How Organized Are Your Coupons?

Coupons Can’t Help if You Can’t Find Them

Using coupons is a great way to save money at the grocery store, but you can’t save money if you forget your coupons at home or you can’t find the one you need when you’re at the checkout. I can’t tell you just how many of our readers admit to leaving their coupons at home and don’t discover it until they’re in the grocery store checkout line. If you’d like to get your coupons organized once and for all, you’ll need our expert tips to help you.

Don’t Forget to Clip

You’ll definitely want to streamline your coupon clipping. It’s too easy to get overwhelmed with stacks of unclipped coupons. Designate one day a week where you can clip all your coupons. This will eliminate coupon inserts from piling up and expiring before you even get a chance to clip them.

Get Organized

Besides designating a specific time to clip your coupons, you’ll also need to organize and store all of your needed tools in one location. You’ll need scissors and a coupon storage container. Some consumers use separate envelopes with labels on the front, and other consumers purchase a sturdy coupon organizer to hold all their coupons.

Decide How to Organize Your Coupons

What good are dozens of coupons if you can’t find them when you need them? Believe it or not, there is more than one way to organize your coupons.

The two most popular ways to organize coupons are either by category or alphabetically. If you organize your coupons by category, you’ll group like coupons together such as paper goods, frozen foods, and personal care items.

Some consumers prefer to organize coupons alphabetically by product or manufacturer name so they can simply look under the letter “K” for Kleenex or “Q” for Quaker Oatmeal. Pick whichever method is easiest for you.