.com. These sites break down all the current deals out there and they are another huge time saver (can you tell I'm all about saving time?)! Then all I have to do is write down a quick shopping list based on my favorite deals, what coupons I need in order to save, and then I'm out the door!

So that's my version of the Un-Extreme way to coupon! Do you have a certain way you organize your coupons? I'd love to know!

4 comments:

  1. I do mine like yours, but on a much larger scale. Well, when I actually DO it. LOL I have slacked for months now. Sigh...

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  2. Haha! I slack when it comes to going through my expired coupons so you are not alone :)

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  3. That's a great idea! I always cut coupons, but I'm awful and remembering to bring them. :) Thanks for linking up at The Little Giggler!

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    1. Thank you Amanda for hosting such a fun link party!

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