Monday, March 25, 2013

6 Clean Out Those Coupons

Today is my first official day of Spring Break...so what am I doing??  Some organizing and purging around the house of course! Starting with all these expired coupons!



If you started the couponing journey with me...your coupon file is getting full.  The GREAT thing about the Hanging File Folder Coupon System is it is EASY to CLEAN OUT! Read all about how to start the saving journey here!


Purge Time!

My favorite site to use for cleaning out coupons is True Couponing.  These wonderful ladies do ALL the work for you! I subscribe to their emails and they let me know when it is time to purdge!

Purge using their latest information:

~August 2012 ~

  • 8/5/12: (Purge entire file)
  • 8/12/12: Purge SS
    Keep RP
    Note: RP has 1 unexpired coupon: $2/1 Senokot Regular or S, exp. 3/31/13
  • 8/19/12: (Purge entire file)
  • 8/26/12: (Purge entire file)

~ September 2012 ~

  • 9/2/12: No Inserts (Labor Day)
  • 9/9/12: Purge RP
    Keep SS
    Note: SS has 2 unexpired coupons: $0.60/1 Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals, exp. 12/2/13 and $2/1 Midnite Regular, Midnite for Menopause or PM, exp. 3/31/13
  • 9/16/12: (Purge entire file)
  • 9/23/12: Purge RP
    Keep SS
    Note: SS has 1 unexpired coupon: $1/1 Hidden Valley for Everything, exp. 3/25/13
  • 9/30/12: (Purge SS, P&G and Pepsi Moments)
    Keep RP
    Note: RR has 1 unexpired coupon: $0.40/1 Karo Syrup, exp. 3/31/13 

~ October 2012 ~

  • 10/7/12: Purge GM
    Keep RP & SS
    Note: RP has 2 unexpired coupons: $0.50/1 Second Nature Eggs, exp. 3/31/13 and $0.50/1 Mocha Mix Non-Dairy Creamer, exp. 3/31/13;
    SS has one unexpired coupon: $1/1 Woolite At-Home Dry Cleaner, exp. 3/31/13 (SS 10/07/12 R)
  • 10/14/12: Purge RP, P&G and Parade
    Keep
     SS Note: SS has 1 unexpired coupon: $1/1 Bear Creek Pasta Mix, exp. 4/14/13
  • 10/21/12: Purge RP
    Keep Parade & SS
    Note: Parade has 1 unexpired coupon: $2/1 Kids Cough & Fever Relief or Kids Cold & Mucus Relief, exp. 6/30/13 & SS has 2 unexpired coupons: $1/1 Olivari Olive Oil, exp. 3/31/13 and $1/1 Eight O’Clock Coffee exp. Unknown
  • 10/28/12: Purge P&G
    Keep RP & SS 
    Note: RP has 1 unexpired coupons: $1/1 Nescafe Memento Specialty Coffee Beverage, exp. 3/31/13  (SS has too many unexpired coupons to list)

~ November 2012 ~

  • 11/4/12: Purge RPKeep SS Note: SS has 3 unexpired coupons 
  • 11/11/12: Keep RP & SS Note: SS has 4 unexpired coupons; RP has 3 unexpired coupons
  • 11/18/25: Keep SS Note: SS has 1 unexpired coupon: $1/1 Sucrets Product, exp. 3/31/13
  • 11/25/12: Purge P&G

~December 2012 ~

  • 12/2/12: Keep RP & SS Note: RP has 3 unexpired coupons; (SS has too many unexpired coupons to list)
  • 12/9/12: Purge Parade
    Keep RP & SS
    Note: SS has 2 unexpired coupons: $1/1 Tone’s Seasoning or Extract, exp. 12/9/13; $1/1 Advil Children’s, exp. 3/31/13 (RP has too many unexpired to list)
  • 12/16/12: No inserts
  • 12/23/12: No inserts (Christmas)
  • 12/30/12: Keep P&G Note: P&G has one unexpired coupon: $10 MIR Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects, Professional Effects or 2 Hour Express Whitestrips, exp. 6/30/13

~ January 2013 ~ 

  • 1/6/13: Keep (3) SS & (2) RP (too many unexpired coupons to list)
  • 1/13/13: Keep SS & RP (too many unexpired coupons to list)
  • 1/20/13: Keep SS (too many unexpired coupons to list)
  • 1/27/13: Keep Parade, SS, P&G & (2) RP Note: Parade has 1 unexpired coupon: $5/1 Bausch+Lomb Preser Vision, exp. 5/31/13; P&G has 1 unexpired coupon: $10 MIR Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects, Professional Effects or 2 Hour Express Whitestrips, exp. 6/30/13 (SS & RP have too many unexpired coupons to list)

~ February 2013 ~

  • 2/3/13: Keep Parade, SS & RP (too many unexpired coupons to list)
  • 2/10/13: Keep SS & RP (too many unexpired coupons to list)
  • 2/17/13: Keep RP & Parade Note: Parade has one unexpired coupon: $2/1 Nature’s Way Alive! Multivitamin Product, exp. 4/30/13 (RP has too many unexpired coupons to list)
  • 2/24/13: Keep SS & Parade Note: Parade has one unexpired coupon: $2/1 Nature’s Way Alive! Multi-Vitamin Product, exp. 4/30/13 (SS has too many unexpired coupons to list)

What Can I Do With the Expired Coupons?

Before chucking this pile into your recycling bin, consider using them to help overseas military families. US military families who are stationed overseas can use coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date. There are several organizations like Coupons To Troops (www.couponstotroops.com) or Troopons (www.supportourtroops.org) that will help you get started supporting these families by sending them your expired coupons.

Keep Clean and Organized to Maximize Savings!

Keep those coupons organized by doing this regularly! Subscribe to TrueCouponing, or follow me on Facebook and I will let you know when it's time to clean out again! Just push the "like" button!

Hope that you have been saving tons of $$$ so far this year!

Let me know how you are doing!

Thanks for reading!
xoxo







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6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for linking up with us for Wildcard Wednesday!

    Marquis
    simplyclarke.com

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  2. I am so glad that you posted this! I have been pondering a good "purge" system for my coupons.At this point I just go through them every so often, but I feel like I am wasting time doing this and should have some sort of system. This is a great resource! So glad you decided to link up on Motivation Monday!

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    1. Thanks for reading Lauryn! Time is Money in my book! Any way I can save some makes me smile!
      xoxo

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  3. I purge my coupons at the beginning of each month, and since I clip my coupons, I do them all at once. It's good to have a system because we don't want to waste our time or money! :-)

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    1. Kristen,
      I tried to do that...I am BAD and couldn't stay on top of cutting them all out! Wish I was more like you in that aspect..but this system does work for me and is time saving...time = money right??
      Thanks for reading!
      xoxo

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