Couponing 101: Making a Coupon Binder

Posted: 02/18/13 6:00 AM (Modified: 08/01/14 12:10 PM)

Do your coupons expire before you ever remember to use them? That's likely because of organization. Keep in mind, I'm a throw-it-in-a-box person but with coupons, organization is the key to savings. The most popular way of organizing coupons is by using the coupon binder.

1. Use a 3-ring binder: You can start with a 1" then work your way up if need be. You can also use the old school Trapper Keeper's too.

2. Baseball Card Holders: Baseball card dividers can be picked up at most hobby stores, Walmart, Target and Kmart. I love these on Amazon, they're sturdy and perfect for multiple coupons. This is what you're seeing in the picture on top. Honestly, this is the best way to organize your coupons in a way you can actually see them. Just fold them and tuck them in. You can stack them pretty deep too.

3. Section Dividers: You'll need to divide each section to make it easier to find. If you only shop at one store, you can set up the dividers to be each individual aisle at that store. However in my case, I have them divided up by the following sections (in any order you'd like):

Baby Items
Baking Products
Beverages
Breakfast Foods/ Cereals
Canned Goods
Condiments/ Dressings
Cleaning Products
Cooking Items
Dairy
Drug Items
Frozen Foods
Meat
Paper Goods
Pasta/ Rice
Pet Items
Sauces/ Seasonings
 


You can add a calculator, scissors or anything else you'd prefer as well. Really, great organization is very personal, it's all about what works for you. I've found this to be the most popular method and certainly the easiest one for me.
 
Coupon binders make it EASY to save money! Be sure to check out Favado and learn how to save on the go too! Favado is a new app complete with coupon matchups and coupons to your favorite stores. 
Bookmark our Coupon Matchup page as well for the BEST deals every single week! 
 
 

Here is the video that aired this morning on News on 6, News 9 , KMOVKens5,  WGEM and KTXD:

 

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Jan 6, 2011 05:22 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I use about the same system, but I place my coupons in the order of my favorite store. Because Crest does not advertise sales, it is just easier for me to have my binder in isle order. I picked up a map of the store and then allotted the correct coupon spaces in my pages. That way as I go down each isle, I look over the sales on the isle, then see if I have a coupon to match the sale. If I am on the dog food isle and see the Beggin Strips on sale, I can go right to that isle in my binder and see if I have a coupon. Now if I am at Walmart or Homeland, I have to remember where it is at in my binder. But, it works well for me.

Jan 6, 2011 07:44 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Instead of baseball card holders, I use currency holders. They are just the right size for the coupons I print out. I ordered them off of ebay but I'm sure you could find them around. They're the size of a dollar bill so there's not too many coupons that I have to fold. The ones I ordered have 4 slots to a page, 8 if you use front and back. They make it easier to see expiration dates.

Jan 6, 2011 07:44 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Instead of baseball card holders, I use currency holders. They are just the right size for the coupons I print out. I ordered them off of ebay but I'm sure you could find them around. They're the size of a dollar bill so there's not too many coupons that I have to fold. The ones I ordered have 4 slots to a page, 8 if you use front and back. They make it easier to see expiration dates.

Jan 6, 2011 07:46 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Instead of baseball card holders, I use currency holders. They are just the right size for the coupons I print out. I ordered them off of ebay but I'm sure you could find them around. They're the size of a dollar bill so there's not too many coupons that I have to fold. The ones I ordered have 4 slots to a page, 8 if you use front and back. They make it easier to see expiration dates.

Jan 6, 2011 11:17 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

How do you put the coupons in the binder under their categories? For example:in Dairy, do you put yogurt coupons in the same pocket by brand? What about expiration date, would you put them by brand in the same pocket with expiration dates in order, or a different pocket for expiration date,or what? Do you keep all like items together,like milk with milk, yogurt with yogurt, butter with butter,etc. Or do you just put them in the binder as you get them?
I think this is what confuses me enough that all my coupons are still in a shoebox!Thanks!

Jan 7, 2011 10:12 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Where do you find currency holders? I currently use the baseball card pages, but am open to adding other types of pages.

Jan 9, 2011 12:30 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I bought my currency holders on ebay. I think I paid $7 for 25 of them. They have them 3 or 4 to a page. I got the ones with 4 and they fit perfectly in the binder.

Jan 11, 2011 03:34 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I found the pockets for my binder at Vintage Stock. They have all sizes. I use the ones that are 4 to a page. I put them in my binder in alphabetical order by brand because I think in Alphabetical order. I put the oldest coupons on top in each pocket.

Jan 15, 2011 08:49 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I just bought 50 currency holders on ebay for $12.95 shipped. They have 4 slots to a page and are exactly the size of the coupons we print online. Search "currency 4 pocket" on ebay to see different options in case you need more or less than 50. I bought the trading card pages from Hobby Lobby but I'm already disliking folding the coupons and not being able to see the expiration date so I think the currency holders will work PERFECTLY! Good luck!

Jan 15, 2011 08:49 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I just bought 50 currency holders on ebay for $12.95 shipped. They have 4 slots to a page and are exactly the size of the coupons we print online. Search "currency 4 pocket" on ebay to see different options in case you need more or less than 50. I bought the trading card pages from Hobby Lobby but I'm already disliking folding the coupons and not being able to see the expiration date so I think the currency holders will work PERFECTLY! Good luck!

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