Since posting about my new coupon binder over a year ago, I’ve gotten numerous questions and requests to post an update. A year later, do I still like the binder method? What aspects of the binder are my favorite? Is there anything I’d change? Instead of writing a long, detailed post, I opted to record a 10-minute long video instead!
If you’ve read my blog for even a couple months, you’ll remember I suggest everyone at least start couponing using the Clipless Method of Couponing. It’s fast and easy and saves at least 50% at the grocery store. However, as you continue on, many express the desire to move on to a more elaborate method of couponing. At this point, I recommend getting a small binder and organizing some coupons by clipping and putting them in categories. I want to emphasize that I do not clip many coupons from the coupon inserts. A vast majority are still filed away in my file box. However, the binder is very helpful for not only the high value coupons I clip, but also the coupons that come in the mail from various online offers.
My Binder Categories: I have 16 different categories as follows: Dairy, Cereal, Crackers/ Dry Goods (granola bars, pasta, bread, etc), Pre-made Foods/ Side Dishes (canned soup, Boxed potatoes, etc), Dessert, Baking Items (spices, boxed muffin mixes, etc), Condiments & Sauces, Meat (refrigerated), Frozen Items (anything that’s frozen except desserts), Beverages, Baby Items, Personal Care (shampoo, razors, etc.), Medicine, Cleaning, Paper Goods, and Misc.
I purchased my baseball card holders and photo inserts both at Walmart. I also purchased my 2″ Heavy Duty binder at Walmart. My binder cover is from Stylin’ Binders– and I love it! It’s very well made and is holding up beautifully!