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)*
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