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I have something really exciting in the works! At this point that’s all I can say… But I could really use your help! If you all could answer any of the questions below in the comment section- I would be very appreciative!:)

  • How do you organize your coupons?
  • What do you like about your coupon organization method?
  • What don’t you like?
  • Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store?
  • Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts?
  • How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer?
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  1. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a soft plastic file folder binder. It has five large (8×11)plastic divided areas. The first two are for food items,one’s for rebates and such, one is for cleaning products, one is for toiletries and one is for all others. Then within those sections I paperclip bunches of coupons together in groups that are the same type of thing. I clip all my coupons. I like that I know which pocket my coupons are in that I’m looking for. I don’t like the size of it or the plastic. I usually take out the coupons I will need before going to store, unless it’s like double coupons at Kmart and then I take my whole binder. I would be willing to spend around $15 for a coupon organizer.

  2. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    * How do you organize your coupons? In a clear storage box from Staples with manila file folders.

    * What do you like about your coupon organization method?
    I can use the coupon database to quickly see if I have a coupon for any particular item.

    * What don’t you like? I don’t have coupons with me at all times – however this is keeps me on track and tied to my list when I’m in the store.

    * Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store?
    25 or so. Just what I need for that store.

    * Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts?
    File the whole insert.

    * How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? $10-20

  3. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use a photo book (8×8 in size) opens toward the inside so coupons don’t come out when you are carrying it around. I used stick on folder tabs to make categories for my coupons. I usually only clip coupons I know I will need and then just label the insert with the date for later. Only thing I don’t like about my method is that some times I’m at a store and see a deal for a coupon I know I have at home! I would spend maybe $10?

  4. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I organize my cupons by type. i.e. grocery, healthcare products, paper products, cleaning products, toys, resturants, etc…
    I’m OK with the way I organize them, it makes it easy to find what I need, but takes a bit of time to set up. I currently use a Dollor store photo album so I can sub catagorize each major heading. My little album has approx. 300 coupons in it right now and that’s not full. I clip each cupon so they fit easier in my album. I’d be willing to spend no more than $5 for an organizer. p.s. if I could use my photo album idea but have slightly larger pockets, I’d consider it perfect.

  5. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    At this moment I use envelopes and I hate it. It was ok when I was just starting out but I have too many coupons and I am always scrambling to find them all. I thought about doing a binder. It sounds amazing but I heard from a fellow coupon queen that it was too much work. She didnt want to spend two hours organizing it.

    She suggested not cutting the coupons and just saving the inserts by date in a file folder. Making a list before you go and having the coupons you want to use in a small envelope.

    I am looking for the right system that works for me. Easy and organized!
    Hope this helps!
    Katie

  6. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    * How do you organize your coupons? in a pile on the floor of the office and stacked on top of the printer
    * What do you like about your coupon organization method? well, actually, I don’t like it
    * What don’t you like? it is messy and disorganized
    * Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? only the ones I need
    * Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? I would prefer to clip them all, but was advised that since most sites tell you the date and insert, that I should keep them in the packs, so I do even though I do not like it
    * How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? under $10, I think, esp if it was small enough for a purse and simple to use

  7. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    How do you organize your coupons?
    I use a trapper keeper with baseball card inserts

    What do you like about your coupon organization method?
    I can see every coupon

    What don’t you like?
    It taks forever to put my coupons away into the correct location and I have to cut the coupons precisely so they fit.

    Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store?
    around 1000

    Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts?
    I clip each coupon and put it away in its place

    How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer
    I think in the end of it, it cost around $50

  8. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Oh my, I have a HUGE accordian file where I file all of my coupon inserts by date. That stays home. I have a small file folder that I carry in my purse, init it is broken down into catagories with envelopes. I also have an envelope for each store – walmart, target, etc.
    Typically what I do is to clip my coupons by store sale before I go, that way I have all the coupons in one place.
    I have been thinking long and hard about a better way to do this, the accordian folder is starting to BUST!!
    How much would I pay? It would depend on the method and how efficient I think it would be.

