Friday Couponing Tips – Where to Keep Your Coupons


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Couponing Tips – Where to Keep Your Coupons This week I was going to start showing you beginning couponers how to put together a deal, but I changed my mind. Not only do you probably need at least another week to gather some more coupons & to work on your list of products your family uses (you did start working on that from Couponing Tips Week 1, yes?), but before you start to gather too many coupons, we should probably talk about how you’re going to store them. There are basically three … [Read more...]

Do You Have A P&G Everyday Shopper Card?


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  ***Don't miss a HOT deal or coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often! Also make sure to join our NEWEST Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!*** P&G Everyday Shopper Program The new P&G coupons for this month are up! I see Tide, Venus, Gillette, Olay, Pampers, Swiffer & lots more! If you're not familiar, the P&G Everyday shopper card program is a member benefit … [Read more...]

Getting Back In the Couponing Game


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We have all had times where we have fallen off of the couponing wagon.  Work gets overwhelming, home life gets hectic and something has to fall off the plate.  I just went through a period like this.  I had some health issues and we had some pretty serious home life things to deal with.  But now it's time to dust off the binder and get back in to the swing of things. So this week I sat at the living room table staring at the massive mess that used to be a meticulously organized couponing file … [Read more...]

Easy Coupon Organization Ideas


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How to break down your inserts and clip "most used" coupons in less than 45 minutes a week. Make sure you have a big area to work on. If you have little kids, I highly recommend they are taking a nap. I've had a child mess up all of my piles of inserts and it was no fun putting them back together. Break down the Inserts: The first thing I do is break down the inserts. Sometimes you can open them up and separate down the middle, other times you may need to go through the whole insert page by … [Read more...]

Coupon Organization for Couples…


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Couponing in our household  is a family affair. My wife and I made this a joint venture. We started off the same way as many of our new followers, we needed to save money and didn't know where to start. We stumbled upon the Coupon Wizards and started watching many of the webinars that are being offered right now. We are a family of 4 and decided 6 inserts would be enough for our stockpile. As we started accumulating coupons we quickly got overwhelmed. There had to be a better way for coupon … [Read more...]

Coupon Organization For The “On The Go” Shopper


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Coupon organization is a must when planning a shopping trip! Coupon organization means different things to different people.  How many  different ways have you tried to organize your list, coupons, ECB’s or RR’s, and your store coupons when heading out for your shopping trips? If you are like me, you have struggled with coupon organization.  You may  have tried a few ways, and failed with a few ways! I finally picked out and bought a small organizer. In the hopes that would be my cure, it … [Read more...]

Coupon Organization Slide Show On Wizard Cyndi’s Hybrid Method


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Coupon organization was on of the hardest things for me when I started couponing.  It took me a while to find what worked for me.  I ended up with a "hybrid method"; part file box method and part binder.  The slide show below will show you exactly how I file and organize mine.  Here are some links to some of the materials I use so you can get a better look at them... Materials Used Case-it Z-Binder Baseball Card Sheets 4-Pocket Page File Tote Coupon Organization Slide Show Wizard … [Read more...]

How to Organize your Coupons for the On-The-Go Mom


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How to organize your coupons is the million dollar question. This is how I have been organizing my coupon inserts since I switched from Binder to the File Method in March 2011. I found that I still needed something to store my already cut coupons or “will most-likely use” coupons. After searching the web for ideas on how to store clipped coupons, I found The Couponizer. Now, my husband knows to grab this from my purse before heading out to the store. I carry the this organizing tote in the … [Read more...]

Filing Coupons is a Business Decision


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Filing coupons is a business decision for me.  Yes, you read that right.  I am not one of these people that care about the "flair" of my coupon binder or the rows and columns of a perfectly organized file box.  I am wham, bam, thank you ma'am.  Seriously.  The only way that it makes sense for me to coupon is to have a quick and dirty file method.  If you have taken any of our webinars, then you will know that I am dead serious about this.  If you haven't taken them, shame on you! There is a … [Read more...]

Categories For A Coupon Binder


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Categories for a coupon binder can vary from person to person.  If you are heading toward the "Team Binder" way of organizing your coupons, you may be wondering what type of  categories would be best for you.  Here is a listing of the way I, Wizard Melissa, categorize coupons in my binder.  I try to get them categorized so that I can quickly and easily flip to the section of where they are when I am matching them up to a store flyer or store matchups on the Coupon Wizard's Website. I start … [Read more...]

