Coupon Organizing 101


Coupon Organizing 101


From Clipping to Savings (Categorizing Your Coupons….My System)

Now that you’ve decided which organizational method you would like to use, you need to decide what categories you want to organize your coupons into.

There are a few ways I’ve seen people do this.

Categorize by type of product (i.e. meat, produce, dairy, etc…)

Place these in alphabetical order in your organizational system….or.

Place these in order from front to back of your store (i.e. Product, Bread, Meat, Frozen Foods would be the order of my store)


Categorize by brand name (i.e. Kraft, Yoplait, Pillsbury, etc…)

Again, there is no right or wrong way to do this. Whatever seems good for you is fine.

I thought I would take a minute to share what I do to organize my coupons. You may like what I do and decide to use it for yourself or you may decide it’s not for you. It doesn’t matter to me, but I thought maybe this would be helpful to some of you.

I do cut and file all my coupons. I like having everything in one spot. I have tried filing some of my inserts, but I didn’t like having to look up a coupon when I wanted to see if I had it in my filing cabinet.


I categorize my coupons alphabetically by type of product. Some of the product categories I have got a lot of coupons in them, so I further categorize those by brand name. I will post a full list of all my categories later this afternoon.

I use simple envelopes for my coupons. You can see by this picture that I take an envelope and cut off the flap.

Then, I take a 3×5 card and staple it to the envelope and then I can write whatever category I want.

More on the categories I use later today.