I have been using coupons on and off for many years. However, after the show Extreme Couponing on TLC aired, I have tried to get better at using coupons. I mean, who doesn’t like saving money. Now, I’m far from an extreme couponer. I do not clear out shelves or have a stockpile of goods. How do I keep track of all my coupons? My trusty, handy coupon binder. I’ll show you my coupon binder and give tips on how to make your own binder.
My coupon binder I made, is nothing fancy. It is just a three-ring zipper binder. Inside to hold my coupons I have three different size clear holders. One is a page with 9 slots, I use baseball cardholder sleeve. I also use a 6 slot clear sleeve and lastly a 3 slot clear sleeve. The 9 slots are great for the small size coupons. The 6 slots are great for the long vertical size coupons, and for the large coupons or the one’s I have printed offline I use the 3 slots.
I also have dividers, to label my coupons into different groups. For example frozen foods, health & beauty, cleaning supplies, medicine, etc. This way I can go straight to the section I need and find coupons without having to look through every single coupon.
Being overseas, I by many items at the commissary on base. What’s great is I can use EXPIRED coupons up to 6 months old. And if you are a couponer overseas just double check with your area commissary to get their coupon policy. At the Yokosuka Naval Base, you can use the expired coupons. You can also use a store coupon and manufactures coupon together for an item. At least I was able to the last time I tried.