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Monday, May 31, 2010

GOODe Project: Coupon Organizer



Tonight I decided to get down to business when it came to my coupons.

I heart coupons.

However lately I have been uber disorganized and therefore I have been losing out on some major savings.

So when I saw Going Jane's solution to coupon disorganization, I was game.

Not to mention that my poor little coupon keeper that has done right by me for years needed replacin'


RIP coupon holder... You have saved me hundreds (probably thousands) over the years.

I am always amazed at how much you can save with coupons. Now, I am not a couponin' expert like sisters Frugalista Farm Life and Gal in the Middle, but I can hold my own with a pair of scissors and the Sunday paper inserts.

Truth be told, their mega-saving ways have got me really looking at the sales ads to see how to leverage my coupon dollar and today I saved BIG TIME, by playin' it smart.

I saved a total of $32 today on my grocery bill from coupons alone!


My best purchases included Add's flushable wipes for $.67 each (normally $1.67 each) and drum roll please....


3 packs of Pull Ups (sale 8.99 each) and 2 boxes of Cheerios ($2.50 each) = $32 original price

3 - $2 off Pull Ups Coupons and 1- $5 Target Gift Card for purchasing 3 Pull Ups and 1- $1 off Cheerios Coupon later...

Total Cost: $20
Total Savings: $12

So with my coupons doin' so right by me, I had to do right by them this evening and get organized.


I started with this adorable square box that fits perfectly in the front of a shopping cart.


Then I gutted it.


I just love how cute the inside looks!


Then I grabbed some 8 x 8 cardstock that I found on clearance.


I took a sheet and grabbed my favorite scrappin' adhesive...


Zots!


I cut a strip of Zots to go along all four sides.


Then I took another sheet and put it on top.


Then I grabbed my handy, dandy (Blue's Clues much?) paper cutter and cut it exactly in half.


Ta Dah!


Instant envelopes!


Then I took these nifty Post It tabs and arranged them on each envelope.


I just heart Post It... It is the facilitator in me, I think.


I then placed each envelope into my nifty little box.


I just love all the pretty colors!


I then tossed in a pen and my grocery list notebook...


And, there was still room for my Vera clutch!


Then I put a lid on it and I am all set...


Except for the part where I actually organize the coupons... ;)











Making

The Girl Creative





40 GOODe Thoughts:

Great blog. I look forward to hearing more as your newest follower from Tuesday Tag Along.

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This is such an awesome idea (that I will be using!) Thank you so much!

I'm a new follower from follow me back Tuesday! Feel free to follow me back!

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Kim

New follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday!

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Following you! Please follow me back

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Following you! Please follow me back

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Happy Tuesday!!

Heyy I am your newest follower!!! I would loove a follow back!!
http://stashmama.blogspot.com/
Thanks :) awesome idea loove it

Great blog!
I always cut out coupons so I can save... but my problem is that I don't remember to use them and then they expire!
Came across your blog from Follow Me Tuesday and I'm now following. Keep up the great blogging and all the best,
Kim

http://amoroccan-acat-and-my-bigass.blogspot.com/

Following you from TTA! Loving what you did with this! I also LOVE coupons, and I have a hard time organizing them as well. Love your last comment--that you're done with everything but the actual organizing :)

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New follower from follow me back Tuesday. Check out my blog if you haven't already and feel free to enter my 2 book giveaways(any pre-order/wish list book of your choice).
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Great Idea! I am here from Follow Back Tuesday. Come on over and say hi!
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Stopping by and following from TTA!

I hardly ever use coupons...I cannot seem to get myself organized. I know I am missing out on so much $$$$ savings. I love this idea and just may make it and give couponing a real shot!

Holly
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Hi There, Glad to be here, Followed you via Follow Me Back Tuesday
Hope you can Follow Me Back Here, Thank You!

Good Morning Cris!
Looks like you're really getting into the swing of things ! Super Mom!!
Have a great day, hope you do something fun :)

I LOVE coupons!

Stopping by from the Tuesday Tag-along. Come follow back if you get the chance!

Diane
www.turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com

Love it, Cris!! Thanks for the mention! :)

Love the coupon organizing box! Happy Follow Me Back Tuesday! I'm now following your blog and I hope you'll follow mine too!

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Great job on the organizer. I am a coupon freak. Love them.

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Following from Follow you Back Tuesday!!! Stop by sometime!
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Great project!!

I love it I will have to try it. People don't look at you like you're crazy bringing a box into the store though?
http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/

I will have to try it the next time I go to the store we'll make everyone jealous. I will give them your blog address and show them how it's done :)

How adorably cute! AND useful to boot! Thanks for linking up to my Tutorial Tuesday!

I'm following from Follow Back Tuesday! Come be a follow on my blog PS Mom Reviews.

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Hi! I am following you now~You can find me here~

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Thanks and Have A Super day!!

I am a new follower from Follow me back Tuesday! Hope you visit as well. Have a great day.
Jennette
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Thanks for linking up with Follow Me Back Tuesday! I'm already following you but wanted to pop in and say hi. That is such a cute organizer - I can't wait to try this for myself! Have a great week!

~Jen
www.reviewretreat.com

Hi, I'm a new follower of your blog {from the Follow Me Back meme} ... would love it if you stop by and visit me. Thanks!
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Great coupon organizer!
I'm following you from FMBT! Hope to see you around!
Daisie

http://daisie-myjourneythroughitall.blogspot.com

Good idea on the organization.

Nice to meet you!
Stopping by from the follow.

Hello! I am a new follower from TTA. I will look forward to your posts! :)
~Jennifer
http://sweeptight.blogspot.com

Wow! I am loving that new organizer! Pretty and functional. I need to make me one!! Thanks for sharing.

It all looks too good! I am your new follower. You have a beautiful blog and You can visit me when you can at http://showmemama.blogspot.com

I LOVE THAT IDEA! Thanks!www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com

I LOVE THAT IDEA! Thanks!www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com

It all looks too good! I am your new follower. You have a beautiful blog and You can visit me when you can at http://showmemama.blogspot.com

Hello! I am a new follower from TTA. I will look forward to your posts! :)
~Jennifer
http://sweeptight.blogspot.com

Good idea on the organization.

Nice to meet you!
Stopping by from the follow.

I am a new follower from Follow me back Tuesday! Hope you visit as well. Have a great day.
Jennette
Smart and Trendy Moms
http://www.smartandtrendymoms.com/

Great job on the organizer. I am a coupon freak. Love them.

Following you now on GFC as Thrifty Canucks. Check out my blog and follow if you can.

http://thriftycanucks.blogspot.com/

Love it, Cris!! Thanks for the mention! :)

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