How to Purge Expired Coupon Inserts!

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How to Purge Expired Coupon Inserts!

For me, convenience is the name of the game.  I want the easiest path to accomplish my goal.  In this case it is to purge all coupon inserts that have expired and either recycle those inserts or give them to one of the organizations that collects expired coupons for military families overseas.   What I like to do is to determine which inserts have no valid coupons left in them and purge those inserts first.  If there are inserts with more than TEN valid coupons, I will keep those inserts intact until the next purging round rather than take the time to go through and clip each and every one of those coupons, it is all about time management to me.  If an insert has just a couple of valid coupons, I will decide if I would purchase the item if it were free or cheap and if so, I will clip those coupons and get rid of the rest of the insert.

I personally do not clip all coupons from my inserts.  I order my inserts from an insert service, they come to me in a 2-3 day mailer, so I simply write the date of the inserts on the outside of the mailer envelope, plop it in a file box and use that for my filing system!  To read more about how I organize my coupons click here.

Looks like a regular foot ottoman, but inside are my mailing envelopes neatly lined up by date for easy access.  I write the date on the outside of the envelope, put them in the ottoman, pop on the top and they are out of sight and nice and tidy.   No need to buy file folders or envelopes!

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THIS IS HOW I DETERMINE WHICH COUPON INSERTS CAN BE PURGED

We have a very simple tool on the MAIN PAGE of our website (it is there all the time) where you can plug in the month you have and it will tell you which inserts are still valid.  Try it out here, now to see how you like it:

Here is a more thorough method that I use too

I have a really easy system that prevents me from throwing out old inserts that might still have valid, non-expired coupons in them. Here’s what I do:

On the coupon mom website, when you click on the insert database link HERE it will show you the FLORIDA COUPON DATABASE.  This is a list of all coupons that have been distributed in Florida (you can change the state to wherever you live).  

  • When the coupon database opens, don’t search for anything in the search box.
  • Simply scroll down to the very bottom (past the pictures) and you will see every available non-expired coupon listed in date order from newest to oldest.
  • Scroll down to the very bottom of the list, where the oldest possible coupons are.  To the right of that it shows you the expiration date of the coupon.  That gives you a good starting point to know which you can get rid of and go from there 🙂

 

 

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INFORMATION ON SENDING EXPIRED COUPONS TO MILITARY FAMILIES OVERSEAS:

 

 

Our military families are limited to doing their shopping for groceries and household items at the Commissaries and Post Exchanges on base, where prices are much more expensive than you will find in our stores in the US.  Both the Commissaries and Post Exchanges allow the use of manufacturer’s coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date. In
other words, a coupon with the expiration date of January 31st can be used overseas until July 31st. Our military families who are stationed overseas do not have easy access to the Sunday newspapers like we do here, so they are very appreciative of any coupons that are sent their way.   Most organizations that collect and send expired coupons overseas require you to send coupons that are no more than one month expired to allow time for packaging and shipping and enough time for the coupon to be used once it is delivered.   One organization that does a great job with this is called Troopons – Coupons for Troops.

For more information regarding this program CLICK HERE.

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SO what are you waiting for?  Time to get yourself back on track!  Chop Chop!!  🙂 

Make sure you check in on our facebook fan page or our facebook chat page to say hi and hang out with all of your coupon freak friends!  We are having a blast over there!

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Time to purge expired coupon inserts! Here’s how its done!!

 

 

Haha, I am sure that many of you can relate to the above picture, I know I can! 

For me, convenience is the name of the game.  I want the easiest path to accomplish my goal.  In this case it is to purge all coupon inserts that have expired and either recycle those inserts or give them to one of the organizations that collects expired coupons for military families overseas.   What I like to do is to determine which inserts have no valid coupons left in them and purge those inserts first.  If there are inserts with more than TEN valid coupons, I will keep those inserts intact until the next purging round rather than take the time to go through and clip each and every one of those coupons, it is all about time management to me.  If an insert has just a couple of valid coupons, I will decide if I would purchase the item if it were free or cheap and if so, I will clip those coupons and get rid of the rest of the insert.

I personally do not clip all coupons from my inserts.  I order my inserts from an insert service, they come to me in a 2-3 day mailer, so I simply write the date of the inserts on the outside of the mailer envelope, plop it in a file box and use that for my filing system!  To read more about how I organize my coupons click here.

Looks like a regular foot ottoman, but inside are my mailing envelopes neatly lined up by date for easy access.  I write the date on the outside of the envelope, put them in the ottoman, pop on the top and they are out of sight and nice and tidy.   No need to buy file folders or envelopes!

