Couponing 101: Making a Coupon Binder


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
Breakfast Foods/ Cereals
Canned Goods
Condiments/ Dressings
Cleaning Products
Cooking Items
Drug Items
Frozen Foods
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:


  1. Laura says

    20 years ago I would have loved this. I had so many coupons then and could never quite keep them organized. Now I’m an empty nester and don’t have enough coupons for a binder.

  2. Toni Levidis says

    Starting from scratch Just lost job in August after working for 8 years Need to save on groceries so I can use husbands pay on house bills Thank you!!!

  3. Candace says

    I started couponing about 2 months ago…I have 3 toddler boys and decided To start as a hobby But a good way to help my family. Iget so excited about saving money and Feel Accomplished as well. It is a satisfying hobby. Thank you for your tips I am putting my first organizer together.

  4. Heidi says

    Just starting out and very excited. Found a couple local groups to work with. They are fantastic. Always seeking new information and ideas. I am an organizer.

  5. Sharyn says

    I’m going to start. How do I get coupons without buying papers? What web sites do you use to get more coupons? Thank you!!

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