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A fun coupon box and ideas for finding more coupons

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My friend, Monica, just shared about her new coupon box. Check it out here. I love how cute and practical it is! She also wrote a great post here on where to find more coupons.

For those of you who haven't seen how I organize my coupons, here's a post dissecting my coupon box. And here are some more ideas on how to accumulate a nice stash of coupons.

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  • Jill Morino says:

    What a great idea!! I always see those photo boxes at Target, and often at the end of the aisle with the red clearance stickers. Because God forbid you have a photo box in last year’s colors!!

  • Emily Mitchell says:

    Cute coupon box! Yes, I hit the local recycling ‘bin’ at our town’s transfer station. I brought home 8 inserts from recent papers!

    Also, it is a wonderful thing to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I would caution against ordering multiple Sunday papers just for the coupons. I think it’s important to show our kids that we are not only doing our best for the family’s bottom line but also that we are doing our best for the environment and quality of life for future generations.

  • Jerry says:

    This is a great idea, although I’m not as much into the aesthetics of the file as how it works! One of the biggest things that bugs me about coupons is having to dig through to find the ones I need. With a file, it leads you to just grab the ones that apply, and you can recycle the ones that don’t. You have the insurance then that you can find whatever you need before you head out the door to the store. A real time saver…

  • Kris says:

    As I am leaving a restaurant, store, or other business establishment, I always check the racks just inside the door for the local free newsletters, booklets, newspapers, etc. Often, they will have a coupon or two for a local restaurant, health food store, or other businesses. In fact, usually a coupon for the business you just visited will be in one of those sources, so it helps to actually grab those BEFORE sitting down to a meal or shopping for those vitamins! I just saved $3 off a restaurant meal and 10% of a vitamin store purchase that way!

  • Hi 🙂 Thanks for all the great info! I read your blog daily. I have read several posts on your blog about LiveOps. Do you have an input or is there anyone you can connect me with that might? Also, if there is anything else/better out there. Thanks again! ~ Megan

  • Wildcat says:

    This blog is so helpful! I use coupons all the time but I love your ideas for organizing the coupons, it’s great!

  • LB Moore says:

    I’m so glad to know that I’m not the only one who organizes their coupons using a photo box. Mine is cardboard and not red. Red is my FAV color.

  • Gottgirl says:

    I am so glad to see this new idea for organizing coupons. I use the binder system and eventhough it works, the binder is so large and so it gets in the way most of the time in my car. The idea of something smaller that will fit in my consol of my car is awesome for me as I commute daily from our farm to work about 50 miles so small and convenient works best for me. Also simple enough even my son can help with this system. May have to blog about this on my blog when I am done changing over.

  • Ace1234 says:

    My coupon box is a red, yellow and blue plastic art supply box my girls were no longer using. It has a handle, fits nicely in the grocery cart seat, and the lid “locks” into place so nothing falls out if it gets bumped over. It is just wide enough to allow two smaller size (not business size) envelopes to sit beside each other, so I have two rows of envelopes for the coupons contained in the box. It also has a few smaller “locking” compartments on the lid which I find very handy for holding a calculator and pencil and for stashing coupons I need to hand to the cashier.

    I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on my coupon box from other couponers. I’ve also gotten a lot of weird glances from people who invariably pay with credit cards. I just smile and continue to live like no one else… except MSM readers, of course! 🙂


  • Laura says:

    This coupon box is so cute. I already got me one ordered!! I have been using the plastic, check file folders and they just aren’t big enough. There are only about 10 dividers so you can’t go to much in depth on your product catogories. I can’t wait to get this box!!

  • Shannon says:

    OMG I have been looking for something like this to store my coupons in. Im new to couponing and I thought about the binder system but I cant figure out exactly how that would work for me. My sister gives me 5-7 of EACH of the coupon inserts for EACH week (my neice delivers papers, and my sis gets all the leftover inserts) so I have hundreds, if not about a thousand coupons. I dont want a binder chock full of baseball card holders. This photo box system seems PERFECT for me!


  • amy says:

    Crystal, does this fit as many coupons in it as yours does? I’m just getting to where my small accordion file is way too small to fit my coupons and need to get something bigger. But I don’t want to run out of room with this one, too, shortly after I get it. Any thoughts?

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