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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

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I was recently sent a copy of the new Couponizer to try.  This is a coupon storage and organization system that was designed by a couponing mom and has now been updated with even more features.

It is a 7 piece system with:

  • The Couponizer® – 8 x 5  booklet with 18 Grocery coupon pockets, 4 Non-grocery coupon pockets, 3 gift card/shopper loyalty sleeves, shopping pockets
  • Shopping List – 20 page tear off list pad
  • CoupStacker – pre-sorting mat color coded to match the system pockets
  • CoupTracker – 15 page spiral bound list pad
  • “Your Guide to Smart Savings” – instruction booklet with spending strategy and coupon tips
  • Scissors
  • Carrying Bag – clear vinyl zippered bag

I tried out the system and found that is was a good system for those getting started.  The pockets are organized by location in the store and there is a pocket to put coupons you plan to use on a trip.

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One feature that I love is the “CoupStacker”.  It made sorting out cut coupons much easier.  I am normally sitting in the middle of chaos with little stacks all around me and I spend more time remembering where each stack than I do actually cutting the coupons.

The pockets are large enough to hold coupons from one paper a week.  The book is very sturdy and has a large sprial ring to allow it to expand as large as you need it too.  It also has a plastic bag that it fits into so that you can’t inadvertantly lose any coupons.

One thing to note:
If you buy more than one paper a week this system will probably not work for you to hold all of your coupons.  It will give you help on getting organized but you will need something with larger pockets.

Now that you have my thoughts how about a chance to try it for yourself??

Two Southern Savers readers will get a FREE Couponizer.

To enter: leave a comment below with a quick version of how you organize your coupons.

One entry per person. Winners will be announced Tuesday morning.

I am working on more detailed post of organization tips so you might see yourself quoted later…

    • I coupon organize with the Louis Vuitton box my purse came in!!! I keep the coupons in date order in the box and pull up Southern Savers on my iPhone in the store to see which coupons to use!! I LOVE the irony of using a Louis Vuitton box to organize my coupons!!!

    • Mrs. Morgan

      I have a 3 ring binder, with sheets of plastic photo sheets. Low tech,but works for me

    • Amy in LA

      I use a binder. I bought index dividers and trading card holders… like page protectors with pockets. I have sections divided into toiletries, oral hygiene, baby items, laundry, cleaning supplies, snacks, pantry, dairy aisle, meats, household, medicines, and other. Then in each section I have a page or two dedicated to types… for example in toiletries – I have a page for shampoos and another page for razors.

      My binder also has pockets, and in the front pocket I keep my weekly sales ads, rebate booklets, and a small scissors… and in the back pocket I keep coupons for Baskin Robbins, fast food places, etc.

    • sarah

      My organization plan changes: basically I am using a notebook right now where I keep all the flyers. I cut internet coupons and any that are expiring this month and file them in a small pocket organizer that is arranged by categories. Each week, I put the coupons I plan to use at particular stores in an envelope with that store’s name on it. Sorting has gotten a bit easier since I don’t tend to cut out the coupons until I am ready to use them.

    • Cheryl

      I am fairly new to couponing and would love to try this system!! Thanks for having the giveaway!

    • Jodie

      Currently I use a cancelled check organizer because I am just beginning this journey. I need to upgrade thought – because it doesn’t have enough spaces to organize all areas of a store – and I spend more time looking for coupons than I do anything else!

    • Kelly

      For at least 15 years, I have used a plastic Rubbermaid index card filing box that has a very secure latch and a carrying handle. I use index cards to separate my coupons into easy to remember categories, i.e. Cereal/cleaning products/medicine. Since I began trying your fabulous tips, I now go browse your site and the weekly ads each week, match up the coupons I have with the products that are on sale, and put those coupons into free greeting card samples I receive in the mail all the time. I use a different greeting card for each store and I write the tips for each store inside the cards.

    • I have not found a good way to organize mine yet! I am just getting started and have enjoyed your site but for now DON’T LAUGH I use a ziplock bag :)

    • Ginna

      I use a regular accordion fold coupon holder. I cut out the coupons for things I know I can get for a good price and put those in my coupon holder. I keep the rest of the coupons that are sent with the paper and write the date on the top so if there are extra cheap prices on those items, I can easily find them to cut those out as well.

    • Christie

      I use a 3 ring binder I got at Target. The front has a section with 3 file folders. I use this for the ads. CVS, Publix, and Walgreens. Then I put the coupons matches in. The main part holds pens, scissors, cell phone and 2 other zipper compartments. One of which I use for resturant coupons. I use baseball trading card sheets (pack of 30 at Hobby Lobby using 40% off coupon) for the coupons. The item shows on the front and exp. date shows on the back.Post-it tabs to label the categories. Love it!!

    • Tina

      I use a couponizer – but it is falling apart! I have used it for about 3 years now and it has been great. I would love to have a new one.

    • Sara

      I have a small pouch that i keep my coupons in. Not the best system, but it’s all i have right now.

    • I use a 3-ring binder and photo slide-holders (like trading card sleeves but smaller) Got them from a yard sale! This thing looks perfect for my needs though.

    • Dawn

      My method unfortunately is not too organized as of yete, that is why I need the couponizer! I use a drawer that contains receipts and coupons, but unfortunately my coupons normally expire before I realize I have them. I’m turning over a new leaf though!

    • Roshena

      I’ve been using an envelelope system for a couple years now but think it’s about time I graduate to something else!

    • Kim

      I’m TRYING the 3 ring binder – I haven’t quite figured it out yet but I’m trying. Alittle more organization would be very helpful

    • I’m relatively new to couponing but I’m a sucker for organization so I use a three ring binder with baseball card holders. I have them organized based on the type of item, much like the aisles in a grocery store. So far it has worked really well.

    • Debbie Oubre

      I use an old binder that my kids are not using anymore and bought some Pokeman sheets at Target. I am still working on organizing the coupons in categories using tabs. For the ads, I just usethe large plain plastic pockets. I am just starting so it is taking time labeling and trying what will work best. A coupon organizer would be great!

    • Kathi

      I use a small coupon organizer, a photo album and zip lock bags labeled Publix, Kroger, Walgreens and CVS. The zip lock bags are used for each store. The photo album holds my stash, the small organizer fits into my purse – everyday, just in case.

      Need a better system but haven’t really found one yet.

    • Amanda

      I use a zip pouch that I had to sort thru to find the coupon I needed – did work so well. Then last week I called the store and got what was on each aisle and organized the coupons by what aisle they were on so I could just pull out the coupons for each aisle. I think that would have worked however with three preschoolers, 2 carts and a storage to small for my “aisle coupons” I had trouble still. But I have not given up – I just know there is something else better out there and I will find it.

      Thanks for your site!!! I am tring to turn our family finances around and saving money on groceries helps in other areas. THANKS AGAIN!!

    • Amy

      I just finished my coupon binder! I used a three ring binder that zips and has a detachable strap. The strap is very useful for hands free carrying around the store. I divided the binder into 25 categories and color coded each one so they are very easy to find. Can’t wait to put it to use at Kmart!

    • Shannon N.

      I use a zippered 3-ring binder with the 8×10 sheet protectors and baseball card holders for my main folder organized by product alphabetically. I also have a small accordian file for my take to store file (this is organized by store and I fill this with my plan (and store coupon policies) to take out into the war zone..lol Of course there is also a box full of coupons I haven’t organized yet and they will probably all expire before I do…lol

    • Heather

      I used the binder method with file folders as tabs. They are organzied by Refrig, freezer, dry goods, canned, hleathy/beauty, pet, cleaning etc… My biggest help is when I am cutting and sorting the coupons I normally staple the multiples together allowing me a bit more free time in the organzation part of it all. With two toddlers around it can sometimes save me a ton of time. Once cut and sorted, I pile them in little piles according to my binder labels and file them that way. It would be nice to have something smaller to take on store trips with me instead of a heavy binder and two kiddos to boot. Thanks for offering this to us!

    • Cindy

      I use regular no. 10 envelopes. I cut out all of the coupons (unless it’s something I’m definitely not going to use like cat food coupons) and place them in the appropriate envelope (ie: Smart Source 4/19, Red Plum 4/19…). I tried to keep the coupon inserts whole and clip as needed, but that was just a nightmare for me!

    • Maehing O

      I have the medium size accordian file folder that is available at Wallyworld, but need a bigger system! If I win this one, I will be able to divide things up better… I’m planning my next coupon organizer to tack onto my over full organizer now! I have subdivided into categories that work for me, ie, can good, frozen, dairy, meds, etc and then sub categorize using paper clips within the categories. Crazy I know.. but smaller than the clear flip card thing that I have seen some use. I will read all entries to see how everyone does theirs! I love this site… thanks Jenny, you and your people ROCK! My friend told me today that she wanted to get shirts printed that said on the back, be patient, I have coupons! hahahahah! How cute!

    • Heather

      I use a binder with baseball card holders. In the front, I keep my calculator, the Southern Savers price guide, and a list of prices of items I typically buy at Wal-Mart so I can compare where I am getting the best deal.

    • Jan

      <~~~~~~~The most unorganized person in the world. Not only do I want this I NEED this! :) (seriously)

    • Rebecca

      I too use a three ring binder with clear 3 ring photo pages where I slip my coupons into. I can add as many as I need and I can easily see what I have. I generally do not cut out all of my Sunday paper coupons, but rather leave them intact until I need to clip them. I am new, so I’m sure I will be changing up the system here and there. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Michelle Thomas

      I need a better system, but now I use a separate envelope for each store where I shop. Also, I put my printed and cut-out coupons into file folders by category. And I keep my newspaper coupon inserts in stacks, separated by sticky notes with each week’s date.

      Thanks again for your awesome site! I check it several times a day!

    • Marci

      I have been thru many systems, what I’m currently using is a zippered day planner (bought on clearance at Target for $3). I use the dividers from the dayplanner for sections, and have cut down photo pockets to hold the coupons. The downside is that it is bright red and I keep leaving it in the red Target carts! :-)

    • Laura

      I have a falling-apart folder for older inserts and a 3-ring binder with pockets for the newest (simply because they won’t all fit in one or the other). I keep loose coupons (failed to find at store, got in the mail, etc.) in a page protector in the middle, paper-clipped into three categories: restaurant/service, health & beauty, and grocery.

    • Stephenie

      Being new to couponing, I just use one of those “cheap” accordion coupon holders from the dollar store. For now it’s working b/c I haven’t convinced my husband that we should start getting the paper delivered just for the coupons, so I don’t really have that many! Would love to win this giveaway!

    • Brooke Gallaway

      I’m currently using a 3×5 index card holder. It works fairly well, although I think it would work better if I purchased new dividers. I like it because I can have as many categories as I desire and modify them as I learn. Love you site!

    • Tracy

      I use a check organizer. It is small enough to slip in my purse, but has 13 or so compartments to keep me organized. I have learned never to go shopping without my coupon stash – in case I have mom-nesia or there is an unadvertised sale.

    • Shon

      I use an accordian-type folder for coupons that I use on a regular basis so that I can take it with me to the stores. I also have a small drawer below my printer that I use to store the remainder of coupons & inserts for later reference.

    • Tracy

      i used to use the 3 ring binder with baseball card sheets to put the coupons in but that got hard to keep up with so i went to an envelope per store and and all extra coupons are seperated in two cigar boxes one is for Food and the other is for everything else when i get more cigar boxes I will seperate further. I keep these boxes in car so if i see a good deal i can go get the coupon and use it right then. that is goo for people who have lots of inserts per week.

    • India

      I also have the 3 ring binder with trading card pages to hold the coupons. HOWEVER, I have never taken the time to put the coupons in the binder!!…they are all still in regular white envelopes that are categorized. One day I’ll get organized….one day!

    • Suzy

      I have the same orange zippered binder that Jenny shows in her workshops. Double binder with multi-pockets and an accordian file all in one… and it zips closed! For inserts, I use 3×5 photo pages and have each pocket labeled, and also tabbed dividers.

    • I use a 3-ring binder and page protectors. I write the date I got the newspaper on the front of each insert and then I put the insert into the page protector. It helps to locate specific coupon when I am making my list from the deals you have on your site. I also have your standard coupon organizer that expands, but I will be glad when the coupons in that run out because it is a real hassle to look through my huge stack of coupons for a certain coupon.

    • Amy H.

      I cut out the ones I think I will use and keep then in my purse in an envelope and the rest I keep uncut in an accordian file with the date on them so I can easily reference if you have a deal that shows when the coupons came out. I am new at this, so winning this would be great. Thanks!

    • I have a small accordian-style folder that I use to organize my coupons. I have the different sections labeled to sort my coupons. I’m not happy with my system, though- I’d love to give the couponizer a try!

    • Sheila

      I bought a 3 ring binder and some trading card protectors. I divided all coupons into catergories and put them in the protectors with dividers in betweens the catergories. Now I can find anything just with a quick glance. I take it everywhere I go!

    • First, I file them by date and coupon circular. I DON’T CLIP UNLESS I HAVE A PLAN TO BUY THE ITEM!!

      I use a canceled check file to organize my clipped coupons. If you click on my name, it will take you to a picture of the check file.

      Also, if you go to my blog, in the right hand side, under “couponing”, I have a post about how I organize my coupons.

    • I’m new to couponing and I started out with just using an envelope. Once I acquired more coupons I started organizing them in a small photo book. I slip them in (where pictures would usually go) and group them together with other coupons that are for the same product or similiar product. I love this website and many others that are now helping me save a ton of money on groceries! Thanks so much for this site! I would love to win a coupon organnizer.

    • Nicole Backerman

      I could really use something to get my coupons organized. this sounds very cool…hope I win!

    • I am OBSESSED with your blog! I have told probably a hundred people about it since I have discovered it. I have been home with my baby, and your blog alone has already saved me hundreds over the last 4 months.
      I prefer to organize my coupons by expiration date in a small coupon organizer I bought years ago – I used to keep receipts in it. However, as I have become more advanced in couponing, I have been looking for a new method!!
      Thank you again for all you do on here!

    • Jaclyn

      I use an accordian fold coupon organizer I found at the Dollar Spot in Target

    • I saw this online and wanted this for awhile. It would be great to win…….especially with us being low on funds. LOL

      I keep all of my coupons in a little file box. Not the best but it works.

      I cut my coupons when watching TV. I thought about not cutting coupons and just keeping them all in tact, but I just can’t do it. I sometimes find deals and then kick myself when I don’t have my coupons on hand. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Holly

      I use a three-ring binder with baseball card inserts. I use plain old dividers to separate my sections. In the front of my binder I have two of those clear page protectors–one with the “buy list” from Southern Savers and one for printouts from Southern Savers. On the front of my binder I have a binder clip that holds all of my coupons and a list for each trip.

