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How I organize my Coupon BInder.

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I would only get a binder that has a handle and for me a carrying strap. I have to hang onto too many kids in a parking lot to be carrying this anywhere other than my shoulder. : )

I use a Case It brand binder that has 2 rings inside. One is a 2 1/2 inch ring and the other is 1 inch ring.
In Aug. for back to school it is easy to find these binders.
The left section is bigger and holds all my coupons for groceries or things I might find in a grocery store. The right side I use for everything that I buy at CVS or Walgreens. Toiletries and Pharmacy items.
I love this binder because it has so many pockets and zipper bags. I keep store circulars, grocery cards, coupon books and scissors here.
PUT YOUR NAME IN YOUR BINDER! Just incase you loose or forget it in the cart, make sure someone can get it back to you!
I use baseball card holders to store my coupons. I have a few clear CD pages in here but those are just in the back for really big coupons I can’t fold. I cut and put all my coupons in at one time. You can watch aVIDEO HERE how I do this, its on my old site, so don’t get freaked out! ┬áThis method is best for me. I love to be able to flip through the pages and see exactly what I have, it also makes pulling out expired’s easy. My sections of the binder are labeled like the isles of a grocery store. I sit my binder in the child seat of the cart ( if a kid is there I have to put the binder in the cart) than I as I walk down the isles I just flip to that section of the binder and can easily see what coupons I have.
These are the categories that I have in my binder.
First section:
Dairy
Snacks
Baking
Canned
Deli
Boxed
Frozen
Drinks
Cereal
Cleaning
Non-Food
Pets
Mom/Baby
Second Section:
Deodorant
Teeth
Shaving
Lotion
Shampoo
Make-Up
Pharmacy
Paper
Places to buy supplies. I would estimate it to cost about $40 to put together a good binder.
Binders:
During the back to school sales try Target, Walmart, Walgreens and the Office Supply Stores.
Baseball Card Pages:
I get mine at Walmart, they are about 35 for $5.98. They are located in the front of the store by the baseball and Pokemon cards. Target has a bigger pack for about $15 but they are always sold out. I have heard that people get them at the Dollar Store but I have looked for a year and have never seen them.
Page Dividers:
Again, usually Walmart. Just make sure you don’t use the paper pages, they will tear in no time. Get the plastic pages. I used a label maker to label mine.

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Comments

  1. Robyn says

    i found baseball card sheet protectors at my $ store. they didn’t have a specific place though, they were kind of tossed in with the school teacher type supplies-ya know that ABC banners, chore charts and calendar die cut things…it was a huge mess at my store and the baseball card holders were just mixed in with everything. so i can imagine not finding them if it’s like that everywhere.

    • Lisa says

      I found baseball card sheets at my local comic book store for .25 a sheet…i found that to be the best in my area..I too tried the dollar store and found nothing…is it a Dollar Tree you go to?

  2. D Hoppe says

    you can get the baseball pages at hobby lobby $6/30. . then use a 40% off and they get even cheaper.

  3. amanda b says

    Tiffany, is there a certain price point on the binder that I should be on the lookout for or is it more of a get it while it is a available situation?

  4. Ali says

    How do you organize your coupons once they are in one of your different sections (do you alphabetize them)?

  5. Amanda says

    Where did you get your binder. I currently have to zipper binders that I take with me plus I have a 2yr old daughter and I would love to have just one binder

    • says

      I purchased mine at Office Max and it was $22.94 although mine has 1 large ring. They has the 2 ring binder as well for about $2.00 more. I bought mine a few months ago so they may be cheaper since it that time of year again.

  6. jamie says

    Thank you for showing this “dual” binder. I spotted one at target and haven’t seen one since. you rock!

  7. cheri says

    Remember the Target coupon for $1.50 off Mead cloth binders! They don’t have the dual ring, but I’ve had to go with separate binders for food and non-food anyway. Plus, I personally think the Mead ones seem to be a better quality.

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