Winner: money.saver.7989@xxxx emailed on 10/9/12
I’ve been a binder coupon user for a couple of years now. It can be a great way to stay organized, but there are so many other great systems out there, that I like to always keep an open eye. I recently had the opportunity to review the MyCouponKeeper organizing system so I could just see what I thought.
First of all, the MyCouponKeeper system was thought out. The designers were coupon users and took what worked for them and built a system that is easy for anyone to pick up and use. The one thing I really liked about this system was that you just group all of your coupons together by category – no plastic sleeves – and store them that way. That was where I noticed time savings for myself — more than an hour to be honest. To really see why this saved me time, let me just explain how it works:
STEP 1 – Clip your coupons. This is the same no matter which system you are using (other than clipless), so there was not time savings to me at all in this case.
STEP 2 – Organize your coupons by category. I actually use a large sheet with categories listed on it, so that it organizes my coupons while I clip. Here are two images of what I use:
This is wrinkled because I keep it folded in a drawer and pull it out each week when I use it. To make mine, I simply took some old fabric and sewed it together. I stitched columns and rows with thread, to help define dividers. Then, I put the name on each section so that I would know my categories.
Even if you use any other system to file, this can help you with organizing your coupons.
STEP 3 – File the coupons. THIS is where I noticed time savings for myself. I just picked up each category of coupon and placed them into the bin within each section. The system comes complete with dividers and tabs (with pre-printed categories so you can select those you actually use). So, I was able to just drop them into those dividers and not sit and mindlessly file them into each and every single baseball card sleeve.
STEP 4 – Match the coupons with sales before you leave. You can absolutely carry this system with you to the store, if you wish. It will fit in your shopping cart rather easily. However, if you would rather just not do that, you can use the shopping folder that comes with the system. You take the coupons you want to use and put them into one pocket. As you shop, you move them over into the hand to cashier pocket. That way, when you get to the checkout lane, you can make sure you hand over all of the coupons you want to redeem.
The MyCouponKeeper system sells for $34.99 for the entire system. That includes you box, dividers, shopping folder, coupon guides and pre-printed labels. You can purchase any parts of the component as one or separately. Keeping your coupons organized is important when it comes to saving money – if you can’t find them, then you can’t use them!
One reader will receive a Deluxe MyCouponKeeper System, which includes:
**NEW**The MyCouponKeeper™ Deluxe System
- MyCouponKeeper™ Coupon Box 14.9″W x 6.9″D x 4.75″H
- -2 adjustable dividers to support coupons in box when not full 3.2″x7.2″
- – 3 MyCouponKeeper™ Purse Size Shopping Folders 6″ x 8″
- – 48 Durable PVC Coupon Guides
- – 55 Durable Pre-printed Category Labels to Choose From
- – 1 MyCouponKeeper™ Reusable Shopping Bag
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1. What method do you use to organize your coupons? Is it working for you?
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