    • Alice

      My current system are a couple of small plastic divided organizers, one for grocery items, the other for anything non-edible. It is not a great system by any means, and difficult to carry in my purse. The Couponizer looks like a very neat system.

    • meedith hayes

      I love coupons. I have a coupon organizer now but it is not big enough and the coupons don’t sort out very easily. I would be so excited to get this new organizer.

    • Kelly

      We use a binder and photo sheets for the large number of coupons we accumulate but also have a small photo album to take into the store with us.

    • Emily

      So far, I organize my coupons in a three-ring binder using photo pages; but i’m looking for something else. My dad used to have this awesome box that came with a filing system, but one day he got mad an threw it away! I wish I had it now.

    • Trecia

      I use two different index-card type boxes — one for food items, the other for non-food items. I also keep an accordian file folder with the coupon inserts, by week. I only clip the coupons I expect to use – and the others stay in the accordian folder, in case I do need them.

    • Rachel

      I use baseball card holders in a 3 ring binder. When I get the SUnday paper I take out the coupons and place them in Ziplocs that I have labeled..”Publix” “CVS” etc.

    • Stacy

      That looks really neat. Right now I carry only a few of my coupons with me in a little organizer and the rest I have filed at home in hanging file folders by week.

    • Christa

      I’ve been doing this for only 7 weeks now and I’ve changed methods twice and getting ready to upgrade again! I have a canceled check accordian holder that has envelopes with catagories (Baby, Beverages, Breakfast, etc. ) for clipped or online printed coupons. Then I have a large accordian holder for the weekly coupon inserts subdivided by RP, SS, P&G and by month and date. (don’t clip these until I review Jenny’s coupon matches each week). Thinking about getting a file folder box with handle next for coupon inserts. The accordian styles will just not hold the weight and mass of these coupon inserts (especially when I always get a double paper on Sunday)

    • I use a large picture album…the kind that fits 3 photos per page. I then use labels to label each pocket specifically by products (ex. frozen meals, frozen breads, frozen veges) It works for me and as I file the new coupons each week i go through and throw away the expired coupons…Our Kroger accepts expired Qs so I just throw away the ones i know I don’t normally use!

      LOVE your website! You are my favorite!

    • tracy

      i’m a mess . . . i divide my coupons into food and non-food, then divide further into categories in #10 envelopes — but with a 10-month-old, a four-year-old and a freelance writing job i have fallen behind in clipping and sorting coupons. i’ve now alphabetized my food coupons in a 3-ring binder in paper protectors but they’re all floating around together. i need help! quickly!

    • Heather

      I have a check organizer labeled with each of my coupon categories. I use the back pocket, which I can’t label, to put my coupons for each special store run I’ve planned out for the week–that back pocket finally broke a couple of weeks ago because it’s been so full lately!

    • Laurel

      I tried a small accordian file and it was too small for all of the categories I use. Then I went to envelopes, but they were loose in my purse and they kept falling out in the bottom of my purse. Then I tried a 3-ring binder, but it didn’t fit in my purse and I really like having ALL of my coupons with me when I go to the store so I can catch unadvertised deals. Right now I’m back to my envelopes, but I put them all in a gallon-size ziploc. It’s not perfect, but they all fit in my purse. I saw this online but didn’t have a coupon for it, so I wouldn’t buy it! :) Would love a chance to win it! THANKS!

    • Erica

      Help…I am about to have a coupon catastrophe! I have my coupons uncut in a binder that I write the dates they come in the paper. Then before I go to the stores, I look on here for good deals and then cut and file in a tiny coupon organizer…This is anything but organized! Help me! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • I have a 3 ring binder that I punch holes in my printables and put them in there. I then keep all of my inserts stacked in my closet with the dates on them. I need some major help!

    • Elaine

      I have small organizers (2) one for grocery and the other for non food stuff. I then have to search through the category to find the coupon – it’s not very easy and I have been needing to come up with a different way to do this. This is too bulky and I get sick of sorting through the groups all the time. I’d love to try what you’ve got!
      Thanks.

    • Shanna

      I have no system. I just clip and put in a ziplock bag. I am new to this and learning as I go.

    • Michelle

      I am so disorganized…my coupons that are uncut are in a small shopping bag, then when I cut them I try to put the grocery ones in a coupon organizer…but the ones that don’t seem to have a category are in envelopes in my purse or just stuffed in…I am always getting funny looks when I pull out a huge wad of coupons and papers in the stores and things are dropping everywhere! I am diligent about using coupons, but finding them when I need them is challenging! I could use some help!

    • Lauren

      I use the envelope system from MoneySavingMom.
      http://www.moneysavingmom.com/money_saving_mom/2008/03/organizational.html

      I’ve been couponing for 4 months now and have just started to get several sets of inserts from family members. I needed organization quick. Rivers of coupons were flowing of my computer desk. The kiddos were having a great time jumping in the piles of inserts. This system has saved my life. If you did not want to cut all coupons, I heard of people keeping whole inserts (accordian file) in their car and only going to get them if it’s a really good deal. However, I found it really easy to cut several coupons at once by stacking like pages together and stapling the cut identical Qs together. In the time it takes to cut one coupon, you could have 4 or 5. Wa-la! HTH

    • I NEED AN ORGANIZER…I am using a large index card box where the coupons all drop out at times!! I need a better organizer and am excited about the organizer you are offering!! I NEED AN ORGANIZER!

    • Bethany

      Right now my “organizing” consists of separating my coupons into types (meats, home, personal care, breakfast, etc) and putting them into a ziploc bag. That is it.
      I would love to have some sort of coupon organizer!
      Thanks!

    • Traci

      I use an accordion file to organize my coupons. It stays in my purse at all times, so I can use a coupon for everything possible.

    • I don’t have a system set up yet at all! I have a big box (just bought a larger one) and I throw all the inserts in there. Then I have a couple of coupon booklets I got in the mail and I throw all the IPs and coupons I haven’t used into the front covers. I also paperclip the “really good” coupons and keep them floating on the top so I don’t forget to use them. I could really use some organization!!

    • Emily

      I use a small cancelled check file, which is completely jammed full! It’s organized into 12 sections, and is cleaned out and restocked once a week.

    • I currently use a coupon book that my husband bought me for Christmas(real romantic, I know). He really thought I could us it since my old one was broken. He was right. I have a problem with it in that I can’t see all the coupons I have since it is a file type, however, it is not broken!

    • Sheryl F.

      I am using a 3 ring binder and filing the whole insert. I still have coupons all over my house.

    • Meg

      I’m fairly new to this, so for now I’m using envelops for each week’s coupons. Hope to find a better organizer :)

    • I use a three-ring binder with baseball card holders and organize the coupons in alphabetical order.

    • I have used the binder method. But with 2 small children and a full time job, I now just write the date with a sharpie on the front of my inserts (multiple papers) and cut only what I need as I need it or as it hits the list. I put that huge stack in a large reusable (cloth) shopping bag. When it is so heavy that I have to drag it, then its usually time to cull the expired ones…Thank so much for all your hard work.

    • barbara

      I am new at this so I do not have that many coupons.I keep them organized in envelopes.Each envelope represents one category like food,medicines, baby products, beauty etc. I keep store coupons in envelopes with the name of a store for exemple Target.
      As I live in Massachusetts I can only get deals in three stores:Rite Aid(do not shop there because it is not in my neighborhood), Wags and CVS.The last two have their own envelopes where I put the coupons I plan to use. Each envelope on the front has store’s policy and note what kind of coupons go first ( I got all the rules from this site).Unfortunately,sometimes a store is out of something I want to buy and I have to come up with a new plan so having an organizer with all my coupons would be great.
      You’ve taught me how to save money and I am very thankful.It is my 4th week but I’ve got many free things.Couponing is pretty AWESOME!!!!

    • Shannon

      I currently use an accordian style holder. I LOVE to be organized–and would love to try a new system!

    • Miao

      I am really looking for a good way to organize my coupons. So far, I just keep each week’s coupons in different folders with a date on top. I would love to win one of those to try. I am sure it will save me so much time.

    • I’m just getting started, but I’ve set up a binder with baseball card holders and dividers for my main organization, then when I’m going to go to the store, I make my list, pull the coupons I’ll need, and put them in an accordion organizer so I can just grab everything at checkout. Makes the trip much faster! So far, I’m really loving the results I’m getting doing this!!

    • Rebekah Baker

      I use a small sterilite container which I have divided into alphabetized sections for all my coupon categories. This has all the coupons I have cut out but will not need for the week. The uncut coupon inserts I place into an expandable file folder. I use a cancelled check file to store the coupons I will need for shopping. This check file I have divided into five different sections representing the stores where I will be shopping. Then I paperclip the coupons needed for that week and place in their designated sections. The problem I am having now is not having the coupons with me for the unadvertised specials. I am needing something where I do not have to go back to the car or make a second trip to the store.
      Thanks!!!!!

    • shannon

      I WAS using a three-ring binder with the baseball cards holders but then, AMY BERGIN, the designer of this system (The Couponizer)came to the Southern Women Show in my city, and I bought one of these and I LOVE IT! I would love another to give to my sister as a gift! Sure hope I win!

    • I am still figuring everything out, but I currently use 2 small accordian files (one for grocery, and one for none grocery items), and I use a large accordian file folder for my ads and for specific stores. I clip all my coupons so I don’t have to cut them in the stores if I see a good deal. I search online for coupon match ups and put the coupons in the sales ad for that store.

    • Tammy

      I also use the 3 ring binder with the baseball card holders. The binder is sorted by several categories. But I go just a bit further with the coupon organizing —- I enter all the coupons on Excel listing the Category, Description, Amount, Coupon Date, Source and Expiration date. With it being on Excel, you can sort and see in a glance what coupons you have. This way I don’t have to be flipping through my binder for each item while in the store. This system has worked really well for me. I have just started “couponing” in March after attending one of Jenny’s workshops. Thanks for helping me save money!!!

    • laura y

      I use two 13 pocket check organizers and would love to switch to using just one book. I keep on track by picking one night a week to watch tv, clip, and file. If I don’t do it all at once, I will totally procrastinate!

    • Savingforsanity

      So I would say my coupon organization is a little like chaos…I use an old recipe organizer and have hand made cards to divide things up! I clip while watching tv, while my daughter is napping and really any time I can. I love it…it is totally a new obsessive hobby for me. I love your blog and look at it every day!

    • Andrea

      I currently use a reciepe box and catagorize by aisle.

    • Amy

      We use a binder that has 2 sets of 3 rings in it. We use the first set for edible and the second for non edible. We have plastic dividers and use 4×6 picture sleeves to hold the coupons. When cutting we use an accordion file and then transfer.

    • Diane

      I am still fairly new and trying to find a system. Right now I have a big plastic accordion style organizer and a purse size one. For the most part in my purse size one it has non food items. The big one has food items with a few non food since I ran out of room along with any magazines I pick up at the store.

    • Mandy

      I’m just getting started so I organize my newspaper coupons by date in an accordion file. My internet coupons are organized with paper clips. I really need a better system.

    • janet g.

      I use a coupon folder. Its like an accordian style has about 13 tabs. Its been working for me but now I need more tabs.I am printing coupons and cutting multiples. I am also very new to being extra savy! Thanks for all your help Jenny!

    • I’m currently just using a coupon size accordian organizer but it is so out of control right now – I need to be more organized!

      Love this site!

    • I just keep my coupons in a accordion file that fits in my purse if need be. I usually pull the ones I’m going to use though. I’m looking for a new way to organize, so fingers crossed that i win! :D

    • Mary

      I am using a 3 ring binder with baseball card holders in alot of different catagories

    • Carolyn

      I am just starting out but right now I am using 2 photo album’s that open from the side.One is for food and the other is for everything else.Works ok but I always run out of room.I am open to any suggestions to fix my problem!!

    • Jen

      I use a makeup bag for my organizing… see picture here: http://www.barefootsnapshots.com/images/my%20coupon%20organizer.jpg

      It is roomy and ooh so easy to file coupons in when I clip them! I normally just put my credit card in it and go… that way I dont have to carry a purse and a coupon system, and it is big enough so that I can carry ALL my coupons to every store that I go to ! I chose the polka dots so that it looked more like a fun purse that some big ginormous coupon clippers bag…lol

    • Angela W

      I am using cd envelopes (dunno why, just grabbed that kind!) For different categories. I try to fit them all in a storage clipboard, but they aren’t fitting so well any more.
      I am thinking about going to a 3 ring binder w/ plastic sleeves. Or- the couponizer if I win it!

    • Brenda

      I am using a big envelope. I would not recommend this method. I am new to all this and am amazed at how all of my fellow coupon users organize and search out all the great deals. You all are truly an inspiration. I am considering purchasing the 3 ring binder and baseball card holders. I am hoping to be considered a coupon queen of my family. Wish me luck. Thanks again for all the great information.

      Lords Blessings to all
      Brenda

    • Lori

      A box file drawer with a handle for inserts and a multi-file smaller plastic one to carry and use in the stores.

    • Lindsey

      I keep copies of multiple inserts in a file cabinet and label each folder with the date and insert type. I try to clip what I know I will definitely use and keep those organized in various categories in the 9-pocket card protector sheets in a 3-ring zipper binder. I also keep one single copy of recent inserts in an folder that is attached to my binder…I’m always behind and so if I happen to not get everything I wanted clipped before I get to the store or see something on sale or clearance I didn’t know about, I am prepared.

      I also try to pull as many coupons as possible out before I go shopping and put them in envelopes according to the store I will be needing them at. I keep this in a mesh pocket inside the binder.

      It sounds….and looks to most people, more organized than it is! In actuality it is more of an organized chaos…

    • Elizabeth M

      I am horrible lol I just use envelopes labeled with the category of items.. “baby items” Frozen” etc etc

    • brenda belcher

      I use small drawer organizer boxes to seperate the coupons by catagory.After purging and reloading the boxes, I transfer them to accordian file holders to take along.I purchased these in the craft area at Hobby Lobby.Brenda

    • Deanna

      I file all coupons in a coupon organizer. Each week I go through the sales ads and pull out the coupons that I think I will use and place them in a different envelope for each store with a list of deals and totals of what I will spend, less the RR or EB that I have and RR or EB that I will get back.

    • paige

      My coupons can be found ummm… In my car, in pockts, in baskets, in boxes, in envolpes, in a file folder, in the bathroom, landry room kitchen, sons bed room, well I could just go on and on and well on!
      Thanks jenny

    • Marcey

      I save all of my q’s in a big accordion file. Each week, I pull out the q’s I need according to each stores sale and put them in a pocket sized accordion folder to take with me. I have it labeled so I can organize the q’s by type or store. You should really be organized before you even head out the door.

    • Cassandra

      I use a binder and envelopes.

