Maybe one of these days after I get my house organized and my home binder and recipe binders done I can start working on couponing. Just an FYI, you can also go to target. I started seriously using coupons a few months ago. It helps to have a goal. I use the binder and baseball card holders, too.
- Coupon Binder Labels
- Tips to Organizing a Coupon Binder!
- My Coupon Binder Organization Method
- CLIPLESS method of Couponing – Binder too small? Try the CLIPLESS METHOD! Page 1
- Coupon Categories And Subcategories For Organizing Coupons
- Mini Coupon Binder
- Tips to Organizing a Coupon Binder!
- 5 Easy Steps to Create and Maintain Your Coupon Binder
- Coupon Binders
Coupon Binder Labels
Coupons Join free now, but only for a limited time! There are too many other things to do! Instead of clipping and sorting all your coupons each week, you simply file the entire insert by date and only clip the ones you need after you make your shopping list. It is straightforward and easy to maintain, and it works great. Learn How to Extreme Coupon in just 8 weeks! A couple of months ago, Jennifer Tope, the mastermind behind the Qubie Coupon Organization System, contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying out her coupon binder system.
And so I did. On Superbowl Sunday I spent the entire day clipping and sorting 4 months worth of inserts and filling my binder. I am not going to lie. The intial set up took a long time. The Qubie Pro binder comes already divided into categories, making it pretty much foolproof to set up. And I have to admit, for a girl who has a hard time sitting still, even for the biggest football game of the year, it was kind-of nice to have a project to keep me occupied.
I have now had a full month to try out the Qubie and I am more than a little surprised to admit that there are a lot of things I like about using the binder system. It definitely makes preparing for a shopping trip and gathering my coupons much faster. It saved time but I missed out on a lot. The smaller Qubie Plus binder is a great place for all those random specialty store coupons that I never knew what to do with, and I love that the little Qubie Pal has freed up a lot of room in my wallet, which I can now close for the first time in a long time.
The cons of the binder system are the up-front time involved. Even aside from the initial setup, it takes at least hours a week to maintain. Between church and family activities and drugstore shopping, my Sundays are usually jam-packed. It is difficult for me to find the time to clip and sort the new inserts, and then I find that I get behind. Ultimately if you are going to get serious about coupons, you have to figure out what works for you.
Do you like the idea of having all your coupons with you, already pre-clipped and sorted, or is it easier to just keep them filed away in a box? Be honest, if they are filed away in the box will you be diligent about making your list each week, or do you need a visible reminder and incentive to use those coupons? If you have multiple inserts, the easiest way to sort your coupons each week is to separate each page and stack the like pages together, then cut out each like coupon together at one time.
I found that it takes me about minutes per insert to separate and lay out all the pages, then another 10 minutes to clip and 15 minutes to sort. Once you have all your existing coupons organized, it is fairly easy to maintain the system—just clip and sort again each week when you get your new inserts, and clip and sort printables as you go. Once every few weeks you should also go through and pull out any expired coupons.
I usually keep them in for 30 days past the expiration date, since my CVS store accepts up to 30 days expired coupons. Subscribing via email is the best way to stay connected to all the fun stuff happening here at Living Well Spending Less, and we invite you to join more than 1 million subscribers in receiving regular updates! When you subscribe, you ll also get instant access to our life-changing Goal Setting Workbook as our gift to you. I currently use an old accordion check file and would like to try the Qubie as I too am often caught without coupons at the store, I think I would save much more with one.
My coupons… on my desk at work, stuck together with a binder clip. As you can imagine, things get left behind. I think the Qubiebook would be an easy way to keep everything with me when I go shopping! I currently clip sunday coupons and print internet coupons and file them in a small accordian type folder with labels. I then make my shopping list and gather all the coupons needed for that trip and put those lucky coupons up front.
I believe Qubiebook would help me be more organized and provide a simplier way to store and access my little money savers: I would love to try out the Qubie Books! I have gotten so many of my friends started, and we have all started with the binder. I have 4 young children, so couponing is a must! Let alone, easily an addiction once you start saving money! I could really use a binder system!!! My coupons are currently in a pile on my desk. I need some serious help! The Quibie would let me organize them and find what I needed quicker.
I use an accordian file to file my coupons and use a coupon site to match up sales. Then I clip. I would love to use a binder so I can carry all of my coupons to the store. Hello My Love! Hope you are doing good. I used to do the binder, but I like my accordian folding envelope best. I use a binder for loose coupons and an accordion file for the insert booklets.
Qubie looks like a complete system and would be easily accessible at home and at the store. I just completed my registration at http: The Qubie system sounds interesting…. And is much prettier than my falling apart black binder! I was until last week keeping my coupons in a small accordion file. I clip my coupons and print tons , but my file and album are too small and most days my dining room table is covered in coupons! I need a better system!
