Let’s talk about savings and coupons! I love saving and admittedly, I get a little bit excited when I see the end of the receipt and it is much smaller than I was expecting. But, I was having trouble juggling the coupons, having them rip, losing them altogether and accidentally letting them expire because I wasn’t organized. Enter the ten page free printable Coupon Binder! Problem Solved!
So my Coupon Binder came to the rescue because I was using little envelopes for years…you see it right? The white envelopes and then I put them in my purse and between keys, money, wallets, the envelopes became a complete disaster. Just like everything in life, it is a process!
I’m saving you from all the chaos I have already experienced in years past with my coupons and giving you this gorgeous Coupon Binder! You don’t have to go through all the frustrations that I have already gone through. Clip those coupons and put them in a sleeve! You are good to go now!
Before I started making this binder for our readers, I thought I better check out if people are even using coupons anymore! I was thinking “ok, is just something that we used to do and isn’t really a thing anymore?”
To my surprise, it is still extremely popular and people are using coupons in massive amounts. According to Sun Sentinel Newspaper, more than 90% of us still use coupons in one form or another! They may be coupon codes, paper or digital that but confirmed that people were using them, maybe they just weren’t talking about it as much!
What You Need
To start, you’ll need the following items:
- 1” three ring binder
- Plastic sleeves for the page dividers
- Plastic sleeves with pockets (like the ones that organize baseball cards)
How to Create the Coupon Binder
- Print out the coupon binder attachments that are downloaded below. They are completely FREE!
- Decide which divider pages you will use and discard the ones you won’t.
- Slip the cover page in to the front of the binder.
- Add plastic divider pages and the baseball card sleeves into the binder.
- Start adding your coupons to the pockets in the baseball card sleeves.
- Add an additional sleeve to store the weekly flyers so you remember the specials for the week.
Note: If there are a few stores that you frequent, you may find it worthwhile to print the store’s coupon policy and insert it into a sleeve. I can’t tell you how many times that a new employee didn’t know the policy andI had to “help” them!
How to Use a Coupon Binder
Start with a standard one inch three ring binder that has a clear sleeve on the front for the gorgeous cover art. Yes, that matters to gals! If it looks nice, we are more likely to use it. We know it, it’s fine. We are going to go with it!
Before I leave the house, I review all the things I need to buy and check for the coupons in the binder. It is so much easier to do this BEFORE you leave the house. I have accidentally held up the checkout line before when I am searching for a coupon that I know I had.
I end up with more and more online coupons. They come as special discount codes, email incentives, and coupons with barcodes that were in my inbox. But, I am horrible at remembering these and end up looking through my phone to find them at the checkout line.
That’s why I added a coupon code tracker to the binder. It gives me space to write down the code and/or print and store them. Easy peasy!
When you get the coupons in the mail or newspaper, simply clip and slide it into the appropriate sleeve. Every month or so, clean it out and make sure the expired ones are thrown out. I tend to do this when I do my bills. I’m in “admin mode” and it is easy just to work them on bill day. Some of my friends go through their coupon binders while they watch TV. It is fairly mindless work, but it does help you save a lot of money!
I included a section for restaurants and local stores. My local Wegmans has coupons that come out and I keep Bed Bath and Beyond for those times I may need something. Dicks and even Dunkin Donuts have coupons come through. I put all of those into their own sections. There is no more wishing I brought the coupon as I keep the binder with me in the car.
That’s all you need! It is that simple to put together and start using your own Coupon Binder today!
Download the Coupon Binder
This is for personal use only. Download the Coupon Binder and get saving!
This is part of our huge Binder Collection we are putting together so make sure to check out our others! Yes, they are all FREE!
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Organizational Binder – This is huge and everyone needs this one! Menu planning, budget planning, password logs and more are all included in this gorgeous and timeless binder!
Kitchen Binder – This is an updated six pack binder set that brings everything you need into one binder for the kitchen. Meal planners and inventories for refrigerator, pantry and freezer are all included. If you want to maximize your organization in the kitchen, this is a gem to have in your back pocket!
Mini Financial Binder – This is one of my favorite binders in our collection! You will need to print off each page individually because I wrote details on how to use each page to help you get the most out of the printable. The email sign up in each post snags you two goal tracker worksheets that go with these as well. They all tie together beautifully!
Holiday Binder – If you dream of organization and sanity this holiday season, this is the one for you! Christmas cards, gift giving, dinner planning and more are all included so you have a one stop shop for all your holiday ideas and thoughts!
Binder Covers – If you have your own ideas of what you want in your binders, that is great! Here are adorable binder covers/spines to get you on your way to organizing your home and life!
Menu/Recipe Binder – This one was created because of a readers survey. Our readers responded and said this is what they wanted! Welp! Here we are!
Family Emergency Binder – This one was created with the mindset of keeping track of all the necessary contacts if something unexpected were to happen to you and your family. Thinking fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes are all impacting most of us! Gather your family and put this one together!
Vacation Binder – Coming April 2020-this one is near and dear to my heart because we love to travel hack and put together little trips on the cheap…yet I want to be fully organized in the process. Since I’m a big paper/pen gal, this works great!