    • Andrea

      I have 2 3-ring binders. One for food only and one for hygene and health, cleaning supplies, and paper goods. My coupons are in baseball card holder that i got from my husband, so that was free to me, and they are divided how they are grouped in the store. I love just being able to flip from section to section and knowing what i have with out searching for it! I get on southern savers pretty much everyday. I always print off the ads and make a list of the deals for the week. I have pencil pouches in the front of both binders with sissors a highlight and cardex cards in it. I use the cardex cards to plan out my transactions before i go to the store. and i clip all of my savings cards on the rings in the binder so i never lose them. Thanks a bunch for all that you guys do to let us know what is the best deals. You guys will never know how much it helps us out to know ahead of time what everything will cost and how to get things dirt cheap!!!

    • The Leonards in Atlanta

      I have a 3ring binder I’ve had since high school(1997) It has baseball card holders on the inside that was previously used to store pictures from high school classmates. I removed the pictures and inserted my coupons! The binder is on its last leg from years of wear and tear, the rings don’t even close together anymore!

    • Debbie

      I use a folded piece of paper to hold my coupons while shopping!

    • Dawn Harding

      I am new at couponing so i sort my coupons and put them in sandwich size ziploc bags…..i could really use this organizer;-)

    • Mari

      I use a 3×5 index card box with dividers. I organize my coupons alphabetically.

    • Beth

      I have my coupons organized in envelopes. I store them in a small plastic container. I’m looking for better ideas, though.

    • Laurie

      I use a 3-ring binder and baseball card holders. I use dividers to group them into grocery-food, grocery-nonfood, health & beauty and general. There is also a zippered pocket for each section I use to store coupons I haven’t had a chance to put away. I sub-divided each grocery section each ‘section’ by attaching removable tabs on the holder pages (dairy, breakfast, frozen, cleaning, plastic & paper, etc).

    • I made my own organizer out of an old address book that is 5″X8″. I sewed sheet protectors over card stock and then cut it into the 5X8 shape and made two pockets per side. I know it sounds kind of confusing but it works — other than the fact that I have a lot of coupons so it is pretty stuffed.

    • Jeff Venner

      I organize my coupons by letting my dear wife handle this chore and let me tell you, she is serious about it. She utilizes a large grey binder that has sheet protectors with pockets on them for coupon storage. Each section of book is tabbed with “types of coupons” you wuld find there. In addition, my wife has coupons.com bookmarked on computer with southernsavers.com(of course). I can tell you firsthand, she takes this task very seriously!!

    • Katie

      I use a binder and baseball card holders. I also have a 3 zippered pockets at the front to hold coupons I haven’t had a chance to put away, grocery lists/coupons I plan on using that week, etc.

    • I use letter envelopes for loose coupons (in categories), and one big manila envelope for my inserts and the coupon envelopes.

    • Perri

      I use a big 3 ring Binder that zips. I have pencil pouches labeled with each category and in this binder it also has a section that you can label and put in file-folders. It also comes with a shoulder strap to carry it.

    • Kim

      I use an old photo seperater from scrapbooking. It is not really large enough and does not keep the catagories that I would like to. I would love to upgrade but not sure what to go to. This like a good start for me.

    • katherine

      My mother has been couponing since I was a young child. she has a coupon box that fits perfectly into the front of a shopping cart. it comes with premade index cards and an organizer spreadsheet on the lid that breaks down the categories. it is so specific, even some categories like cereal are divided by brand name…. kellogg, post etc. I have just ordered my coupon box from eBay and waiting for it to arrive!!

    • Kathy

      My clipped coupons go into a hat box, coupons that I won’t use go to the coupon wall at the church (it’s like a mini coupon exchange), and expired coupons go into an envelope for the American Legion and they send them to service people oversees.

    • stephanie

      i only started “couponing” last weekend (Easter wkend, no coupons in paper!)- thanks to my dear friend who introduced me to your site! i have an old accordian bill-folder that was labeled by months. i replaced the month labels w/store names (target, harris teeter, etc) and i put that week’s bargain list as well as the specific coupons in that section. since i’m new to this, i also have a few general sections like “restaurants, baby, clothing” for some of my favorite coupons i try to keep and use. i can definately see how i will be “outgrowing” this system in just a few weeks. . . :)

    • Nikki

      I am in the process of organizing my coupons into a zippered binder with trading card pages. Up to this point I kept my inserts whole and stored them in an accordian folder by date. I just had too many times when I’d be in the store, see a deal, and wish I had my Qs with me. So now I’m going back and clipping 3 months worth of Qs!!! That stacking mat sure would be helpful!!!!

    • Meredith

      I use a big 3-ring binder that zips (very important! lol). I put baseball card holders in to hold the coupons. They are separated into categories, i.e. frozen foods, paper products, etc. This system seems to work the best for me. However, I did see a new binder that I’m going to purchase. It has the regular binder, but in the front it has an accordian style holder as well! Perfect! That way you can keep any uncut coupons there and still have them on hand.

    • Kathy

      I Was just looking at these on Ebay yesterday!!!! My coupons are in a folder. and in my pocket book in zip lock bags.

    • Robin

      I would love this! I am not very organized yet being a newbie to couponing like this. I have several envelopes with coupons stuck in them. I make myself crazy because I know I have that coupon I need somewhere! I need some help!

    • Jan

      I’m generally a very organized person, but I have not found a great system for my coupons yet. Right now I have 5×7 envelopes sorted by Red Plum, P&G, Smartsource, etc. and one general catch-all one. IN the catchall, I alplabetized my internet coupons last night to help. I am try to cut each insert, and put in the corresponding envelope. Still very much a work in progress!

    • Annie

      Right now I am using regular manilla folders except that they are in different colors. Each sunday papers inserts go in a seperate folder and while I have many different folders laid out in front of me come time to cut the q’s out, it makes it a little easier bc I know that the 3/29 inserts are in the yellow folder, the 4/5 are in purple, and so on….Thanks for all the fun giveaways!!

    • I still consider myself new to really using coupons. I started with a notebook that I just put the inserts in each week. I liked this way until the inserts got really cut out and started falling out of the notebook. Now, I’m trying to cut them all out and put them in an accordion style container. So far not really sure about that one either. I still need to really work on a system.

    • kittychatalot

      My Mom Mails me her coupons, so since they are cut up, I start separating them alphabetically by grabbing whichever coupon is first and putting a colored paperclip on it. i then grab the next one and if it happens to be the same letter ass the last one, I add it to that paperclip. otherwise it gets its own paper clip. I only have to deal with 26 letters so eventually 26 small piles end up next to me on the couch. i usually do this while watching tv! I do not clip my own coupons anymore, since I use The Southern Savers Method, but my mom likes sending me hers so I am thankful!

    • kathryn hardaway

      I cut out all of my coupons and then put them into a ziplock bag and then, they are either thrown away from my husband or stuffed in a drawer. I desperately need some sort of organizer!

    • Christy

      I have only been doing this for a few months but a friend recommended that I use a picture album that has slots for 3 pictures on each page. That is the system I am using and it is working pretty well for me. Then as the sales come out each week, I have an envelope for each store I will visit and I pull the coupons and put a list in each envelope so that I am ready whenever I get to the store!! Thanks for all you do! Love saving money!!

    • Sarah

      I just started couponing at the end of March. I organize each week’s circular in our filing cabinet. I have a coupon clutch for any other coupons I find. I would really like an easy way to take all my coupons with me as I shop. This would enable me to pull a coupon when I see a good deal that wasn’t advertised in the circular or found on the internet. I love this site! I’ve gotten so many things our family needs really cheap or free! Thank you!!!!

    • Misti

      I have sooo many coupons that right now I have to use a portable hanging file folder box. I really want to get a new system to keep my frequently used coupons in so I can take it in the store with me and just keep all my inserts in the file box.

    • Heather

      Awful! My system consists of a manilla folder for each Sunday paper. When I follow Southern Savers, I find the manilla folder for that week and cut the coupon from that Sunday’s paper. Then I walk around the grocery store with “my wad” of Coupons for the week. Embarrassing!!!

    • I have two sorters and I keep food in one and cleaning and bathroom stuff in the other. I also keep past inserts in a file folder. I put all of that in one bag so that I always have all of my coupons no matter where I am!

    • Jenny

      Wow most the time I have coupons everywhere purse, diaper bag, diaper wipey box, and i do have a 3 ring binder but its so full. I usually don’t get a chance to organize those coupons until my angel takes a nap in the car so its quite a mess I have to clean my car every other day just to get those clipping up…..lol.

    • Angela

      I use a small nylon organizer and organize my coupons in alphabetical order. I’m kind of just getting started though.

    • Lynn M

      I use a accordian coupon organizer that I got from Walmart for a few dollars. I separate the manufacturer coupons by food type (snacks, drinks, cleaning…ect) and then specific store coupons by store. As I go though the weekly ads and this website I make lists by store and paperclip the coupons I will be using at that store to the list. Then when I go in I’m not fumbling around in the organizer for the coupons.

    • Fern

      Now into my 3rd month of couponing I am just using plain letter envelopes for individual coupons separated by category and placed in a shoe sized box. For the Sunday inserts I am using clear plastic page protectors. Not a great system but working for me so far.

    • Tina

      Don’t laugh…a ziplock baggie. I have always been a coupon person & love a good deal. But lately my finances have taken a hit (as I am sure everyones has) & I have had to cut my budgets drastically. So now couponing is the only way of life for me. I now consider myself a coupon addict & am currently looking for a class like AA for it. Ha Ha!

    • shelly Olson

      I organize with various envelopes and categories in a shoe box… I hope I win I am always looking for a better way to organize my coupons!

    • Rachael

      I use a three ring binder that zips around the outside (that way if I drop it, nothing will fall out). Inside the binder I have baseball card holders, and that is what I keep my coupons in. I have the book laid out by category: liquids (includes tea, coffee, powerade, gatorade, juice, soda, etc), frozen foods, fresh food (veggies, fruits, etc.), meats, etc. This system works for me!

    • Becca

      Hey there,
      I am currently trying the 3 ring binder with the baseball card holders…..not working that great right now….coupons tend to fall out!

    • Stephanie

      I use an expanding file to store the coupons (I don’t have the best categories) that I think I may use. I keep the other coupons in a folder, using a paper clip or two to keep each week together. Then I check southernsavers to see which ones I should use each week.

    • Amy

      I love my flex file folder. I have tabs for Red Plum, Smart Source, P&G, “other”, Printables, Cut Coupons! I carry it in my van always! Never know when you might run across an unadvertised item that I have saved coupons for!! Love it!

    • Amy

      I would love a great new way to organize my coupons! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Vanessa

      I keep the inserts whole & clip as I need them, but am always looking for a new way.

    • Beth

      I use a check folder that I bought for $1 at Target. However, it’s really too small and I need a better system, especially now that I’m getting coupons from several Sunday papers. Really appreciate these giveaways — fun to enter and fun to read all the comments!

    • MiniMidgMom

      I’ve only been couponing for 3 weeks and I’m still setting up my system: I have a small accordian style folder with label sections that coupons for products I always use go, then I put the coupons for each store into an envelope with it’s own shopping list. It’s working ok so far but I drop things a lot. I’d love to carry it all with me for comparisons. I really need to save time, too. Please enter me in the drawing!

    • E

      I just throw them in a drawer. :)

    • Amanda

      I have only been seriously couponing for a little over a month now. I have already evolved into organizing coupons into a plastic storage shoebox ($0.99 from walmart). I use big index cards as dividers and the system works great. I made my own categories so I know where each coupon is. When I add the coupons from that week I go through and purge the expired. I send them to my friend overseas whose husband is in the military. It’s a win win.

    • Katie F.

      I love my 3-ring binder with 4×6 photo inserts. There is a little space beside each insert that has room for an even smaller insert for labels. The binder has a big pocket in the front and back where I put restaurant coupons and other coupons that are typically bigger than 4×6. For each trip, I pull what I want and put it in a small cancelled check file in my purse. I keep a section in that for each store (it’s where I keep my ECB’s so they’re always handy!).

    • Brandy

      I use two medium sized accordian file folders. I keep half of the alphabet in each one. I organize all of my coupons alphabetically by manufacturer name. I include any store coupons or competitor coupons. Example: A cottonelle manufacturer coupon, a cottonelle target coupon, and a cottonelle publix coupon would all go in the “C” section together. I take all of the coupons I will need out before my trip to the store and put them into an envelope with that store’s name on the front. I only take the coupons I will need with me. Makes it easier when you’re shopping with little ones.

    • Melissa

      I have not found a good way. I bought things from the dollar store after about two weeks I need to replace thanks to my 16 month old son.

    • I would love a couponizer!. Right now I am between clipping and organizing in a file folder and just not clipping and organizing by date. I think this would solve this problem for me

    • Kim

      I use an accordion style coupon organizer. I’m always wondering what would work better for me.
      I usually go through my coupons with the sales ads and take out which ones I know I will use and paper clip them to my grocery list. Rarely do I have the whole coupon organizer with me at the store.

    • Christina

      I currently have my coupons in plastic sleeves separated by various departments. The sleeves are inside a binder. I have each weeks circulars inside separate folders along with each store individual special flyers/coupons. I keep everything inside of a BAMM bag and carry it with me on shopping trips in case I see something I don’t already have out in a stack to use for the store I am shopping in. The bag is getting pretty full and heavy….I really need tips to update system.

    • Sandi

      I have a binder with baseball card plastic protector inserts. I put my coupons in the pockets. I keep all like items together. Example, beverages are on one sheet, cereal is on another. It is easy for me to see what I have and when they expire. The only down side is it is hard to bring a big binder in the store. I usually just pull out the coupons I need based on the sale paper and put those in an envelope and bring just the envelope in the store. That works really well but sometimes I find an item on clearance that would be free with a coupon but the coupon is in the car. I really wish there was a perfect system out there but I guess I’ll get better as I go.

    • Lindsay

      I organize my coupons in a 3 ring binder. I took clear sheets and made 4 pockets on each side by putting a piece of white paper inside then stapling it horiontaly and vertically. I then take an xacto knife and cut the bottom open on each side to make my 4 pockets so then each sheet has 8 pockets. Still working on perfection but it works for me now.

    • I am just starting the journey of coupons. I went to a class last week taught by a lady that has been doing it for 8 years. I have no idea on how to get organized and sit staring at the pile of coupons on my desk as I type. Having the couponizer would definitely help me put my savings to the test!

    • angel christenson

      I currently have the old fashioned plastic organizer for all my clipped coupons on things i know i will use. The inserts from the sunday papers i put in a folder just in case a deal comes up for a freebie or almost free later that i can try something new on. I would love to try out a new system to keep track of them better.

    • I’m not organized at all!! I have a binder but I want to start keeping the entire insert because I throw coupons away that end up being good deals!!!

      I currently use the binder and baseball card holders!!

