I have a simple, very thin, yellow folder (with brads) that I keep all my couponing and couponing/shopping related information in. I keep my trusty folder w/ me in my car, so if I'm out and about and need it, its there!
Here's what I keep in my folder that is of great help to me in my couponing endevors:
- store coupons (ex- Bed, Bath and Beyond 20% off, etc)
- the current grocery ad's (great to have handy if I need to price-comp @ Wal-Mart)
In the middle/bradded area, in clear page protectors:
*Sale Price Cheat Sheet- I suck @ math, so this really helps!
(the info. from HCW is on the very 1st post on this thread, just highlight and print!)
*Sales Cycles- this has helped me know when to stockpile (see my previous post about this) and when to wait to purchase larger home items.
(same as above, go to the 1st post, highlight and print)
*Experation Date information- maybe I don't need to carry this sheet w/ me to the store, but it's nice to have in my folder and to reference back to.
*Can I freeze it?- this took some time to read through, but really opened my eyes to what could and couldn't be frozen. Maybe it's not the best to print, but its helpful and informative.
*Corporate letters from Target and Walgreens, explaining their coupon policies- these are great to have on hand, especially when you have a mis-informed cashier who tries to refuse a legal coupon.
(I can't find my link right now....I'll post it later!)
*Copies of my rebate forms that I have already mailed in. Once I receive my rebate, I remove the form and throw it away.
In the back pocket:
-My past month's excel spreadsheets. On my spreadsheets I keep track of the date, store, before coupon total, afer coupon total and $ saved. I also note type of shopping and the price of something I stockpiled. At the end of every month, I total my expenses and print these out for my records.
It's Works for Me Wednsday over at http://www.rocksinmydryer.typepad.com/ - go over and check it out!
Also, feel free to check out my other couponing threads about price matching @ Wal-Mart and stockpiling :)