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Sunday, February 26, 2012

SavvyCents Coupon or Cash System Wallet Review

 

Savvycents Wallet for use with the envelope budgeting system. Organize your cash and coupons in a fashionable way using the Savvycents wallet organizer

About:

Savvycents was first formed in January of 2009 after Melinda Claudepierre read a book about becoming debt free and following the cash envelope system of budgeting.

Frustrated with paper envelopes and disorganization with her wallet, she wanted to create a wallet that would allow her to keep her cash in separate categories and also give quick access to her drivers license, coin holder, and all of her discount cards and coupons. The Savvycents wallet organizer allows you to have all these thing in an attractive wallet that every woman would love to carry.

Currently, Savvycents offers three different colors of wallets — black, pink, and red — but intend to expand to new colors and designs in the near future. They also have plans of providing additional helpful organizing products for the frugal and fashionable woman.

Organize cash, coupons, store cards, and receipts with the Savvycents Wallet Organizer.

Giving

Savvycents is a giving company! They donate wallets to various organizations who hold silent auctions, such as schools, breast cancer organizations, and local churches.

My Review

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This wallet has an accordion style file system, so that you can separate your money, coupons, store discount cards, and receipts. It has a snap that holds all the coupons and receipts in place. If you ever drop  it, you wouldn’t want to have to pick it all up and sort though it again. It is sleek and stylish but functional.

Before I received the SavvyCents Wallet, I had used just about everything to store coupons and receipts in.

I started with a regular mail type envelope, but it wasn’t working so well. It was getting beat and bruised inside my purse. It would rip, tear, and bust open. Not to mention, it didn’t have separators. This made it hard for me to find certain coupons. I would actually miss coupon opportunities because I didn’t have the time to sift and sort through them. I tried sorting them with paper clips, but it still wasn’t  much help since the envelopes starting ripping from exposure to other items.

Then, as a crafter, I made my own. I started out small. I made a main little case to hold them all. But just like before, the coupons weren’t sorted into certain groups and I didn’t have time in the store to sort through them with 2 kids with me.

Shopping with the SavvyCents Wallet was such a big difference. Everything was where I could find it. I didn’t have to search endlessly through piles of coupons, trying to figure out which ones I needed and which I didn’t.

Now I can file them by date or item. I usually sort them by date AND items. Heatlh and beauty, cleaning supplies, Groceries, all by ending dates first. I don’t know how many coupons I had to expire on me because I hated sorting through them.

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This wallet is beautifully made. I love how it is so sleek and shiny looking. It is made of a leather like material that is very strong. It is easy to clean should makeup, body spray, or a sippy leak in your purse. It GUARDS your stuff, rather than leaving it exposed.

Savvycents Budgeting Wallet

It comes with file cards so that you can label everything. This isn’t just going to help you save time but also quite a few bucks. Being disorganized will never help. If you go to the grocery store and forget your discount card for example. I KNOW that I am more than likely to pack a card with me if I put it where it goes.

If a card goes into my back pocket after I checkout, I may not remember it. This wallet helps because everything IS right where it needs to be. I can just whip it out on the spot from the part in the wallet. I don’t have to search and search and finally lose hope.

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It has 6 pockets on the inside for all my cards. I put my library card,debit card, grocery store discount cards, and gift cards inside. In other wallet’s there are probably AT MOST 3 card slots.

I’ve tried to shove several cards in one slot on a regular wallet and they end up splitting at some point. The Cards are going to end up wedged down inside and be stuck like glue half the time, because of the pressure. I hated that. Now they can all have their separate slots. Oh, yeah.

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It has a coin pocket located on the outside of the wallet. This holds quite a bit of change. I usually have tons of quarters on me.  I have to wash laundry at the laundry mat, because I live in an apartment. Having a coin pocket that holds a lot of change is what I needed. My other wallets didn’t even compare.

If you have been looking for a way to save money and time, you’ll find it right here. Carrying large coupon binders into the store just isn’t my thing. Forget all the paper and plastic envelopes, this wallet is AWESOME.

You can buy the red and pink wallets here for $28. They are currently out of the black.

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and not influenced in any way. I did receive products in exchange for an honest review.

 

Jessica

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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