If you have been couponing for a while, you know that organization is key. You cannot just hit the store and hope that you’re going to find the best deals while shopping. It takes a lot of time, practice, and patience for a deal to go off without a hitch. If you are just starting, you may not know what it entails. If not, I am here to help you get organized with my coupon organization tips.
One of the most important tools a couponer can have is a binder. It is a must when it comes to coupon organization. I use a thick school binder for mine. You need divider tabs and baseball card holder sheets to go with it. I label my tabs by section of the store and then insert my baseball card holders behind them. That allows you to place all your like coupons together for easy recall and organization. Coupons that are the same go in the same cardholder slot. The ones that are nearing the expiration date go in the front.
An accordion file is a must-have as well. It helps with organizing your coupon booklets. If you are like me and cheat on deals, it’s imperative that you have your coupons listed by date and type in your accordion file. Deal websites normally list the dates and specific ads you need to do certain deals. Labeling savers ads in your accordion file appropriately allow you to easily access the material when and if you should need it. You can place specialty store booklet coupons in it as well.
Lastly, you need a notebook. You need to write down everything. When you are doing deals, you need to write them down. I’m talking about the name of the product, product size, original and sale price. You also need to jot down the coupon amount and what your final total will be. This information will come in handy while you are shopping in-store. I always go back to my notebook to make sure that I have the exact item listed. If you don’t, you’ll risk your coupon being rejected at the register or your total being more than you accounted for.
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