If you have been thinking about starting a coupon binder or upgrading the binder you already have, I have put together my very own binder for you guys. It’s totally FREE – except the cost of your ink and paper 🙂 . I printed mine in color but you could also print in black and white – it just won’t be as cute!
I’ve also included links to items that I purchased on Amazon to put my binder together. I would also suggest you look at Walmart and office supply stores to see if you can find them cheaper. If you already have a binder and you simply want to upgrade it and make it look prettier, then all you need to do is print the files below. I placed all printed pages in clear sheet protectors so they would last and not rip out of my binder. You may not need all the categories I have included. For example, you don’t need the pet category if you don’t have a pet. 😉
Materials to put binder together:
- 3 inch binder (I bought mine at Costco – but office supply stores often have great sales on them)
- Clear sheet protectors – I used 31 (I put all printed papers in these protectors so they wouldn’t tear out easily)
- Insertable Plastic dividers – I used 23 (I highly recommend plastic dividers as the paper ones tear up pretty quickly)
- Plastic tabbed dividers with slash pocket – I used 6 (I love using these to keep the weekly flyers for each store)
- 9 pocket pages used to hold coupons – I used 4 of these in each section except for the drug stores (total of 104)
- 3 pocket pages used to hold drug store coupons and reward money – I used 6 of these (2 in each drug store section)
Files to print:
- Coupon dividers section 1, section 2 and section 3 (the cover for the binder is located in section 1)
- Printed tabs for dividers part 1 and part 2 (here are links to word versions of these files: part 1 and part 2)
- Table of contents
- Blank shopping list – can be printed multiple times and used to write your shopping list on
- Printable shopping list – can be printed multiple times and used to check off what you need from the grocery store
- Sunday coupon insert schedule – so you know what coupons to expect in the Sunday newspaper
- Coupon Lingo – so you know what all the abbreviations mean
- Stock up price list (mine) – this is my price list that you can use to help you create your own
- Stock up price list (yours) – use this to create your own stock up price list
- Price book worksheets – use these to keep track of prices in your ares so you know when a deal is really a deal
Instructions on how to put binder together:
- Place the title page underneath the plastic sleeve on the front of the binder.
- Then put the following in a sheet protector: table of contents, coupon divider sections, Sunday coupon insert schedule, coupon lingo, stock up price list, and price book worksheets.
- Place the printed tabs in the inserts of the dividers (I followed the order in which they printed). I put the store tabs in the plastic tabbed dividers with slash pockets.
- Now assemble your binder:
- table of contents
- dividers (follow the order list in the table of contents)
- In the information section put the shopping list, Sunday coupon insert schedule, coupon lingo, stock up price list, and price book worksheets.
- Behind each divider place category sheets that you already placed in sheet protectors.
- Place four 9 pocket sheets in each category (except the drug stores – if you purchased the 3 pocket sheets).
- Place two 3 pocket sheets in each drug store category.
- I also keep a copy of store coupon policies in each store section.
- At the very front of the binder you could put a zipper pencil pouch. Inside it, keep scissors and a pen.
- Now it’s time to fill your binder with coupons!
I truly hope you enjoy this binder and it makes your life with coupons a little more organized.
Here are some other couponing tips for you.