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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)

    My coupons are in the coupon organizer from Wal-mart, basically a bunch of wirebound tiny folders.

    I like that they all have a place, sort of.

    The organizer is too small for this bargain hunter! And I wish I could make my own categories.

    I carry all of my coupons that I currently have clipped, so probably around 200.

    I clip all of the coupons that I want and throw away the rest.

    I wouldn’t spend more than $5 on a coupon organizer.

  2. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I started out on a simple accordion-file one but quickly grew into a big binder. I have a big (pink!) binder that also has an accordion section built into the front. I use baseball card holders and currency sheets, which are the absolute best for internet Qs, and label by category. I have probably invested $30 in it and it is almost at capacity. That is as much as I’d be willing to pay. I always take the whole thing with me on shopping trips so I LOVE that it is a cute color. I clip almost all my coupons, except for the ones from store flyers. I leave those intact and keep the entire flyer in the accordion section of the binder for reference. There’s also a small set of scissors in it for quick clipping!

  3. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    i have a mini expandable file thing that i separate into sections for ea store and then misc coupon sections for baby, frozen food, cleaning, bath, etc….its hard to find things sometimes digging in from the top-the way its set up. i usually carry all my coupons with me to each store – so 100s of them. i do clip all my coupons and do not use the entire ad – too messy! very excited to hear what you have in mind, im always up for a change especially if it means ease of use!! also something in a cute color/pattern would be fun!

  4. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Here is a link to my organization. https://savingmomma.blogspot.com/2009/05/lets-get-organized.html
    I love it. The only downfall is if you are looking for a certain coupon you have to use a coupon database to help locate what insert it was in. Therefore these never leave the house. I only carry the coupons I am using each time I venture to the store. I still like my way because I always use the post from Southern Savers to make my list. I simply cut and paste the post into Excel and all the work is done for me. I delete the items I am not buying and pull/print the coupons for the items I am buying.

  5. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use a little accordian folder to organize, and it doesn’t work for me very well. I divide according to type of coupon(food, baby, etc). I’m new to couponing.

  6. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I didn’t say what I don’t like about my system.
    I would carry all of my coupons in one container to the store without it being overwhelming, but that is asking for the moon.
    I paid about 20$ for all of my supplies to make the system I have, that would be a great price…even a little more if it did exactly what I wanted.

  7. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a zip binder like you recommended. The baseball card inserts work great since I can see a sheet of coupons at a time. I spent about $20 for the binder and inserts. For the most part, I only put IPs in the binder. I save whole newspaper inserts in a file folder at home.

  8. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use a zippered binder also with the baseball card dividers. I have each category divided out and labeled. I have whole page protector sheets in the front so I can print the deals out for each store that I go to. I would NEVER go back to the old way of doing coupons (the expandable book that you have to search with your fingers and fumble thru) I just go to the section that I need, and view the coupon that I want. It’s so easy to find in seconds. Sometimes I take 2 zippered books with me (especially when Kmart has their doubles!) My daughter & I go together and swap coupons. I made her a binder also and she LOVES it! You should make some and sell some. I think it would sell well (under 30.00) By the way… You have the BEST coupon blog and I appreciate it!

  9. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    You have such great insight, it is the least I could do in answering these questions. (1) I organize them by the alphabet A – Z (2) I love the simplicity of it and keeping them in their booklets until I am ready to go shopping (3) That I don’t end up using them all. ha! (4) I only carry the coupons that are on my shopping list to get on that trip (5) I file the whole inserts (6) It depends on what it is – $5 or less.

  10. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    How do you organize your coupons? I use the binder, filing by insert date and small accordion file with store name tabs.
    What do you like about your coupon organization method? I can clip, file and organize in stages… if i don’t have time to do everything at once I have a place to go to store everything until I have the time to work on it again.
    What don’t you like? nothing really
    Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? my small accordion file usually has over 100 coupons that I plan to use that week and then my zipper binder gosh stores a million lol
    Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? I clip what I know I will use or trade and file the rest in my filing crates.
    How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? is this a trick question?! my motto is if I can’t get it for under a $1 after coupon then it’s not worth getting! LOL

  11. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I just changed over to a new system yesterday, so we’ll see how it works (I got the idea here on Hip2Save).

