Cut Some, Leave Some

Cut Some, Leave Some

This is the method I have settled on.  It works well for me.

Before I file my whole Sunday coupon inserts, (See how to do it here.)  I cut out these coupons:

* Coupons that are very likely to be needed/wanted
(Usual sales, products I often buy, high value coupons, etc.)
* Chilled food that I use like deli meat, yogurt, and cheese.
(often marked down for quick sale and want with me)
* Cosmetics
(ads don’t show inclusions very well; good to have them all)

I cut these and file them.  (Go here to see how I set it up.)

Honestly, I rarely have to go back to my whole inserts to cut coupons.  I probably cut more than I should, but that’s okay.  I have the other available, if a good deal comes up.

If you don’t cut many, you will miss out on some clearance or other impromptu purchases, but it’s a small price to pay for all the time you save cutting, filing, and getting rid of coupons you don’t end up using.

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