Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crazy for Coupons

I was sitting around today and finally realized why I've been a bad blogger lately. (I mean, other than just being lazy.) I think it's safe to say I have a new passion. Some might say I've become obsessed. With what, you say?

COUPONS!


The other night when I was over at J2's, she helped me make my "Coupon Binder". I think I'm in love with it.



I have all kinds of tabs inside that are relevant for things that I buy. One problem I've always had with coupon organizers is that they have several tabs that I don't use. I know I could just cross them out but then that makes them ugly and that makes me sad.


I used baseball card holders inside to hold my coupons. I can easily see my coupons in a glance without digging them out like you have to do with an accordian organizer.


 I can't tell you how much money I've saved since starting this binder. Oh wait, yes I can. I've made two shopping trips to Publix and I've saved around $70. The best part about that is I've only spent $100!!! Since, it's just Jay and me, I feel like we have food out the wazoo!

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12 comments:

Mama Hen said...

You go girl! That looks great. You need to bring it down so I can see it in person. It might spur me back on to get back on a coupon kick.

Rachel said...

I know it is SO the "in" thing right now to be couponing...but I just haven't gotten there yet.
I DO, however, understand your need for non-ugly tabs. I totally get that.

Janna said...

So, I just subscribed to the LA Times Sunday edition a few months back just for the coupons. I cut them out and put them in a lame mini-accordian folder found at Staples. I used coupons 1 time and saved $10 at Target. Since then, I'm a slacker and the papers pile up for 6 wks before I cut the coupons out. Then I cram them in my messy organizer. YUCK!! Your system is the key I think. They are right there in front of you and well categorized so you can find them. Mine are a big fat chaotic mess.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

yay for coupons and publix!!! the binder is fantastic! i love mine, too! go jill!!!

...::Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

What a cute binder!!

Peeperspage said...

Oh Jill I am right there with you. I too have become overly obsessed with coupons and look forward to Wednesday nights when I make my list and print off what I need. Glad you are saving some money. I LOVE IT

Peeperspage said...

Oh Jill I am right there with you. I too have become overly obsessed with coupons and look forward to Wednesday nights when I make my list and print off what I need. Glad you are saving some money. I LOVE IT

BECKY said...

YOU GO GIRL!! My coupons usually end up staying in my purse!!! ACK!!! I do need to start paying more attention to the pennies that's for sure!!

Have a wonderful Thursday!!
HUGS,
Becky

Jules said...

That's a great idea. I love how you can see so many at a time.

Cindy said...

You might want to check out http://hip2save.com & http://www.freebies2deals.com.

Kimberly said...

I wish I was a cool couponer. I just get so lost in it all.

Joy McD said...

Wow, you are soooo organized! One of our supermarkets is starting to do coupons here... and I am not impressed. It sounds like so much work, but if it catches on, I may be making a binder like this too soon!
lv,
Joy