    How do you organize your coupons? A large cloth binder with plastic football card inserts.

    What do you like about your coupon organization method? Being able to see everything at a quick glace while in the store. Shuffling through a stack of coupons was getting annoying for me.

    What don’t you like? It’s large and bulky, but a small price to pay for being able to locate a great coupon more easily!

    Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? Everyone I own — too many to count!

    Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? Clip them before I file them.

    How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? Not sure, it would depend on if I felt like it was better than my current system and would save me money in the long run.

  12. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    How do you organize your coupons?
    By category

    What do you like about your coupon organization method?
    I can carry all my coupons to the store

    What don’t you like?
    I have to carry 2 folders – the small accordion for my coupons & a bigger accordion for my ads & excel list

    Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store?
    all- 100’s

    Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts?
    Clip only the things I would buy

    How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer?
    I’m about to pick up a new coupon system since my last accordion file’s string is about to snap. I see a cropper hopper file system,reg $22, but with my 50% coupon, it will be about $11…a few more $ than my current,but hopefully, it will pay off by making me more efficient in the stores.

  13. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I actually use two binders with baseball card sleeves. One binder is for edibles and the other for, well, non-edibles. Each coupon is filed alphabetically by manufacturer within its appropriate binder. My Kraft page is rather large right now.

    I’m not picky about folding my coupons, so the small size of the pockets don’t bother me.

    I like that I can add more pages when I need more space.

    I do have help with my coupon organization. My 13yo son helps clip and sort by category. Sometimes I let him alphabetize but he gets mixed up with details like General Mills versus Cheerios (so do I sometimes but lets not tell him). My 16yo son will purge the expired coupons for me if I ask nicely…and make brownies.

    What I don’t like: Wow, these suckers are heavy. I carry them around in a Kroger bag along with my reuseable bags. Also, they are a bit cumbersome in the cart…no more eggs and bread in the child seat for me.

    I carry all my coupons with me except when I go to Walgreens. Then I just select the coupons I intend on using and dash out the car for others if I need them.

    Well, since I’ve already spent $30+ on a coupon system I guess it is reasonable to think I’d do it again if my cons above were resolved.

  14. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I organize mine in a plastic case. It’s about 7.5-in x 14-in and about 4.5-in. deep. It’s perfect.

    I love my filing method! I have divided my organizer into sections (i.e. canned goods, cereal, skincare, toothpaste…etc…) that are in alphabetical order. Each coupon goes in the appropriate place by date order.

    I bring all of mine to the store when I go in case there are items on clearance or on sale…etc…that I could use a coupon for. I’m a serious coupon clipper, I have hundreds of coupons in my organizer.

    I clip all of the coupons that have potential to me, even the ones for brands I wouldn’t normally purchase.

    As far as price goes, being frugal, this method has cost me very little and I don’t believe I would spend very much on one.

    The box cost a few dollars and the index cards I use as dividers, a couple more. I’d be willing to spend no more than $10.00 on a similar organizing system.

  15. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use a 3 ring binder with baseball card protector pages in it. Each different category is tabbed for easy access.
    * I like that I can see everything when I flip to a certain section – it is especially helpful for when I run into an unadvertised sale or clearance items – I can check my coupons to see if anything matches up.

    *I do not like the fact that I simply have a hard time keeping up with filing all my coupons. Between internet coupons and the paper there are just a TON!!! I think that I need to only file coupons that I think that I’ll use and then find a few pocket pages that I can label according to date that will hold all the extras so that if there is a free item or MM on something that was a non-essential for my family then I can go to the correct pocket and search for the coupon . . .

