Coupon Organization Essentials: The $17 Sunday Insert Filing System

The $17 Sunday Insert Filing System


File box (~$10 retail)
Hanging folders (~$6)
Sticky Notes (~$1)

I don’t clip all of my coupons. I clip most of them, but not the coupons for things I don’t use (i.e., baby products, dog food).  I don’t throw away the other coupons because I can give them away, trade or use them for a freebie deal.

Store your Sunday inserts in a file box — each week’s inserts in a different folder. (Note: Depending on how many inserts you have, you may want to store the RedPlum & SmartSource separately.) When you see a match-up, you will know exactly which folder has the coupon you need.  This is a great method to use if you don’t have a lot of time to clip coupons.

Sunday Insert Filing System: $17
House Free of Coupon Clutter: Priceless 🙂


About Ms. Couponista
Ms. Couponista strategically uses coupons to reduce her grocery bill by 60-90% and helps others do the same. She researches the best deals on everything from cheap eats to travel discounts. Ms. Couponista appeared on TLC's 'Extreme Couponing', 'The Price is Right' game show and several local news and radio programs.

11 Responses to Coupon Organization Essentials: The $17 Sunday Insert Filing System

  1. sophie says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for creating such an awesome website. I am new to the whole couponing expeirience. And on second week of collecting and organizing. It only took me that time to become hooked. I have met some great people going online and swapping deals and coupons. i was reffered to you by a blonde with long hair yesterday at office depot. cannot remember her name. she praised how great your site is and she was right. I have started a cleaning company and am attempting to do all cleaning supplies as low as possible. Was hoping that you may know best time for cleaning supply coupons. I have been on full alert with most store ads and have not run into to many so far. i know it happens in clycles. Just hoping you may know best time to stock up. Thanks again for your site and i hope you have a clipping good time. Thanks, Sophie

    • Ms. Couponista says:

      Hi Sophie,

      Welcome to the wonderful world of couponing! Thank you so much for the kind words.

      First, let me recommend this page for some beginner tips: Beginners: How to Get Started with Coupons

      You are right – sales happen in cycles. You can usually expect to catch a stock-up deal (on just about anything) every three months or so. I’m not sure what stores are near you, but check out our weekly hot deals lists for deals on cleaning supplies. Bookmark the coupon database to search for cleaning coupons before you shop.

      Much success with your cleaning business! Please consider sharing a savings story with us in the future.

      Happy Savings,
      Ms. Couponista

  2. Les says:

    site (sorry)

  3. Les says:

    How do you really start a “stockpile” if your area is not one that doubles coupons. I’m finding most of the things I can get for free or at a very low cost are none food items. I would really love to find out ways to stockpile toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, and food items like meats. The things I that cause a big hit to my budget. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Ms. Couponista says:

      Hi Les,

      You can score really great deals at drug stores and “big box” stores (Walmart, Target and Kmart); none of those store double coupons anyway.

      Start building your stockpile slowly. Sales happen in cycles, most items will reach a “stock-up” point once every three months or so. Focus on the hot deals featured at everyday. Before you shop, check our lists and use the coupon database to find coupons for other items. The trick it to watch the sales and strike with coupons when the item reaches its lowest point.

      Happy Savings!
      Ms. Couponista

      • Les says:

        You’re AWESOME! most of the other “couponers” never even respond to questions.

        I have other questions if I may. I am working with my child’s PTO (parent, teacher, org.), and we have no money. I wanted to know if you could suggest something I/we could coupon for to use as raffle prizes to make money for things the school needs.

        We also have Teachers appreciation week at the beginning of May. Do you think I can coupon for items to make gift baskets for 100 teachers? If so, what are some items I should focus on. I really want to help. One last thing, I admire all you do to help others, like breast cancer events (my mom past away from that, so I really would love to coupon more to be able to help them), and the food pantry or homeless shelter would be next on my list (I know both are always in need of food and hygiene products). Any suggestions would be most helpful.

      • Ms. Couponista says:

        Hi Les,

        First, let me say I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Breast cancer is a terrible disease. I pray for a cure soon.

        I am excited to hear that you are so committed to honoring teachers. Since you need so many gifts, I recommend you check out weekly hot deals lists and take full advantage of all the freebie deals you can find. The drug stores usually have freebies each week. You can make gifts of assortments of health and beauty items – also consider smell goods and snacks.

        Please send me a picture and let me know how things go. I would love to share your story and show how you pay it forward with coupons.

        Happy Savings,
        Ms. Couponista

  4. msrolley says:

    hello,where did you get this filing system from

  5. Michelle Grayson says:


    Another quick question – what is the All You April Magazine? Is this a monthly magazine you subscribe to?

    Thank you,.

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