    • Lindsay

      I use a plastic storage container (size of a shoebox) and envelopes to sort my coupons. This works good for the large volume of coupons I have, but I’m also thinking about getting another organizer to take to the store.

    • Tonya in Georgia

      I put my inserts into a top loading sleeve with one of the coupon preview list on front so that I can quickly scan the list before pulling the insert out. If I use all of a coupon I cross it out on the list so that I will know it’s gone. The insert sleeves are in a binder with a zipper that goes around the whole binder to keep everything in check and has some additional pockets for paper, pens, paperclips and a small pair of scissors.

      I have the clipped or printed coupons ready for the stores in a small photo album that has been sectioned out by store. I can easily flip through the coupons while in the store without dropping them.

      It’s working well so far but I’m also looking for new ideas to make it even better.

    • Stephanie H.

      I use a 5×8 photo box with 100 dividers. I actually use all 100 dividers to organize my coupons…they are organized very specifically (i.e. I don’t have one tab for “toiletries”. Instead, I have one tab for “shampoo/conditioner”, one for “toothpaste”, one for “soap/body wash”, etc. That way, I’m not sifting through ALL of my toiletry coupons if I am only looking for shampoo.

    • neljo mullins

      i use three ring binder, trading card sleeves. also i have a folder for each store i shop at to keep circular and coupons for that week. i print off shopping list. i keep my inserts in folders dated and a list of what coupons are listed in SS, RP and P&G i mark coupon off when i use it…..Thank You for making my deal shopping so EASY!!!!!

    • Melanie

      I have a really old coupon organizer that is now too full to close, so I could really use a new system!!

    • Kimberly Smith

      I just started using coupons on a large scale about a month ago. I am still trying to determine the best way to ogranize my coupons. I currently keep all of my coupons in a plastic bag from Walmart (at least I am recycling the plastic bag). Now if I could only find that coupon for peanut butter thing would be great.

    • Amy B.

      I use the three ring zippered binder with baseball card and photo inserts. I love it!

    • Lisa

      Hi!

      I really enjoy couponing, with my family living on one income, I have saved tons of money using coupons. I use a 3 ring binder and put the coupons in baseball card holders, it is nice to be able to flip through with it organized and labeled in catergory. Lately I have been saving coupon inserts and dating each one for quick finds on coupons I have not clipped. It would be nice to be able to store other items such as Store ads and gift cards without worrying about them falling out everytime.

    • I use a picture box. I took Mila folder and cut them to make tabs I have them organized buy items and then I hve them rubberbanded buy date. I love the sound of this system. I need all the help I can get.

    • Gabrielle Ehinger

      I was using a plastic coupon organizedr that I got from wal-mart. It’s not great but it was better than having them wadded up in the side pocket of my purse. Since finding this website, I’ve been printing more online coupons but they tend to be larger than your average coupon. So what I did last week was stack all the printed coupons in order of the store aisles and hold them together with a binder clip. Whew.

    • Michelle

      Three Ring Binder with baseball card holders for internet and mail coupons; along with folders to hold the weekly newspaper coupons (pre-cut).

    • I use a expandable coupon divider with each catagory labeled. It works OK but, I would like to find something faster and easier. I love your blog! Thanks for all you do.

    • Tabetha

      Currently using the 3-ring binder with baseball card slots, though I am starting to outgrow it!

    • Jen

      I currently use a tattered envelope to hold my coupons. It’s quite sad, actually. They’re all thrown in and I have to dig through it each trip to see what I have. I’m just starting to use coupons again. I tried a few years back and used the accordian system and just gave up.

    • Teresa Farris

      Sadly – right now since I am new to the world of coupons – my dining room table is covered in stacks. I have them seperated in zip lock bags by food, body care, paper products and dog coupons…lol…it sounds a mess and it is but I’m just getting started and will get to the point of being organized someday!

    • Deborah

      I use a binder with baseball card pages, but sometimes I just throw the coupons I plan on using in an envelop.

    • Trish

      I use a 3 ring binder with the baseball sheets. I have colored dividers making my sections. It starts with non-food items then goes into a food section. It hasn’t taken long and you know what color the tab/section is you are looking for and can flip to it easily. I cut all coupons and put them in the appropriate section and slot with the newest ones to the back so finding expiring Q’s is easier.

    • Christine

      I use a small accordian file (from the dollar bin @ Target!) I file coupons by category (produce, non-perishables, health/beauty, frozen etc..) and I also have slots for restaurants & retail stores (i.e. Gymboree, Gap etc..) I keep this file in my car so I just have to throw it in my diaper bag when I do any kind of shopping! I hate shopping without coupons & rarely pay full price for anything. I’m in the wholesale business so I know all too well how much things are marked up.

    • I use an acordian file and i hate it. its too much work and i’ve been wanting soemthign else.
      thanks for offering this giveaway!

    • Ram

      I cut all the coupons, separate them into grocery, medicine, food, personal care and order them alphabetically and use a clipper and put them in a file

    • Tracey

      I use a zippered three ring binder with pockets and baseball card pages inside.

    • Hayden

      I use the couponmom.com system where I file the entire insert and pull fromt his. I also usually copy and paste your deals and scenarios to a word document and delete what I don’t need then pull from there.

    • kristin

      I use an envelope for each isle.

    • lynn

      i have envelopes with each store name on it as the new sale come out i put the coupons i need for that store in its envelope and off i go

    • I have a pretty purple binder filled with baseball card sleeves. They are all labeled by product and separated weekly. This makes it very easy to pull each week.

    • Lisa

      I use an accordian file that I got at the Dollar Tree – it works for now, but I think I am ready for a new system. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

    • Krystal

      I currently don’t really have a “system,” but would love to have one. Right now I typically just sort them out by store, and use envelopes to hold them.

    • ~kat

      I use a coupon box with plastic dividers. Works real good for me. Some areas are labeled by brand other by area.

    • Kim

      I simply use a cardboard coupon holder that has labeled pockets. It is my 2nd one that I have been thru since it is cardboard and is damaged easily. It seems to work for me though!

    • Vilara

      I am so new to couponing that I really don’t have anything wonderful for organization. I basically took a bunch of envelopes, labeled them with things like meat, boxed foods, paper goods, etc. I keep my coupons in them and I keep the envelopes in a close sided folder to keep them all together. I have made one change since I found southern savers. Now I check the lists on here before I go and pull out the coupons I know I will need for Publix and Kroger. I made them each their own envelopes.

    • TRACY

      I dont! They’re all stuffed into 2 gallon sized ziplock bags. Food and non-food items. I really need a couponizer!!

    • Sara

      I use a plastic accordion folder to organize my coupons. Along with the coupons, I keep small sheets of paper for writing out my lists, a couple of pens, scissors and paper clips.

    • I Knight

      I used binder with photo holders and baseball card holders.

    • Tracy M

      I don’t yet!! I have 2 gallon sized ziplock bags for food and non-food items. I really could need a couponizer!

    • Brooke

      i do not have a way to organize! would love to try this!

    • I use a 3-ring binder with business card holders organized into sections of the store with tabbed dividers.

    • Beth

      I currently use a leather zippered 3 ring binder with handles. I am one who buys several papers everyweek. I use 4×6 photo album refils to hold the clipped coupons. Each page can hold 6 when I add note cards to each slot. Within the binder I have page dividers to make 4 sections. (Food, health and beauty, cleaning supplies, and misc.) Also inside the binder is a pencil pouch to put coupons in that I will need at checkout, a calculator and a pen. The binder also has pockets for sales papers and of course the pages I print from this site! This works well for me and I can find everything at a glance!

    • Kimberly

      I took a box that my sheets came in, took colored paper and index cards, I folded the paper in half, stapled the index cards to the paper and labeled the index cards, this is how I organize my coupons but, I’ve found that I now have too many coupons for my box and it’s harder to find the coupon I’m looking for so I started writing the date on the top of the insert and I currently have a stack of inserts with dates on them…..

    • Melba

      I have a small accordian file to keep all of mine…. I’m definitely thinking about switching, and actually ran accross the couponizer yesterday doing a google search! How great that I saw it again this morning on your website! It looked pretty neat, and definitely a great way to organize WHILE clipping.

    • Sabrina

      Hi – I am new at couponing, so this will really help me. Thanks!

    • Johnathan

      I have no system as of now and sometimes get frustrated with my lack of setup. If you grace me with the privilege of obtaining this magical organizer, you will find a special place within my money-saving heart!

      Oh, and thanks for all the hard work!

    • Shannon

      I use 3 cancelled check files– one for grocery items, one for drug store items, and one for the coupons that I am using that week. I am new to couponing so I am still trying to figure out a good way to organize.

    • Kim

      I use envelopes and a plastic “shoebox”.

    • Stacy Branson

      I use envelopes, each one labled with a different category. Then one eveelope for each of my planned store visits for the week. Not the best plan, but I’m just starting out and it works out ok.

    • Amanda B.

      I am new to the couponing thing. Right now I throw all my coupons in a bin and before I go to the store I go through them and cut out the ones that I need. They then get thrown in my purse and off to the store I go. I would love to have an organizer so that I can better organize my coupons.

    • Jennifer

      I use the binder method with baseball card inserts. I file alphabetically by manufacturer, so after I clip the coupons each week, I sort them into the alphabetical sorter that me and my husband made. This makes everything so much easier! Then, I file the coupons into my binder and I am ready to go!

    • Liz C.

      Currently, I organize my coupons in a plastic accordion folder according to their monthly expiration dates. When I go to the store, I put the ones I’m going to use that day in the front for easy access. A woman I met in Chick-fil-A one morning has a couponing show online and she showed me the Couponizer ~ I really want one! They’re a neat way to organize coupons.

    • Gwen

      My organizing is a work in progress. I put the inserts in a binder and the internet qs are printed as needed unless I see one that is really good. A good organizer may be what I need to get it together.

    • Lisa

      I organize my coupons as I clip to save time. They are in detailed categories that match the tabs in my canvas carrier Bi-Lo sent to customers years ago. Rather than just HEALTH & BEAUTY, I have my tabs broken down to hair products, girl stuff, teeth, etc. Saves a lot of time sorting before leaving to shop and in the store.

    • Awesome! I saw this product recently as the creator lives in a neighboring town.

      I currently organize coups by labeling the front of the insert with the date, then waiting to clip until I need something. Seems to help cut down on the chaos – still requires a lot of flipping through to review, but at least they aren’t in tiny pieces, LOL. I keep anything that has been clipped in a little mini-accordion file designed for coups. works okay as a take-along to the store, but I would LOVE to try the couponizer!

    • Cynthia B.

      I tried to use all items I already had in the house. I found a 4 x 6 index card box that my husband had used many years ago to organize boy scout rewards. I used all the index cards inside by flipping them where the side written on was towards the back. I cut and taped tabs to the top and labeled my different categories. I then found some thin envelopes that we had gotten for free and cut those to fit inside to make subcategories and to hold the coupons. I composted all the scraps. The box fits perfectly inside the cart where the small kids fit, and it is large enough to hold all my coupons.

    • Tracey

      I originally used the “typical” divided coupon organizer. I soon outgrew that. The elastic band that secures it shut tore off, and I had to use a rubber band. The organizer was so full that I had to tape the bottom to keep it from splitting. Duct tape is a wondrous thing! I then bought a quilter’s pouch. It is durable, but it does not have enough dividers for all of my categories. I have to combine them. this can tend be quite frustrating. I am enjoying reading the many solutions other coupon addicts have. Yes, I said coupon addicts! That is, essentially what most of us are. I think it is a great thing to be addicted to. Being frugal is an art form. I think the coupon organizer that is being given away sounds like a plausible organization system. The question is… can it hold my thousands of coupons??

    • Jennifer

      I use the accordian organizer but would love to try this new system to avoid all the little piles!

    • Amy

      I have tried several ways to get organized and have spent more time re-organizing than actually cutting out!! Currently, my system consists of a photo albam and a smaller file folder. I cut out the coupons and sort them first by product or grocery, then I sort them alphabetically in the photo albam sleeves. Then I have my file folder sorted by store and I throw each coupon I’m going to use at that store in it’s own section. It’s “kinda” working so far, but the first step still needs A LOT of work! This new organizing system would definitely help me out as I’m still getting the hang of things!

    • I was using a small shoe box sized Rubbermaid box with the coupons in envelopes. Unfortunately, my box would spill in the middle of the store or at home or everywhere else. So, I changed a few weeks ago to a binder. However, I can already tell it is not big enough for all of my coupons! I am looking for a new method which is easy to tote around as I also have 6 children ages 5 months to 7 years with me to tote around as well! I am open to suggestions!

    • Jennifer

      My current system is an expandable file with dividers, however with children trying to be helpful or simply doing their own thing, it becomes difficult to sort through coupons when actually at the store. I would love a better method!

    • Jennifer

      I currently use an expandable file with dividers. However, with children it becomes difficult to sort through while at the store. I often cannot find the coupon I need when I need it. I would love a better system!

    • Becky

      UMMMM…mine are usually all put in an envelope and then into my purse so I would say I don’t organize my coupons. I REALLY need this.Thanks for the chance.
      Becky

    • Shannon R.

      I usually just file my inserts by date and then wait to see what coupons need to be clipped based on the blogs.

    • Lindsay

      i dig in a little coupon holder.It’s small-and crowded,
      but it fits in even my smallest purse. perfect for that moment
      I say “oh! wait I have coupon for that” it’s becoming a mary poppins bag, and a psycho shopper moment. My husband sighs-but smiles,
      because he knows I just saved him some money.And lets face it-
      It becoming cool to be that smart-psycho shopper.

    • Megan Martin

      I use a banker’s box with hanging folders and plastic sleeves. Each week I put that weeks coupons in a plastic sleeve uncut with a sticky on the sleeve indicating the date. That way when I need the coupons from a match up I can go straight to them and clip them as I need them.

    • I organize coupons is a SMALL accordian file. It is very difficult, and I cannot tell you how many deals I have missed because of coupons hiding in the fold of others. I need this so bad! I am new to couponing. This is my 4th week, and I really want to be organized with it.

    • joy

      bunches of little piles, then sorted into a small coupon organizer. I need a better system!

    • sarah

      i have cloth type expandable folder with about ten dividers…it works but if i have a lot of coupons it tends to take a lot of time to look through a section

    • Julie

      I use the original coupon book with pre-labeled sections. It is bulging at the seams and I have replaced it several times. Now that I am getting store coupons (Wags, CVS, Food Lion, etc) I am either putting those in the very front or I have created a business size envelope for some stores and put the coupons there. I am trying very hard to be frugal because I lost my job about a month ago and would love to be able to stay home or work part-time so I can spend more time with our 19 month old daughter.

      This organizer sounds like a great system. I would love to try it. Thank you for any consideration you may give me.