  9. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I’m new and have started all over again and again. First, I started by cutting the coupons and putting them in envelopes by category. That didn’t last long… Then I stopped cutting and filed the inserts by w/e dates. I would take the necessary coupons to the stores. However, I soon realised I missed out on a lot of sales. Now, I have cut all my coupons (from the past inserts) and I have filed them in a box, labeled and categorized. (I thought this would be good for easy access not only for me, but my hubby too … he likes to grocery shop) HOWEVER, I’m still missing out on random sales because I don’t have my coupons with me …. ugh! very frustrating at the moment. I’ve only been doing this for 5 weeks! Yes, I need help…thanks for asking 🙂

  10. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    * How do you organize your coupons?
    I organize my coupons by sections such as: Toilet paper, Paper Towels, Medicines, Canned Foods, Bottled Foods, Frozen Foods, Refrigerated Foods, Snacks, etc.

    * What do you like about your coupon organization method?
    I can easily flip to whatever section of coupons I need to see at the time.

    * What don’t you like?
    It’s kinda big to carry a 3 ring binder to the store, but I don’t see another way to do it.

    * Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store?
    At least 100+ I’m sure.

    * Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts?
    I clip my coupons and file the left over inserts, but I don’t file the leftover inserts in my coupon binder, I just sit them to the side.

    * How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer?
    $10-$15 at most, maybe slightly more if it is a really good one.

  11. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I just use a cheap-o accordian coupon organizer. I actually dont’ like it very much because it’s hard to sort through and I end up forgetting about coupons before they expire. I’d definitely LOVE to find out about better ideas, especially something that doesn’t take up LOTS of space (like a binder). I do cut the coupons out that I know will be useful then throw the rest of the flyer away. Some weeks I just take out the coupons that I need, other weeks I clip the coupons I know I’ll use to my grocery list, but then throw my organizer in my purse anyway in case I find something else I might have a coupon for.

  12. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a hard plastic gift card organizer. It is not ideal but everyone oohs and aahs over it at the store. I have regular envelopes in it with labels that I bought attached to the flap that I stick up so I can see the title. I organize by category like; oral care, feminine hygeine, frozen, frozen meals, frozen veggies… there are so many in some categories that they will not fit in the envelope. I am a full time working mother of an infant and I do not have time to do the baseball insert thing which looks very organized. I get it done. I do cut out every coupon because really you never know. The ones I don’t think I will use go in a gallon baggie for later in case I need it which I did with the WG’s glucose monitor deal. If you were selling a coupon organizer I am buying!! I haul this one with me to each store I go to because if I don’t low and behold I see something else and kick myself. If I were to buy one I don’t know how much I would spend like $20.

  13. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I clip my coupons and carry the insrert for my three grocery stores as well as Target, Kmart & Walgreens with me. That way they are all right at my finger tips. I use a zipper binder with the sheet protectors for each store and baseball cards for my coupons. Works great for me that way if I am in a hurry at the store or my kids are driving me carzy I can just zipp it all up inside and it is safe and will be able to reorgainzie later at home.

  14. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have done both a box and a binder. I hated the binder. It couldn’t be opened all the way while in the cart at the store. I had picture page protectors that allowed me to set the binder on its spine and I could pull out coupons from there (I had labeled each tab) but I hated that. Worse were the baseball card protectors that most people seem to use. I could only use those when the binder was standing upright, so that was awful and didn’t last long at all. I also tried filing the inserts and just taking the coupons I needed to each store, but that never allowed me to take advantage of a good clearance deal, or whatever. My favorite method by far is a box. I use envelopes in a box designed for picture storage. Pros: Ease of finding exactly what I need when I need it. I have scissors, a calculator and a pen easily accessible at all times in the back of the box. I can bring all my coupons with me. I have envelopes for each store at the front of the box. Cons: Can’t use lid, so anything could fall out if I drop it. Label dividers get bent. Way too big and bulky. Can’t have the box in the front of the cart when I shop with the baby.

    I’d probably be willing to spend up to $15-20 for an organizer system if it were similar to what I am already using.

  15. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I always clip the coupons for the items that our household uses frequently. Even if those items don’t match up with a fabulous sale, I’ll be needing to buy those items anyway. I sort those items in a binder with baseball card inserts.

    I keep the rest of the inserts in file folders sorted by date. I then use those to match up to sale items in the store.

