Thursday, April 8, 2010

How to Store Your Coupons

Don't clip them!!

When you get your Sunday inserts, write the date on the front page  in marker. Then keep them in a binder with page protectors, an acordian folder, or just in a stack by date in a convenient location.

If you ever find a coupon deal, or see one posted here it will always tell you the date of the insert and which one it was in. Way easier than trying to dig through piles and spending hours cutting coupons.

Also there are several online Coupon Databases. You can search by item type (yogurt) or brand name (Dannon) it will tell you exactly which insert to find it in. So, you can make your grocery list and then look for coupons online.

I really like this database at The Frugal Find.

If you have a few loose coupons keep them in a separate file, or ziploc bag by expiration date.

Some global abbreviations you will see at various sites:
SS = Smart Source
RP = Red Plum
P&G = Proctor and Gamble Brandsaver
MF = Manufacturer's Coupons
Peelies = Coupons Found on Item in Store
Store Coupons = Coupons only Accepted at a Specific Store Usually Found in Mail or Online


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