As many of you know, I have always used a coupon box (and loved it). I keep my coupons very organzied and can’t stand bending them. I know, the “bending” thing is a little OCD, but that’s really the main thing that kept me from using a binder. In the past, the only inserts were baseball card size and required you to bend up most of your coupons…not my thing.
I don’t want to spend any more time than I have to on my coupons, especially finding them. Whether I am at home or in the store, I want to find my coupons quickly. I loved my box, but found shuffling through the stack of coupons in a category to be a little time consuming. I decided to try the binder method (again) a few months ago, so I started looking for different size insert pages and was pleasantly suprised to find there were many.
I bought a Case-it 4″ D-185 XLarge Capacity Zipper Binder with 5-Tab File Folder and am loving how organized it is, especially the tabbed expanding file folder. However, it is big…much bigger than I expected. I clip ALL coupons, besides the ones I know I will 100% never use. I am firm believer that having your coupons at home, filed and unclipped, does you no good when your out shopping . I tried this method once and missed out on countless deals (unadvertised and clearance) because I didn’t have the coupons. The inserts are working beautifully, so I wanted to give you guys the direct links to the ones I bought. You can click on all the pictures for a larger view:
20 (Twenty Pages) – BCW Pro 6-Pocket Page (Tall 2 1/2 X 5 1/2)
** This is my favorite size!!
Standard 8.5 x 11″ Full Sheet Page Protectors – Bought at Walmart
Perfect for keeping all my Restaurant.com Gift Certificates
I used the Avery Style Edge Insertable Plastic Dividers, 5-Tab Set for my dividers
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