Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How To Save Money: How To Store Coupons

Welcome back to my How To Save Money Series!

Today I'm going to be sharing with you a couple ways to store all the coupons you gathered last week. Now first let me tell you that I don't discriminate between coupons, I keep pretty much every coupon that comes my way just in case. The only coupons I don't keep are for restaurants or stores that are nowhere near me and I will not be going to. Otherwise, I hold onto every last coupon that I find.

I have shared before how I organize my own personal coupons, so let's start with that.

The Binder Method

Once upon a time, I shared this post where I described and showed how I organize all my coupons.

I chose to use the clip right away method. I clip my coupons as soon as I get them and I find that it works better for me. I like that all my coupons are sorted by category and everything is ready to go when I make my shopping list. I don't have to worry about clipping after I make my list and finding all the coupons inside stored inserts. There are a lot of benefits to this method, however lets talk about another way.

The Insert Method

During this method, there is no clipping unless you are actually going to use a coupon.

I do see the beauty in this method, it saves you time to be able to just store all your inserts and then clip those coupons only when you find that amazing deal. I think this definitely works if you're someone short on time and you only are getting your deals from other websites. If you plan on making your own deals it will be hard to know exactly what coupons you have unless you flip through each and every insert. 

You could potentially use a binder to hold each of your inserts, just to keep them all together. I have also seen people use a file box to hold all their inserts, and of course people who just stack them up by date on an office shelf, to each their own!

Either of these methods will keep you organized and ready to get some great deals, but you have to get started making your own organization system right now!

Next Wednesday I'll be sharing how to plan your couponing trip and make your shopping list, see you then!

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