Sunday, 20 November 2011

Not so Extreme Couponing

Having seen the huge savings that people can get from clipping coupons, I decided to try it too.  Of course, up here in Canada, we don't have those double your savings deals that are available in some states. 

I've been saving a few dollars here and there, but nothing even close to getting the whole shopping cart for free that they show on tv.  No big deal, a few dollars off is better than nothing.  

The main problem though is having a place to organize the coupons.  I was using this:

Coupon Holder

I think it's a small cancelled cheque holder - got it at the $ store ages ago.  But even though it's got quite a few slots, it's hard to find the coupons because they are all smooshed together:

Coupon Holder

and you have to take them out of the pocket to browse through them.  After a few frustrating weeks of this, I finally searched online and found this: Make a Coupon Binder

I tweaked it a bit so as not to spend any actual money:
  • To prevent the coupons falling out, I re-used an old zippered time management calendar binder instead of an elastic band
  • For the pages, I found some photo insert pages (remember those?  they have a slot for a 3.5 photo - who even uses them these days?).  They used to be quite expensive, but I had a pile of unused ones.  I think the size is better than the baseball card inserts.
Now I just have to decide how to organize it, by expiry date? by item?  Can't wait to try out the binder next weekend.

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1 comment:

  1. Coupons expire too quickly.