Hello Ruth! I have just recently started reading your blog a few weeks ago. I currently use your filing system …just not that great at it yet! As a new stay at home mom of two I think the Qubie would be a great addition to my new world of couponing! Such a great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity! I am officially a follower: Thanks for giving me an incentive to do that…bc i have been meaning to get around to it!
I currently organize my coupons in hanging folders and using a coupon organizer that I purchased on Etsy. I would like to try the Quibie pro binder because often my coupons slide under the dividers in the system that I currently use and end up in the wrong category — thus me missing them. I am new to couponing so i still use an accordion style organizer and it get hard to find a specific coupon in that mess.
I need to find a new way fast. I currently us the file whole insert method. I currently use the filing method but like you feel like I am missing out on the unadvertised sales once I get to the store. I am currently using a coupon binder. I would check out out Qubie for a new way to organize my store coupon and restaurant coupons. I never have my restaurant coupons when I need them. I have a box with the inserts in it. I carry a small bag filled with clipped coupons, printables and the ones I plan to use at the store, but I often see a sale and think I have a coupon, but have to dig through the bag to find it.
Then, I remember it is at home. The qubie system is very comprehensive. I like the three different binders for different things. I use the filing system right now. I have a binder that I used but never had time to cut the inserts so they were all over the place. I decided to switch to the file so I could find my inserts faster. I am new to couponing and currently use an accordian file but am finding that I need a more efficient way to organize my coupons!
I just saw a couple of videos from you on youtube. Right now I use a binder, but I am forever trying to reorganize it. I would like to see if this system works better than the one I have and am exited about seeing the Plus and Pal components. I use an accordian file. Thanks for the chance to win a free one! Currently I use an accordion folder.
I would love to use the Qubie because I think it would be easier in the long run to see what coupons I have! I like qubie on facebook. I hope I win. Please Please Please! I currently use an accordian style organizer and while it works im not to happy with it. Id love to win the Qubie bc it seems very straight foward and would allow me to see the coupons easily and never lose them in the pile! I use an accordion style file holder for my coupons.
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Tips to Organizing a Coupon Binder!
Coupons Join free now, but only for a limited time! There are too many other things to do! Instead of clipping and sorting all your coupons each week, you simply file the entire insert by date and only clip the ones you need after you make your shopping list.
Remember organization is key to cutting down on time when couponing. Many use the binder system, as well as myself, so I decided to break it down how I organize my coupon binder.
The binder has always been the foundation of organization for extreme couponers, but with technology today, I found that my clipless method works just as efficiently and saves me time. I used to spend a couple hours every Sunday clipping my coupons. Now I spend about 40 minutes sorting, matching and stapling my pages, and I am done! I still have my binder, and I still add coupons to it, but nothing like I used to. My binder is feather light, and all the couponing friends cringe at this thought. We have always taken pride in our stuffed 10 lb binder!
My Coupon Binder Organization Method
Here are some master coupon categories, and subcategories, to help you organize your coupons if you clip them. Using these categories to help you file your coupons can keep you from getting overwhelmed and more easily put your fingers on the coupon you need, when you need it. Ideally you will tweak these categories a bit to fit your family s normal purchases, adding or subtracting categories as needed. Further, if you don t coupon heavily you may just want to use the main categories, not the subcategories listed at all. However, the more coupons you have in your organizational system the more subcategories will become helpful to you in finding what you need quickly, especially when standing in the grocery aisle. Although I suggest tweaking the categories I ve created a two page printable you can print out if you just want to use the coupon categories the way I ve already laid them out.WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: Coupon Organization File Box System--No More Binder!
CLIPLESS method of Couponing – Binder too small? Try the CLIPLESS METHOD! Page 1
September 4, at 8: June 20, at 8: One question, I understand the filing system, but coupons expire so quickly, how is it that you have so many usable coupons? Thanks for letting me know. February 8, at 9: I use a bonder as well. I think it works great for the coupons you intend to use and also for just going through them when doing regular grocery shopping. August 17, at April 16, at 2: Hi, Stephanie.
Coupon Categories And Subcategories For Organizing Coupons
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Mini Coupon Binder
Tips to Organizing a Coupon Binder!
They also make it really easy to donate those expired coupons to the troops! I would only get a binder that has a handle and for me a carrying strap. I have to hang onto too many kids in a parking lot to be carrying this anywhere other than my shoulder. First section: Places to buy supplies. Baseball Card Pages: They are located in the front of the store by the baseball and Pokemon cards. I have heard that people get them at the Dollar Store but I have looked for a year and have never seen them. Again, usually Walmart. Get the plastic pages.
You will be using your binder a lot, so buying a quality binder that can hold up is important.
5 Easy Steps to Create and Maintain Your Coupon Binder
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