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Old 11-06-2011, 11:40 AM
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Question Marks Dates on inserts?

I am thinking that I am going to change up the way I sort/file/keep coupons. I am going to try a combo method where I file my inserts whole by date and then go through them as I need them. I just don't have the time to invest to keep up the binder with every coupon under the sun.

I have a stack of inserts, but I can't tell what the dates of them are - or I just can't see if there are dates on them? Are they printed on the covers/back pages somewhere? I guess I can go to the whole insert sites and look at the cover, but it sure would be nice to tell by insert.

I do know from this moment on, I am going to date the front covers..
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If you open the cover of the insert, on the spine, in very small print, it has the date and paper that it came from. Good luck!
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I never knew about the date on the spine. You learn something new everyday. I like filing my inserts by date I have found it is a much easier method than a binder.

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I also file by insert. The upside is that every purchase is planned, no more grabbing something just because I have a coupon or the deal is super great. I have to really think through all my purchases and then if the deal is great, I go back home and clip the q's needed. I don't live that far from my stores so it takes less than 10 minutes to do this. The date is so small on the spine that I had to get a magnifier to see it then I put that date on the front with a sharpie along with the date of the coupon that has the latest date on it.

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The date and the name of the newspaper is always on the outside spine edge of the inserts.

If you file them by date - It can also be helpful to have a list of what is actually in the insert. Since they can vary from region to region you might find that a insert in your area was different than what is recorded in the Cpn DB.

An easy trick is to copy (just simply use the copy/paste feature on your browser) the preview of the weeks inserts from the "coupon preview" resource on the tool bar at the top of WUC. Then paste it into a word processing document and you can add to it, change the value or take off anything you did not get in your insert. You can then save it as a document or print it out and file it with your inserts.

Then when you look for a cpn in the DB and are trying to find something (you know you have) it can be easy to cross reference it, with your list.

I also file my inserts by date and I write the date that the last cpn will expire on the file folder also. So that when I ready to thin things out - it's easy to look at the tab on the folder and know I can throw the whole things away without having to look thru it again.

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The date and the name of the newspaper is always on the outside spine edge of the inserts.

If you file them by date - It can also be helpful to have a list of what is actually in the insert. Since they can vary from region to region you might find that a insert in your area was different than what is recorded in the Cpn DB.

An easy trick is to copy (just simply use the copy/paste feature on your browser) the preview of the weeks inserts from the "coupon preview" resource on the tool bar at the top of WUC. Then paste it into a word processing document and you can add to it, change the value or take off anything you did not get in your insert. You can then save it as a document or print it out and file it with your inserts.

Then when you look for a cpn in the DB and are trying to find something (you know you have) it can be easy to cross reference it, with your list.

I also file my inserts by date and I write the date that the last cpn will expire on the file folder also. So that when I ready to thin things out - it's easy to look at the tab on the folder and know I can throw the whole things away without having to look thru it again.
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Great tip! That will make it much easier to plan too. :-) Thanks!

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The date and the name of the newspaper is always on the outside spine edge of the inserts.

If you file them by date - It can also be helpful to have a list of what is actually in the insert. Since they can vary from region to region you might find that a insert in your area was different than what is recorded in the Cpn DB.

An easy trick is to copy (just simply use the copy/paste feature on your browser) the preview of the weeks inserts from the "coupon preview" resource on the tool bar at the top of WUC. Then paste it into a word processing document and you can add to it, change the value or take off anything you did not get in your insert. You can then save it as a document or print it out and file it with your inserts.

Then when you look for a cpn in the DB and are trying to find something (you know you have) it can be easy to cross reference it, with your list.

I also file my inserts by date and I write the date that the last cpn will expire on the file folder also. So that when I ready to thin things out - it's easy to look at the tab on the folder and know I can throw the whole things away without having to look thru it again.
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