    My binder holds several hundred coupons and I’d pay $10-20 for a really super special coupon holder

  16. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a binder that zips closed. I used transparency sleeves that I stuck shirt cardboard into, then cut slits and taped the bottoms of the slits closed to make rows for my coupons. They are divided into sections, the first is expiring coupons, then organic, grocery, dairy/freezer, paper/cleaners/pet food, health & beauty. I love being able to see a lot at a glance, I hate the weight of it, I carry all of my coupons right now and I have tons!! but am very open to another system! I spent $5.00 on the binder and used recycled materials for the rest, but would spend $20-25 on a better system, maybe more for the perfect one!

  17. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I used to file inserts in ziplocs & file them in an old briefcase in the garage. I would go to couponmom to see what was on sale and clip and list & paperclip & go to the store.I have had many coupon holders. Because the plastic and the envelopes cut my little tender hands I always had a soft one. Right now my red cloth one has been zigzagged stiched many times. Well all that has changed since I found msm and then h2s. Now everything is on steroids. The file is next to the computer and just Mon. I had to do something. The coupons were in the drawer, on the tables down the hall, in my nice earthenware heart bowls. My rr’s, and ecb’s (fairly new to me) also were on my glass table (I’m afraid I will forget them). Now, I detailed this because there has always been a rule in this house. No one can drop ANYTHING in the entry way hall, not your keys or cell phone,change, etc. for even a minute because there should be one place that doesn’t look like a tornado hit it. You know, looks nice, I have some pride.
    So, h2s purchased a bag for her binder. I remembered someone had given me a ralph lauren bag, in a closet was a free binder from riteaid 2 yrs. ago, dividers from the same deal and I had plastic sheets filled with old floppy discs, the discs are still on the bed upstairs (maybe I should just throw them huh? Hours later, at least they are all in the same place and I just tried it out at Target. My husband said this was much better then the redhead tearing out her hair, (Where is that coupon, I know I had it, like he would know)H2s Save us with a great new system. I had a coup-o-dex once. It had a calculator and a rolodex and fit right over the cart handle but it was too much trouble folding the cpns to fit. Am I going to have the same prob with the baseball pages.
    I used to take wll my Q’s with me till they stopped doubling here. I used to take the whole briefcase when we would get double and triples. Didn’t have couponmom then, just had to sort of remember where I had seen them. Q’s didn’t used to expire so fast.

  18. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use a 9 X 7 black photo album. It’s small enough that I can drop it in my bag (I carry Large bags) or walk into the store carrying it like I’m going to a business meeting! ha I clip all coupons and slip them into the sleeves. I usually overlap target coupons on top of the same maunfact. coupons to save space. I group everything together, cereal, dairy, meat etc. When I make my BIG Publix trips I usually pull the ones that I using and slide them in an envelope to save time but I NEVER leave home without my little black book!

  19. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I keep the entire inserts with date written on the outside in baskets so I can clip what I need. I place these into coupon organizers purchased at Target’s $1 section. I have one for each store in different colors. Then for coupons I print, pick up, or cut, I have a sterilite/rubbermaid shoebox that has a lid with a handle on the top organized with a combination of categories and alphabetically.

    Can wait to see what you are working on:-)

  20. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have this awesome 5×11 fabric/canvas type file with inside dividers—like 13. It also has two outside pockets. I pull all coupons I’m planning to use before I go shopping and keep them in the front pocket and move them to the rear one as I get that item. I also mark each item on my list that has a Q with a Q and the number of Qs so I don’t miss anything. I also go through all of my coupons once a week to pull expired ones and review what I have so if I find a great deal along the way, I’ll remember the Q–like those planters bars at Walmart for $2 yesterday and I had 4 coupons!!!

    I don’t like how it is difficult to sort through each catagory to find what I want. I had to pull all of the snack food ones yesterday and then sort through them to see what I had and how many. Luckily I didn’t have any kids with me!

  21. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a binder. I got it for $4 at a store that was going out of business. It has a zipper and pouches in the front and back for storage along with a place to keep pens.

