How to organize a coupon binder


A coupon binder is something that I absolutely love. Some people prefer to file their coupons and that is ok too, but not for me. I have personally never tried to file my coupons, and don’t plan to give it a chance since I have become spoiled by my binder.

If you have a coupon binder, you will not only be more organized, but you may just find a few unadvertised deals while you are out and about. (Yes, I carry my binder with me everywhere I go. You should too.)

Below you will find the steps to getting your binder set up for a nice sorted, categorized coupon stash!


1. Get a binder– You can find a coupon binder at your local discount stores in the school supplies section. Any 3 ring binder will do, but I prefer the types that zip closed since I have a curious 3 year old.

2. Get some baseball card sleeve sheets– You can find these at Walmart in between the registers where they keep the trading cards. They are plastic sheets with 9 sleeves. These are perfect for keeping your coupons in.

3. Get some tab divders- You can get these at your local discount store as well for $1-$2 dollars. You will need theses for separating sections in your binder and for labeling sections.

4. Label your tab dividers– Some common categories you can use are as follows:


  • Baby

  • Snacks

  • Laundry

  • Soap

  • Cleaning Supplies

  • Dairy

  • Dental

  • Deodorant

  • Feminine Hygiene

  • Hair Products

  • Make Up

  • Skin Care Products

  • Paper Products

  • Pharmacy

  • Condiments

  • Candy

  • Beverages

  • Dry Foods

  • Baking Products

  • Refridgerated Meats

  • Canned Food

  • Refridgerated Bread

  • Produce

  • Yogurt

  • Frozen Foods


5. Add your coupons!


It’s really that simple. I have been using a coupon binder on and off for 2 years now and I have found it is much easier to store my coupon inserts in page pockets separated by type of insert such as Smart Source, RedPlum, etc. I always put my loose coupons I get by mail or from blinkies in the binder card pockets.

I hope this was helpful to you! If you have any questions, please comment below and I will answer you as soon as possible!

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