Lucky Bunny Hop $50 Coupon Clutch Giveaway

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Welcome to the Lucky Bunny Giveaway Hop! More than 50 bloggers are participating in this event in order to celebrate Easter! The event is hosted by BloggerPR and will run from March 26-31, 2012. Each giveaway prize is valued at over $20.00 so you’re bound to find something you love! Help us celebrate Easter and win some prizes in the meantime! Good Luck!

I’m excited to be able to participate in the Lucky Bunny Giveaway hop with a fabulous $50 Coupon Clutch gift certificate prize! The Coupon Clutch is a fabric covered coupon organizer that looks like a designer tote bag. These fabric binder covers come in standard 2″, 3″, 4″ and 5″ sizes and each will hold over 3,000 coupons! With dozens of styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits you. You’ll also find everything else you need to organize your coupons in style at CouponClutch.com, including 3, 4, 6 and 9 pocket polypropylene coupon organizer packages, tabbed dividers, a pattern so you can make your own Coupon Clutch, or the popular Deluxe Organizer Insert package that contains the following:

  • 8 Tabbed Dividers
  • 3 Plastic Binder Pockets
  • 11 Three Pocket Pages
  • 11 Six Pocket Pages
  • 18 Nine Pocket Pages
  • 5 Page Instruction Booklet

In honor of Easter you can use promo code BUNNY to take $10 off of a $50 order!

Enter to win a $50 Coupon Clutch gift certificate in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday March 31st.

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Don’t forget to click the links below to enter as many of the other amazing Lucky Bunny giveaways as you would like! I highly recommend bookmarking this page so you can spread out your entries over a few days. Good luck!

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ShopperStrategy.com or the Lucky Bunny Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

Coupon Clutch Summer Sale!

Organize your coupons in style with a Coupon Clutch – a fabric covered coupon organizer that looks like a designer tote bag. These fabric binder covers come in standard 2″, 3″, 4″ or 5″ sizes and will hold over 3,000 coupons! With dozens of styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits you.  Plus now you can take a whopping $20 off a $75 order when you use promo code SUMMER through June 20th, the first day of summer!

5 Practical Tips on Organizing Your Coupons

Are you new to couponing? If you are, then you might find yourself rather overwhelmed with the number of coupons you’ve clipped. A little organization can go a long way. Here are some practical tips on keeping your coupons organized:

1) Highlight the details.

Grab a highlighter or colored pen and circle the expiration date of your coupons. This will make it much easier for you later on. If the coupon expires the following year, consider using another color highlighter so it will be easy for you to determine which ones to use first.

2) File your coupons properly.

Instead of randomly stuffing all your coupons in one envelope, why not file them according to a particular category? You can file your coupons according to the category at the grocery (such as frozen foods, produce, dairy, etc.), alphabetically according to brand name, or even according to expiration date.  Use a coupon binder or an accordion folder to keep your clipped coupons categorized.

3) Find a container for your coupons.

If you want to keep your coupons organized, the most important thing you need is a container for them. You may keep coupons of a particular category in an envelope or folder, then store all your folders or envelopes in a plastic container or shoebox. You may also opt to use an expanding file.  I personally keep all of my unclipped inserts filed by date in a storage cube and only clip them as I need them.

4) File coupons right away.

File your coupons right away once you have pulled them from the paper, finished clipping them or printing them out. Doing so will prevent your unfiled coupons from piling up, and it will also keep them from getting lost.

5) Purge.

Expired coupons will do absolutely nothing for you but take up valuable space. Make it a point to frequently sort through your coupon file and throw out expired coupons, or better yet you can donate your recently expired coupons to help support our troops.

Coupon Clutch Binder Winner & Sale!

 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our Coupon Clutch Binder Tote/Organizer Giveaway, and congratulations to our winner – Michele of MoneySavingMichele.com

There are a bunch of new styles available at CouponClutch.com, including the pink paisley and chocolate heart ones shown above!  Plus, you can take 10% off of any order with promo code wantone – visit CouponClutch.com today to get organized and save!

Organizing Coupons: Fast & Easy Method

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There are LOTS of different methods of organizing coupons and there is no right or wrong way, you just have to try a few and figure out what works best for you.  I buy four All You magazines every month and subscribe to four Sunday newspapers – I go through tons of coupons and there wouldn’t be enough time in the day to clip them all, so I use a combination of methods that make organizing my coupons a fast and easy task.  Here is a quick video I made to show you how I organize my coupons, in it I talk about the steps I’ve detailed below.

On Sunday nights, after the kids have gone to bed, I’ll sit down to watch some television with my husband and while doing that I take the inserts from the newspaper that day and file them away in a folder in this portable file cube.  I also have hanging folders in it for my Internet printables, Publix advantage flyers, and each month’s All You coupons, which I pull out of the magazine and stack in order until I need them. 

I usually make my drugstore shopping trips on Monday  morning, so my next step is to plan those trips by copying and pasting the matchups from my favorite bloggers into a Word document.  Next I delete everything that I’m not interested in, and start looking for coupons for the things I do want to purchase.  The matchups tell me what inserts I’ll find the coupons in, and when I do cut the coupons I need I take that page out of every insert and cut them all at the same time with my Slice Safety Cutter tool and cutting board as shown in the video.  For example, if I’m cutting a Nivea coupon from the All You magazine, I’ll pull all four of the same pages from the file (that’s why I keep them stacked in order) and cut them all together to save time. 

When cutting coupons from an insert, I do the same thing – cut all the pages and all of the coupons from those pages.  I usually end up with extra cut coupons that I don’t intend to use on this week’s trip, so I divide those up by category in these inexpensive stacking plastic baskets that I got from the craft store.  I used to put them in an envelope for each category but they got full really fast, so now I’ve just labeled the top of each of those envelopes with the category name and I stuck them in the bottom of the baskets.  I pull the baskets out when I’m clipping, divide up the leftover coupons, then stack them and put the baskets away with the filing cube when I’m done.

Of course there are always those “special” coupons for free items, B1G1s, coupons for staples or things that you usually buy, or sometimes I’ll even buy extras of the really terrific coupons.  All of those “special” coupons get filed away in my Coupon Clutch, which I carry around with me to the stores on shopping trips in case I find unexpected deals while I’m out.

I save lots of time and effort by using this combination of methods because I’m only clipping the coupons that I need when I need them and I always know exactly where they are.  I used to get overwhelmed by my growing stack of inserts and printed coupons and it was always hard to find the ones I needed.  I never let a stack get started now that I can just throw them into the file cube, which I keep handy in the small closet in the foyer.

Let us know what methods work best for you!