    I clip my coupons every week (internet coupons as needed) and file them by category (health and beauty has a sleeve for each type of item, cereal section has a sleeve for each brand, etc), using the baseball card sleeves. I have 65 sleeves but they’re nearly all full and I’ll need to purchase another pack. All in all I’d say it will cost me $20 for my coupon binder and that includes the new scissors I bought for it and the baseball card sleeves I’ll need to buy.

    I’d love to be able to find a strap for it somewhere though… I try to take it into the store with my but with a toddler and a preschooler sometimes my hands are just too full. Before I go out shopping I do tend to fill an envelope with coupons I know I will be using and with coupons for deals I’m looking out for (clearance, etc).


  22. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    1. I’ve made my own organizer using 2 coated, colorful, file folders I picked up at Staples (on clearance of course), cutting, folding, & gluing/stapling my organizer together. It measures 12″ long & 16″ wide & I’ve got 8 compartments, categorizing each compartment for my use. I use the large paper clips for each section to hold coupons in place, and my coupons are cataloged by expiration date in each compartment. I use the squeeze clips to keep the folder closed (it’s folded into quarters), and have additional large paper clips on the outside of pockets for my SPECIAL deals (usually weekly ones). When it’s folded up, I use 2 squeeze clips to keep it closed,and it fits in my purse and/or in my car door compartment.
    2. It keeps me organized for any shopping trip, and when it’s opened up, it sits just right in the seat of the cart.
    3. It’s not as durable as I would like it to be, but, I hope it will last for up to a year.
    4. I carry them all! When I have the time, I will sort through them to pull what I need for my shopping trip and clip them with my list on the front of the organizer.
    5. I’ve always clipped my coupons. I’m not sure about the insert filing. I’m in the process of reading CouponMom!’s process of insert filing.
    6. I would spend up to $20 IF it was similar to my set up now, but much more durable.
    7. (MY TIPS) Until I can come up with a better way (or someone else can teach me something new), when I’m putting my shopping list together, I ‘stack’ my coupon deals, using a glue stick & dab a little glue on the manufacturer’s coupon, sticking the store coupon on top of it. Once I’m at the register, I can easily pull them apart before handing them to the cashier. I’m careful not to mess with any bar codes though. And all that paper we use for our print-ables…I save the bottom 3rd of the paper to use for my shopping lists.

    Love this Blog…thanks for all the work you put into it!

  23. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    * How do you organize your coupons? I have a photo album that holds 200 photos or so. I use plastic tabs to make the labels for all the different categories of coupons.

    * What do you like about your coupon organization method? I like that it’s large enough to contain my coupons, yet small enough to carry into the store. I set my purse in the front of the cart and open up my coupon book on top of it. Everything is right there, easy to access.

    * What don’t you like? I’m actually pretty happy with my method right now.

    * Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? I carry all of mine with me when I go to the store. Too numerous to count. Probably getting towards the thousand mark.

    * Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? I clip them. Seems keeping the whole insert would take up too much space. Since I’d have to eventually clip them to use them at the store, I just go ahead and do it all at once.

    * How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? I would probably be willing to spend somewhere in the $10-$15 range.

  24. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I currently am using an old baby wipe container. I have index cards as dividers and I have sections for hair dye, frozen food, cleaning products, etc. I keep the grocery store coupons (food) in a smaller coupon organizer in my purse for grocery shopping trips. I also have store coupons (retail) in my purse. (In case I find a great unadvertised deal).

    Since I preplan all of my shopping trips I sort through coupons before hand. This saves a lot of time and energy at the grocery store/drug store.

  25. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use the Couponizer. I like that it is compact and has the dividers. I don’t like that it doesn’t hold all of my coupons. I probably carry 100-300 coupons. Not more than $30.

  26. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Sorry I didn’t read all of the directions:

    1. How do you organize your coupons? (answered in my previous post).

    2. What do you like about your coupon organization method? I is extremely ogranized. It makes finding a coupon quick and easy.

    3. What don’t you like? The baby wipe container is bulky and a pain to carry to the store. That is why I have the smaller organizer for food products that I would get at the grocery store.

    4. Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store?
    I would have to say I carry at least 200 to the store.

