The first step to successful couponing is to get organized. Below we will list a couple of options to help you get started but remember you will need to choose the best method to fit your needs.
Binder – You will need at least a 3 inch 3 ring binder, baseball card holders, and divider tabs (preferably with pockets)
You will cut and store your coupons according to how you have your tabs divided
**Tip – do not store health and beauty under the same tab
**Tip – set your dividers up to how your preferred grocery store has their aisles divided
Accordion file – You will need a sturdy accordion file
You will store your whole uncut inserts in a different slot for each week
**Tip – separate your inserts, match them up, and staple “likes” together before filing (this will help when you go to clip)
**Tip – keep a slot for store coupon booklets
Spreadsheet – You will need a 3 ring binder, baseball card holders, access to a computer with a spreadsheet format
Log all your coupons into your spreadsheet and then clip and place in appropriate slot number
Handheld coupon sorter – For the smaller scale couponer.
**Tip – use a handheld sorter to keep all my coupons divided for that week’s sales by store. Also store your store cards, rainchecks, rewards that you have earned, and receipts (for a couple of months) in case you need them for rebates or returns.
*TIP: All storage methods should have a spot dedicated for store coupon policies(you may need these at times)*Extreme Couponing Tip: You can usually get two prints of most internet coupons. To find them in the easiest possible way, use our preclipped links that take you right to the coupon. Then come back and click the same link to get your 2nd print. This will save you the time spent searching for the coupon.
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