    Before I head to the store, I put the items I will use in an envelope with the store name on the outside. It minimizes the time in the store.

    I would love a coupon organizer that really met my needs. I’d like it to be under $25.

  16. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Oh, I forgot to answer how many I take to the store with me. Well I get 6 sunday papers and print off a lot. Oh, I’d say about 1000+.

  17. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use the zipper binder and baseball card method. I just started my binder so i dont have much experience with it yet, It seems great amd I wont miss out on sales because I will have my binder with me. I clip most of the insert coupons, but i so also file away what I dont clip just in case of a money making senerio. Since I got my binder on clearance for $2.50 and paid $8 for everthing else, I most likely wont pay more than $20 for a customized binder.

  18. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a box with envelopes that have all the needed categories. I cut up the whole insert the day I get it. I carry the whole box with all of my coupons when I go to the store. I would not pay to buy any coupon organizer as my method works just fine.

  19. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a really cute 3 ring binder I found at Target. And I use the baseball card inserts. I also have a really cute bag that my coupon binder fits into that matches. I always carry all my coupons.

  20. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use a 3 ring binder with baseball card protector sheets and I have dividers in for different categories of coupons…i would def spend money on a coupon organizer, not just for me, but for family/friends that are major coupon cutters!!!

  21. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use the zippered binder with baseball card inserts. I love it. Easy to find what I need. I need more inserts though because I have a stack of unsorted coupons wating to be filed.

  22. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    First let me say I love your site!

    I am fairly new at couponing and have a binder with baseball cards, it does let me see what I have and I clip all the coupons. What I don’t like it the time it takes to file them and I hate the baseball card sleeves, really wish there was something better. I try to buy 4 pappers a week but find it takes too much time. I always carry my coupons with me. I would spend $30-40 for a better system.

  23. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    *How do you organize your coupons? I use the method provided by MoneySavingMom found here https://moneysavingmom.typepad.com/money_saving_mom/2008/03/organizational.html

    *What do you like about your coupon organization method? I like that it’s portable, but not so small that I can’t fit everything. It fits in the child seat of a cart, is labeled specifically how I want it.

    *What don’t you like? The index cards get a little dirty after long use, but it’s easy to replace. I can’t think of anything else I don’t like.

    *Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? I take my entire box in with me, but I put the q’s that I intend to use in an envelope for that store.

    *Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? I clip what I think I will use and then file the rest of the whole insert by date/type (RP, PG, SS).

    *How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? Not much. Mine works so well for me and the ones I have seen out there would never work for me (like the Couponizer- it’s WAY too small). Probably would pay up to $10 for a good, sturdy system that can be customized.

    I have seen a lot about the binders and the baseball card pages, but that’s just not for me. Way too big and wouldn’t allow me to subdivide easily the way I do now. I have never used it, but from what I see, I don’t think I’d like it.

  24. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Envelope separated into two types, Food and other. I’m switching to the photo album idea! I just bought a 200 photo album with slots opening inside at Goodwill for $1.99! I agree baseball size slots would be too small for some coupons. I only clip and carry coupons I would buy the products for, I don’t carry coupons for items I don’t normally buy, good deals or not, I don’t want to buy things I wont use. I carry my envelope with me always. Hate searching thru it, but oh well. I’m very cheap and would never pay more than $5 for a new good organizer, since I haven’t even bought one yet!

  25. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I just file away the whole insert with the dates on it, then look up the coupons online on various websites.

  26. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    My coupons are alphabetized by brand. I have a cute tickle file (accordian) with 13 slots. And I put 2 envelopes per slot. Each has a letter written on it (A, B, C, etc). It works very well for me, especially when there are unadvertized in-store sales.

    I like that it looks like a clutch purse and it’s worked great for years… before internet coupons. But with all these new Kraft coupons, I think I have to move-up to a shoebox. My little file is busting at the seams

  27. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Hi! I collect several copies of Sunday inserts and write the date in the top left-hand corner of each one.

    I then file them in hanging folders in a file box that sits on my desk for easy access. I file them in chronological order by week. I prefer to leave the inserts intact so when I need them, I know where to find them.

