How To Make “Oversized Coupon” Holders For Your Coupon Binder

This is a guest post by reader Keri.

I have been reading that people were buying 4×6 photo holders as holders for their Go Coupons, or any oversized coupons… and I thought to myself “there’s no way I’m spending that kind of money for a coupon holder”.

So I got out my page protectors, a knife, some scissors, a piece of cardboard, a ruler and some tape and got to work. It didn’t take me very long and now my coupons are all neatly organized and easily accesible. :)

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Step 1: Take your first page protector and insert your piece of cardboard (it is used to prevent you from cutting through both sides of your sheet protector.) Then cut a section similar to the one I’ve outlined with a black permanent marker using a ruler and a sharp knife.

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Step 2: Now go approximately to the middle of the page protector and cut out a rectangle like the one I’ve show in black permanent marker. Be sure not to cut the whole way through both sides and also not right to the edge of the sheet protector, or you’ll have problems.

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Step 3: Next, take a piece of tape, not longer than the opening, and tape the bottom of the top “pocket” to the back page of the page protector. The only thing you have to be careful of here is not to tape closed the bottom “pocket” as well.

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Step 4: Insert coupons and place in binder… and that’s it!

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Posted on, August 10, 2011
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  1. Vicki says:

    WOW, what a great idea. I to did not want to spend the money on larger 4X6 pages…. this is terrific.. now I can be even more organized in my binder.

    Thanks so much once again for a great tip.

    ~Vicki~

  2. I buy my baseball card holders for coupons at the dollar store as well I think there are 10 in a package for $1. I’ve never looked at Walmart for them… but I like my $1 holders… ;)

  3. April says:

    Fantastic idea Cassie!! I recently thought some thing very similar and went to our local thrift store. I paid $0.50 for an old photo album with a bunch of the new paper savers that you have, along with a bunch of the old photo pockets..and $0.50 for an old binder with a seal, and pockets inside, as well as a clip board. It’s fantastic!!
    Just need to pretty it up now lol.

  4. Natasha says:

    Um… my dollar store has 4×6 picture holders for cheaper then the page protecters…. so if you look, it’s not cheaper and it doesn’t take any work…

  5. Betty says:

    Well, I guess I’m thrifty too. I just got a cheap, big pencil case from the dollar store years ago. I just fold the big coupons in half (but not on the UPC code or expiry date) & put them in the pencil case. I also have a small notebook to make grocery lists, where sales are, if I have a coupon for sale items, a pen and last but not least a calculator in case I can’t figure out the unit price in my head or I just want to add things up so I know how much I’ll have to pay at the cashier. Worked fine for the last 40 yrs. (yep it’s separated into categories by index cards. When the wear out, I put a new one in. My purse is big enough to fill all this stuff in. extras I just put in an envelope in dresser for next trip. Don’t need as many groceries now that it’s just hubby & me (empty nesters).

    Actually, Costco has a 54 pack of the Rice Krispies squares on sale till Sunday for $7.99. Good price if you need it for lunches or snack for the kids to go to school!!

  6. Julia says:

    Great idea. So simple but very effective. My problem with the 4×6 pages is that they are too large for a standard binder with a zipper. The baseball card pages fit great but not the photo pages. I will try this out. Thanks!

  7. Lili says:

    I bought my baseball cards holders at Dollorama. For the big ones I use 4 x 6 photo album bought at Walmart for 1.50$ I am not really a ”bricoleuse” (tinker? not sure) Nice idea :)

    Bon Couponing ! (Mean Have a nice Couponing !)

  8. Caroline M. says:

    Cheaper still, you can get those 4×6 photo page protectors at the dollar store. I believe they are 10 pages for a dollar. That’s way less that what I pay for the full size page protectors (about 10$ at staples for 50 I think).

    They also have the baseball card holders too if you want something a bit smaller.

  9. Spots says:

    Or if you own a sewing machine you could just stitch the page protector together. Easy peasy.

  10. Mia says:

    For those of you who have been saying that they’ve found their page protectors at dollar stores – was this Dollarama or a different dollar store? I’ve been to 6-8 Dollaramas to find 4×6 photo holders and cannot find them! I was going to just splurge for them at Staples!

  11. Joanne Cranston says:

    Thanks so much for the tutorial!!! I was going to try & figure out something this weekend. Will use your idea now! Will try for a 3 pocket page also – for longer, skinnier cpns. One issue I still have, is I prefer the top of my cpns to be towards the rings of the binder. If I figure anything out I’ll be sure to share it.

  12. JEAN LOWERY says:

    i got some photo pages at superstore….and it takes 3 large coupons….fit in the binder really good….and i think i paid 97 cents for 8 sheets…..hope this helps someone…

  13. Pam says:

    Great idea! I don’t need to do this but it’s a good way. I just go to a (baseball) card collectible store for my inserts – I have all different sizes that fit awesome in my binder, the standard 9 (3×3), 8′s (2 across and four tall), sixes (3 across, 2 tall), fours (2×2), two different sizes/shapes of 3, and I had to only pay $0.25 a page and they work awesome and are great quality. If I couldn’t get them then this tutorial would be great for me though.

  14. Wendy says:

    I found a photo album at the real canadian superstore with 100 slots for 3.97. I use the avery tabs that I got of the site,to break it down into sections.

  15. Mia says:

    I tried out this method and it took me too long to make just one, and I had at least 100 oversized coupons that needed a home, so I knew this method wouldn’t work for me. It was an expensive option, but I ended up buying 10-pack 4×6 binder sized album sleeves from Staples (around 5.82/pack if I remember correctly). These were great for tearpad coupons – they fit perfectly. But what didn’t fit so well were the Go Coupons and Toonies for Tummies coupons. So for that, this tutorial was perfect. I ended up making about 10 more holders using this tutorial as a guide. Counting my full sized sheet protectors that I use for printables, now I essentially have 4 different sized holders in my coupon binder. :)

    So thank you again for the tutorial – it helped me out!

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