I have described the new system below along with some pictures. If you like what you see and think it will work for you, you will want to keep a keep an eye on our blog. We will be giving one away sometime next week - totally ready for you to add your coupons!
Here is my zip around folder. It is a 2 inch 3 ring binder zipper folder that I have had for about 9 years. I have never used it for much so I thought this would be the perfect coupon storage folder.
I have a top loading page protector at the end of each section with all my 'need to file' coupons for that particular section. I also have one in the back for coupons that need to be clipped but I usually clip all my coupons right away.
CVS has its own page protector to hold my flier and Extra Care Bucks. I certainly don't want these to get lost in the ocean of coupons and I make quite a steal at CVS. As soon as I get more into Walgreens Register Rewards I will probably do the same with it. If you don't know about CVS and Walgreens amazing deals then read more here to learn about it.
I keep club cards and gift cards in a sports card protector in the back. When I use the gift cards I write in the amount left on each card in sharpie directly on the front of the card.
I also keep notebook paper in the folder so I can write down things I want to remember - like a particular store's price on ground beef or an upcoming sale I don't want to miss, rebate offer details, or a discount I want to pass on here.I have made couponing and deal finding bring our family of 8's grocery spending down from around $600 a month to less than $300 a month. Frugal Heart is my journal to help me stay focused and keep me motivated. I also really like passing on what I learn to others. I am always adding tips and descriptions of how I do things and I add links to printable coupons that can make a good deal great. Plus, since I am still fairly new at this I write out all my mistakes so others can avoid them!