This morning I was speaking at a Big Brother Big Sister event on how to save money and use coupons in the most efficient way and a lot of the awesome women, who came out to listen and learn, wanted to know what I use or how to store coupons, so when I came across this article from Bacon in my Pocket Blog I just had to copy and share over here. This is too cool. So if you are starting out with coupons, check it out, a simple way to get you going for a while….
Oh and welcome to all my new readers from the Big Brother Big Sister Event… Glad to have you…
Here is what you need:
* Front cut off from a cereal box- I happened to have just finished my box of raisin bran this morning!
* Envelopes (as many as you’d like, I used 15)
* Piece of ribbon-(you don’t need this if you don’t have it. String or a clip will work too)
* Double stick tape or glue
That’s all you need.
First take your envelopes and fold back the flap so it is open. So OPPOSITE of folding it to seal the envelope.
Next take your double sided tape or glue and place it along the part you’d lick. (yes you can even just lick the envelope instead of using tape or glue). Now stick it to the back side of the next envelope (the part you wouldn’t address if sending a letter). Keep repeating this process, stacking the envelopes on top of each other until you’ve added the amount of envelopes you want.
Next. Fold your cereal cover in half. If you want you can make it fancy by gluing on material or a nice piece of scrapbook paper to the box front before this step. Add tape or glue to the top envelope and stick it to the top of one side of the folded cereal box. Repeat with the bottom envelope and stick it to the other top side of the cereal box.
Here they are all stuck together.
Next you can add your ribbon for a tie. Use glue (or tape) to stick it on. If you don’t have ribbon you can paper punch a hole on each side of the top and use string to hold it together. Or even a clip or just rubber band the whole thing! What ever you have laying around.
Now it’s all ready for your coupons.
Thanks Ma Bacon for posting this awesome idea