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Budget Boot Camp Challenge #4~ Collecting Coupons



I really didn't forget to do this challenge I just forgot to post about it!  Ugh.  I have been collecting coupons for 2 years.  I don't always use them but I have them all filed away and labeled.  I even upload coupons to my Smith's Fresh Values Card.  As many of you know I use the site Grocery Smarts to help me use my coupons and shop the sales.  It is so easy I feel like I practically do NO work.  All I have to do is check the site once a week and be sure I am getting the best deal and using the right coupons to match the sales.  I do not clip coupons unless they match a sale.  I file the entire packet from the Sunday paper each week into a file folder I bought at Walmart. I keep them for 5 months after that they are usually all expired.  Then each week when I check grocery smarts they tell me where to find my coupon either in my file folder or a site online.  It is fantastic and the only way I am successful with coupons.  I am not organized enough nor do I have the time to clip and file every single coupon it just doesn't seem worth it to me.


I know others have other methods but this one works for me and saves me money so I am sticking with it.


Do you clip coupons?  How do you organize them?  Share your tips here or go visit Beth and Clair for more advice.  Also be sure to check out our facebook page to see what the other challengers are doing!

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