Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Coupon Wallet

I found a coupon wallet at Dollarama which has made using coupons easier. I store it near my keys, and pull it out when I make my shopping list while looking through flyers.

I have found that I don't need a huge binder, because I only cut coupons for products I use or might use. I toss coupons for product I don't need or use straight into the recycling bin. I get the impression that our American neighbours get more coupons than we do in Canada, which might explain all of the huge coupon binders you can find on the web. I am always interested in getting better organized and more efficient. If I decide to use a new system, I will keep you updated.

When cutting coupons, I keep the peril of coupon shopping in mind. Remember, coupons are just tiny little advertisements you cut out!

My coupon wallet has six sections. Here is a sample of the current contents of my coupon wallet:
  • Paper goods: coupons for toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels and baby wipes.
  • Personal Care: coupons for shampoo, soap, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes.
  • Cleaners: coupons for dish soap, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent.
  • Fresh Products: coupons for yogurt, cheese, sandwich meat, fresh orange juice.
  • Frozen Goods and Dry Goods: coupons for frozen fruit and frozen veggies, frozen fish, dry pasta, oil, crackers, rolled oats.
  • Odds and Ends: coupons for things that don't belong in the other sections such as batteries, cat food and Canadian Tire money.

If you are interested in coupons, you may also be interested in my tips for using coupons in Canada, and my information about sources of Canadian coupons online. If saving money at the grocery store is your main goal, you may be interested in reading about my shopping philosophy and my price book.

For more discussion about coupon organization, check out $5 dinners. Keep in mind if you are in Canada, that some of their strategies may not work for us, but many tips work on both sides of the boarder.


  1. That is a really neat coupon wallet. I have been looking for something to store my coupon in. Right now I have them in two paper envelopes. One for baby coupons, one for all other coupons. But that is not working for me at all. I will have to keep my eye out for one of those wallets.

    Thanks, *Sarah*

  2. I use a small personal sized filofax or similar organizer binder...I then tore apart a business card holder and punched holes in the sheets and put them in the binder...I didn't like the great big 8.5 by 11 binders that other people use, but the coupon folder/wallet was no good either because coupons kept expiring on me, I like to be able to see the coupons I have, so this solution works for me, but your idea is great...just wish it worked for me...

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