If you're anything like me, you've made a few resolutions to get more organized and save money this year. This helps in so many ways. Especially when you are throwing a big (or small) party, it helps to be organized so you can stay on track budget wise.
I always try to use coupons when I shop, but sometimes it's just HARD. It's hard to try and figure out how to have your coupons in a way that won't take up your whole life when organizing, but also makes them findable and useable.
I have tried several ways to figure out how best to organize my coupons. I really liked the Binder Method, but I'll be honest, I don't have the time or desire to sit, cut out, and file every coupon each week. I tried many different ways, but it wasn't until I discovered the Favado app and found a system that worked for me that I was really able to make couponing work for me.
I just add all the coupon inserts into the folder for that week. This helps me to be able to find them as needed when there is a good sale out, but I don't have to cut each one until I need it.
The organizer contains 6 pockets, a notepad, and a place for a small pen. I labeled each pocket for one of the different stores that I shop at in town. I have one for Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Safeway, City Market, Walmart, and our local Mom and Pop grocery store.
When I have a few free moments on Sunday or Wednesday (when the new ads come out), I go through my Favado app and find which deals that I am interested in for that week. I can search each store out individually for the deals or I find the best deals for all of them using the app.
I use the Favado app to find the coupons I need to get the best deals and keep me on budget. The app will tell me whether I need to print the coupon online (in which case I always go to the coupon director at Swagbucks so I get the extra points when I redeem them) or whether I need to go to my file folder system to pull them from a certain date.
Once I have the coupons that I need, I print and cut them out. I put them in my purse organizer in the store pocket that I need. Now when I have time to swing by the grocery store, I already have all my coupons ready and set to go. When I get there, I use the Favado app or the note pad to check which deals I need and I can quickly and easily use my coupons to keep myself on budget.