Couponing Tip: Hold On To Your Coupon Inserts

There are many advantages to holding on to your coupon inserts, instead of just flipping through them and clipping out the coupons you want.

Hold on to Coupon Inserts

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?

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Comments
  1. Norma says:

    if I get a chance to access a coupon insert, I always clip the coupons, whether I use the product or not, cause you never know……sometimes I can trade or like you said buy the product and give it to a shelter, etc…..and I always sort by date…..

  2. Heather says:

    I clip ALL the coupons. A large amount I can’t use but carry them with me all the time ( never know when I’m going to pop into a store). I will either give them to people I see purchasing the product or leave them on the shelf with that specific product.

  3. rhonda says:

    i stocked up on the free/cheap iams catfood deals a few months ago and donated them to my local shelter! i spent $20 and they got over $250 worth of free food! i think i was happier than they were!

    i don’t have cats, but had i not saved those coupons i could never have helped!

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