Truth be told, I have always envied people who coupon seriously. All of the fantastic stories of going shopping and actually making money have always intrigued me. But in the past, I was always that person who cut coupons on Sunday and forgot about them on Monday. I never looked at them again until I was hit with the desire to become a master couponer again. Yes, I made up the word. 🙂
But last week we were shopping in one of the major big box stores and we passed several people with coupon pouches and one with a coupon binder. It was then that I decided it was time to give couponing another try.
This time, I decided to invest in the notion of couponing. By invest I mean this time I am not going to cut coupons and put them in a drawer. This time I am going to spend the time to organize, I am going to invest a few dollars to develop a system that I think will work for me and I am going to tell you guys about it which will make me accountable. You guys keep me honest.
I realize many of you are coupon geniuses, but for the beginner, like me, I will explain the process.
If you follow my blog, you know I am a budget shopper. The bargain diva…that’s me. So of course, I bought at budget prices from one of our discount stores. The supply list is short.
– Binder $.99
– Tabbed dividers $.2.50 for a box of 50
– Labels $0.00 I already had them
– Baseball card organizers $7.00 ($3.50 per box )
– Sheet protectors $0.00 I already had them