    5. Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts?
    I clip coupons only for products I know I will use or buy.

    6. How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer?
    I would have to say $20 would be my maximum limit.

  27. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    1. How do you organize your coupons?
    I have an expandable file for newspaper inserts (I write the dates on the front.) Then two alphabetized files for IPs and coupons I have clipped but not used. These are alphabetized by manufacturer and separated into food and non-food. I also have laminated envelopes for all the major stores I frequent and I store my rewards card, any OYNO coupons, and any store-specific coupons in the appropriate envelope. All of this is stored in a bag with list-paper, a pen, and scissors.

    2. What do you like about your coupon organization method?
    I have never had a Register Reward/Extra Buck/OYNO catalina that I have let expire. It is very easy to keep track of which stores I need to get to each week.

    3. What don’t you like?
    My bag is heavy!

    4. Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? Only that store’s envelope with the coupons I expect to use on that visit. Maybe 60 coupons? All the rest are in my bag in the car.

    5. Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? I only clip the IPs and the coupons I intend to use for a particular shopping trip.

    6. How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer?

  28. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I organize my coupons in a 3 ring binder with dividers and baseball card holders inside. I probably have 16 different categories. I like it because I have it all in one organized place. I don’t like it because some of the coupons don’t fit in the slots and can’t be seen clearly once I make them fit. I clip my coupons rather than keep the inserts whole. Depending on the organizer I’d probably spend 10-15 for it.

  29. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I am not an organized person- I try to be! I have tried using coupons in the past but I usually forget them and then give up. Now I have them in a plastic coupon holder sorted by household, dog, personal care, baby, food, restaurants and expiring soon- although I would like a better system. I’d pay up to $10 for a better system….

  30. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I just switched from an 8×8 scrapbook to a Trapper-Keeper style zipped binder. I’m using baseball card inserts, but they’re a bit small for my taste. I heard that currency holders are better.

    I like this method, but my biggest pet peeve is that the binders are HUGE! I wish that they made baseball card inserts or coupon holders for something smaller. I would seriously pay $25 for something that was like a Trapper but more the size of a large calendar/planner book.

    I clip all of my coupons from the inserts. I keep the ones I think I might use and send the rest to a military family that I support. It takes too long to find the coupons for a good deal spotted in the store if I keep them in the inserts.

    I always take my coupon orgnizer with me, meaning that I have ALL of my coupons with me at all times. Hope the info helps!

  31. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a nice 12 section coupon organizer for my clipped coupons (IP, blinkies, peelies, and stuff I know I will buy regardless of a sale) Then I have 8 1/2 x 11 expandable file folder (from Walmart) with each section being a store (Publix, Walgreens, Retail, Restaurants, CVS, etc. In each of those is a plastic zipper file with the store name on it and any EBS, RR, store coupons, and my shopping list for the week. I go through my list and pull all of the coupons and take this in the store for my shopping along w/ my regular organizer in case I see something on clearance that I didn’t plan for. I keep all of that in a leather laptop bag I got at Bealls. Love it! Got the idea from Frugal Coupon Living but changed it up a bit.

  32. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Well I have 2 organizers from walmart. The first one has mostly grocery items and cleaning in it..The other one has baby, body, hair, misc and by store. I always have them with me in my purse no matter where I am. I like my method because when I go isle by isle my coupons usually go accordingly. We have a Kroger here that doubles $1 coupons everyday so when I grocery shop I go there first, match up what I can, then head to meijer. My system is alright but could definitely use work.


  33. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    i use a three ring binder and trading card sheets to hold coupons ( i clip them all ). they are organized into 6 catergories and i carry a word document that i update monthly that lists my coupons by product, q amt. and exp. date (and how many of that particular coupon). I cross off coupons as i use them. I carry an envelope with new coupons that i haven’t had time to file yet. I carry my whole binder in the store with me everytime i go. I would be willing to spend a little bit on an “official” coupon organizer as long as it actually would make my couponing easier.(maybe around 15 bucks or so seems reasonable)

  34. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Right now I file my inserts by date and cut just the coupons I know I’ll use. It’s not working so well though because I miss out on deals when I’m at the store and don’t have the coupon with me.

