|My All-in-one Organizer|
|Organizer on the left/Coupons on the right|
Well, I had it and went out to buy myself something to make it fast and easy for me. I found this really neat zip up binder at Walmart. I liked it because it has two sections. One of the left for my organizer I've already made and the right for all my coupons.
Then I bought dividers, specifically ones that are easy write on and pockets on the front of each divider. I actually needed about 24 total so I had to buy 3 packages of 8. I divided it up by sections of the store so I could just flip to that section and find the coupons I needed. I mean, it takes me all of 5 seconds to find the coupons I need right at that moment. I have a freezer, snack, meat, dairy, drinks, baby items, medical, cosmetics, etc, sections.
So for example: This is how I'd put my coupons in the meat section. I use those inserts that display baseball cards. It's just easier to look at coupons this way.
I used to be afraid of couponing because I didn't know how to do it but if you just find a system that works for you, you'll save tons of money! I have only been doing this for one week and already saved over $1,100 on my regular grocery bill. I love it and my husband can't believe it when I come home from the store. The way I use coupons is I use them on top of a sale. I always look for ways to stack a coupon also. It just depends on the rules of the store. My store takes competitive coupons so I can use a store coupon (from any store) AND a manufacturers coupon on one product. PLUS if that product is already on sale then it's a killer deal.
Here is a good reason to use coupons. Just tonight I went grocery shopping again to pick up some more things I saved 78%! Tonight when shopping for some groceries I spent $60 but saved $227! Wow!
On another checkout today I bought these items. Retail cost before sales or coupons was $177. Want to know how much I paid?
I only paid $12 for all this!
That is a 93% savings!
Hope this helps for anyone looking to figure out a system that will work for them.