Put savings at your fingertips! Devise a coupon system you’ll stick with.
If you’re just getting started in couponing, don’t go all out with a filing system. Grab an envelope or ziplock baggie, drop in dividers you can label with broad categories such as dairy and frozen, and file any coupons you gather. Tuck your collection into your purse or shopping bag before leaving for the store, or keep it in the glove compartment of your car so you’ll always have it handy.
Check office supply or discount stores for inexpensive coupon wallets. Look for one with dividers you can designate for categories such as dairy, meat and produce. Make a separate section for rain checks. File coupons by expiration date, with the earliest in front so you don’t miss deals.
Pick up an inexpensive three-ring notebook and fill it with clear plastic sheets made for holding baseball cards or photos. Create sections in the binder that correspondent to supermarket aisles, including produce, dairy and meat. Make a separate section for rain checks and designate a sheet or two for coupons for clothing shops and drugstores.