My Blinged Out Coupon Organizer

I recently told you guys about me diving back into the couponing “game”. Well since starting I’ve accumulated a lot of coupons (thanks to my Mom) and have even gotten to the point where I’ve reached expiration dates so purging my coupons are a must at this point (read: another task to do each week).

I’ve been trying to figure out a coupon system that works for me. I’ve read other coupon blogs that swear by the binder method. I even began this method as well but as I go shopping I find that I’ve been needing coupons that aren’t always with me but are instead at home and in my binder. This is just not good. This method hasn’t been working well for me. So even though I created a beautiful coupon binder I have a feeling it won’t get used very often, I just can’t bring myself to lug it with me to the stores. I need something smaller and compact.

I think I found a solution for me, instead of the binder I’m trying out the coupon organizer method. You know those small plastic organizer that one can find in places like office supply store, super centers, or even the dollar store if you’re lucky. Well that is what I’m using to organize my coupons.



One of the main reasons why I’m using a small plastic organizer to organize my coupons over a binder is because I can EASILY take it with me. It’s small enough to fit in my purse so I will always have all my coupons with me at any given moment. This is great for when I find an item on clearance at the store that isn’t an item I was expecting to pick up, I can quickly check through my organizer to see if I have a coupon to make it a better deal.

Now those of you that have read my blog know that I couldn’t just leave the plastic organizer the way that it was, I had to customize it in some way. Remember when I added some bling to my laptop? Well I did it again and this time my “canvas” was my take-with-me coupon organizer.

Instead of covering the small plastic organizer with contact paper like I did for my laptop, I just simply applied the E-6000 glue directly to the plastic organizer and stuck the rhinestones in place using tweezers (similar to what I did with the laptop). The result stands out and I love it! No more boring organizer for me :)

I’m sure I’ll be talking about my coupon journey more and more as time goes on. In the meantime though, I’d love to hear yours!

Are you a couponer? Tell us your coupon story in the comment section of this post.

Comments

  1. says

    Your small organizer is very cute. I file my whole inserts as I don't have the time to clip every coupon, nor do I think I'll use every coupon, but occassionally, I'll run across a good deal for a product I might not use all of the time, but some of the time. (For example, there is a high-value pop-tart coupon roaming around. I usually don't buy pop tarts, but if I can get in on them when they are on sale, I have the potential of scoring some really cheap pop-tarts).

    However, seeing something on special and not having my coupons with me is a real concern. David and Andrew over at http://www.coupon-wizards.com go out twice a week – once to scope out the unadvertised deals (window shop) and once to shop those deals. All in all, they spend less than 20 minutes in the store each time they go. I want to get to that point, but I'm not there yet.
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