Why I Switched Coupon Teams


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From the time I started couponing, I was always a binder girl. Each week I opened my inserts, flipped through them, and lovingly clipped my coupons and put them on display in my binder. I always did it after my daughter was in bed while watching tv so it never seemed like it was really time consuming. I had tried to go hybrid a few months ago - clipping only what I needed/used and filing the rest, but I'd find I missed coupons that way. So I went back to clipping all of them. It took FOREVER. … [Read more...]

What is a Raincheck?


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In the couponing world, Rainchecks are an important part of saving big amounts of money when shopping.  What is a raincheck?  It is basically a second chance at the advertised deal. A raincheck is a merchant or store's promise or commitment to sell you an item that is no longer on their shelves at the advertised price (on the day you are shopping) as soon as it is restocked and becomes available.  The majority of stores have this perk when shopping with them. If you arrive at a store, ready to … [Read more...]

Three things I wish I knew when I started couponing


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After almost a year of couponing, there are a few things I wish I had known when I started that I realized along the way! You never need to pay for certain items. Don't even bother getting them when they are cheap or close to free - wait until they are free or a moneymaker deal and then stock up! This includes items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, pasta sauce, pasta, cold medicine, allergy medicine, and a lot more. Have a dedicated space for your stockpile with appropriate shelving. My … [Read more...]

My Plan to Save 96% at Walgreens


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Last week I showed you one of my Walgreens trips and how I use my Shopping Spreadsheet in conjunction with it. I mentioned to you that I prefer to roll my Register Rewards (RRs) each time I go in rather than using those on purchases I don’t have coupons for or expensive items. This week I’m going to show you what I mean. The last week, after my 4 transactions during that week, I ended up with $59 in RRs. This week I’ve created my transactions to do in order to roll those RRs into new RRs. … [Read more...]

Wizard Michele’s Coupon Spreadsheet


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For those of you that read my post on How Wizard Michele Organizes Her Coupons, this article breaks down my spreadsheet a little more in depth for you. My hybrid method is very similar to some of the other ones out there, but in some ways, it’s a bit different. Rather than repeating a lot of what was said in my previous post, in order to understand this one a bit more, I suggest you go back and read it first, then head back over here to find out exactly how I use the spreadsheet part of my … [Read more...]

Filing Coupon Inserts– Go Hybrid


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I started couponing full out team binder. I quickly realized the binder method was way to time consuming. Upon switching to the file box method I didn't know what to do with Internet printables or the couple coupons left when most of an insert had expired.   I also didn't like not having some coupons with me when I shopped.  I played around with the methods for awhile till I ended up with a hybrid method that has really worked for me. Coupon file box I sort my inserts for my file box the … [Read more...]

What do I do with all these loose coupons??


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Since there was a two week break where we didn't get coupons in our newspaper, I found myself printing out a lot more coupons off the internet instead. Maybe it was withdrawal, maybe there were just actually better coupons online. Either way, one thing some of us couponers struggle with is how to keep up with printable coupons or coupons that you receive in the mail. You have a few different options. Option#1. Get a small coupon organizer such as The Couponizer or a small expandable coupon … [Read more...]

This Ain’t Your Momma’s Recipe Box


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Does this spark a memory for you? Do you remember your mom using a small recipe box for her Sunday coupons? We don't see this much anymore, for many reasons! As coupons have changed throughout the years, so have our methods for storage. Filing coupons in a 3x5 recipe box is next to impossible now, due to the fact that there are just so many more coupons available than there were years ago!  With the increase of people being mindful of saving money, and frugal living, we have access to so … [Read more...]

How I Break Down, File and Organize My Coupons


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This week, we're all going to be showing you detailed information on different ways to organize your coupons. What I do is break down my  inserts and clip the "most used" coupons and it takes me less than 45 minutes a week. Before you get started, make sure you have a big area to work on. If you have little kids, I highly recommend doing this while they are taking a nap. I have had a child mess up all of my piles of inserts and it was no fun putting them back together. Breaking down the … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Coupons for Quick Cutting – The Wizard’s Method


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One of the things that we do our best to teach you is how to organize your coupons the quickest and most efficient way possible. Regardless whether or not you use the binder method or the file method, clipping coupons takes time.  By using the method David outlines in this video, you will set yourself up to save a ton of time when you are ready to clip your coupons.  In addition, David offers his comments on the subject of "gang cutting" and why this isn't something you should be concerned with … [Read more...]