Organizing your coupons using the whole insert method is the least time consuming.
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Some say that you can miss out on deals organizing your coupons this way. To them I say, you’re going to miss out on deals no matter which way you organize you inserts.
In fact, my goal is not to get every deal any way.
I don’t carry a coupon binder in the store…EVER. That’s just not what I do. Based on my couponing experience, I don’t think it’s necessary.
I love to coupon but I don’t want to spend all of my waking hours managing coupons. Using the whole insert method, it takes me about 15 minutes to file my coupons each week and 1 hour to gather them for my shopping trip.
1. You’ll need something to store your inserts in.
- page protector sheets (100 pk.)
- large accordion file (link)
If you are using magazine files I suggest using one for each month.
I also suggest using top tab dividers to keep each week of the month separated within the magazine file.
If you are using a large accordion file, simply use one section for a weekends worth of inserts.
- Some people like to print off what’s called an coupon insert preview. It’s simply a list of the coupons scheduled to come in each weeks insert.
- I find this to be time consuming and ineffective since coupons are regional and you may not have every coupon on the list.
- If you do print the list to file with each weeks inserts I suggest matching what’s on the list with what’s in your insert and writing on your list any coupons you find that are not on the list.
- Another way to see what coupons you have at a glance is to take one of each weeks insert and clip it in it’s entirety. Then take all of the coupons and file them in a baseball card holder in front of the weeks inserts.