Monday, October 3, 2011

Time to Clean Out Those Expired Coupons!

So if you don't already know, the October Proctor & Gamble PriceSaver came out yesterday.  This means last months coupons are expired.  So take the time, go through your coupons, and trash all of the expired ones.  This also helps to make space for all the new coupons.  I don't know if it was a nationwide thing or not but there were some extra inserts in our local paper (SacBee) this weekend including a Pepsico one.  

If you are new to couponing may I give you some advice?  Get a big D-ring binder, some dividers, and some baseball card sheet protectors.  Since I have taken to buying several Sunday papers it has really helped to have my coupons organized this way.  It makes the coupons easy to see at a glance and keeping them organized by category makes it even easier to find a particular coupon.  This is helpful when standing in the middle of the store with a couple of kids hanging off the cart begging for toys and candy!  You never know when you might run across some clearance items or an unadvertised sale, so ALWAYS bring your coupons with you.  Here is a list of categories I use in my coupon binder:

restaurant coupons
grains (this includes rice, pasta, bread, cereal)
baking supplies
canned and boxed dry goods
medicines & vitamins
health and beauty ( I separate within this section by dental, shaving, makeup & facial treatments, hair care, body treatments, personal products)
household ( I separate with in this section by (paper goods, office supplies, fragrance)
cleaning products ( separated by laundry, dish-washing, bathroom, kitchen, misc.) 
I hope this helps with your coupon organization.  If you have a tip please leave a comment.  HAPPY MONDAY!

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