Please tell me that I’m not the only one who was unnaturally depressed on January 1st when I pulled out my coupon binder.
You see, usually coupons expire in cycles. Every now and then you’ll get a big batch with the same expiration date, but then you’ve usually just had a big batch of new ones to make up for it.
But it seems like more than half my coupons expired on 12/31/11. And I had two weeks without any new coupons. My coupon binder right now is a sad, barren wasteland. I had to move ten pages to the back of the book because they were empty.
Now I’m not the kind of person who clips everything. I am selective enough to get things I think there’s a chance I’ll use. So my coupon binder is never as full as it could be. Still, it hasn’t been this low since… well, since I lost my last coupon binder and had to start from scratch.
On the plus side, if E gets sick I have a plethora of cold medicine coupons. And my dairy section is still looking pretty good. On the minus side, I usually have to separate cleaning products into pages because I have so many coupons. Now I have laundry detergent, dish detergent and toothpaste all on the same page because there are so few of them.
There is a way I could supplement my binder… I could start using printable coupons.
Right now I don’t use printables because it seems like they use up a lot of paper and ink, which can be pretty expensive to replace. I also don’t use Facebook coupons because I refuse to tie my facebook account to anything I don’t have to.
Maybe if we had a laser printer I’d be more likely to use these online coupons, but until I find an app I can use on my phone to store all those coupons without printing them out, I’m probably going to just deal with my sad coupon binder.
Do you have places you get coupons besides the Sunday paper?