I am not an extreme couponer by any stretch of the imagination. But I use coupons every week to drastically cut my family’s grocery bill.
I thought my coupon system was pretty organized until I met Coupon Carol in Atlanta. She introduced me to the Coupon Clip and File she created. It’s the ultimate coupon organizer that’s easy to carry and separates your coupons into every imagineable category so they’re easy to find.
- I’ll show you how to organize coupons with the Coupon Clip and File
- I’ll share some of my amazingly cheap shopping trips.
- Make sure you attend a Facebook event where Coupon Carol answers all of your FAQ’s about how to drastically cut your grocery bill.
How to organize coupons with the Coupon Clip and File
My previous coupon organizer was pretty flimsy. I admit – I paid just $1 for it at Target.
Then I met Coupon Carol at Parents Palooza and I had a “Coupon O” (use your imagination) when I saw how many categories her coupon organizer included. She’s thought of everything!
When my Sunday paper is delivered I grab by Coupon Clip and File, the Smart Source and Red Plum coupon inserts and my scissors. I clip and organize the coupons I know I’ll use – for detergent, paper towels, cleaning supplies. Then I organize them by category in the Coupon Clip and File Advanced Extreme Edition (value: $39.95) . I take out each of the expandable file folders inside so it’s easier to reach all the categories.
Take a closeup look at the Coupon Clip and File. It includes a pouch at the top to stick pens, lists and the ever important ID card! Take it from me. I lost my coupons one day and I was devastated!
Coupon Carol also thought of the drug store, grocery store, restaurant and automotive coupon categories!
My CVS shopping trip where I spent 40 cents!
I don’t have a stockpile of canned goods and toothpaste, but I do save money on the things our family uses a lot.
For instance, on my last CVS shopping trip I bought All Free & Clear Detergent and Listerine for just 40 cents!
How’d I do it?
- Both All & Listerine were on sale.
- I had $2.99 Extracare Rewards coupon.
- I stacked my coupons – that means I used a manufacturer and CVS coupons on the same item! Check each store’s coupon policy to see if you can do this. Some stories, like Publix, will accept a competitor’s coupon. I’ve used Kroger coupons at Publix to save!
1/25 Facebook chat at 9 p.m. EST
Join us on the Mommy Talk Show Facebook page at 9 p.m. tonight where Coupon Carol will answer all of your questions about how to find and organize coupons. Don’t worry if you miss the live event. I’ll post a link here so you can catch up on her coupon expertise.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Coupon Clip and File for an honest review.
Coupon Carol sponsored the Facebook chat to share her expertise with moms.
Mine are a mess, thanks for sharing tips, maybe I’ll get motivated to straighten mine out 🙂
This is something that I REALLY need to start doing!! With my large family, it would save me so much money!!
You look really organized with your coupons I’ve never found the system that worked for me. Maybe one day =)
I’ve had no luck using a binder or an envelope. Maybe I should try this file instead!
I like shopping with coupons and I am amazed at the savings a few coupons provide. Savings from coupon shopping has helped pay for family vacations.
One of my favorite things to do is organize my coupons. I don’t use insert coupons anymore, so it’s much easier to organize the store and printable coupons that I do use. I love Coupon Carol’s system.
Couponing is such an awesome skill to have. I love Coupon Carol’s system, and I”m trying to make sure I’m saving and using coupons a lot more often.
This sounds so awesome!!! I need to figure out how to do this
I love the coupon idea. I have been stuck in Europe for the last three years with no real coupon option. I do print online sometimes but I am not as great as I should be. I am looking forward to getting back to the USA and get my Sunday paper, sitting on my deck with a glass of wine and clipping my coupons. I love the CVS save. I don’t think that I have ever walked out of there with a $.40 bill.
My friend has a binder system that she uses, but this sounds like a great gift for her …so many stores have some great programs out there, I don’t clip coupons anymore but I will be picking it back up and this looks like a great system! Thanks for sharing this with us!
I’ve heard of Coupon Carol – thanks for a close-up look at her system. My $1 file system (yes, from Target, too) definitely needs an upgrade.