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How Do You Know What Coupons You Have Using The Insert Method?

If you file your coupons using the insert method, you’ll want to keep reading.

Many of you have expressed a certain amount of apprehension in regard to filing your coupons as whole inserts versus clipping and filing individual coupons. While I encourage everyone to use the method most suitable to their tastes, I do want to dispel the myth that if you don’t clip all of your coupons, you’ll miss out on deals.

I know that many of you will have solutions to the question posed in today’s post therefore, be a friend and leave your suggestions in the comment section at the end of this post.

I have used both methods and I’ll tell you that I’ve missed out on deals using both methods. I’ve heard couponers say that without clipping all of the coupons and seeing them, they are not able to recall what coupons they actually have. Well that can be a problem, so for those of you who need to see your coupons at a glance, let’s take a look at the weekly insert preview for a moment.

Each week I alert you to the upcoming insert coupons. I do that for two reasons — one is so you can see what coupons will be in the insert. Knowing this should help you determine how many newspapers you should buy that weekend. And two — so that you can print the list.

How does the list help?

Once you print off the list, the first thing you should do is compare the list with the actual coupons found in your insert. Then, cross off any coupons that are not found in your insert. In addition add any coupons to your list that you come across in your insert that were not listed in the Sunday coupon preview. These extra coupons are due to that fact that each region may get some extra coupons specific to their area.

You should print the most recent coupon list every Sunday as inserts are released. Once your list is edited just file it with your inserts, keep it in a folder or in your coupon binder. You can pull these lists out and skim over them to get an idea of what coupons you have on hand.

Are you a couponer? We’ll then it’s your turn to chime in. I’d like to know how you manage and organize store coupon booklets?

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