    • i use a 1″ binder with tabs & baseball cards. Sections are frozen, canned, paper, plastic & etc. I need to try something else just can’t quite figure it out. I find myself going crazy when i’m at drug stores & shoving the coupons in the front of the binder. I’m a beginner so i’m learning

    • We are inundated with junk mail and I always recycle it… but I finally found something to do with all of those reply envelopes… sort my coupons. I have a different envelope for freezer, dry goods, dairy, cleaning stuff, etc… Then, before I go to a store, I grab a clean envelope, put in the coupons that I plan to use based on my list… write my list on the outside of the envelope and throw it in my bag. I have my list and my coupons in one spot. Of course, I throw the rest of the envelopes in my bag in case I see an un-advertised special. I would have just recycled them in the first place, now I use them and then recycle.

    • Carla Pullum

      I have them in a coupon box labeled in envelopes!
      Carla
      cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Stacie

      Way to go to the couponing mom that came up with the Couponizer. I wish you much success with it! I am also one that lays on the floor with piles of coupons all around me. It takes me so long each time I get my shopping trip organized and then again at the store, that I have gotten a little discouraged and have let my fridge get a little too low recently. It is so exciting to see the money we save, but it takes me so long to do it that I put it off sometimes. I am newer at couponing and my paper clip organization needs some help. I would love to receive a couponizer to save time before and during my shopping trip. Thanks and good luck!

    • Ron P

      We keep them in a folder, but when going to the store known coupons to use are in my right pocket and possible coupons are in my left pocket. As I put the items I have a coupon for in my cart the coupon then goes into my back left pocket. My list is kept on my smartphone with an icon showing that I have a coupon for that item. So I think it’s a little hi-tech and low-tech at the same time.

    • Deb

      I have recently begin coupon shopping. I have a large family that I have to provide for and it was getting hard to buy the extra’s unless it was on sale. I was shopping at WalMart thinking I was getting betters prices however after being told about your site, I have begun using coupons and shopping at the stores that douple and stores like CVS. I am saving money and have more in my cabinets and extra change in my pocket… Thank you for a great site and great info. each week.

    • Martha

      I use a binder. Also I use envelope per store when I get ready the coupons for the deals of the week. Thanks

    • Erika Ebel

      I use a check organizer/small accordian file. I file them by expiration date. I need a better system

    • Stacie Fuss

      I have a drawer dedicated to my use of Southern Savers! I have a file folder for general information, and file folders for the various types of circulars (smart source, red plum, publix advantage buy, etc.). Each circular has the date written on the front in black sharpie. I also have a folder with blank shopping lists to fill out. Finally, for my actual trip to the store, I print out my southern savers purchase list for the week, and have my clipped and printed coupons in clear plastic lunch baggies with the store name written on the front. Low tech, but it’s working so far. However, I would love new ideas and tools to try! :)

    • Dana

      I have tried a few different methods, but right now all of my coupons are jumbled together in a shopping bag and not getting used. :( My son decided that my file box system would work better if he stomped on them. I unfortunately didn’t see it happening. What a mess! I am working on sorting them so that I can go shopping.

    • Theresa

      I use a plastic shoebox with envelopes and index cards, which I separate into categories for the coupons that I have cut out. I also keep uncut inserts in a portable file box by date of publication, until I get around to cutting them out.

    • Becky

      I have a three-ring enclosed with zipper binder that I have put labeled dividers and baseball card holders to hold and organize all of my coupons.

    • Heather M-H

      I have about 7 different ways. :oD I have the big 3 ring with the baseball card sheets for my ‘main’ organization. But I also have an Artbin box that I sort my inserts in before the cutting extravaganza that I have each week (well, supposed to be each week). The huge binder is a bit cumbersome sometimes so I experiment all the time with different ways to organize the “sweet deal” stuff. This little unit looks like it might be just the thing!

    • Brandi

      I have been using the couponizer for about 4 months now. It has its drawbacks but overall is a good system. I have a organizer at home I use for all of my coupons, but when I get ready to go shopping I take what I need and organize it in the couponizer. It works well for me since I go to several stores in a day.

    • Charis Webster

      I was using baseball card holders in a 3 ring binder — I recently change my organization to a file box with hanging file folders with the dates of the flyer — I then take the flier(s) (if I have 2 or more) and match the pages up with each other — It’s easier when it’s time to cut a coupon — I can cut 3 at a time lol!

    • Leah

      I actually have 2 coupon organizers. My main coupon book is the address book that some company sent me free when I bought my house 12 years ago. It is a three ring binder that I removed everything from the inside except a few plastic index card holders and a ziploc style pencil holder that I keep some of my loyalty cards in. Then I took some of my scrapbooking page protectors and cut down to fit my book. I had to use my Foodsaver to seal the edges and once across the center to divide the page into for 2 slots to hold coupons. Total cost was about $2 for 50 page protectors. In that book I keep all my coupons that I know I am going to use. Then I have a second 3 ring binder that is a full size 3 ring bider that I have a combination of page protectors and plastic folders with pockets. In that binder I keep all of my packets of the coupons I did not clip and I organize each packet of coupons (I usually buy 3-5 papers) by laying out all the pages of the insert and matching them up page by page. Then I wright the date on the outside of the front page and stick them in either a page protector or folder in front of my latest pack of coupons. I used my sons old 3 ring binder for that one, so my cost to create that was about $3 for the plastic folder I got on clearence at Kroger.

    • barbara

      I use an old portfolio that I received at a conference a few years ago. It has a built in 3 ring binder. I use the baseball card holder sheets and then put on sticky tabs to categorize. I use pencil cases to organize coupons and shopping lists for each store.

    • I have a coupon divider that i’ve modified with a label maker according to the sections we most commonly use in our family. I try to put the ones to expire first, in front, that way i can make sure to check for deal on those items, hopefully, before they expire.

    • Teresa

      Let’s see, how do I organize my coupons?? I DON’T!!! (Sorry, didn’t mean to yell.) They are spread all over my dining room table in little piles and then there are the stacks of inserts in a pile. Oh, okay, I use the pile method. Is that a method?? Anyway, it’s driving me crazy and I’ve got to figure out some way to organize this stuff before my dining room becomes a fire hazard. Ok, to be honest, it probably already is, but that’s a different post!!

    • Jamey

      I use an accordion file and have my grocery coupons sorted by pantry/frozen/refridgerated section, etc. I also have one pocket each for Riteaid, CVS, and Walgreens so when I read the posts on Southern Savers each week I can put the matching coupons in each pocket and I’m all ready to go! I keep receipts in there too until I get my rebates.

    • Elizabeth

      I use the binder w/baseball card holders, all separated by divider sheets by category.

      I do get several papers each week, so I would like to find a better way to organize, so I don’t have this huge binder with me all the time.

      I do print out SS’s list for each store and put it in an envelope w/that week’s coupon matches and that at least works it down to what I need for the week.

      This sounds like an exciting product to try.

    • Katie

      Im a 3-ring binder person…with the baseball card sleeves
      I use envelopes for some things, like cleaning supplies and baby supplies

    • Diane

      I have a 3 ring binder that zips and I added baseball card holders and photo holders. This is a new system for me, but it is working so far.

    • marian

      I also use the 3 ring binder with baseball card holders. Its a nice zipper binder and I really like it. I have the most trouble with organizing the coupons.. stacks here and there..and I really need help…

    • alicia

      I wish I had a method. Right now I’m just writing the date on the pack instead of clipping, and relying on blogs like this one to help me find them. Great web site!

    • Lisa

      I currently have been using a small plastic fold out that my gram got for me at a yard sale many years ago. that i put all of my coupons that are going to expire in the current month. Then i have a larger fold out that i think is suppose to be for checks that i have all of my other coupons. This has been something that i have been trying to find a better way because after reading all of your posts i have been finding out that i have been missing out on clearance deals. So i have recently picked up a new photo album binder that i have been trying to take the time to sit down & do. I am always looking for better ways to be organized. Thanks for all you do!

    • susie

      I use a 3 ring binder. I have dividers with pockets and a see thru pencel pouch for each divider. I have a divider/section for Publix, CVS and Walgreens. This wan I can organize and separate my deals by store, keeping my store coupons handy. As I use a coupon I slip it in the pocket of the divider, then when I go to checkout I have them all ready. I also have several pages of photo pockets for special coupons, like BOGO’s. The three ring binder allows me to slip in the back the sales papers in case I need to check something, some paper to jot down some prices etc. And it lays very nicly accross the cart so that I have my hands free. Works for me, but always interested in what works for others. Thanks for all your hard work. I know everyone really apprciates it as it is a lot or work!

    • Shannon

      I use a 3 ring binder with clear plastic baseball card organizers. I put self adhesive tabs on the edges to label the sections. It’s so easy to see all of my coupons at a glance when I am shopping.

    • Griet Atkins

      I write the date the coupons came out and keep them all together in sleeves, one for each week. When I go to a store I use an envelope from junk mail and write my list on the envelope, my coupons I put inside. I mark each item I expect on sale and have a coupon for so I can make sure it rings up right at the register.

    • April

      I started working at Publix 6 months ago and have been seeing how people are saving money with their coupons. Many have suggested this website. I started out with putting all my coupons in one envelope, but I didn’t know how to organize it. Now I just have a cheap organizer and I try to put things in by catagory…Dairy, cereal, snacks, cleaning, etc.

    • Sasha

      I have a shoebox with junk mail envelopes labeled by category. I also have an envelope for each store I visit. When I plan my trip, I pull the coupons from each category and put them in the store envelope then I only have to bring that in the store.

    • Jodi

      I am trying the three ring binder approach, but I usually just stick the whole packet in a pocket and think I will get to it later…

    • Heather

      I am currently using the accordian firle method. Earlier, I was using the binder method, but I decided to simplify for a while as we are in the process of moving. Thanks for the chance to win a couponizer!

    • Melanie

      I file the inserts by date in file folders. My main problem is what to do with the clipped coupons I take to a store and end up not using.

    • Kimberly

      I was organized in file system, but am so behind in clipping them out… HELP!

    • troy duncan

      i organie my inserts by writing the date on the top and keeping them in order in a old filing cabinet….

    • Heather J

      I use 2 small accordion files- one for ‘grocery’, the other for ‘cleaning, personal & baby items). I then have a cute toile ‘coupon bag’ that I throw my accordions into with the weekly sales ads – it’s simplified things for me, but I’m always looking for a better way – would love to try out that product!

    • teresa foster

      HELP ! I need organization. Thank you.

    • I need this system big time! There is no filing system in my house, so it’s a major chore to get my lists done each week. Thanks!

    • Rachelle

      I use a 3 ring binder with baseball card holders. It’s divided in 3 major sections, FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY, HOUSEHOLD. Then organized alphabetically by brand.

    • Evleyn

      This sounds so good. I want to find a new way.

    • Karen

      I am using an accordion file with about 6 large pockets in the back that hold my full size, uncut inserts. These are labeled by date (one pocket per Sunday), with the exception of the back file. I use the pack pocket full sheet printables, Advantage buys, and others that are NOT from the Sunday papers.

      The front of the same accordion file has about 6 pockets for canceled checks. I use this section for cut coupons. It is organized according to the type of item on the coupon (ex: refrigerated items, shelf items, frozen, paper products, toiletries, cleaning products, other).

    • Stacy

      I have lots of envelopes. I’d like to sy it works for me, but it doesn’t! I just don’t know where to start.

    • Jo

      I am currently (along with many others) using an acordian cancled check file. I have dreams of putting the coupons in some order based on store location (from my most commenly shoped stores) but with my lack of time, etc I haven’t gotten that far.

      I am always looking for an easier way – I can’t seem to keep up with the changes each week and often find I’ve missed some good deals. It’s getting the coupons matched up with sales that I have the biggest problem with.

    • cindy

      I have one coupon organizer but need another. I have quickly out grown it!!!

    • Stephanie

      I just use a little accordion folder. Its certainly not perfect, but it fits in my purse. I wish it had more pockets though.

    • I use a photo book. :) H

    • Dixie

      Well, I still use a little coupon book organizer thingie (like the technical terminology??) that fits in my purse, but I have to say, since using Southern Savers, I rarely clip anymore, just leave them whole and search for them when I want them. Thanks for that!

    • MarySue McElreath

      Thanks for coming to Thomasville, I loved the class and Im seriously trying to become a couponer. I really need an organizer to get myself started/organized. Thanks for all you do,

      MarySue

    • Crystal

      I use a three ring binder with sheet protectors, but I would love to try the couponizer for all the overflow coupons that end up in the bottom of my purse. Thanks for all that you do, Jenny!

    • Kim

      Totally unorganized! That’s why I need to win this giveaway!

    • Patty

      I would love to win this item! I’ve only been into this for a couple of weeks and now I am addicted! I love walking out of a store with almost FREE stuff! Thanks so much. I use a combination of file storage box and envelopes for each store as I prepare for a trip. I don’t clip coupons in advance becasue I don’t have an organized way to store them (unless I win!LOL) so I just file the whole insert with the date written on the outside and when your site says “SS 4/05” I go there and find the coupon and put it in the envelope for the store that week. System could certainly use improvement!
      Patty

    • Nikki

      I am just starting out… but, I keep my coupons organized in an accordian type thing by “food” “baby items” “Bathroom” and “kitchen”. Then I go thru the website to make my list. Then I have another accordian envelope homemade thing we made at MOPS! I have it organized by store for the that trip. :) Obviously, I could use some more sophisticated help!

    • gail

      I use a Shoebox!! It houses all my envelopes. Not a very pretty setup…but it works fairly well!!

    • 2 dollar bin organizers from Target…one was on sale for 25cents because the elastic was broken

    • Karrie

      I’m new to coupons. So I would love to get the giveaway.

    • Christie

      I use a small accordian style coupon holder. It is currently busting at the seams! I try to keep coupons for the same item together and in order by expiry date. I need a better system, so this couponer looks perfect for me.

    • Cherie

      I would love to try this system!! I am using a 19 slot organizer box, with a handle on top for all my coupons sorted by grocery category. THen I have a slim 7 pocket vinyl sorter that has my store envelopes for after I have clipped and matched for the weekly sale. This I am able to carry in my purse, so I always have it with me. Each store envelope has my list, coupon matches, gift cards and ECB’s/RR.

    • Emily

      i’ve just started using coupons too (largely thanks to your site!) and I am working on transitioning from a ziploc baggie to a cardboard coupon organizer I bought at Dollar Tree. I can already see it falling apart!

    • Shirley

      I have 2 notebooks. One is divided into sections according to the type of circular(red plum,P&G,smart source etc). Each section has page protectors that I slip the dated circulars into. I had tried punching holes but found that some of my Qs ended up with holes punched in the bar codes. When I need to pull my Qs I simply go the the appropriate section, find & cut. The second notebook has all my store coupon policies in page protectors. I also slip my unused ECBs into the CVS sleeve. I have this book divided into sections (meds, health & beauty, paper & cleaning etc). In each section I have trading card holders that I have opened the divisions to make 3 sections per page. I use these to store internet Qs & any others that I have cut but did not use yet. I usually pull all the Qs I plan to use ahead of time & attach them to the store ad along with my printed shopping plan. This second book is the one I take with me into the store. With the extra Qs in this notebook I always have some handy for a backup plan if needed.