    I have a small recipe type box where I file miscellaneous coupons which were cut or come from other sources…

    I LOVE my hanging files! It definitely speeds up my coupon clipping, if I could change anything, it would be to have an assistant to clip coupons for me since it always seems to take more time than you think.

    I plan my shopping in a small notebook that is divided into several sections. Once my list is compiled, I clip the coupons and put them in mesh zippered envelopes (the ones that you can snap inside a 3-ring folder). They are color coordinated, one for each store. The zipper keeps the coupons from falling out on the floor while I’m shopping since I seem to fumble around a lot.

    I keep the fabric envelops in a small tote in my car w/ the week’s coupons in each one.

    This works for me, though I only started couponing eight months ago.

  28. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I also keep mine in a zippered bindered in baseball card sheets w/ dividers. but i also keep an envelope in front of each section for coupons that don’t fit and/or i may not use. and i carry a pendiflex in my purse sectioned by stores w/ the coupons i’m to use there. I like being able to see my coupons & not going thru each one to find one. i DO NOT like the time i have to spend clipping and storing. i tend to get behind sometimes which causes me to miss out on some deals. i carry all my coupons (when organized)if coupons not clipped, i keep inserts in order. i would be willing to spend $20-30. thank you for all you do.

  29. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I file all my inserts by date and don’t clip coupons until I see them matched up with a sale. Sometimes I clip some and then can’t use them so I put those along with coupons I get from the store and internet into a small plastic accordian file that is labeled by item (beverages, snacks, etc.) I usually take only the coupons I’m going to use along with me to the store. The problem with that is if I run across some clearance deals I don’t have coupons with me so I write down what I find and return to the store later. I also find that I lose track of exactly what I have in the accordian file and need to constantly look back throuh it. I would probably pay $15-25 for good organizer.

  30. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    1. How do you organize your coupons? Right now they are not at all organized. They are on a folding table in my living room. It’s a mess. I started out using the baseball cards with the binder. Well it takes too long to trim each and every Q so I got tired of that real quick. I have about 12 newspapers each week so that’s a ton of q’s to clip and put in the binder. I need a new idea something similar to the baseball cards but with bigger slots.

    2.What do you like about your coupon organization method? I don’t.

    3.What don’t you like? Everything!

    4. Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? 50-200 depends on the store and the kind of deals they have that week.
    5. Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? I began clipping each one but now I’m running behind and need about one week to revamp my system. Right now I have 3 weeks of inserts half clipped, piled on a table in my living room.

    6.How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? As much as it costs to get me organized. I figure it will save me A LOT of time and money in the long run so I’d pay up to $50.

  31. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have three different “holders”.
    1)When I get the Sunday papers I file the entire flyers by type and month in standard file folders. I use to have a pretty basket that held all of these but it collapsed from the weight. I am now using a cardboard box.
    2) After making my list for the week I clip what I need and put it in an accordian style keeper by store. It’s about 5 inches by 10 inches. This is all I take to the store. It forces me to stick to the list.
    3) The last thing I have is a binder with baseball card holders, where I put clipped coupons I did not use, coupons I get in the mail, or at swaps etc. I also keep my rebates in here. This does end up in the car in case I find something on a clearance rack and stray from my list.
    I would love to have a new holder for my flyers that had wheels. Maybe something like those big scrapbook bags. I’d also like to have a new accordian holder with a couple more pockets and one that would stand up in the shopping cart seat, mines slips through the bars…Of course being a crazy coupon lady means I want all this cheap or free after coupon and rebate!!!!

  32. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Im switching from a large accordion file folder to a binder with baseball card holders. Thot the first way would save the most time but now Im not so sure. Would be very interested to know the tabs others are using for organization. When Ive used the clip-binder-baseball card older method previous, I couldn’t remember what I had. I will need many more tabs dividing things up. I want to save time!!! I would spend 20ish. I hate big and bulky but there’s no way around it. Is there? You are awesome.

  33. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a 3 ring notebook with baseball card pages inside of it. I organize my coupons by category. The only thing I really dislike about it, is that it is SO BIG AND BULKY. I take all of my coupons with me to the store, because I never know if I will run into clearance items. I personally wouldn’t pay more than $10 for an organizer. A good one might be worth more, but I don’t have much extra cash.