*********************************************************************

 

THIS IS HOW I DETERMINE WHICH COUPON INSERTS CAN BE PURGED

We have a very simple tool on the MAIN PAGE of our website (it is there all the time) where you can plug in the month you have and it will tell you which inserts are still valid.  Try it out here, now to see how you like it:

Here is a more thorough method that I use too

I have a really easy system that prevents me from throwing out old inserts that might still have valid, non-expired coupons in them. Here’s what I do:

On the coupon mom website, when you click on the insert database link HERE it will show you the FLORIDA COUPON DATABASE.  This is a list of all coupons that have been distributed in Florida (you can change the state to wherever you live).  

  • When the coupon database opens, don’t search for anything in the search box.
  • Simply scroll down to the very bottom (past the pictures) and you will see every available non-expired coupon listed in date order from newest to oldest.
  • Scroll down to the very bottom of the list, where the oldest possible coupons are.  To the right of that it shows you the expiration date of the coupon.  That gives you a good starting point to know which you can get rid of and go from there 🙂

 

 

****************************************************************************

 

 

INFORMATION ON SENDING EXPIRED COUPONS TO MILITARY FAMILIES OVERSEAS:

 

 

Our military families are limited to doing their shopping for groceries and household items at the Commissaries and Post Exchanges on base, where prices are much more expensive than you will find in our stores in the US.  Both the Commissaries and Post Exchanges allow the use of manufacturer’s coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date. In
other words, a coupon with the expiration date of January 31st can be used overseas until July 31st. Our military families who are stationed overseas do not have easy access to the Sunday newspapers like we do here, so they are very appreciative of any coupons that are sent their way.   Most organizations that collect and send expired coupons overseas require you to send coupons that are no more than one month expired to allow time for packaging and shipping and enough time for the coupon to be used once it is delivered.   One organization that does a great job with this is called Troopons – Coupons for Troops.

For more information regarding this program CLICK HERE.

*****************************************************

SO what are you waiting for?  Time to get yourself back on track!  Chop Chop!!  🙂 

Make sure you check in on our facebook fan page or our facebook chat page to say hi and hang out with all of your coupon freak friends!  We are having a blast over there!

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MUST HAVE COUPONS from the 1/6 inserts! Order them now for deals!!

 

HOLY TOLEDO! 

The coupons this weekend are going to be B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!

There are so many coupons in this Sunday’s inserts that are going to be SUPER HOT that there was NO WAY that I could narrow them down to just TEN so I went a little over.  I am sure you wont mind 🙂 .   Remember, if you are working on your stockpile and want to get multiple deals, you can order TEN of each one of the coupons that you want for $1.50 including shipping, that’s just $.15 per coupon.  As an example, if you were to buy the B1G1 free Stayfree coupon and they are on sale B1G1 free, you would score TWENTY packs for FREE after coupons.  So your $1.50 cost for the coupons is well worth it!  If you are interested in grabbing any of these coupons you can click HERE to go straight to the clipper service site.

If you are interested in purchasing full sets of inserts for 1/6, click here to check out my blog post on how to do that.

History has shown that REALLY GOOD DEALS come up with the following coupons:

Smartsource #1

B1G1 Stayfree  free product up to $4.49 (2/6/13) *TWO free at CVS this weekend with this coupon

B1G1 BIC  free disposable razor up to $7.99 (2/3/13)

B1G1 free Visine .5floz up to $5 excludes Tears Dry Eye Relief, Tears Long Lasting Dry Eye

B3G1 Free Capri Sun 10 ct up to $2.60 excludes Super V or 100% juice dnd (2/6/13)

$2/1 Snapware  food or home storage product (3/31/13)

$2/1  Neosporin antibiotic ointment or Lip Health product ets (2/6/13)

$3/2 Aveeno  products excludes cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotion (2/6/13)


Smartsource #2

$.50/1 Ultra Palmolive  20oz+ dish liquid (1/19/13)

Smartsource #3

$2.15/1 Finish Powerball, gelpacs or quantum 20 ct +

Red Plum #1

FREE Good’n Natural Free bar up to $1.50 (2/17/13)

$2/1 Sundown Naturals  120ct+ product (2/5/13)

$2.00/1 Jimmy Dean Delights Product

B1G1 FREE Gillette Buy 1 Gillette Series or Fusion Shave Prep, get 1 Fusion Shave Prep free up to $3.99 ets (2/28/13)

$.45/1 Angel Soft  4pk double roll or larger bathroom tissue (2/28/13)

Red Plum #2

$2/2 All  liquid, powder or mighty pacs laundry detergents ets (2/7/13)
$1/1 Hefty  waste bags (3/31/13)

I think that this weekends inserts deserve one more appearance from my dancing dudes, don’t you?

If you stalled out on clearing out your old coupon inserts and need to know which one’s to purge to get ready for this Sunday’s inserts you can CLICK HERE to check out my blog post on purging inserts.

If you need some help getting started organizing your coupons, CLICK here for my blog post on coupon organization.

Make sure you check in on our facebook fan page or our facebook chat page to say hi and hang out with all of your coupon freak friends!  We are having a blast over there!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see Full Disclosure Policy for more information.