Coupon Binder

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After my last coupon book fell apart, I decided to try a new system. This time I purchased a 3-ring binder and some plastic pages. The binder is a Wilson Jones Impact 3-ring binder. They’re not the cheapest binder on the market, but they hold up extremely well. The pages are photo sleeves that will hold three 4×6 photos on a page, with a small area on the side for a label.

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Each page has the coupons in the two bottom pockets. Each group of coupons is sorted by date, to make culling out expired ones easier. Coupons that will expire in the next couple of weeks go into the top pocket so they can be used before they expire.

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The labels are just printed on card stock and cut out. I printed two of each so I could see the writing on each side and flip through the book a bit easier. Here’s a close-up of the label:

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There are 2 sizes of envelopes in the front of the notebook. Some stores limit the number of coupons you can use in one order, so I sort all the coupons I might use into a business envelope. Then I put a smaller envelope inside the bigger one. As I find items in the store that I’m definitely buying, I transfer those coupons into the smaller envelope, and make a mark on the outside to show how many coupons are inside. Then when I’m ready to check out, all I need is the smaller envelope. I read about the envelope system over at the Taking Stock Blog.

The notebook is a bit on the large size, but everything is so organized that it is very easy to find the coupons I want while I’m in the store.

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This page may contain affiliate links, which means if you purchase something through one of the links on this page, we may earn a small commission. This is at no extra cost to you, and helps us continue doing what we love.

After my last coupon book fell apart, I decided to try a new system. This time I purchased a 3-ring binder and some plastic pages. The binder is a Wilson Jones Impact 3-ring binder. They’re not the cheapest binder on the market, but they hold up extremely well. The pages are photo sleeves that will hold three 4×6 photos on a page, with a small area on the side for a label.

cb1.jpg

Each page has the coupons in the two bottom pockets. Each group of coupons is sorted by date, to make culling out expired ones easier. Coupons that will expire in the next couple of weeks go into the top pocket so they can be used before they expire.

cb2.jpg

The labels are just printed on card stock and cut out. I printed two of each so I could see the writing on each side and flip through the book a bit easier. Here’s a close-up of the label:

cb3.jpg

cb4.jpg

There are 2 sizes of envelopes in the front of the notebook. Some stores limit the number of coupons you can use in one order, so I sort all the coupons I might use into a business envelope. Then I put a smaller envelope inside the bigger one. As I find items in the store that I’m definitely buying, I transfer those coupons into the smaller envelope, and make a mark on the outside to show how many coupons are inside. Then when I’m ready to check out, all I need is the smaller envelope. I read about the envelope system over at the Taking Stock Blog.

The notebook is a bit on the large size, but everything is so organized that it is very easy to find the coupons I want while I’m in the store.

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  1. have been getting your blog? for month or more, but dint get to read all your wonderful things, my computer broke and my DH surprised me with a new computer that im trying to figure out,,,the print is small so pictures are good so pictures are helpful, now, when you go to the store do you bring the notebook? or put it in a envelope? my daughter in law got me started again in Couponing and refunding I find coupons in the Sunday paper and magazines and would love to trade those I only use about 1/8 of them. Id arrange a group if you email me a robin type of Couponing ad years ago there was a small magazine Couponing and Refunding that I havent com across yet….Gail gailcsir@verion.net

  2. Recycling centers often have bins of newspapers and coupon inserts can be found there. You can also go on-line to the websites of the products you use often and are brand loyal to and sign up for mailing lists. I share a newspaper subscription with my mother-in-law and when the coupons are extra good, I buy an extra Sunday paper. Ask friends and family for the coupon inserts out of their papers and offer to share good deals with them in exchange. Do a search for coupons and you will find many sites to trade, buy or print coupons. Some coupons can be found in the stores, on or in product boxes, or some libraries have a coupon trade box. (Or start a trade box at your church)

  3. Tons of people (including me…user name goddessofstuff13, shameless plug) sell grocery store coupons on Ebay. Just type in the search “grocery coupons” and you will get thousands of listings. Almost everyone sells them in batches of 100 coupons, and different people sell different types of bundles (70% food, 100% food, all health and beauty, 100% pet products, etc.) You will generally pay between $1 and $4 for a bundle, depending on how popular what you get is. Hope that helps!

    Nikki

  4. Where do you get all your coupons? I don’t get ANY in the mail and don’t get a weekly paper as to the cost of the subscription. How can I get coupons that are worth using? Wish we had triple coupon days, or even double ones around here! Please let me know! Thank you Mel

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