    • Hailey

      I use a check organizer with extra dividers I made. I like being able to label the tabs and it has an elastic closure so nothing falls out by mistake!

    • Emily

      I use a coupon organizer – but upgraded to a bigger one after finding this site! My ECBs and RR go in the pocket of the notebook I make my shopping lists in.
      This prize would be great – I still have a lot of couponing organization challenges to overcome! :)

    • Carrie

      i just have the little plastic organizer with all the pockets then I use envelopes for each of the stores once I plan my trip. I would definatly like a more organized approach cause my pockets are too small for all the coupons i have!

    • Eva in Va

      I use my son’s binder and trading card plastic sleeves that he no longer uses. I have 3 divider sections. First, groceries, then personal/hygeine and lastly household cleaning supplies. Each trading card page holds 18 coupons. However, I double up coupons when I insert them if they pertain to the same product.

      On Sundays when I cut my coupons, I place them into 3 piles for my 3 sections. I make sure that my coupons that will expire first are put in the front of each section so that at the end of the month, time isn’t wasted flipping through the whole binder looking for expired coupons.

    • Shawn Lopez

      I use a large zippered binder that is divided into categories. I have baseball card pages that I keep the coupons in.

    • Donna

      I recycle envelopes – I use one envelope per store so that I can write my shopping list for that store and if I have a coupon for that item I put a “c” beside that item to remind me of the coupon.

    • sharon

      I have so many differnt ways to orgainze… Mainly it is always organized choas… I am needing a better system… At this point I am doing a little of everything and not finding it easy. I have coupons every where! LOL….The story of my life… Coupons to Organize and Laundry to put away, my endless tasks.

    • Jessica

      I use a 3 ring binder with protective sleeves and dividers. Each week I label the inserts for the date, put the ss in a sleeve, rp in a sleeve, and pg’s in a sleeve. For the coupons I clipped but couldn’t use, they go into a file box separated with tabs for each category. It’s a pain sometimes, trying to remember if I’ve clipped the coupon already and going back and forth from binder to file box, but for now it’s working. My food coupons stay in a basket in my van console unclipped and unorganized, just there. I just started putting the date on the front of the inserts, what a time saver that is…something so simple as writing in a date! :)

    • Jenny (also)

      Right now, I use tabbed dividers and trading card pages…it works alright, but is not perfect. I’m still working on ideas that will be “just right”. Some of the coupons are too big for the trading card windows, which can make them difficult to see at a glance. I like to be able to take my binder with me for easy reference when I go shopping in case I find unadvertised sales that I can match coupons with.

    • Rachel

      I have a sad stack of manila folders with the months worth of coupon inserts. I could definitely use the organizational help :)

    • TinaP

      I use a photo organizer box that I made dividers for. I label a different category for each section of the grocery store( breakfast cereal, dairy,frozen vegetables, etc). I find it easier for me to clip the coupons (while I am watching TV at night) and then file them away. When I go to the store,I have my list already and it takes only a few moments to pull my coupons and away I go!

    • Alli

      I have a large filer that I keep all of my coupon books in (filed by month) and cut out the ones that I want to keep with me (mostly grocery and baby). I keep those in a small file box that I keep in my purse.

    • Gail

      I use a 3 ring binder (that zips closed) with clear baseball protector sheets for the loose coupons. (Dividers and a label gun are my best friends. lol.) I keep the coupon inserts together in the back of the binder with the date on the front of them. I’ve been doing it this way for about 5 years and it works perfect for me.

    • Pat

      This isn’t exactly a tips on organizing coupons, but it’s a tip on managing all the emails associated with the registrations necessary to print on-line coupons. I have created an email address I use solely when I register on sites to print their coupons. This way, my inbox isn’t full of emails containing advertisements. When I’m ready to think about coupons, I can log onto that email account and see what’s new from each company.

    • Karie

      I use an accordion style organizer and have it split into 11 categories. I definitely need more categories now that Im really getting into it.

    • Stephanie

      For now, I use envelopes in the pocket of a spiral notebook. I want to get more organized with it, but for now, it works.

    • jalyn

      Right now all my coupons are in a mailing envelope in one of my kitchen drawers. It’s a mess! I would love to organize it better!

    • Michaelene

      I have only been couponing for 2 months but have saved lots of money thanks to you! Right now what is working for me is to keep the coupon flyers intact and to file them by date. With my three little ones & homeschooling I have yet to find the time to clip them all.

    • Whitney

      I just use a plastic coupon organizer but the baseball card sheets sounds like a good idea. I have some of those handy! Might have to try it.

    • Alison V.

      i put the coupons for things i use or would like to try in a coupon organizer from the dollar store. i put the rest of the pages of coupons from the paper that i didn’t clip in an expandible file by month so i can go back and find them later if there is an exceptional deal (like free!) listed on southern savers!

    • Heather

      I use a 3 ring binder and baseball card holders ….. very simple and I am trying to keep up :)

    • kimberly

      i have a small plastic coupon organizer from the $1 store. it has a few dividers. i could really use a system like this to keep everything better organized though.

    • Leigh Anne

      I use a dollar store coupon organizer that I’ve had for years. It has been taped and taped and needs replacing so bad!

    • Aleve 50 cents/bottle from Walgreens. Love your website!! Keep up the great work!

    • I would love to have this coupon organizer. As of now I use a coupon carrier I picked up at Wal-Mart. I could definetly use something better. :-)

    • Deb

      I just started doing this. I cut my coupons out and if I can remember to even take them with me they are just all together–not organized. That is why I am struggling with this and why I need as much help as I can get. Thank you so much for all the ideas. What a blessing this website is.

    • Jackie

      I have 3 coupon organizers. One to store all of my coupons. One to organize drug store trips. One for grocery and department store trips. I take the smaller ones so I only have those coupons and won’t purchase other items. However I need one to just store everything. I get mad at myself when I see an unadvertised sale and don’t have all of my coupons with me.

    • JANET

      I use a coupon organizer but with so many coupons its getting difficult to manage. Need a new system! I and a newbie btw! thanks for you help Jenny!

    • Lisa

      I keep all of my coupons in a file folder. I date them and them store them for easy look up. I do take out the coupons for the items we always use and keep those in my purse ready to go with my weeklies.

    • Ginny

      First let me say I am very new at this… and feel very sattered. I could use this new couponizer because it takes me all week to get things togother to shop. I love that your site takes all the searching out of this or this would not work for me!

    • Renee Evenson

      I use an accordian file for my coupons. I file by catagory. I have seperate shopping pouches that I use to put my coupons in for specific stores that I shop on a weekly basis.

    • amy sanders

      i too use the accordian file for my coupons and organize by category.

    • I actually do not have a good system and need one! I am married to a Dairy Farmer, work full-time, and have 4 children! I am trying to coupon but, struggling with the time and organization.

    • Wendy

      I use envelopes, one for each category (veggies, drinks, dairy, etc), with one envelope for coupons I ‘know’ I will use that day.

    • susan

      I use an accordian style organizer alphabetized by product name that is too small. Too embarrassed to use the notebook style but need something in between. Have just been weeding them out and giving away. Too busy with my babies to refile by related items but would like to do that.

    • Rebecca

      I’m new to the world of coupon, but I’m hooked already!! I use an accordion file (large one) for all my Sunday inserts. I write the date on the front of the Sunday inserts and then file them (uncut) into one of the pockets in the accordion file folder. I keep them separated by date.I use a small, accordion file for all my clipped and printed coupons. For shopping days, I place all my coupons in envelopes. (I have one for each store I’m going too) and then I write my list on the front of the envelop. I also carry my small accordion folder of clipped coupons with me…just in case.

    • Michelle B

      I use the standard accordian coupon organizers – one for current coupons and one that if for those expiring for the current month.

    • Sherry

      I keep all my coupons unclipped, in a large accordion folder. I clip them as needed for each shopping trip, and transfer them to a small coupon folder that I take with me to the store.

    • Jocy

      I have a expanding envelopes where I keep unclipped coupons. I clip the coupons as I need them. I have a small coupon envelop to bring the coupons with me to the store.

    • I think my system would be called “organized chaos” but to anyone else, it would not seem organized. Coupons I think I would really use get clipped and put in envelopes. The rest of the insert just goes into a bag with all the other inserts. Then when planning for the week I’ll go through my envelopes and reorganize them according to the sales/stores and put those in a newer pile/envelope. It works for me, but I could use something easier to help save time.

    • Heather H

      I am using a small accordian file, but I find that when its time to go shopping my coupons are a total mess! Usually spread across the dining room table is where I work. I could really use this to help me out! Thanks for the chance!

    • Kindra

      at the moment, i’m using a binder with plastic trading card sheets. its horribly UNorganized right now as i’ve just recently started my new job as an RN (woohoo!) and haven’t had as much time to spend on my couponing ;) shame on me, i know…lol

    • Brett

      I’m somewhat of a beginner at this but so far I’m getting by using a binder with the clear baseball card sheets. I have my coupons organized by several categories and insert all matching coupons into the same slot to save space. Works fairly well until I begin pulling coupons out and re-inserting the ones I end up not using. That’s when things get a little crazy!! Haha. It’s harder to use now since the amount of coupons I receive has started multiplying faster than I can keep up! Currently looking for easier ways to organize that take less time since I have college work and a job to keep up with also. :)

    • Mary C

      I have really just started getting serious about couponing. In fact, I am working to teach my daughter the same tactics. We usually spend a half day on the weekend sorting coupons and strategizing which stores to hit first. We have decided a notebook with clear plastic sheet protectors works well for us but I am open to finding the “perfect” solution. Thanks for all your work in making our life richer!

    • Willowbeth

      I use folded paper seperating coupons inside a ziplock back. Dropped it once, don’t recomend that!

    • Denise Parker

      I have no organized system. I keep my coupons in a drawer and have to hunt through the entire stack each time I want one.

    • Andrea

      I haven’t been coupong for too long, just a few months and have picked up tips from other blogs along the way. I save the entire inserts, write the date on the front and file in my desk drawer by month per hanging file folder.

      To make it easier to find the specific coupon I started sorting my multiple copies of inserts to get all of the same coupons together and staple that group of duplicate sheets together. Then I don’t have to turn each individual page to get to the coupons i need, I just turn one stapled group at a time.

      When I get ready to go shopping I cut out the needed coupons and put them in a 5.5″x11″ acordian file folder (I think these are called check files). I also cut my printable or non-insert coupons and put them in this small file folder organized like the couponizer would.

      I would love to try out the couponizer and see if it works better to orgnaize my cut coupons – thanks for offering this!! LOVE YOUR SITE!!!

    • Jason

      We clip four papers a week and store those in a plastic bathroom organizer tub with a lid. Coupons are by grocery aisle with index card dividers. Extra copies of the inserts are stored in hanging folders in a legal-size filing cabinet by date and alphabetically by insert name. We print out a list of the coupons for each insert from the coupon database at the coupon mom website.

    • Margery

      I use the small shoebox method, with envelopes for each category. I like my system, but it is bulky to carry to the store.

    • Renie

      I have a blue plastic coupon organizer but it is way too small now that I’m trying to really use my coupons!

    • Nicole

      I organize using a old plastic baby wipe box. I have envelopes with tabs for each department to put my coupons in. I take it everywhere with me.

    • I use a three ring binder for clipped coupons, ECB’s, RR’s and rainchecks, a large hanging file box for the inserts that I date with s file sticker ( I don’t clip my Q’s unless I use them ), 1 small take-a-long coupon organizer and 1 large take-a-long coupon organizer so I’m pretty covered but would be interested to see her system and try it out.

      Good luck everyone and thanks Jenny…I think your milestone deserves another giveaway !

    • DD

      I really wish i had a coupon organizer, for now i’m doing the multiple envelope system. its working for now, but not for long as i keep collecting coupons LOL. Thanks Jenny :D

    • I’m VERY new to this. I have an old desktop file box that I use to keep the weekly inserts in date order. I don’t clip the coupons until I see them on a sale match-up list. On folder holds all those pages of coupons I print from the computer.

      I also have a 3-ring binder with trading card holder pages. I just started this system, so I’m just getting it organized and not sure how it’s working for me yet.

      **I typically plan my shopping list, writing it on a folded piece of paper before I go to the store so I’m not spending a lot of time in the store spinning my wheels. I slip the coupons I plan to use inside the folded paper and use a paper clip to make sure they don’t fall out. This gives me my list and all coupons needed for my trip.

    • lacey

      Right now my coupons are soooooo un-organized! I have an accordian file holder but I need to upgrade to something better!

      Lacey

    • Bethany

      I use 2 plastic files, one for cleaning/beauty and the other for food/misc. I also have a small notepad that has pockets to put my weekly coupons in with my list. Thanks for all your work!

    • Donna

      Right now I use an small recipe box that I took the recipes out of to use. However, my one year old has learned how to open the box up and take out the dividers and coupons while we are in the store so I am trying to figure out what to do to keep his little hands out of it. I try to cut coupons when my two boys are napping but that doesn’t always happen at the same time. I am still new to this and haven’t really figured out a “system” that works best.

    • tiffany

      Sounds like a great organizer! Right now I am using a combination of the file system and a binder. I leave most of the coupons unclipped and use a binder for the ones I cut but did not use. Thanks!

    • Alicia

      I too am new to this, I am starting to drive my self crazy with coupons in little stacks (by store sales) all over the computer desk. I am already saving major bucks but I know getting organized will only help save more.

    • Cassie J.

      I’m using an old organizer I bought years ago. I’ve kept it together with staples for a while and then had to hand sew it back together last week. There aren’t enough dividers so I would LOVE this tool!

    • I use a 2 inch 3 ring binder. then I use baseball card holders.I have the tab dividers to separate the sections of coupons such as: paper products, frozen food, baby products ect… The system seems to be working well I really like it.then before I go out I get my list for each store and the corresponding coupons and put them in separate slots in the front of my binder.Its always great to hear other shoppers say “wow look how organized you are!”

    • Shannon

      I use a small organizer that is WAY too small. I’m constantly thinking about a way to organize everything and what set-up would work best. I could really use this product! : )

    • Cindy

      I organize mine using a zipper binder I bought at Office Depot and Baseball card holders. It has lots of pockets and room to grow!

    • haha -organize? If you count that I put them in a pocket in my purse. I was going to figure out something this week, but this would be an awesome solution!

    • Brittany

      I have a plastic coupon organized with about 8 different sections. I have them separated by food, toiletries, individual store, pet food, etc. I would love a more efficient system.

