My Binder

My coupon binder consists of the following things:
  • Zippered 2 1/2″ 3-ring (Walgreens $5.99)
  • Baseball Card Holders 35/pkg (Walmart $5.77)
  • Dividers w/ multi-colored tabs (Walmart $1.32)
  • Plastic Sheet Protectors
  • Small Plastic Pencil Pouch (Walgreens .50¢)
  • Large Pencil Pouch (Dollar General $1.00)
  • Calculator (Walmart $1.00)
  • Small Scissors (CVS .19¢)
  • Pen
  • Highlighters
  • Notebook Paper

Using a binder with baseball card holders makes couponing a dream when it comes to locating a specific coupon, for knowing when a coupon is about to expire or for removing expired coupons.

 The front features a large deep pocket that is perfect for holding folded sale ads – especially useful when “price matching” at Walmart or Target and sale ads are a must-have.

I place my Walgreens Register Rewards, CVS Extra Care Bucks and Catalina coupons in the very front, where they’ll not be so easily overlooked and forgotten.

If I am “price matching” at Walmart or Target, I take a sheet of notebook paper, in the far left column I write the store name, then item, size or quantity specified, sale price, then the far right column is my coupon dollar amount and how many coupons I have to use.  I then place the coupons in the small (pink) pencil holder.
Example:
Kroger    |  Tropicana Orange Juice             58-64 oz.                            .99¢     | $1/2 x 2  
As I am shopping and have placed the item in my cart, I take the coupon for the item and put in the larger pencil holder. By doing these things it greatly reduces the time spent in the checkout line. I have found that if cashiers see you are organized, they will be less likely to haggle you over a “price match”.          

In the back of the binder, plastic sheet protectors hold each stores coupon policy. There have been a couple of instances where I had to flip to the back of the book for the cashier to read their own stores coupon policy.

My pages are labeled as:
CANNED GOODS
CEREALS / JELLY / PEANUT BUTTER
CRACKERS / CHIPS / SNACKS
DAIRY / FRESH FRUITS / VEGGIES
DESSERT MIXES / FLOUR / SUGAR
DRINKS
DRESSINGS / OILS / SAUCES / SPICES
FROZEN FOODS
MEATS (frozen/fresh/pkg’d)
PAPER / PLASTIC
PASTA / RICE / PREPARED MEALS
CLEANING PRODUCTS
HOUSEWARES / BATTERIES
MEDICINES / VITAMINS
PET PRODUCTS
TOILETRIES / FIRST AID
BABY / KID / GAMES / TOYS
STORE COUPONS
STORE POLICIES

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1 cam October 15, 2015 at 11:09 am

My question is I’m out of town. How do I change the zip code to pull up the stores near here

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2 Tammy October 16, 2015 at 6:38 am

I only do stores near the DFW area. If perhaps you’re talking about changing the zip code on Coupons.com, you can go here.

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