Good Grief, this is embarrassing…
All right, people.
I am going to break down and show you my coupon binder.
I don’t know why I find this embarrassing… I already have so many weird qualities, what’s one more?
I originally bought one of those little accordian files that are specifically for coupons. However, it did not have enough categories and it was a gigantic hassle to sift through in the store. After realizing in the middle of the toothpaste aisle that I needed a better system, I came home and fell down a Google rabbit hole called Coupon Binder Organizers.
After driving myself nuts trying to figure out what kind of pages I wanted and comparing prices on Amazon, I threw my hands up and ordered this binder kit.
It comes with a variety of pocket sheets and divider tabs, as well as a list that tells you which weekends will have which inserts in the paper. She even has a video that shows you how she organizers her binder and her coupon strategy as she moves through the aisles in the store. I didn’t care for the categories on the tabs, so I bought some plain divider tabs in the school supply department at Target (with a coupon!), and made categories to correspond with my local grocery store.
I have taken the binder to Target, but have yet to make the maiden voyage to the grocery store. I need to go shopping in a pretty bad way, so my plan is to get the paper on Wednesday and see what the specials are; then go to the store early Thursday morning. I shall report back and let you know how it went.