You all know I like the no-clip coupon system – it’s easy, quick and works for me at this stage in my life. But I know some of you may want a different system. One of the most popular ways I read about on other frugal blogs is the Coupon Binder System.
Now in the interest of full-disclosure, I will tell you that I tried this system when I first started out. I was totally gung-ho for the first two weeks, but quickly petered out. That’s when I knew I needed something lower maintenance.
However, there are many benefits to clipping and sorting all of your coupons into a binder. The two biggest are:
- You have all your coupons with you when you go to the store, organized by category, so if there are unadvertised deals, you can easily find a coupon to better the price
- You go through your coupons more often, so you don’t end up with a bunch of expired ones (if you “like” KOAB on Facebook, you may already know that I just had that experience at Target – so frustrating!)
At the blogging conference I attended last week, I got to meet Laurie from Passionate Penny Pincher. She recently converted to the coupon binder system and is loving it. A few weeks after her switch, she put together this helpful video tutorial about her coupon binder.
If you are looking for a more detailed way to organize your coupons, I think you will really appreciate her video. Go check it out and say hi from me!
Tell me: How do you organize your coupons? What system works best for you?