If you have used coupons for more than 1 day (haha) you know how hard it is to keep track of all of the awesome printable coupons that come out! Here are some suggestion on how you can keep better track of them so you don’t miss out on any great deals when you find a hot coupon buried on your desk the day AFTER it expired! (been there several times myself, before I learned how to get organized).
Here is a PRINTABLE COUPON LIST ORGANIZER that you can print off and use in your binder, notebook or coupon clutch!
Notebook Method: This is probably the easiest way to keep track of your printable coupons. You simply get a notebook (size depends on your preference) and write down basic information about the coupon. Keep the note-book with you (you can even keep the printed coupons in an envelope taped to the book) so when you are shopping, you have it to reference. You can also write down the deal that you want to get with it, so you don’t forget why you printed it to begin with. You can also print out the printable coupon list organizer and attach it to the notebook or print several sheets of and make a small notebook out of them.
Computer Method: This will be faster and easier to search, but the hard part about this method, is that you can’t always have it with you while you are shopping (unless you print off a copy before you go each time). If you only coupon shop once a week this may be the way to go for you. (view the printable coupon list organizer as an example on how to set it up)
Binder Method: If you file your coupons in a coupon binder, then you may just want to add a the printable coupon list organizer to the front of your binder (not in a sheet protector, unless you don’t mind pulling it in and out every time you need to write on it) and every time you print a coupon, you can file it, and write it on that paper.
If you have another way of keep track of your printed coupons, please share! I love to hear new ideas
- Cut and file the coupons right after you print them! That way they won’t get misplaced (or used for doodling paper by your kids…..)
- Make a list of the coupons you print and the deals you hope to get. This will help you remember then coupons and where you need to go shopping.
- Only print the coupons you know you will use.
- Check Sunday Coupon Preview before you print to see if the coupon is going to be in the paper that weekend. If you only need one or two (or however many papers you get) then you can save ink and paper by getting the coupons from the Sunday paper instead of printing them.