There are many advantages to holding on to your coupon inserts, instead of just flipping through them and clipping out the coupons you want.
Even if a coupon insert has coupons for products you don’t use, I still suggest holding onto them because you never know when a sale will come along that you can pair that coupon with – resulting in a free product. Then, you can donate those items to those in need. For example:
- Pet food & supplies to animal shelters
- Baby food, diapers, wipes & supplies to women’s shelters
- Non-perishable food & beverages to food banks
What I do with coupon inserts: I clip the coupons I plan to use, then file the rest away in a file box that is separated by release date (I also list the expiration dates on the folders that hold the coupon inserts).
If I ever need one of those coupons that hasn’t been clipped, I just search for the insert by date, clip my coupon and I’m good to go!
If I were to simply discard the coupon insert when I was done clipping out the coupons I wanted, I wouldn’t be able to snag freebies and great deals for donation!
Do you hold on to your coupon inserts or do you throw them out after looking through them?