Until recently I stored my inserts whole in a clear Artbin box. It is nice and deep, has snap closures, and a sturdy handle for carrying around.
However, since I can no longer obtain whole inserts locally the bulk of my coupons have been clipped from friends, trades, and from ebay. That's when I decided it might be time to go ahead with a binder. And that's when I found this beauty!
Other than getting it set up and categorized, I think I am going to like it.
It is nice and deep, zippered, has glorious collapsible handles, a solar calculator, a place for the store cards, pens, scissors, notepad, 3 Ring, and a place for a cell phone. It also has an interior fold out accordion file for current ads and such. It was originally $20 but on clearance for $15, so I grabbed it.
Zippered! Otherwise this klutz would spill her coupon loot someday and that would be the end of it. lol
Then I went to MomSaves.com and ordered some fantastic specialty sized coupon binder pages because I found that I was having to fold too many of my coupons in half and in thirds using the regular baseball card pages. I hate folding my coupons. Call me anal! lol
I have the first section set up for my daily coupon plan. It's a single pocket to put in specific coupons and plans that I pulled to use on that specific trip to town for specific stores, and has everything I'll need to take in that store with me.
For example: I went to CVS today to do the cereal deal. So I pulled out my Kellogg's coupons and my ECB "cash", CVS card, along with a jotted plan. I paper clipped everything together and put it in the pocket page. That way, when I get to town I don't need to carry in the whole binder and fumble for the correct ECBs, my store card, coupons, etc. I grab the plan and go. Make sense?
The next section of my binder is dedicated to my rainchecks. Paperclipped to the rainchecks are the appropriate coupons I plan to use with said rainchecks to make the items free, or close to it.
I'm thinking page 3 will be a pocket just for storing my CVS ECBs, and page 4 for my WAGS RRs since I currently carry those in my purse. It's a work in progress I tell ya!
From there we get into the good stuff. The actual coupons, which I plan to list in alphabetical order soon.
My new binder pages should be here in a couple of days and I can hardly wait to put the larger coupons in.
And well, that's how I'm storing my coupons.