My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Call Me Kooky {Edited}


Call Me Kooky {Edited}

Or some might call it obsessed or crazy! I have been really trying to get into couponing so I can save money and also stock pile our food storage items...because all we have at this point is water! It's taken me a while to get the hang of it, but now I love it and don't leave the store crying! It's definitely a mini part time job, but I don't mind because it's fun to get the "deals". When Ian's cousin, Shalene, came over last summer to show me the ropes she brought over her fabulous system. It was a zipper binder with baseball card holders, all organized and looking snazzy. At the time I didn't have the money to invest in something like that (we were in a crunch) so I settled with the two accordion folders we already owned. One for edible items and the other for household coupons. It was working just fine, until I got my stash of coupons over months and months of collecting. Plus it was taking me too long to shuffle through them to find the one I wanted. So, thanks to our lovely tax refund (in which we paid off some debt indulged our selves in a few other fun toys) I purchased my own fancy coupon system. It still needs a little work, but for now I am so happy with it! Thanks, Shalene!

{For Stephanie and anyone else you might be interested in doing this yourself!}

Fancy Coupon System

  • Zipper binder (any kind will work) I bought mine at Walmart for $12.00. They had a ten dollar one, but it was in a hideous sea foam green color that just I couldn't stomach. I was very tempted to just use a regular binder I had at hope, but then I had visions of me tripping or Liam throwing it and coupons flying everywhere!
  • 2-3 packages of baseball card holders (at Walmart, I found mine by the baseball cards. Usually next to one of the middle registers next to the magazine isle)
  • 2 packages self adhesive folder tabs
  • clear page protectors
My categories are (customize yours to what you would use and know)
Air fresheners
Cleaning Supplies
Cold Case
Dental Care
Hair Care/Soap
Toilet Paper

I was limited on my tabs so I combined some of the categories. So if you have more than me you will need to buy two packages of tabs. At the beginning I have six other tabs for the stores that I shop at...Albertson's, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. Each has it's own clear page protector and if I get instore coupons at that store, they have their own baseball card holder for those coupons. Once I go through the circulars for each store and pull the right coupons for them, I can then put them in the page protector for that store. Then I am even more on task when I go to the store. When I used my according files, I had legal envelopes that I used for each store, but I was always dropping them. My folder has a fun pocket on the inside that I can keep all the ads in one place. It also came with a zippered pencil case that I can store my scissors, stapler and some pens. This way everything is in one secure place and I can just grab it when I go shopping!


  1. Please, tell me more about this fancy system!

  2. That is so cool! I have been collecting coupons from the papers and the websites you gave me so I hope to really get into this soon. It seems kind of fun. I HATE grocery stresses me out! So hopefully this will help. Thanks Amy!

  3. I've started using coupons a bit, and even a few here and there can really help. thanks for the overview of your system. some good info here.

  4. wow! I envy your organization!

  5. I have been trying to figure out the {world of couponing} for a while, there are people who have some serious skill with it. I saw a lady at the store once that used a similar system with the baseball card dividers. I love your post though, it makes me want to stop by the store today and get all set up. Thanks!

  6. Holy Cow! That's way too much for me to wrap my mind around!

    Thankfully, I can just go to the commissary!

  7. That's awesome! I have a little expandable file that fits into my purse so I can carry it everywhere..I'm always on the lookout for a deal. Once I get to doing "big girl" shopping, I will totally do this!

  8. That is such an awesome system! I love it!

  9. This is the BEST coupon shopping source I have found. Part of a network on food storage, storing it, using it and buying it. A great resource. I've learned so much here!