The Coupon Binder

Five Star binder from CVS. It seems like it will be able to handle some serious
couponing! It feels very durable a couple smaller pockets to hold scissors, pens
etc. There seems to be multiple different ways of organizing coupons but I am
going to give this one a shot. I like to be organized, especially when I have
Frick and Frack with me (my two young children!). I have filled the binder with
baseball card protectors sheets and have separated the sheets with page
separators labeled in alphabetical order. This is how I am choosing to
categorize my coupons. “C” will hold things like cereal, chips and chocolate
etc. “S” will be for soap, soup, shampoo….  Sounds pretty basic right? So far,
so good.

Day two has arrived and I can say that I am excited to introduce myself to the infamous
Coupon Binder. I have seen many people in grocery and drug stores with various
binder styles and I am excited to become part of the binder club!  I have purchased a Five Star binder from CVS. It seems like it will be able to
handle some serious couponing! It feels very durable and even has a couple smaller pockets to
hold scissors, pens etc. There seems to be multiple different ways of organizing
coupons but I am going to give this one a shot. I like to be organized,
especially when I have Frick and Frack with me (my two young children!). I have
filled the binder with baseball card protectors sheets and have separated the
sheets with page separators labeled in alphabetical order. This is how I am
choosing to categorize my coupons. “C” will hold things like cereal, chips and
chocolate etc. “S” will be for soap, soup…sounds pretty basic right?  So far, so good!

1) Purchase a binder
2) Purchase baseball card protector sheet   (I found mine at Target)
3) Purchase page separators that can be labeled

I know it seems like
there is a lot of purchasing going on right now, but what I’m told….These
things are necessary. I’m just looking at them as sort of “start up costs” for
my new business of saving money! Now its time to fill this binder with some money saving deals! Wish me luck 😉

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The Coupon Quest Begins!

OK….Day one. So this all began a couple of weeks ago when I saw a YouTube video on “normal” extreme couponing. It intrigued me!  I don’t think I have really ever used a
coupon before…EVER! I always just figured it was some sort of scam…that the stores would raise the prices and then throw a coupon your way to lure you in. But what I saw was that these normal everyday moms, like yours truly, were
saving a ton of money on items that my family uses daily….and items that I unknowingly am spending A LOT of hard earned money on.So, step one was to subscribe to the local paper. That meant calling up the Washington Post and handing over a credit card number…which meant spending money!  Am I already
failing my mission? I hope not. No coupons= no deals right? I went ahead and did a little online searching around and found a website www.discountednewspapers.com which allowed me as a
first time subscriber to get the Sunday paper delivered for 20 weeks at only .99 per week ( a discount of 46%)!! My first savings!! Exciting!
So the schooling begins. Tonight I will :
1) clip out the coupons
2) review the sales from my local pharmacies, super stores and grocery stores.

That doesn’t sound too
difficult!  Oh I forgot to mention

3) pick the kids up from school
4) prepare, serve and clean up dinner

I am really excited about this Quest and hope to find a few new couponers to come along with me. What have we got to lose right?

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