With the popularity of coupons on the rise, I thought it fitting to start writing more about how to get started. Hopefully this video will give you visual learners a better understanding of how to organize your coupons effectively.  Enjoy!

The number one reason why so many coupons go unused is because many (with good intentions) clip them, only to forget they have them when it comes time to purchase the item. Some people like to clip every coupon and file it right away, some people like to keep their coupon inserts in tact, file them by date and clip them before they go to the store.  If you are the former, what do you do with all of those coupons once they’re clipped? For starters, get yourself a small accordian style coupon organizer (usually only a couple dollars at Walmart). When you find yourself with too many coupons to fit, it’s time to graduate to the coupon binder.

As I stated in my video, you can purchase the baseball card inserts at Walmart (near the checkout) or Amazon. Everything else you need can be found at basically any store that sells office type supplies.

And please leave your comments below if you have anything to add on the subject of coupon organization!

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Lisa Langley

July 13, 2011

I actually have "boycotted" the coupon binder...I just can't bring myself to it. Here's a blog post on how I organize... http://sweetandsugarpeamommy.blogspot.com/search/label/Organize


July 13, 2011

Thank you Katarina!! I appreciate the visual aid assistance... Well done and look forward to your next video... Thanks!


July 13, 2011

My tip: You will have to fold your coupons to fit into the baseball card sleeves. I try to fold mine so as not to wrinkle the bar code.


July 13, 2011

thanks so much....I have been torn with the whole dont clip every coupon but didnt want to throw away the ones I may need so I like that you use the two methods.....I will be starting an insert method soon !!


July 13, 2011

Amy- Keep in mind if you do not use them or they expire you can send them to the troops and they can use them in the px's on base for up to 6 months after they expire


July 13, 2011

anyone know where to send them if you want to send them to the troops families?


July 13, 2011

Here's a link my friend shared with me if u want to send off those expired coups. http://www.coupsfortroops.com/2011/04/military-families-can-use-expired.html?m=1


July 14, 2011

I use baseball card sleeves and for the bigger coupons I use money currency holders which works really well:)


May 4, 2012

Found my binder at the goodwill like you suggested and got my inserts at a hobby store for cheap!! 12cents/peice. Call me boring, but i'm all about couponing tonight!! Even if it is a Friday! :)


February 16, 2013

Thank you so much! I am a new couponer, and I ended up organizing my coupons in a binder with photo album pages. I also organized mine by the Kroger aisles too. I was watching your video to figure out if I should clip every coupon. It does take all week, since I get inserts from many people throughout the week. I buy three papers and then clip them together, but then I get random inserts from people and then I am clipping and organizing the same coupons over and over. It seems like a lot of time. So your suggestion to keep the extra inserts in an accordion folder will be helpful.


August 12, 2013

I have the same binder and organize it with what each isle was ending each page with what is on the end cap selves. coupon policy are at the back of the binder. I use the folding file on the inside of the binder if I am doing more then one order to divide my coupons. the thirty one bags are great because of the side pockets to can put your different coupon orders in them as well plus the fit great in the sit of the buggy and help level up your binder and keep it in place. I really love the large utility tote made by thirty one as well. I have bought the add on side pocket for them. if I am shopping where I do not know the cashier they are great to put the items in coupons in the side pocket. the cashier rings up the stuff in the bag then the coupons for what in in each bag is in the pocket of the bag so if they have a question in stead of trying to look thru all the bags they just look in that bag. this saves time and their bags plus you can get more in one buggy because they fit in the buggy great you can put two or three high and when it is time to unload your buggy you just put the whole bad put on the counter giving you more time making sure every thing rings up right


August 2, 2014

where did you get the envelopes with 2 pockets from?


August 27, 2014

I was wondering if anyone had spreadsheet samples they were willing to share with a brand new couponer? I've seen people with spreadsheets to plan their trip, some that will tally your items as you enter while shopping, etc. I'm a little overwhelmed in trying to get started. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!


August 27, 2014

I was wondering if anyone had spreadsheet samples they were willing to share with a brand new couponer? I've seen people with spreadsheets to plan their trip, some that will tally your items as you enter while shopping, etc. I'm a little overwhelmed in trying to get started. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!

