Custom Coupon Binder

Regular readers know of my Flex Binder obsession. I was completely over the moon when I found the Mead OrganizHer Shopping Companion. I’ve used them in various other fashions, but never as its intended use: a Shopping Companion. I’ve finally started using it as a Custom Coupon Binder.

The initial set up of a Mead OrganizHer Shopping Companion is: 2 tabbed dividers (Shopping List & Coupons), three additional pocket dividers behind the coupon divider, password logs, shopping lists, a zippered pouch, and a business holder.

How I’ve set mine up:

*business card holder

*notebook paper

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*cut down baseball card holder sheets

How I cut down the baseball card sheets:

*The baseball card holder sheets are 3 x 3. Each sheet holds 9 cards.

*I trim off the bottom row and the third vertical column.

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*This takes it down from 9 pockets to 4.

Yes, this seem like a waste, but I am no longer an extreme couponer. My husband and I came to the conclusion that the extreme couponing we used to do was no longer worth our time. We were also buying a lot of stuff that we didn’t need to. And if you’re familiar with coupons at all, they’re mainly for processed foods and cleaners. My digestive track doesn’t react well with heavily processed foods (sorry, if TMI). Our new strategy: we have a $300 a month grocery budget and I only cut coupons for items I know we use or will use.

Here are some pictures of what my coupons look in their pouches.

There is no system of organization to them. I used to divide by category, then I tried by expiration date…yeah, I’d done with all that.

YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/FMedzw4bccU

If you coupon, how do you organize your coupons?

© Cori Large 25 Sept 2016

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16 Responses to Custom Coupon Binder

  1. It’s always refreshing to see old school techniques, which I also like. So you go, girl!

  2. Candy says:

    Baseball card sheet is great idea. Like instructions.

  3. Paola says:

    This is so cool.
    I don’t coupon because we don’t get this kind of thing here. But that is so cool for people that have that.

  4. Fiona says:

    Your system looks super organised. We don’t have many coupons in the UK but I’ve seen TV programmes about ‘extreme couponing’ in America. Some people even manage to end up with a profit from their grocery shopping don’t they?! (I’m not sure how that works! lol)

  5. Jessica says:

    I agree with you – I used to spend so much time in college cutting coupons, but after a while, realized the hours I was spending only to save a couple of dollars here and there. And you’re right – they are mainly for big brands that sell processed foods. I now go to BJ’s warehouse for pretty well-discounted items (produce too!) and though I need a pantry to store my extra bulk items, I’m ok with not having to visit the store quite as often! 🙂

    • caendicott says:

      We’re getting there with some bulk shopping. We also have a meat market that has a decent produce section near the house. Their produce prices are half what the big grocery chains are.

  6. Valerie says:

    This is how I used to do my coupon binders. NOw I live in the country and don’t coupon.

  7. I should look into getting one of these. I tend to only have a few coupons but this might help remember them easier.

  8. Can you come over and help organize my life for me! Love these ideas 🙂

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