by Fran Connors
(Anaheim, California, USA)
One of the biggest and best pieces of advice that I can give to those new to coupons is to make sure that the coupons are organized.
Coupon collections that are organized are going to save time collecting and sorting the coupons, allow the customer to find thecoupons they need when they come across an unadvertised sale and save time throughout the weekly process of using the coupons.
Keeping the coupons organized comes with many options. Customers can choose the traditional coupon binder that has become more and more popular, sorting the coupons into categories and using trading card inserts to organize multiple copies of the couponswhile making them easy to find, and easy to use.
This method allows you to easily organize multiple copies of the samecoupon, find coupons in a snap and easily see the expiry dates of thecoupon through the clear inserts that can help the person to easily sort and remove the expired coupons from the collection.
Organizing the coupons can also be completed through other methods, like using an envelope to organize. Using envelopes, the customer is easily able to sort the coupons into categories.
Though the coupons may not be as evident as they are in a couponbinder, it can be simple to get the coupons required and sort multiples by clipping the coupons together. Using envelopes is the way that most people start using coupons, to get them sorted and organized.
Having the coupons organized is going to save time, but how do you maintain the coupon collection? Maintaining the coupon collection is simple when the coupons are organized. To save time, most people organize and sort the coupons weekly.
Spend about an hour a week sorting the coupons that arrived in the mail, sorting the coupons that have been printed and picked up from the local store and sorting coupons that are from products – this way, you don’t have to worry about it daily and can complete one big organization, knowing what you have just in time for the weekly sales.