Extreme coupon binder tips

Extreme coupon binder categories

The one most important thing in your repertoire of extreme couponing will be your coupon binder. There are various ways of organizing your binder, preparing it for your easiest extreme coupon trip ever. Sectioning off your coupons into categories such as product type, product location, aisles, alphabetically, by name brand or by expiration date is all up to you! What ever your most comfortable with, will make your shop that much easier.

Here are a few suggestions for your labels depending on which sectioning system you choose to separate your extreme coupon binder into. Below the list of example headers are a few pro’s and con’s, as I would hate for you to waste your precious couponing time, on a system that is not truly effective.

Product type extreme coupon binder categories:

If you are organizing your binder with sections separated by product type, a few of your labels on your section dividers would be:

  • Canned goods
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Meat
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper goods
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Desserts
  • Cosmetics

PRO’S:  A good thing about organizing your coupons by product type is that you can easily find a product your in need of. This method will help ween you off of Brand Loyalty, which is a curse term for most extreme couponers. 

Product location extreme coupon binder categories:

If you are organizing your binder with sections separated by product location, a few of your labels on your section dividers would be:

  • Freezer
  • Refrigerators
  •  Italian food
  • Asian food
  • Latin food
  • Fruit and vegetable section
  • Meat counter area
  • Lunch meat refrigerator

PRO’S: A good thing about organizing your coupons by product location is that you can get in and out of a store very easily, without missing a deal; because when your in the section its easier to check out all the sales and match them to your coupons.

Aisle location extreme coupon binder categories:

If you are organizing your binder with sections separated by aisle location, a few of your labels on your section dividers would be:

  • Front of the store
  • Back end of the store
  • Aisle #1, #2, #3 etc.
  • Deli counter area
  • Meat counter area
  • Pharmacy wall
  • Freezer area

PRO’S: A good thing about organizing your coupons by aisle location is that you can get in and out of a store very easily, without missing a deal; because when your in the section its easier to check out all the sales and match them to your coupons.

Name brand extreme coupon binder categories:

If you are organizing your binder with sections separated by name brand, a few of your labels on your section dividers would be:

  • Keelnex
  • Kellogs
  • Quaker
  • Oscar meyer
  • Hormel
  • Pantene
  • Tide
  • Oil of Olay
  • Frigo cheese
  • Silk milk
  • Barrillo
  • Tostitos
  • Dorritos
  • Shamrock
  • Lysol

PRO’S: A good thing about organizing your coupons by brand name is that you can easily find that deal mentioned on the coupon match website that you utilize (the previous link will redirect you to a page with a few coupon match websites I utilize, or those which have been referred to me) .

Alphabetical extreme coupon binder categories:

If you are organizing your binder with sections separated by alphabet, the labels on your section dividers would be:

  • A-B
  • C-D
  • E-F
  • and so forth.

Or the labels on your section dividers could be:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • etc.

Or the labels on your section dividers could be:

  • A-D
  • E-H
  • I-L
  • M-P
  • and on and on.

PRO’S: A good thing about organizing your coupons alphabetically is that you can easily find the section your looking for.

 CON‘S: A bad thing about organizing your coupons alphabetically is that you will miss a lot of deals on clearances, wasting time flipping through your binder while shopping and by frustrating yourself with all the wasted time and energy.

Expiration date extreme coupon binder categories:

If you are organizing your binder with sections separated by expiration date, a few of your labels on your section dividers would be:

  • Create your labels according to any of the above methods; then organize coupons in each section by the earliest coupon expiration date.

CON‘S: A bad thing about organizing your coupons by expiration date is that you will waste a ton of time filing, moving and relocating coupons throughout your binder, because not each and every coupon will be utilized, if your of the fifty cents ($0.50) or less mindset. Once you get your stockpile in order and have everything you need to run your household; you will not need to pay anything more than $0.50 for any item if your organized and consistent.

Binders take a lot of time to create and organize, but once you are all set to go; utilizing it will become second nature.  Take your time in the beginning to try a few different methods and then choose the one that was the easiest to shop with.

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