Organize Those Discount Codes Once and For All
I receive many discount codes. Most times they are from smaller businesses encouraging me to shop with them again. I love these codes, but I hate keeping track of them.
I mean, probably just about every Etsy shop I support sends me a discount code in their packaging. And I want to use those codes, but it may be months before I buy from them again. Since many of these codes don't have expiration dates, I want to keep them.
For quite some time, I kept a stack of the codes in the top drawer of my desk. But then my home office paradigm changed and I didn't have desk drawers. And I kept shuffling these codes around. Until it finally dawned on me...
Take a picture of each discount code and place them in Evernote.
It was so simple.
I created a new notebook that I cleverly named Discount Codes & Coupons.
Then I stacked it on top of my shopping notebook. I did have to go to my desktop version of Evernote to stack one notebook on top of another. It's easy. Just drag and drop.
Why would I stack these notebooks, you might ask?
My shopping notebook already has several useful individual notes. Check out my post Get Your Shopping Lists Organized! 10 Ideas That Really Work for an overview of how I organize this one shopping notebook.
And I wanted my discount codes & coupons to be its own notebook, so each discount code could become its own note. Keeping each code in its own note makes deleting individual notes much easier.
See the Crate & Barrel notes? I included the expiration date in the note title. Now, when I open this notebook, I can easily see that offer expired and I just delete those two notes.
No more tiny coupons and discount code offers cluttering up my space. I snap one picture, add a note title that includes expiration dates, and I can toss the original paper.
Just another example of Evernote being a versatile digital filing cabinet. How do you use Evernote? I'm sure you have clever applications, so please share them in the comments. And if you found this idea useful, please share it.