My New Coupon Book

Posted by Felicia Tuesday, October 6, 2009, under | 8 comments

I have been so excited lately because I am working on a new coupon book! I have always used my coupon organizer which consisted of a small accordion-style flip over book. Well, gone are the days of fighting that small organizer! I am clipping and printing coupons like a mad-woman and I needed an upgrade as my coupon book was busting at the seams(literally!). Over the weekend I found that some other couponers use a system where the take a binder and fill it with 9 pocket baseball card protector sheets. I loved the idea! I have since went to a couple different places while I was out this weekend and checked out some prices on these sheets, I already had a binder lying around so that saved me a few bucks. The cheapest sheets I found in my area was 5 for $1, which I didn't think was TOO bad. I also saw that I could buy them on ebay for pretty cheap, but I was too anxious to wait on them. :)

So I started with a few from the local sports card store and I have been in a organizing craze! I put my HBC(Health & Beauty Care) items in the front-all alphabetized by brand names so that I can find them in a snap. Then I moved on to the grocery items behind those. Again, I alphabetized those by brand. I am loving it! It is so much easier to find what I need. My only complaint is that the pockets are a bit small. I may eventually look into some sheets with the bigger pockets, but for now these are great! I also got about 3 sheets that have 2 big pockets on each of them, to hold store-specific coupons for me. Then as I plan my trips I will have it all right there together and I can just grab my book and go. No worries about forgetting a coupon or ad, because it will all be there! I can't wait to add on, but everything in moderation, so only a few pages at time, plus I may check around the internet for some cheaper prices on sheets-never know what I may find!



Here is a link to some more ideas on coupon organizers thanks to MomSaves.com! Click here

One Response to "My New Coupon Book"

  1. Renee L. Says:

    I need to set up one of those binders. :) Thanks for the tip!

  1. Rita Says:

    I have been printing and have been buying two or three newspapers and I have coupons going to bed. I've seen this binder idea before But you explained it a lot simplier. Thanks!! i guess I better start looking for those sheets! LOL

  1. Felicia Says:

    I am so glad you both are going to check into the binder idea! :) Please keep us updated on what you find works for you!I would love to know any additional ideas you come up with or how you set up your coupons in you books!

  1. debevans Says:

    I am putting one together myself...I hope it really helps me!

  1. Felicia Says:

    That's great! Let me know if I can help in any way. :)

  1. Kerianne Says:

    I think that you can find the baseball card sheets at WalMart for less.... worth checking out! :)

  1. Debbie Says:

    This is such a great idea. I have been just clipping my coupons and keeping them in a zip lock bag; then I have to rummage through to pick out the ones I need each time. What a hassle....this is a much better idea.

  1. Felicia Says:

    Make sure you keep your book in your car...you never know when you will happen across a deal or something on clearance that you have a coupon for!