  34. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use an 36 cassette tape carrying case. I have a spread sheet on the inside of the case. It has main categories (which are hard tabbed plastic dividers) and then subcategories (which are tabbed note card).

    It has a handle and has a Sucre latch(if you remember to latch it, you will only ever forget once)This case fits in the basket of the carts great.

    I cut the coupons that I know I will most likely use or have on hand because of clearance items. Almost all food coupons. I then file the inserts with what is left in baggies and in a draw. This way I can go back for what I did cut.

    I carry it were ever I go.

    It is hard to put a price on some thing that works really well for you.

    Brenda

  35. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I clip all coupons then file mine in a binder filled with sheet protectors labeled A-Z. Then I just do it in ABC order.

    I grab all my coupons that I’ll need before going to the store and stick them in an envelope in my purse.

    I do wish I had something a little easier to take with me because I’ll often be at the store and see a good deal and know I have a coupon to go with it, but since I can’t lug my whole binder around with me – oh well.

    I’d pay $10-20 tops for one if it really met all my needs and was an improvement over my current system.

  36. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    How do you organize your coupons?
    -I have a large zippered binder with 4×6 photo holder pages separated into large categories (food, household, etc) and then individually labeled from there.

    What do you like about your coupon organization method?
    – It is VERY organized, I love the way it works for me!

    What don’t you like?
    – It took a long time to organize originally, and it is very bulk to carry around.

    Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store?
    -All of them!

    Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts?
    -I clip all of he coupons are file them accordingly.

    How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer?
    – I got mine on amazon for $18, and probably put $10 worth of photo pages in.

  37. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have my coupons suitcase that has them all clipped and sorted. Then each month I pull from the mother load suitcase, which is actually a box sorter from Staples and a ton of large card envelopes. I pull for a month and a half. So at the beginning of May, I pulled by date to the middle of June. That way I use up the latest versions first and can always pull from the “suitcase” for anything else. I sort the monthly “pulls” in a regular file sorter thing.
    I do look like a mad women sorting through them on a monthly basis, but I usually do it around the end of the month and it takes about 2 hours to throw out the old and bring in the new. I enjoy a margarita and watch a movie. I usually do it on my bed and my poor husband will come in the room and just shake his head.
    I always pull to the middle of the next month because I don’t know if I will have the time to dedicate to the “switch over” right at the end of month.
    I sometimes carry my little suitcase with me to the store, but I usually pull from the monthly file folder.
    Hope that helps.

  38. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use the binder method. I cut out all coupons and file according to location in the store. I also have a small coupon organizer that I have labeled with each store, reciepts and rebates that I keep in my purse for individual shopping trips. I keep my coupons in the car so I always have them all at the store, you never know what will be on clearance and a MM. Not sure how much I would spend.

  39. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I keep my coupons in a large, zip-up binder with compartments. Coupons are divided into categories by tabs, and kept in baseball card holders. I clip everything from SS and Red Plum, but keep whole inserts for P&G because they expire more quickly. I also have particular store tabs where I keep coupons which I will use at those stores based on deals I see. I think we spent $15 on the binder, and I have 100’s of coupons, but its not hard to manage.

  40. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a great way to carry my coupons with me to the stores. I’ve tried the binder and it’s too bulky. I have a special box with dividers that I label as I wish.
    It fits right in the carriage and is easy to walk around with. I have, at least, 1000 coupons in there. I’m selling the box with dividers for $15.00. Email me at sawirish@yahoo.com.

  41. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Right now, I’m using envelopes. While it’s ‘organized’, it’s not very convenient, having to sort through each envelope. I only take coupons for what’s on my shopping list, so naturally I miss some deals at the store because I don’t have all my coupons with me.

    I started out clipping ALL the coupons, but finally came to the conclusion it’s easier to just file the inserts and only clip what I use.

    I think $5-10 is a fair price, depending on the details.

  42. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I keep all of my inserts in an expandable file and write the date on top of them. I don’t clip my coupons until it’s time to go to the store. Then I have a smaller expandable file (a little larger than an envelope) that I write the names of all the stores I shop at frequently. I put any loose coupons I get in the smaller file as well. I don’t think it is that great of a system and I am always trying to figure out where my coupons are..especially the printables. My expandable file is now so large it won’t close all the way. I would love a better solution so I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!! I am willing to pay $10.00 for anything better!