    • Melissa

      I just use the little accordian files. I have two–one for food items and one for other household items–cleaning, hair care, skin care, etc.

    • Heather B.

      i am currently using an envelope marked “coupons”, so this would be a vast improvement! ;)

    • tiffani

      Ok, so I am new to couponing and desperately need an organizing system. Right now all of my coupons are in ziploc bags.

    • Annie

      I use the baseball cards packets holder which I got them at Amazon.com and put them in the binder sorted through expiration dates.

    • I have a Case It Binder that has baseball card holders and I file all the miscellaneous coupons I print from different sources, peelies from grocery products, etc., organized by product type.

      I have hanging file folders in my desk drawer with each date tabbed. Inside each folder is that days inserts. I also write the date on the front of each insert just to make sure. When I’m ready to get my coupons together for a shopping trip, I cut what I need and leave the rest.

      When I go shopping, I put all the coupons I’ve clipped for that trip in its own envelope – CVS, Walgreens, Target, etc. – along with a list of what I’m purchasing, how much the regular price should be, the coupon amount I have clipped and what the bottom line price is. This way, I don’t mistakenly pick up the wrong size item and pay more.

    • Megan

      Unreal – I use a regular white envelope and it is a disaster every trip to the store. I need to try something better!

    • Sandra

      I have just started using coupons because my wonderful niece told me how me she has been saving. It is exciting and addictive. I would love something like this to help me get organized.

    • Meghan

      I use one large folder at home with the date on my coupons and when I am ready to shop I cut out the coupons and use a smaller file organizer. It is not a great way but I am new to this and have not had time to try out other methods.

    • Amanda

      My coupon orgainnizer now is a cancelled check organizer that is falling apart. I have seen this system before and would love to get it FREE!!!

      Thanks!

    • Tiffany Davis

      I use an accordian file for my inserts and a small accordian for my coupons that are clipped already. I have been thinking about the couponizer to use for my shopping trips planned that week. Currently I just paperclip the coupons to my list and this gets funky.

    • liz

      i use an expandable folder i have 3 large. One for each type of insert. I write the date on the front of each insert because i buy more than one paper. i then cross match with the store ads to see what will be free. i also use your wonderful site. i dont cut until i know for sure i am going to buy th items, for those i use an envelope and i write my list on the evnvelope it self. for the coupons that get cut but not used i use paperclips and another smaller file for cut coupons. it has worked great for me.

    • Janet

      I use an accordian file. Would love to try something new.

    • Manda

      I have recently changed how I organize my coupons. I did use, up until a couple of months ago, a small accordion style cardboard filer. I made tabs for the top of each section to divide my coupons. It was easy to organize but a pain at the store when I had to sort through all of the coupons in the freezer section to see if I had one for green giant vegtables.
      So now I have change to the plastic photo albums for 4×6 pics. (Bought 3 of them for $1 each at Target) I can see all the coupons while quickly flipping through the albums in the store. Takes longer to organize before-hand but now I don’t spend 3 hours in the grocery!

    • I use the envelope system inside of a HUGE tuuperware box. Too big to take to the store. I would love to have a couponizer to organize some to take to the store!
      Jenny

    • Kristine

      I have a worn out plastic coupon organizer. The best thing that works for me is my front pocket that I keep empty for the coupons I pull out for the current week. I am in need of a more updated version.

    • Jennifer

      I use envelopes. I rubberband the envelopes together by “food” and “non-food” categories. Trouble with this is that the envelopes tear & break. This was a cheap way to start until I figure out the best way for me to organize.

    • Angela P.

      I have recently become addicted to using coupons. I currently have a small tote that i had originaly bought for me 5 year old to keep his legos in, but you know how that goes. Now i use it to keep my uncut adds in, i wtrie the date on them and seperate them based on circular. I also have 2 quart size ziploc bags that i keep around all the time. One is for my lists, which i paperclip my coupons i am going to use to, and the other is for odd coupons that are either expiring or have been clipped and not used. I have had several comments about my system, but it works for me, and it doesn’t cost anything. I do wish i had something like this, i like the idea that it will help seperate based on store location.

    • kristy

      an old photo album that is falling apart!!!

    • i use a 13 pocket check file and separate them by category. I am new at this and I don’t have it down pat yet.

    • Kristie

      I am currently using an large accordian type binder that zips. It has about 13 file slots and I use a large plastic labeled envelope for all of my categories. Thanks Jenny!

    • Stephanie

      I use a cheap accordian style file that I purchased! I’m new to couponing but my file is already overfilled!! I enjoyed reading how everyone else organizes b/c I need a new system already!!!

    • Kabba

      Well, I actually dont clip any coupons…I just clip them as I need. When I get my papers on Sundays, I am sure to write the dates on them, stack them in order and then I just go to them as needed. When I have made my grocery list and clipped my coupons, I usually stack my coupons in the order that my list goes, put my list on top of the coupons and then just paperclip them together! There is no confusion over the coupons because they are in order and I only buy what is on my list, and that helps alot!!

    • Lindsay

      I really do not havge a good way to organize my coupons. That is my problem. I hope I win!!!!
      Lindsay

    • Daisy

      I currently just use an envelope. Still trying to figure out a good system.

    • Lesley

      I am new to the whole couponin thing and right now I use the cheap $1 organizer. I am looking for a new way to sort them for faster servicing. I have the coupon bug now and have passed it on to at least a dozen of my friends and coworkers. I would love to start a coupon swap. So if I win I can also test out this product and pass on my thoughts to my coupon friends here.

    • MelRae

      I am woefully behind in my coupon organizing. And I have a really nice binder with coupon pockets and labels. For the last several weeks, I have been saving the entire Sunday inserts (I usually have 3 or 4 copies), and just marking on them the date. Then I can go and cut out what I need when I need it.

      I don’t impulse buy, so I really do not need to take the binder with every coupon I have every time I shop. I have my list, I know exactly what I am going to buy, and I have my coupons with me. If I see a *really* good deal, I jot it down, and get it the next time I shop, or before the sale ends.

    • Nicole

      I have bright blue plastic expandable file from office depot… I love it.. its about 8 inches long and 4 inches tall… comes with a rubber band that is attached that keeps it closed… I love it… my teenager “hates” it

    • MelRae

      And I just want to say thanks to those of you who have mentioned saving reply envelopes from junk mail. I usually recycle every piece of paper I can, but I think I will start saving those envelopes for grocery lists and coupon holders!

    • Christine

      I keep mine in a binder and clip when needed and place into envelopes.

    • Debbie

      I have 2 separate coupon organizers (envelope style). I use one for groceries and one for cleaning, paper, personal care items.

    • Phoebe

      I am always looking for a new coupon organizer. I am using one I picked up at CVS in their dollar days merchandise a while back. Naturally, it doesn’t have enought compartments. Before each trip to the Fab 3: Publix, CVS, and Walgreens, I write out a list on an unused bill payment envelope, insert the corresponding coupons and take both items with me.
      This giveaway would be a great 19th anniversary present: April 28th! Thanks for everything, everyday.

    • Amber

      I use a plastic coupon organizer from the dollar spot at Target since my paper one ripped. I keep that one in my purse, then I have a larger accordian style for my red plum, etc. from the Sunday Paper.

    • Paul

      I just have a folder that I keep the coupon booklets in. I cut out the ones I’m going to use and put them in envelopes for the specific stores they’re for. An organizer would be nice.

    • Hallie

      I’m still trying to get organized. Right now I have some coupons filed in a recipe box, some loose in my purse and car and on various counters and tables in the house, and others are still in the weekly flyer – these are all in file folder. Help!!!

    • Jennifer A

      I use a binder and put the coupons in baseball trading cards sleeves. that’s the best method I found for myself. It gets crazy trying to organize all the coupons.

    • Amanda

      I use an accordian style folder and place my coupons in alphabetical order. It helps me find my coupons quickly!

    • Misti A

      I clip my coupons every week but I dont have a method on how to organize my coupons.

    • Laura N.

      I really need a great coupon organizer. I bought a coupon holder at Walmart the other day, but have not had time to organize it yet. I love this one on your post. I have been using a manilla envelope for years..just throwing the coupons in there and each week just pulling out what I need and throwing out expired ones. Now that I am really into couponing, I have to get a better system going. I absolutely love your site! My grocery bill has been literally cut in half each month since starting this. I have used coupons for almost 11 years, but now I am really getting into this coupon game thing. It’s wonderful and has changed my way of shopping. Keep up the great work!

    • Becky

      I have been using a small (thick) photo album, but am finding that it is getting too bulky and would REALLY love to switch to a binder system. This looks like a great system to me.

    • Lori Abbott

      I have many envelopes that I have labeled into different categories ( Frozen foods, meats, dairy, shampoo, etc.) All in all, I have about 30 different envelopes and each Sunday night, I clip coupons and put them into their corresponding envelope. They are all put in a large Ziploc bag. When I go to the store, I pull the coupons I need and put them into a small coupon pouch that I carry in my purse so I don’t have alot to carry around with me.

    • I use a check folder, organized by month, for sorting the coupons the first time around as I clip them from the Sunday paper. Then I just follow the expiration dates. If I know I need a product right away, I set that coupon aside with that week’s shopping list. Since I only clip coupons for products I normally buy, I’m aware if I have a coupon that I can apply on BOGOs, for example. I also check Southern Savers every week when I’m making my shopping list. It’s great for alerting me to savings I might have otherwise missed and tipping me off to online coupons!

    • MrGMom

      I use a cancelled check expandable holder, but it doesn’t have enough slots for me. So I made mini-folders inside each. It’s bigger than my previous pocket sized version (that I really liked), but I just needed more space!

    • Lauren B

      I just started couponing today, so my system consists of a file with this week’s ads. I will definitely need a better way once I get rolling with a nice stash of coupons. BTW…I saved $90 on my first day out!

    • Jenny

      I don’t really organize mine. I’m just getting started, and I have a stack of them, but then I don’t end up using them because I don’t remember what I have.

    • Anita Sipley

      I use one manilla envelope for each week and I write the date on the outside.

    • Missy

      I use a photo organizer. I organize my coupons alphabetically by product or company/brand name. I find it easier to find exactly what I’m looking for when the coupons are organized alphabetically.

    • How do I organize?…. well, let’s just say I could use this prize! :)
      About half of mine are organized by date in my coupon cabinet.

    • I use baseball card sheets and a 3 ring binder. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Christopher

      I use my dining room table as my coupon organizer. It seats eight so I have plenty of room to spread things out across the table by store, date, and deals. The only thing that stinks is I cannot take my table with me to the store and as I yet to have found a coupon booklet worthy I will continue using it as needed.

    • I use envelopes organized by types of food, etc and then one publix envelope and one target envelope. In those I placed the coupons that I knew I could use at those stores. I need something like a binder or file folder. I saw a coupon organizer like this in publix last week and really want to get it.

    • Becky

      I went to my first coupon workshop yesterday. As a newbie I haven’t really decided how I will organize my coupons. I’m thinking three ring binder with see through sheet protectors for my inserts and individual envelopes for my “gotta buy it now” items until I can get a few weeks put together and get the hang of it!!

    • Terri

      I 1st used the binder with sleeves but it tore to easy. I now have a 10 x 13 file folder labeled by the alphabet. I have envelopes standing straight up with the name visible to me.It’s easy to open and close. I keep it in a wide reusable Bloom bag that sits in the buggy child seat facing me. I also keep a smaller envelope in the main envelope because when Bloom has a 3x coupon sale, I have all my coupons 99¢ and lower in the smaller envelope. That way I don’t have to sort through all the ones $1.00 and above. thx

    • roberta

      I have 2 mini binders that I carry around in my purse. I use 2 because I can’t fit them all in 1!

    • Angela P

      I’m using a cookie monster fuzzy photo album (given to me to put my baby’s pics in – oops).

    • Tina

      I use an accordian orgainiser and sort it by store and date but would like to try this new one.

      Thanks for your post. It is a tremendous help!!

    • Elizabeth

      I just use an envelope right now – I really need a better system!

    • Jessica W

      I use envelopes and i have them labeled. For example-CVS,Wal, Walmart, Body, Toothpaste, Grocery, Hair, etc. It works but i would love the coupon organizer!!

    • Mina

      That’s so much more organized than my habit of using a recycled envelope to hold just the Q’s that I intend to use on that trip. :) Even though I TRY to be organized, I still end up with little stacks of Q’s lying around the house that I never seem to have time to file.

      It looks cute for those who carry just the ones they expect to use on a trip.

      I’m only taking the time to leave a comment, not actually entering the drawing because it’s not something that I need. I’ll keep using my junk mail envelopes until each wears out, and then drop it in the compost. Free, works for me, and is earth friendly. (What I really need is a BIG binder that self sorts and removes expired Q’s on its own. Oh! And reminds me to take my glasses to the store so that I can read the Q’s and ads!)

    • Holly

      I use a file box with the sunday flyers organized by date… and a coupon organizer for my internet or cut coupon – filed in alphabetical order by brand.

    • April

      I purchase 6 to 8 papers per week to get that many inserts. I file them away by date and insert. For example, my 6-8 copies of the 4.19 SS are in one file folder so I can pull them out when I need them. I also have a 3 ring binder with trading card inserts for coupons I get other places like blinkies, hangtags, mail, flyers etc. Those are organized into categories so they are easily accessible. I also have a few zipper pockets for random things like rain checks, extra care bucks, register rewards. I use divider pockets for each stores weekly ad. I usually go through the binder once or twice a month to throw out expired qs. Hope this helps!

    • Mandy

      I have mine in a photo box…I used plain white envelopes, cut the tops off and stapled index cards to them…..labeled them with different color Sharpies.
      Thanks for the COUPONIZED offer it looks like a great way to organize coupons.

    • susan

      i use a 3 ring binder and baseball card pages divided into 3 categories (food, personal, and other) then filed alphabetically.

    • Shannan Rossow

      I really need some help organizing my coupons, but for now I use one filing organizer to sort my Sunday coupon fliers and one smaller filing organizer to file my cut coupons and take to the stores with me. Thanks.

    • Elizabeth

      I organize my coupons with a small plastic expanding folder. I usually know what I have, but I’d love to get motivated enough to do it so that I can see more of my coupons at once.

    • Robyn

      I cut them out and stick them in an envelope in the approximate order in which I shop around the store.

    • Melissa

      I am currently using a briefcase I purchased from the Goodwill. I made dividers for each of the categories, which are organized alphabetically. The briefcase has pockets in the top, which I use to put my sales ads and each of the store lists I have made for the week. Now keeping expired from non-expired seperated is another story…..I haven’t figured out a good system for sorting these yet.

    • Kelly

      I am new to couponing, but to try to keep up with what I have I have a stack of envelopes in my purse and I have them labeled like frozen foods, cereals, baby products, etc…and then I put the coupons for that category in the envelope. I’ve only been using this system for 2 weeks now so we’ll see how it works. Thanks!

