My Wanna-Be Coupon Organizer Attempt

May 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm 4 comments

Alrighty, so here’s my binder!  Doesn’t it look great?  I’m ready to go shopping!  I don’t have a ton of coupons yet, but just with what I found laying on my desk and in my kitchen.  Took me ten minutes, and I didn’t touch a newspaper AT ALL.

If I would JUST use my Kroger coupons…they give me:

  • brand I am already loyal toward,
  • store brands
  • pre-cut coupons
  • for things I already buy often
  • some free items
  • significant money back for no/few strings

Yikes!  Peoples, I missed a “$3.00 of your order for being a loyal customer coupon” last week! And, embarrassingly, I’ve missed many of those jewels. Three bucks!  They were paying me for shopping there, thanking me SPECIFICALLY for buying my Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches, on sale!  

On my order TODAY, I would have saved $9.00 with the coupons they print out for me at check-out without  changing anything about my order, at all.  Plus, I would have taken home a box of free Duncan Hines cake mix (can always use on of those on  hand for emergencies), and a free $4.00 pack of salad almond slivers. 

I have been missing out.

The next time I shop, I will save $9 off things I already buy regularly, plus, perhaps pre-packaged emergency food for the kids I don’t normally buy (bagel pizza bites). 

I already had all the supplies and folder–took me ten minutes of cleaning out my desk and purse and going through expired stuff.

Makes me very happy.

Also…found four McDonalds free coupons for four 4-peice children’s chicken nuggets, one free Dairy Queen treat, and Dairy Queen coupons–Blizzard $1 off.  I’ll use that to celebrate, pronto!  I probably would have forgotten about them otherwise…just the way it is around these crazy parts.  I need help.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ~E  |  May 8, 2008 at 11:16 am

    So, we can just call you super shopper now! I have used the accordian style coupon organizers before and still forgotten to use the coupons! When I did remember that I had a purse full of coupons, I would pull them out and the ones I wanted to use would have expired. Keep us posted on how this works out for you. I need some moneys-saving ideas since we will be an income short beginning in August.

    Reply: I think I’ll like it.

    I can see them really well filing one side only, and I’m currently excited about it enough to not forget. I plan to use post it’s to put my grocery list ON it and take it with me for major trips,and totally forget about it for drop-ins. If I JUST use Kroger coupons, I think I’ll be happy.

  • 2. Cindy  |  May 8, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Good job–I guess I am going to have to get on the ball or I will have coupon envy.

  • 3. Laura  |  May 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    That’s fantastic! I live up in northern, BC and unfortunately we don’t get coupons like this but oh how I wish we did! This is a great way to keep them organized.

    Laura

  • 4. Sarah  |  May 9, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I’m totally impressed and think I too could get into the three ring binder system. Don’t know why this didn’t occur to me before….I had the accordian style, and then the rotating envelope system but didn’t like either one. I missed the expiration date a lot and just didn’t do a good job of keeping up. We too do not live in a good area for coupons so I have gotten out of the habit, not enough competition I guess. Maybe the next place we live will be better! Thanks for being curious and brave enough to talk to this lady and even take pictures. Yes, I think a MOPS group would LOVE her! She could probably go on tour!

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