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My superhero powers include making adorable, little people and savings lots of money at the grocery store. ♥ Mommy to Lily (03.30.2007) ♥ Mommy to Navy (02.05.2011) ♥

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Coupon Binder

Coupon binders are all the rage right now. Coupon Mom is where I heard about them a while ago, but it wasn't until recently that I really started needing one of my own.

I raided my office supplies, so the only expense that I really had to start up were the baseball card sleeves. I used some 3-ring binder address book organizers that I bought several years ago. They helped to get me started until I had time to order what I needed. I also used a snap-closure binder that I had on hand. Again, one less thing to buy at the moment.

First, I found a binder that fit my needs.

Finding a binder to fit your needs, you want it to be big enough for all of your stuff, but not too big. Also, it really helps if it has a closure (zipper is best, but mine snaps), just to keep all of your stuff in it. I like Five Star 2-Inch Multi-Access Zipper Binder, Black (72121), but I have Day-Timer Pink Ribbon Microfiber Snap-Tab Organizer Starter Set, Notebook Size (D88125) (minus the pretty pink awareness ribbon). Makes me wish that I would have kept my Five Star from high school!

Second, to get organized.

I like things in alphabetical order, so I got Avery Ready Index Table of Contents Dividers, 26-Tab, 1 Set (11125) for just that reason. All of my coupons for products that start with A (Aquafresh, Alpo, etc.) are all in the same place and I can easily find them.

If you'd prefer to organize by category, Avery Extrawide Ready Index Dividers, 10 Tab, Laser/Ink Jet, 9.5 x 11 Inches, Assorted, 10 per Set (11165) would probably work great. They also have other sets (5, 8, 12, 15, 31) available.

Third, coupon pockets.

Pretty much everyone I've talked to uses baseball card sleeves. I have Ultra Pro 9-Pocket Trading Card Pages - Platinum Series (100 Pages), with plenty left over for, ya know, baseball cards (or spares if a page tears or something).

I also use Avery Economy Clear Sheet Protectors, Acid Free, Box of 100 (75091) for oddly-sized coupons, weekly ads for the stores I'll be hitting up, and for various stores' coupon policies (just in case...though I've never run into a problem).

Thursday, June 23, 2011

$20 Off Lansinoh Affinity Pump

Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump is $20 off at Target and on Target.com!

What can I say? I'm very passionate about breastfeeding. It's nice to see that a good pump is on sale and hopefully more affordable to Moms who wanna continue to feed their babies breastmilk, even when they don't nurse them.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

$5 OFF any can of Enfagrow powder

$5 off Enfagrow - Enfamil website

$5 off Enfagrow - Coupons.com website

My daughter has a poor appetite every once in a while, so this (and Ovaltine), are items that are nice to have on hand.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Huggies Diaper Deal -- Cute Packaging is EVIL!

I was reading the Target weekly ad (page 12) and saw that they are doing the Huggies diaper deal again. You buy 2 "big packs" of diapers, get a $5 gift card.

Try not to get sucked into the Huggies Jeans coupon/deal. Regular packages of Huggies wipes are $2.39 and the Jeans pack with the same count size is $3.99. This seems like a "good" deal because you can get 2 Jeans wipes and 2 Jeans boxed diapers, plus a $5 gift card, but here's the break down.

Huggies $3/1 printable coupon.
$.50/1 Huggies 64ct+ wipes (SS 5/15/11)

$2/Huggies Jeans wipes+Jeans diapers Target web coupon.

JeansSnug & Dry*
$39.98 -- 2 boxes of diapers
$7.98 -- 2 packs of wipes
$47.96 -- TOTAL
-$6 -- using 2 $3/1
-$1 -- using 2 $.50/1
-$4 -- using 2 $2/wipes+diapers
$39.98 -- 2 boxes of diapers
$4.78 -- 2 packs of wipes
$42.76 -- TOTAL
-$6 -- using 2 $3/1
-$1 -- using 2 $.50/1

*I believe the Snug & Dry and Little Movers are $1 cheaper at the Target I shop at, but for the sake of arguing (and the price they have listed on Totally Target, I used $19.99. The price was not listed on the website, so prices must vary across the country.