Thursday, September 09, 2010

Couponing

Generally I only buy generic, bulk, or Aldi groceries and I find that I don't use coupons for food items very often.

I still love to use coupons though!  I like to watch sites such as Money Saving Mom and look for great deals on things I use, like office and medicine cabinet supplies, cleaning things, candles, and fun things like new gadgets or candies.

Because these sites list the coupons and the fliers in which they're found, I don't have cut and sort each coupon every week.  I file all the fliers (and All You magazine, which has tons of coupons) into the appropriate month in this document file box that I found on deal for a couple of dollars at Borders.

I originally bought the file box to store magazine clippings, but I've found I like my binders better for that.  This is a great system for coupons, because I don't have to deal with them until I want a specific one, and it's pretty quick to find just what I need.  I don't have to bother with culling the expired ones until I come back around to that month, and by then I know they're all expired and I can empty the folder right into the recycling. 

All in all, this system has saved me a lot of time and energy over my old way of cutting and sorting each coupon.

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2 comments:

The Millennial Housewife said...

Hello! Just came across your blog - very cute! I just had to comment because your gray cat Smudge looks identical to my old cat Cole. He was all gray...so cute!

Bethany said...

Thanks for the comment, and welcome to my blog! Smudgie is definately a "type", isn't he? Ben and I often see cats that look just like him. But he has a small white spot on his belly. I guess those gray cats have to be different somehow!

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