How to Organize Coupons - Coupon Binder Tutorial April 2010

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Kasey Trenum of Time 2 $ave teaches couponing workshops across the southeast. Her message is a message of hope to American's seeking relief in their finances. One of the most asked questions is how do we organize our coupons. We have created a step by step tutorial to walk you through the process. Visit Time 2 $ave online at www.time2saveworkshops.com for daily deals and grocery ad matchups.

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How to Organize Coupons - Coupon Binder Tutorial April 2010

  1. 1. Coupon Organization Binder Tutorial
  2. 2. Part One: Stacking Inserts, Cutting & Categorizing
  3. 3. Multiple Sunday Papers – Time Saver • Separate Red Plum, Smart Source, and Procter & Gamble booklets. • One Insert at a time separate individual pages from each booklet and stack together. • Leave Procter & Gamble coupons uncut and filed in accordion file. They are released monthly, and mostly Health & Beauty
  4. 4. Multiple Copies of the Sunday Newspaper Separate pages together, one booklet at a time.
  5. 5. Separate each insert by page and stack like pages together
  6. 6. Stack Like Pages Together
  7. 7. Staple each coupon Keeps inserts together so they can be cut properly Don’t Staple Barcode!
  8. 8. Why Staple Coupons before cutting? • Makes cutting out coupons easier • Keeps like coupons together while cutting • Simplifies filing
  9. 9. Time to Start Cutting
  10. 10. Separate Coupons as they are cut into categories for easy filing • Categorize by grocery aisle • Not store specific – broad categories that relate to any grocery store • Goal is to touch coupon twice 1. Cut and place in appropriate category ready to file 2. File all coupons in like categories at one time.
  11. 11. Keeping It Simple Categorize While You Cut Paper/Poster Board Mini Stacking Bins
  12. 12. Suggested Categories File by Grocery Aisle •Drinks & bread • Medicine •Frozen Foods • Baby items •Refrigerated Foods • Cleaning items •Breakfast/Baking Items • Paper items •Canned & Boxed items • Scented Products •Sauces & Snacks • Pets •Personal Items
  13. 13. Mini Stacking Bins • One Bin Per Category • Easy to toss into bin as coupon is cut • Filing is a breeze since coupons are already separated No time to file? Stack bins and put away! (no mess & easy clean up)
  14. 14. Paper or Poster board • Write/Type Each Category • As Coupons are cut place on appropriate category Separate Coupons by category
  15. 15. Part Two: Category Dividers, Baseball Card Holders, Binders and More
  16. 16. Dividers & Baseball Cardholders
  17. 17. Label Index Dividers by Category Index Dividers with Address Labels
  18. 18. Categories File by Grocery Aisle •Drinks & bread • Medicine •Frozen Foods • Baby items •Refrigerated Foods • Cleaning items •Breakfast/Baking Items • Paper items •Canned & Boxed items • Scented Products •Sauces & Snacks • Pets •Personal Items
  19. 19. File Coupons in Baseball Card Holders Easy to Organize
  20. 20. File by Category If needed fold Coupon with product picture facing up.
  21. 21. Finish one newspaper booklet at a time (Red Plum & Smart Source)
  22. 22. Coupons are filed by categories with product picture facing up. Coupon in individual sleeves are filed by expiration date. With those expiring first in the front.
  23. 23. Can use front and back of card holders to fit 18 coupons instead of 9. Coupons in the Binder above are filed 9 per page.
  24. 24. Back of Binder Use Pocket for rain checks
  25. 25. Combo Binder 3 Ring With Accordion File
  26. 26. Accordion File in Binder File Coupon Booklets/ Store Coupons/ P & G Inserts
  27. 27. Scissors, Pens & Pockets Designate a Place • Scissors • Pens, Highlighter • Rain checks • Coupons found in the store • Store Coupons • Shopping Envelope
  28. 28. WHOOPIE!!!! Organized and on your way!! • Print Store Coupon Policies • Pull expired coupons when you are filing new coupons • Keep ALL coupons as to not miss any Drug Store Money Maker Sales. • GIVE PURPOSELY – don’t just donate. Bless Others!
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