  35. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I am so unorganized! My coupon binder needs dividers and definitely something to make finding coupons easier. I clip coupons and store them in baseball card holders, but like I said….not organized at all 🙁 I would definitely be interested in a coupon organizer of sorts if that’s what you have in the works.

  36. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    * How do you organize your coupons?- Wallet size coupon book
    * What do you like about your coupon organization method? quick and easy
    * What don’t you like? time consuming
    * Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? 100
    * Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? clip all
    * How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? $9.99…but a free one would be cool!

  37. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a zippered binder that I just LOVE. I have baseball card holders for my coupons and dividers between my different categories (Baby, HBA, Cleaners, Gum/Candy, frozen, ect). In the front I have a 3 pocket page (I think for 4×6 pictures?) for each store. I clip all the coupons each week that I may possibly ever use if the item were free/really cheap. It is an AMAZING system! I put mine all together for $10 to$12 and would not pay more than that for it. It just gets me when people charge “retail” for things like that. I will do it myself for a “clearance” price.

  38. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    How do you organize your coupons?- Loose coupons get a small expandable organizer. The dofferemt flyers each have separate expandable file.

    * What do you like about your coupon organization method? quick and easy and I stick to my plan

    * What don’t you like? Keeping up with the loose coupons, that is why I like the flyer method but you can’t help but have loose with all the mail offers and internet coupons.

    * Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? 30

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

    * How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? If it is an awesome, keep me organized organizer — $30 — I am all about being productive and staying organized. It is the key to successful couponing.

  39. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I cut out my favorite product coupons and put them into a 3 ring binder. I put the coupon ads into zip lock baggies – labeled and stored into a basket. Then I go thru the adds and put the copuons for each of fav stores in a coupon holder – small

  40. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    * How do you organize your coupons?

    I use a zippered binder with baseball card pages. I have a pocket in the front where I put the coupons I will use at the register and a pouch with a calculator and scissors on the inside of the binder. It also has some accordion fplders inside that I use for storing my retail coupons like B&N, Old Navy, etc.

    * What do you like about your coupon organization method?

    It’s very portable and it eliminates having to flip through all of the pockets I had in my old one. I can see all of my coupons at one time.

    * What don’t you like?

    It’s kind of bulky and a lot to carry with a kid, a diaper bag, and the reusable grocery bags.

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

    All of the ones I clip for myself. The trading ones stay home.

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

    I file the inserts in a separate accordion folder.

    * How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer?

    It depends on the organizer, but probably not more than $20.

  41. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I use a plastic bifold envelope thing from Target. I make my own catagories. I only clip the coupons that I will use. we do not have stores that double so I only cut what I think that I might use. I print only what I will use too. Store coupons go into an envelope in my purse. I would probably spend no more than 15.00 –

  42. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    Your ears must have been burning last night!!! My husband and I are new to all this. We were going to e-mail YOU last night to ask YOU how YOU do everthing! How funny! So,how do YOU do everything? How do you know what Q’s you have and where they are? Who sends you your inserts and can we get them? How many papers do you get? PLEASE GIVE US YOUR WISDOM!!!!Thank you so much for ALL that you do!!!!

  43. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I keep everything in a zippered binder-coupons, rebate forms, receipts. I use baseball pockets for the coupons, and the accordian part holds my rebates. I go ahead and fill out all info on a rebate once I’m certain I’ll use it, then add the receipts or UPC’s as I collect them. I also keep rebate forms that I have printed out but not used yet in the accordian part, along with a list of all rebates I’m waiting to hear from, and information about any “trial offers” that I’m particapating in, like LiveWEll, Pizza Hut etc.

  44. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a zippered black office binder with pockets on the inside to hold my calculator, scissors, slots for store or credit cards, and 2 pen holders. I have my clipped coupons stored in 4×6 photo protectors as the baseball card sheets were to small. I usually take my binder in every store with me, it kind of looks like a small briefcase. LOVE IT!