    • I have a 3 ring binder with plastic pockets. Works for me but I would like to try this system.

    • Tee

      I’m just getting started so I organize my inserts by keeping them whole and stack them by dates. And my internet coupons are all placed inside of envies. When a sales comes up I just check the dates on the inserts and cut out the ones I need.

    • Karlie

      I use manilla folders and a big divider (I don’t really like this system:)
      Karlie

    • Karen

      I have organized my coupons both by the binder method and the insert method. I realized what I needed was both, so this is what I did:

      I bought a three-ring zippered notebook from a discount retailer which has small expandable sections on the front of the notebook. The loose coupons I receive I store in the baseball card sleeves organized according to product type on the inside of the binder. For me, it’s the best of both worlds.

    • Heather

      I label each Sunday insert and keep them unclipped in a file. Then I only clip the ones I plan to use each week for CVS and Bi-lO

    • Alyssa

      I keep the Sunday circulars and label them and file them in a large shoe box. I clip the other Qs from magazines, mailers, fliers, etc and have them in a small plastic accordion file. Works for me, but would love to try a new system.

    • Anne

      I label all Q’s with the date they came out (such as 4/19 for this week) and cut & file them in an accordian coupon holder. Each week I go through the sales online & make my list on an index card then I pull out all the coupons I need for each store & put them behind the index card in the front of the coupon holder. Since mine is clear, I can see my list while shopping & have all coupons that go along with my list but also have the others on hand for impulse buys or unadvertised sales.

    • Leandra

      I used to use a cheap paper coupon organizer that I picked up for a dollar. But that fell apart pretty quickly. So now I use a little photo book that I got as a shower present. The coupons are grouped inside of it by grocery, paper products, etc. I write on a sticky note each store and what I want to get/coupons to use there for the week and keep that in the front. It is working for now, but starting to get a lot of coupons in there!

    • Ann Hutto

      I use the notebook and baseball card holders. You can also use photo holders for the large coupons.

    • Julieann

      I organize mine the way that MoneySavingMom has posted on her website. I use a small plastic box, envelopes and index cards. Seems to work pretty well for me.

    • Kelly

      I have envelopes with tabs on the top with each category listed (bread, meat, dairy, etc…) I clip the coupons each Sunday and then put them in the envelope per category. Then I take the sale ads and make a spreadsheet per store of what I want to buy, if I have a coupon, and what the final cost will be. I then take an envelope designated for each store and put the coupons that I will need for that particular store. The system has really saved me a lot of money so far!

    • Okay, this is pathetic. I’m only into this for a few months, so I haven’t quite found a good method. I have a binder with page protectors. I organize the coupons into categories: Baby, groceries, household, personal, cereal. Each week I review them to match the sales and discard any that have expired. Not ingenious. I did get Madagascar 2 for $1.99. That is my crowning achievement so far!

    • Jan

      I use old envelopes and paper clips after sorting my coupons: I try and Place them in order of the stores lay out. Shop With a list. I pull out the coupon from the paper clip after putting the item in my cart. I need to come up with a better system. To me it seems like a lot of extra un-needed steps. I am slowly learning to find out how others are using the weekly adds. SO Thanks to all of you

    • Patty

      I am in the middle of trying to “re-organize” I am leaning toward cutting all my coupons, separating them by grocery and drugs, and just filing them in a photo box in alphabetical order. Ugh! This would be very helpful.

    • Lairssa

      I don’t organize mine! I’m brand new to this coupon thing- got my first coupons in the 4/5 paper. I’m already a coupon mess! Perhaps this would help me get on the right track!

    • I am using a plastic “shoe box”, the lid stays on most of the time, I used constution paper that I folded and cut for each catagory. What I need is a better place to keep the coupons that I want to use as soon as they are on sale and BEFORE they expire even if not on sale b/c we use it every week. HELP
      I so enjoy your site and tell EVERYONE about, we are loosing a lot of jobs in our area and this is just what we need, THANK YOU!!!

    • Melissa

      My accordian style organizer is overfilled and doesn’t have enough pockets. Would love to try this one out!

    • Melissa

      My accordian style organizer is overfilled and doesn’t have enough pockets. Would love to try this one out!

    • Kimberly

      I would love to win the couponizer!!! I am currently having to use two binders for all of my coupons. I have one for just food and the other for non food items. It is such a pain having to carry them both around but I have not been able to find one large enough for all my coupons. I would also like to say (not just to win the couponizer lol ) that I am so glad my friend gave me your blog. Just in the past two weeks you have helped me save $189!!! Which is very helpful when you are a stay at home mom on a budget. Thank you! Thank you!

    • surfergal

      New to couponing as well; but I had a photo box that has dividers you can write on and wipe off. It fits right into the front seat of the grocery cart so I can thumb through like a tiny filing system. I like the box because it holds the longer coupons. I am enjoying reading what categories I need to add!

    • Lisa Gibson

      I have changed systems like 3 times since starting the couponing thing. At first I just cut what I thought I would use and put them in a small A-Z thing then I cut them ALL out at one point and did one big box of A-Z.I currently use the file system for the inserts, they are in dated folders in a Sterilite box with a lid with handle so I can carry it to trading easily. I also have to medium accordion type things. One is A-Z and the other is specific store coupons. Who knows what I will switch to next.

    • Kim W.

      I just got started into “Big Time” couponing, but am still using a small accordion-style coupon file. I’ve added in my own dividers to better catagorize my growing stock of coupons. I am hoping one of these days to “graduate” to a 3-ring binder that zips up full of plastic sheets with pockets (the kind made for trading cards). I’d like to give the Couponizer a try!

    • Crista

      I have a 3 ring binder and baseball card holders. I also have a pocket folder in front to hole my scissors, calculator and coupons I’m going to be using (as I pull them out I stick them in there)

      I have my items divided by type (mostly) with food after all the other stuff. I also have less than a dollar coupons on separate pages from 1 and over coupons.

      I’ve only been couponing for a couple of months, so I’m still getting it “just right”.

      Thanks!

    • Currently I use hefty ziplock bags stapled together at the bottom to organize my coupons into categories. Has worked for me for several years. (and is inexpensive to replace once the zippers quit working.)

    • kathy

      I buy 2-3 Sunday papers each week. I put the date on the front of each Smart Source, Red Plum, Proctor and Gamble flyer with a permanent marker and keep them in a manilla folder. I only cut out the items that are on sale that week. Then I put those coupons in an accordian file to take to the grocery store. My goal it to save a minimum of 50% each time I go to the grocery store. I am new to southernsavers.com. I bumped into a group of ladies at Publix in Conyers yesterday and they told me about this site. I love it!

    • Karey

      I use an accordian style coupon holder that I got at Target. It holds the coupons in the various sections that I have sorted by type.
      It is not perfect, but it works okay for me.

    • laura

      I put each weeks coupons in a big envelope and mark it by date. (occasionally I would get fliers mixed up and not know which week was which…it took me a long time to realize the date was on the spine!!)I don’t cut until I plan to use the q. This works well but I don’t have a system for all the printables,peelies, coupons in the machines, or any other q’s i get. These just end up in various places and they usually expire before I use them b/c they aren’t organized.

    • maggie

      I use a 3 ring binder with clear pocket pages (all different size pockets). I have them divided by sections. I also have a folder that fits in the notebook for my sales papers. This great to organize the coupons , but it is too big to take it to the store. I have only been doing this a few months-so I have just had my coupons paper clipped together. This can be very hard in the store. I need something to help me organize my store trip.
      Thanks

    • Laurie

      I have a 3 ring binder with sleeves and baseball card slots that are broken down by catagories…that is where my clipped coupons and coupons I pick up in the store go. I have a 12 pocket expandable folder where my RP/PG,etc packets go; it is organized by date. I have a smaller expandable folder that I take into the store with me, but I am always trying to streamline the process. I work full time outside the home and have 2 young children (preschool age)…so I would love to try ANYTHING that can help tweak my system. Thanks!

    • I had a HORRIBLE thing happen to me this past weekend. I had spent hours and hours organizing my coupons in a three ring binder. I had a great system and a great collection of coupons I had been saving up. I was really getting the hang of couponing thanks to your site. But this past weekend I had left my binder in the car because I always like to have it with just in case. Someone broke into my car and stole my binder and some other odds and ends. I could not believe it!! I have been literally sick over it. Everywhere I go people comment about the binder and love it, but I guess somebody REALLY wanted it. Oh well, I hope they get good use out of it. Needless to say I am back at square one again couponless and coupon organizerless. I promise I did not make this story up just for this contest. I only wish I had made it up! I miss my Binder!! Please help me! :o)

    • Juli

      I have a accordian folder I got free from Freecycle. I have my inserts labeled with each Sunday date and each slips into a pocket. Another pocket holds the weekly ads and my spiral notebook of prices so I know what the usual price is and what a good sale price is. My take along coupon holder with cut coupons for the week’s shopping or internet coupons I printed and cut are in an OLD ragged read coupon holder that’s so old, I don’t even remember buying it. But with the tips here and from a friend who’s a couponer … it works for now and I’m learning to save!

    • Sonder

      I use the binder system and also try to enter all my coupons into an excel worksheet as suggested by my friend Tammy(#85)…stess the word TRY on entering the q’s into the worksheet. I am really good at getting them into the binder, but struggle to get them entered into the worksheet. When I was first starting out I used a small accordian file made for coupons…I always found myself “sorting” thru my little accordian in the middle of the grocery store with that system. Now, with the binder and baseball card holders I basically can remember hey I’ve got that coupon and can flip right to it. I am still very envious of your binder Jenny…I saw it at the seminar you did in Atlanta on March 14th.

    • I Have a 3ring zipper binder, to organize my coupons in. I really like the zipper fact, because I can just zip it up at the store and bring it home and sort through every thing. And this way I will not loose any coupons with all the help from my kids if they drop it while they are carrying it for me. But I need help organizing it. It is hard for me to stay on top of cutting coupons.

    • I use a binder with trading card pages to hold my blinkies and internet printables. I don’t ususally manage to clip all my inserts (I’m very preggo with baby number 4) so I keep my inserts in plastic page protectors in the back of the notebook, labeled with the date. Combining these systems has worked very well for me. If I am able to cilp them, then I organize them into my trading card pages. If not, I just clip as needed based upon the sales for the week. A couponizer would be helpful so that I could pull my coupons from my large binder and then organize them into the couponizer in preparation for my weekly shopping trip. Coming to the store with the binder is a pain!!

    • Melissa

      Great way to get and stay organized! Exactly what I need!

    • TRACI

      I use two medium binders. One for all food, the other for toiletries. I would love the couponizer for going on my grocery trips. Thanks for all your kroger finds.

    • Melora

      I have been using a method of cutting them each week and then labeling them with the date and filing them according to PG, RP, SS, etc. However I have other coupons from All You, Ebay, Blinkies, Catalina’s, Printables. Needless to say my according file folder is jammed full of coupons and I still have to go through them each week several times to find the exact coupon I am looking for. It is worth it to get the deals but it is a little tedious.

      Thanks for all the great suggestions. Jenny, I LOVE THIS SITE. Saves me bunches.

    • Mary

      I use file folders for storing q’s but this would be great to use for q’s that are not in inserts. Or it would be a great giveaway to someone that I introduce to the “couponway”!! LOL

      Thanks for all you do….

    • Becky

      like some of the other entries. I currently use ziplock bags and are looking forward to a better system, plus I guess I need to get a larger purse..

    • BG

      I am pretty organized, but when it comes to organizing my coupons, I’m still a bit of a mess, so something like this sounds great. I currently use file folders and file the whole coupon book two months at a time(ex. SS – Jan – Feb). Unfortunately, the coupons I’ve already cut are loose in a file folder, so I have to thumb through them each time I go to the store to make sure I don’t miss anything. These are coupons I cut intending to use them, but then ended up not using them.

      I have a 6 month old son – my first baby – so I’m slow at getting all of this organized, but have LOVED getting into couponing. Thanks for saving us a bundle, Jenny!

    • Cheri Cresswell

      I used to have a very orgainzed book by catagory and location. I turned my back one day and it was gone!!!! Now I just have some coupons in an old bank envelope. I need help getting started again! Thanks.

    • I am still trying to come up with a system that will work for me. I think I need some help:) I have coupons in my purse in a large expando folder and a small expando folder. Not very efficient.

    • debbie matissen

      Hi…I have two accordian coupon files that I use…One is for grocery coupons and the other for restaurants,fast food, fun spots, sweet stuff, mall, home repair and doctors/prescriptions that I carry with me whenever I leave the house…I cut the sunday coupons out, magazine coupons, newspaper coupons and print on line ones and have them all filed…every week I make a list of the items I need and items that are on sale, I then pull out the coupons that match what I am buying, if I am missing coupons I go to all the websites (yours first of course) to gather all the coupons I can to get the best deals….I am not so sure how the binder thing works but have used my system for years and it works really well for me as long as I stay organized :0) PS LOVE THIS SITE..YOU HAVE HELPED ME DOUBLE MY SAVINGS!!!I am teaching my family and friends…THEY ARE SHOCKED AT THE SAVINGS….you would be amazed at how many people dont know it exists

    • Jen H

      I am new to this whole couponing idea but love it. Would love to have an easy way to organize without the bulk of a three ring binder. This product look like something that could work for me.

    • Erin

      I have been doing the coupon thing for a few weeks now, and I am using legal-sized envelopes to organize my coupons. I have them labeled as: Baby(baby items), Food, Household(toilet paper/cleaning supplies/etc), Pet, Miscelaneous(Medicine/Beauty Items/Other). Then, I go through the southern savers lists and choose which items I need/want and pull out the coupons. Then when I have them organized, I get envelopes labeled for the stores that I’m going to, and put my coupons for that store in the envelope accordingly!

    • I have used a plastic index card filing box that has a very secure latch and a carrying handle. I use index cards to separate my coupons into easy to remember categories, i.e. Cereal/cleaning products/medicine.

    • Adrienne

      Very new to extreme couponing…I am a recent Wal-Mart convert – I thought that you couldn’t get a better deal than the Great Value brand. LOL. I have 2 envelopes – one for non-food and one for food. The coupons are paper clipped into category by type “dairy”, “breakfast”, etc… (It doesn’t work so well..especially with medicine…is that food or non-food :) )

      Thanks for all the help on the site. A couple weeks ago I went to Publix to extreme coupon for the first time. Despite my 2 year old’s facination with the lobsters and my husband buying 2 frozen pizzas that were on sale, but for which I did not have a coupon, I paid 90 cents/ item! I am hooked!

    • Hi there! I am brand new at clipping coupons and NEED HELP to organize them so I can be a smart coupon shopper! I would love to have a system like the couponizer