I've been experimenting with coupons for a little while now, and I have to say they definitely save you money at the grocery store. There are a few "tricks", such as combining them with sale items, and shopping at stores that double coupons. But we'll save all that for another post. Today I want to talk about organization.
I am not an organized person. I'm constantly losing things and I have trouble putting things away. Therefore, I was always misplacing my coupons. This could be frustrating, especially when we would go to the store, see a great deal on an item which I also happened to have a coupon for...except I couldn't find the coupon. "I thought it was in my wallet" I would whine. Even worse, is all those times I had a coupon for a FREE item, and I lost those. I knew I needed a way to organize my coupons, but I had no idea where to start. Lucky for me, I found The Couponizer.
The Couponizer is a genius system - it's a booklet that comes with compartments to help you organize your coupons. You fill each pocket with your coupons, according to the category such as baby, canned goods, frozen foods, snacks etc. There's a place to put coupons that you want to use on your next shopping trip, as well as a place to put your receipts (I'm always losing those too.) A pre-sorting mat helps to organize your coupons, before you actually organize them (ie putting them in the category pockets.) The system is so easy to use, that I don't think I could lose anything even if I tried. I love how it comes with a shopping list, and then a tracking sheet where you can record your expenses. And the best part of all? It comes with a pair of handy scissors! You store everything in the clear, zippered bag that's also included, and you're good to go.
Now that I have a place to put all my coupons, I no longer lose them. That means I'm saving more money at the grocery store... and that's a good feeling indeed.
The Couponizer is available for $19.95 and you can get one here. Additional accessories and items are available as well.
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