Apr 27, 2011

Coupon Organization 101

Having discovered WeUseCoupons, I have totally fallen in love with the site.  There is a ton of helpful information on that site.  I encourage you to check it out.  I collected and used coupons when my kids were little and our grocery bill, big.  As the empty nest lowered my bills, I fell away from couponing, only recently to get back interested in it.

A friend recently asked how to be better organized.  Without organization, couponing will consume too much time.

I found the following information at WeUseCoupons

What works:

Bins - use index cards as labels for each product type. 
Binder - similar to bins, but coupons are placed in baseball card size sheets.  Click here to see how to set up a binder.
File Folder - don't cut any, just organize inserts by date - you must be really organized for this one as you will need to know which insert the coupon came in to find it.

What doesn't work:

Tossing them in your purse/wallet - bad plan, you will forget them.
Cutting them - putting them in a drawer and forgetting them.

What works for you?  I'd love you to share your organization method.
Full Disclosure:  I am in the affiliate program with WeUseCoupons.

1 comment:

jen said...

I am using the binder method. it works really well since i can see exactly what the coupon is without having to shuffle through a bunch of coupons!