If you have attended the Free Frugal Fairhope Coupon Workshop you have met “Bettsie” (our coupon binder) and have heard us talk about our OCF File.
O.C.F. File stands for Only in Case of Free File. This is a section of our coupon binder where we keep coupons that we would only use in case of free. We file this section of our binder alphabetically by product name. These coupons are not only used if we can pick up the product for free but are also used as fillers for the $5 off $25 coupon deals.
Here is a great example of an OCF File coupon. The Marcal Small Steps coupon we found last Sunday this coupon was for free paper towels or $1 off any Marcal Small Steps product. We filed this away in our coupon binder to be used at a later date.
We used it yesterday to purchase paper towels for $.08 per roll (including tax). The Fairhope Bruno’s store has the Marcal Small Steps single paper towel rolls for $10/10, making all 5 of these paper towels costing us a total of $.40.
In the 11/15 SS (Smart Source) insert there was a coupon for free Marcal Small Steps Napkins. We have been holding on to that coupon in our OCF File. We noticed that the Daphne Staples store sells Marcal napkins but they are $5+ and the coupon only goes up to $2.80 which would not be much of a savings.
Bruno’s typically has the Marcal Small Steps Napkins on sale for $1.99. The Bruno’s in Baldwin County (Spanish Fort, Fairhope, and Orange Beach) do not stock these napkins.