A Smart Way to Organize Coupons provides a terrific (free) service for helping coupon users get the most from coupon circulars in the Washington Post Sunday paper: It’s called the Coupon Mom System, and it works like this:

  1. Write the date on the top of each Sunday circular, and file it.
  2. When it’s time to prepare your shopping list, go to the Virtual Coupon Organizer and see what coupons are available for the products you need.
  3. Go to the circular cross referenced in the Virtual Coupon Organizer and clip just those coupons you need.

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