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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Organizing your coupons

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by Emily Boyd

Like Bob (pictured right), it sounds like RTM user despise had some coupon management issues. This handy tip, shared by despise on the Tips & Tricks forum, promises to help you remember your coupons before they expire.

Bob organizes his coupons

When I come across a coupon for something I don't need to buy on a regular basis (i.e. hair styling products) or don't plan on using immediately (i.e. restaurant coupon) and stash it away, there's a good chance I'm going to forget about – until after it expires. Enter Remember The Milk.

If I find one of these coupons, I create a new task and title it with a description of the coupon ("$1.00 off XYZ Product") and make the expiration the due date OR when I plan on using it. Know someone who'd like to go to a certain restaurant for their birthday? Make that the due date. I'll then tag it with "coupon." If it's for a specific store, you can add a location too. To take it a step further, I created a new list called Junk Drawer. Right now I'm unsure if there's anything else I can stash in that list, but no big deal. It serves its purpose: keeping my Daily list from overflowing with things I don't need to see all the time.

Thanks for sharing this tip, despise! You’re our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week. :)

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

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