Amanda Green

September 2, 2014

Is there a way to get a print out from the store of the aisle? I want to be able to organize by aisle too but wasn't sure if I have to build my list myself or if Kroger will provide an aisle list for me?


September 18, 2014

I have really, really been needing and wanting to learn how to use the coupon and how to get started and not feel stupid in the checkout, fumbling around looking for that coupon to save .45...I like the detailed way you shown how you organize. Coupon says, "one per person", so how can ppl use more than one? I will def be watching the videos and learning as much as I can...Thanks Katie


October 24, 2014

Charlotte send me your email and i'll send you what i have...Sometimes just starting out can be a bit overwhelming if you do not know how to keep your coupons organized.

Debbie Bryant

November 4, 2014

Would you send me a copy as well? New couponer here too.

Janice Kirk

November 12, 2014

Hi After years of trying different organizing methods, I finally found one that really works for me. I bought a photo album from the thrift store that holds 5/7 pictures. The size of the pockets is big enough to hold bigger coupons without folding them, and also for my fat fingers to get them in and out! I found a really nice one that the pages fold in, so I get3 times the space instead of 2. If the baseball card binders are too awkward try a photo album!


November 17, 2014

u are totally right.


November 17, 2014

Also Need a better Idea on how to store my coupons better? The Binder is so full and the ring is out of place and everytime I open it and try to turn the pages it gets all caught up and comes out of the ring...OMGGGG so aggravating so need a better idea??? Please help anyone.. O I also have some coupons in a shoe box lolololol... I drag it along with my Binder to every store.. My boys are like really mom!!!!lolololol... Open to any ideas please!


January 4, 2015

Can you send one to me too?

Leah Crouch

January 14, 2015

Can you please send me the spreadsheet? I am new to this.... Thanks so much in advance:)


January 22, 2015

I would so appreciate the help in getting started also :) Thank you!!!!

Sally Grimes

February 1, 2015

Please send it to me too! Thank you, Sally


February 6, 2015

Can you send me the spreadsheet also, just started today


February 9, 2015

Kelyn, Could I get a copy of that spreadsheet as well? Thank you so much!


February 12, 2015

I would like a copy also, please


March 11, 2015

I would like a copy of the spreadsheet also, could you please send me a copy? Thank You !!


March 31, 2015

I use a 5x8 binder system. I found most of my supplies at Staples and on sale. The binder is a Better Binder from Staples. It's a rugged little thing. I have Martha Stewart sheet protectors where I keep coupons to give away, coupons for church, and all my receipts for quarter. There is filler paper next and then my Kroger Aisles. (Within the last year or so my local Kroger got an overhaul. So each time they set out the new aisle arrangement, I snatched it up.) I found these nifty sheet protectors at Staples that were actually designed for coupons. They hold a catalina by just folding before the upc code. I haven't found them since, but haven't needed any either. To id the aisles I use Martha Stewart tabs. I write on them with pencil in case I need to change anything. AND it fits in my thirty one bag with all the reusable bags from Pier 1.


March 31, 2015

just checked Staples website...they have the coupon pages online still!

Adela Castanon

April 17, 2015

can you please send me the spreadsheet also!


May 5, 2015

Kelyn, can you please send me your spreadsheet as well?


May 29, 2015

Just to let you know Walmart now sales a packet for $7.99 it has 30 or 40 sheets of coupon proctectors in different slots 2/3/6/9 I think.... Its been a a few months since I got it... Oh and don't go out and buy a $20 binder wait till back school sales clearance to at least 50% off I got a new the beginning of this school for $5 it a huge 5 star($29.99) with a handle it's black and green but oh well. Just a few tips...


August 10, 2015

Please send one to me too??? Thanks!


August 28, 2015

Hi ! I would like a spreadsheet as well. I just used coupons for the first time today.


August 29, 2015

Hi! I hope you're still here! If you have the spreadsheet, especially one that knows the aisles and can actually total s you move along, would you please consider sending it? Im new and I would truly appreciate your help. Thanks, Shandra


September 5, 2015

Does anyone have a spreadsheet they are talking a out so I can organize my coupon shopping too still new to this


September 7, 2015

I am new to using coupons. Trying to figure out all the deals. Can you send me a cop y of the spread sheet. Also any tips or ideas would be appreciated.


