I have used coupons for over 20 years, probably close to 25 years. I have always used a card file or similar container. For the last few years, I have used an acordion file holder.
It was really a check file to start with. I used envelopes inside each catorgary to help keep the coupons sorted out. I really hated standing in the store shuffling through a pile of coupons looking for the right one. And then to find it had expired made me really upset! See what a mess it was?
I read on some blogs last year about people using binders with baseball card pages to organize their coupons. So I found a binder on clearance for $5.00. I bought one package of baseball card holders. I can’t remember how much I paid for those. One package wasn’t enought, though. I raided my scrapbooking binders where I organize my supplies in baseball card holders, as well as photo pages 4×6 and 5×7 for larger pieces. I did use some of the photo pages in my coupon binder. I used them for the different store coupons. See how much better this looks?
And here’s a shot of it on the shoping cart.
Yeah, I was in Walmart. lol It was busy, and the only empty aisle was the bread aisle in the corner of the store. I could hear people coming up behind me, and I was trying to hurry. I could just hear them saying “Look at the crazy lady taking a picture of her shopping cart!” Well, I could hear them in my head. lol They didn’t actually see the camera, thankfully, or they really would have said that! lol
I have used this binder since last October, and I just love it. It is so easy to use. I have sections for each store that I use coupons at, as well as a restaraunt coupon section.
Using a coupon binder instead of a box, Works For Me