  45. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    How do you organize your coupons? I organize mine in a binder with baseball card holders.
    What do you like about your coupon organization method? It is really easy to find a coupon if I am at the store I can just zoom through my binder and find the coupon super FAST!
    What don’t you like? It takes forevever to organize them!
    Approximately how many coupons do you carry with you to the store? Usually i just bring my whole binder that way if I see a good deal then I can have all my coupons with me.
    Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts? I clip all of my coupons
    How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer? Hmmm…$5-$10

  46. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    1. Stole this from a friend (who I think stole it from money saving mom?). I pulled the top off of an empty diaper wipe container. Then I have small envelopes with an index card stapled onto each one with the category written at the top. I am also able to keep my scissors, calculator, post-it notes, and pen in the container.

    2. I like that I have plenty of room for my coupons and other items. It was super cheap to make.

    3. I don’t like that it’s awkward to find a place to put it in the cart when I have the kids with me (and I almost always do). I also don’t like that there’s no lid of any kind on it. If I were to drop the thing, I’d be in big trouble!

    4. Probably several hundred coupons. Not sure.

    5. I clip most of the coupons. I leave the ones that have really long expiration dates or that I don’t anticipate seeing on sale anytime soon.

    6. I would spend up to $10 on an organizer that I loved.

  47. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a huge folder with clear plastic pages that you could put pictures in, but I put my coupons in. I try to carry all my coupons in there. It also carries scissors and a calculator. The folder works, I just wished the picture pockets were better sized for coupons.

  48. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    How do you organize your coupons?

    I have a zippered binder (need a bigger one) that I file ALL my coupons in. I file food items alphabetically by manufacturer in one section. Then I have a few different sections for non-food items and file those alphabetically by manufacturer as well. Each section has baseball card pages. For easier alphabetizing, I have an alphabetical sorter me and my husband made.

    What do you like about your coupon organization method?

    I love that I always have ALL of my coupons with me! I have been able to take advantage of several deals that I happened to come across. If my coupons had been at home or just filed by insert – I never would have known which coupons I have.

    What don’t you like?

    I have found that I am a huge procrastinator and let the coupon inserts build up before I actually clip them. (Something I REALLY need to work on!) The only other thing I don’t like is that my binder is not big enough. I bought it at Wal-Mart for a good price and cannot bring myself to pay $20 for a bigger binder.

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

    Um, ALL of them! I have no idea how many there are, but it is A LOT!

    Do you clip all your coupons or do you file the whole inserts?

    I clip all of them. 🙂

    How much would you be willing to spend on a coupon organizer?

    Not much, considering I didn’t spend very much on what I use now. Maybe around $20 – $30 total. That’s including the binder, dividers, baseball card pages and any other accessories like scissors, etc.

  49. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I first saw a binder with coupons and thought “there is NO WAY I’m clipping all those coupons!” I started by filing the inserts by date, but soon realized how much time it took to gather my coupons before a shopping trip, what a pain! I would tell my husband I was going to the store, and he would find me one hour later still sitting at the desk searching! I finally clipped all my coupons and organized them in a zipper binder with baseball card holders, filed alphabetically by manufacturer. Took two weeks to finish, but well worth it!! My desk is clutter free now and finding my coupons is much, much easier. I carry ALL my coupons with me… at all times. I spent about $50 setting mine up… I had no idea how many baseball card sleeves I would need! (about 100) I don’t like how bulky the binder is, but I think it’s a small price to pay.

  50. Collin (Mrs. Hip)

    I have a three ring binder with plastic baseball sheet protectors. It depends on what store I am going to for how many coupons I carry. It could be 1-1000! I try to stay ontop of my coupon clipping, but sometimes it gets piled up and I still have them in the mailers. Depending on the quality of functionality of the coupon book I would pay in the twenty dollar range. Anything higher and it just defeats the purpose (unless I have a coupon to buy it with LOL). I also carry the binder in a reusable store bag as I get disorganized sometimes and have things everywhere!

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