The only sorting I do is keeping food and non-food coupons separate. I keep my time on coupons to a minimum. Most of the coupons I clip actually expire before I use them, but sometimes I hit a big deal with coupons, so I don't mind clipping and keeping them just in case.
Every day on the school walk, we pass a national chain drugstore on the way. It's very convenient, although I do use a small local pharmacy (also 2 blocks away) when we have prescriptions. So I watch the store circular and match up coupons to its store sales for toiletries.
I also bought Tresemme 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner and hairspray, a brand I have never used. I bought it because there was a sale, a coupon, and a store gift certificate, bringing my total cost to $1.
To put it simply, I paid $4.54 for a Tom's deodorant, 2 bars of Tom's soap, Tresemme shampoo/conditioner, and Tresemme hairspray. I think that's a great deal!
The store gift certificates, totaling $5 from both purchases, will be used to buy things that don't go on sale very often.
Most stores have their weekly sale flyer/circular online. However, I also get the "guts" (as my dad says) of the Sunday newspaper from my parents. They aren't interested in the coupons and circulars, and I'm not interested in the so-called "news." We've had this arrangement for several years now.
Talk to me about how you coupon, please.