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Coupon Categories And Subcategories For Organizing Coupons

Here are some master coupon categories, and subcategories, to help you organize your coupons if you clip them. Using these categories to help you file your coupons can keep you from getting overwhelmed and more easily put your fingers on the coupon you need, when you need it.

Free printable coupon categories index, which you can use in your coupon binder as table of contents {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

I've listed all the categories and subcategories below, for you to review.

Ideally you will tweak these categories a bit to fit your family's normal purchases, adding or subtracting categories as needed.

Further, if you don't coupon heavily you may just want to use the main categories, not the subcategories listed at all. However, the more coupons you have in your organizational system the more subcategories will become helpful to you in finding what you need quickly, especially when standing in the grocery aisle.

Although I suggest tweaking the categories I've created a two page printable you can print out if you just want to use the coupon categories the way I've already laid them out. You can scroll down to get it.

Categories For Coupon Organization

List of coupon categories and subcategories for organizing your coupons, including free printable that can be used as a table of contents for your coupon binder.use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

The categories listed below, with the master categories listed in alphabetical order, and the subcategories listed as bullet points undeneath.


  • Baby food
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Medical
  • Washes / Shampoo
  • Wipes
  • Other


  • Cake mixes / Frosting
  • Canned / Dry Milk
  • Cookie / Brownie mixes
  • Flour / Sugar
  • Muffin mixes
  • Oil / Cooking spray
  • Spices / Seasoning packets
  • Yeast / Baking powder, soda
  • Other


  • Coffee / Tea
  • Juice
  • Powdered mixes
  • Sodas
  • Water
  • Other


  • Bagels / English muffins
  • Donuts
  • Hot dogs buns / Hamburger buns
  • Sandwich bread
  • Tortillas
  • Other


  • Cereal
  • Granola / Cereal bars
  • Hot cereal / Oatmeal
  • Pancake mix / Syrup
  • Other

Canned / Jarred Food

  • Canned / Dried fruit
  • Canned meats
  • Canned vegetables / Canned beans
  • Pasta sauce / Tomatoes
  • Soup / Broth
  • Other

Cleaning Supplies

  • Air fresheners
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Floor care
  • General cleaners
  • Glass cleaner
  • Other


  • Ketchup / Mustard / Mayonnaise
  • Peanut butter / Jelly / Jam
  • Pickles / Olives
  • Salad dressing
  • Sauces / Marinades
  • Vinegars
  • Other

Dairy / Refrigerated

  • Breads / Cookies
  • Butter / Eggs
  • Cheese (block, shredded, sliced)
  • Cottage / Cream / Ricotta chesse
  • Milk / Cream / Creamer
  • Yogurt / Sour cream
  • Other

Dried Goods

  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Other

Fresh Food

  • Produce
  • Meat
  • Other

Frozen Goods

  • Bread
  • Breakfast
  • Desserts
  • Dinners / Pizzas
  • Meats
  • Vegetables / Fruits
  • Other

Household Goods

  • Batteries
  • Foil / Plastic wrap
  • Greeting cards
  • Lightbulbs
  • Office supplies
  • Storage containers / bags
  • Trash bags
  • Other

Laundry Supplies

  • Fabric softener / Dryer sheets
  • Laundry detergent
  • Stain removers / Bleaches
  • Other


  • Cold / Flu / Allergy
  • First aid / Bandaids
  • Pain relievers
  • Vitamins / Supplements
  • Other

Paper Goods

  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Plates / Utensils
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Other

Personal Care: Dental

  • Mouthwash / Whitening products
  • Toothbrushes / Floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Other

Personal Care: Cosmetics / Makeup

  • Body wash
  • Cosmetics
  • Lotion
  • Skin / Facial care
  • Soap (bar and hand soap)
  • Other

Personal Care: Hair Care

  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Hair dye / Hair care and product
  • Other

Personal Care: Miscellaneous

  • Deodorant
  • Pads / Tampons
  • Razors / Refills
  • Shaving gel / Shaving cream
  • Other


  • Cat litter
  • Cat food
  • Dog food
  • Treats
  • Other


  • Cookies / Candy
  • Crackers
  • Nuts / Snacks and trail mixes
  • Popcorn / Chips / Pretzels
  • Pudding / Jello
  • Other


  • Entertainment
  • Rebates
  • Restaurants
  • Store coupons
  • Other

Printable Coupon Category List

Free printable coupon categories index, which you can use in your coupon binder as table of contents {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101}
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One way to use this free printable is as a table of contents for your coupon binder, to remind yourself where you may have filed one of those clipped coupons when searching for something in particular, or to help you remember where you should file it to begin with.

Other Couponing Resources And Articles On This Site

I've created some additional resources and articles on the site about couponing, which you may also find useful.

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How To Organize Coupons {Week #7 of Organized Home Challenge}
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Printable Grocery Price Book Template
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Send Expired Coupons To Military

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