  43. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    How do you organize your coupons?
    I keep my cut out coupons in a binder inside clear baseball card pages. I have 31 different tabs with all the categories. (I only cut out the ones I know I use frequently or know go on clearance and file those. If I cut them all out it takes WAY too long to organize them all. I keep the whole inserts in an acordian style file organizer by date and insert type. (All the same month of ss, rp, etc. together.) I think I need to move to a small file cabinet.

    What do you like about your coupon organization method?
    I love that I can easily flip through my coupons in the store using the binder. I usually plan my trip and carry in a small wallet size coupon organizer with the coupons I plan to use behind a tab for each store. I only bring my coupon binder in to stores that have a great clearance section like Kroger so I can match up coupons with clearance.

    What don’t you like?
    I don’t like that the binder is just shorter than the width of the basket opening. I try to lay the binder on the cart where the child sits and it usually falls forward.

    Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? I carry about 30 coupons to the store in my wallet size organizer organized by store.

    Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? I only clip coupons for things that I know are usually on clearance or that I buy all the time such as cereal, diapers, feminine pads, baby food. The rest of the inserts I just file and then clip as I am making my grocery list.

    How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? I spent about $20 for my binder, dividers, and baseball card holders, (with a coupon). If it was awesome I would spend up to $25.

  44. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I file my coupons by date-uncut in an accordion file. I have 3: 1 for PG, 1 for SS and 1 for RP. I have 3 pocket zipper pouches that I use for each store, I have 4 of those. I usually take about 20 coups to the store with me. I like how simple my system is to find coupons mentioned in blogs by helpful people such as yourself! I also like not cutting them til I need them. I’d be willing to spend around $20 for a system.

  45. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    i love the zip closed folder with the baseball card sleves but my problem with that is that the pockets are often to small and i have to fold the coupons in a way that shows both experation date, name of product and how much of that can often be challing and time consuming since i get 8 copies of the paper

  46. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have found the baseball card protector too tedious and time consuming. I clip my coupons and immediately toss them into broad categories. Ie cereal/dairy etc. (otherwise I am likely to end up with just a huge pile of coupons)Later, I file them into specific categories in an expandable large envelope sized pouch. ie gereral mills/kellogs or milk/cheese/yogurt etc. I take this pouch with me to every store because there seems to be so many unadvertised specials. Before shopping I separate each store and the coupons I will be using in that particular store in a color coded envelope with that particular shopping list and ads for that store-all these envelopes fit into the expandable pouch.

  47. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a plastic accordian-type folder that I put coupons in. I file the whole insert and then hunt for the coupons I need later. Then I put them in the folder and go.

    I like that the folder is fairly small. I like that you tell us where the coupons are in the inserts (RR, SC, PG). I don’t like that there are hundreds of coupons in my inserts that I never use because I don’t take the whole things with me when I shop.

    I probably have a hundred or so coupons in the folder that I take to the store.

    I guess I’d pay $20 for a good organizer!

  48. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use a binder with plastic photo sheets in it. Some are 2 5×7, some are 3 4×6, some are 5 something smaller… It used to organize some scrapbook stuff and I bought it all so long ago that I don’t even remember how much it was. But since it was repurposed, I consider it free. =)

    I clip them all and categorize, but I also have little baggies I use for different stores if I KNOW I’m about to use a certain coupon at a certain store. I keep those baggies in the front pocket.

  49. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I file my inserts each week. I have a white binder for SS and a red binder for RP. I bought those cheap $1 photo books at Walmart and labeled them CVS, Walgreens and Lowes. When I make my plan I put my coupons in those so I can easily see them and only carry a small book into the store. Good luck with whatever you are up to!
    Dani

  50. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    * How do you organize your coupons? The couponizer
    * What do you like about your coupon organization method? It’s all sorted for me
    * What don’t you like? it’s a bit bulky
    * Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? my entire couponizer book
    * Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? i clip and sort all coupons, and what i dont use, i sort them by month in ziplock baggies
    * How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? $20, that’s how much the couponizer costs

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