September 8, 2015

I am also new to couponing. Could someone send me a spreadsheet as well. Thanks!


September 22, 2015

Can you send me the spreadsheet also ? I'm a beginner !

julia roberts

September 25, 2015

Im new to this couponing thing also..Can u send me what all i need to get started..


September 28, 2015

Please send me the spreadsheet too! Thanks


October 19, 2015

Hi Katie thank you for all your tips. I am a new couponer and I wanted to first off thank you for taking your time and showing everyone how to do this. Secondly I appreciate all the deals and ideas of organizing. I was completely at a loss and many people are charging 30-50 dollars a class so I appreciate. I see a few people mention a "spreadsheet" and I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to send one to me? I am a mother of 4 girls and recently was laid off work and my hubby is in the military. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Matilde Jaimes

November 17, 2015

Could I get a spreadsheet as well. I would like to organize my binder by aisle as well.


January 1, 2016

Would you please send a copy of the spreadsheet to me also? I am new to coupons and the organization of it seems overwhelming. I really would appreciate your help--not sure how it knows the aisles and totals as you go - but that would be wonderful. Thank you again.


January 18, 2016

I sure could use that info for the newbie, could you send that to me as well? It would be so appreciated! Hats off to you all that have it down pat and to help us join in the fun of saving! Thanks Kelyn!


January 26, 2016

Hi there! I'm wondering if you could send me a copy of the spreadsheet as well? Thank you in advance!

M Byfield

February 14, 2016

Please send me the spreadsheet. Thanks


July 13, 2016

I would love to have a copy of the spreadsheet(s) as well. I am brand new to couponing and trying it to figure this all out. Thank you! Great site!


July 13, 2016

Would you send me a copy of the spreadsheet to? Brand new couponer..


July 20, 2016

I would love to have a copy of the spreadsheet as well. Please and thank you in advance!


August 1, 2016

I would love a copy of the spread sheet too, please. Thank you!

kimberli barber

August 13, 2016

Could I also get a copy of the spreadsheet; Thank You


August 15, 2016

Hi Katie, I'm a new couponer too and I would love a copy of your spreadsheet


September 8, 2016


Beth Mills

September 14, 2016

I would love to get a copy of this spreadsheet. I'm brand new to this and excited to get started.


September 17, 2016

Kelyn, I sure could use a copy of your spreadsheet format. I am just starting couponing!! Thank you so much


October 5, 2016

Did you get a copy of the spreadsheet? If so, would be so kind to share it with me? Thank you!


January 2, 2017

I would like to get the spreadsheet if it's still available. I am new to couponing but have made an impact on my household and my brother's.


January 15, 2017

May I have the spreadsheet as well? thank you!


January 16, 2017

could you please send me copy of spreadsheet


January 23, 2017

Can you please send me a copy of the spreadsheet?


February 13, 2017

I would the spreadsheet also. thanks


May 10, 2017

Could you send me a copy of the spreadsheet also? I'm new to couponing.

Johnnie Henderson

May 16, 2017

I would love a copy of the spreadsheet if it's still available. Thanks

Esther Myers

June 14, 2017

Can I PLEASE have a copy of your spread sheet. I am trying so hard to get started. Thank You !!!

Connie Gause

September 27, 2017

Could I get a spreadsheet as well. I would like to organize my binder by aisle as well.I am new to couponing my daughter has got me doing this. I love you and all your videos thanks for all your help saving money for all of us.


September 30, 2017

Could I get a copy of the spreadsheet as well?


December 10, 2017

send me the spreadsheet


December 10, 2017

Hey i am new to all of this so i was wondering if you could be oh so nice and please please send me the spreadsheet

Gwyn Dykes

January 14, 2018

Can you please me a spreadsheet: thanks love your videos very helpful


January 15, 2018

Hi, I would GREATLY appreciate the spreadsheet! I'm a little overwhelmed trying to get started. But I really want to be successful couponing this year! I sincerely appreciate all your help.