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When to use Store Coupons?

8:00 am

by Shannon

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When to use store coupons?

I get asked often about store coupons vs. manufacturer coupons. Store coupons will be labeled Store Coupon and can only be used at the store it’s issued for. A manufacturer coupon will be labeled manufacturer coupon and can be used at ANY store. This is the one time you can use TWO coupons on ONE product; called stacking. For example, if you have a Walgreen’s Store Coupon, you can stack that with a manufacturer coupon for the same product (make sure each coupon matches up to the product you are buying) for extra savings.

Sometimes you will see Store Coupons included in your grocery store ads that come in your junk mail. I like to keep those ads in case I need them during that week’s sale. I simply just put the ads aside on my desk and I’ll have them if I need them. I keep them week to week because sometimes, the store coupons will ONLY be included in the grocery store ad you get in the mail and will not be included in the stack of ads when you walk into the grocery store. When I get my junk mail the following week, I simply throw the previous weeks ads away and keep the new ones! Just in case!!

Find Store Coupons AND Manufacturer coupon in the free coupon database!  Combine to double save!

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Readers Couponing Questions Answered

Angela from Oregon asked:  “I appreciate when you share the latest coupons or good deals, it helps me know what coupons to print.  I don’t shop at Walmart and on many of the coupons you show that Walmart is a good place to use the coupon.  Will you show more options for other stores? Oh and I see the Walmart logo on some of the coupons, can they be used anywhere else?

These are great questions!

Why Walmart?   Actually I don’t shop Walmart all that often.  For me the Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Las Vegas are usually the only Walmart I generally shop  instead of the super centers.  I found the prices at the Neighborhood Markets are the same as super centers.   The reason why I often use Walmart in the coupon deal scenarios is because Walmart is a good measure of what a sale price you can expect to see at other stores.  Of course – it’s for the Walmart shoppers, too.   Walmart is a good gauge of sorts to know what a good price would be to pay when using a coupon.  The bottom price after coupons represent a good price for stocking up.  When an item is on sale at another store, I do always try to include that in the deal scenario.

Walmart Logo On The Coupon, now what?:  Many time the logo you see on the screen on the printable coupons (usually only on coupons.com) will show on the SCREEEN ONLY and not print on the coupon.  Mr. Cameraman would say “Walmart is buying braincells”.   If a coupon does print the Walmart logo on it you will see it several ways.  1) Shows Walmart logo only 2) prints “redeemable at Walmart” or “found at Walmart” 3) And the rare occasion “Redeem at Walmart Only”

1) Shows only Walmart Logo, redeemable at Walmart or found at Walmart printed on the coupon.   These coupons can be used at any store, they are a regular manufacturer coupon that Walmart paid to have their name printed.  It is up to each stores discretion if they want to take them.  I personally have never been turned away from using these coupons at any store.

2) Redeem at Walmart Only:  Then that is the “rule” for that coupon, it can be used only at a Walmart store.  This is very rare to see printed on the coupons.  As with any coupon that prints a store name and the wording “only” it is restricted to that particular store.

The exception is if a store wants to use their “Price Match Policy” and they choose to accept competitor store coupons.  ie: Walmart does accept other stores coupons.

For more information be sure to check out the coupon 101, coupon terms & acronyms and other 101 help.

 

Do you have questions about coupons, savings, an area you want to save in but need help?  Send the questions to me and I will help answer them.  Use the “Contact” button on the top bar and send on over your questions! 

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Couponing 101 Questions Answered

1:58 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

 Question MarkReaders Questions Answered about Couponing 101 and other topics!

I love this How to Coupon question sent in from Sara.

“What does the “R” mean next to the source of a coupon?

Example “RP (11/04/12) R”

In the free coupon database there are many abbreviations used and the R is one of them!    The specific answer is the “R” means regional.   Sometimes manufacturers are targeting certain areas with their coupons so not every region will have the coupon. So coupon values, sources, type and even the coupon itself may vary from region to region!  BUT no matter what region you are in there will always be a way to save!!

See a list of the most common abbreviations and acronyms can be found in Couponing 101 and the Couponing Resources.  And search the Free Coupon Database for those great coupons too!!  I provide it free for your use because when you have your grocery list prepared for the week you will save your hard earned money by searching for coupons to take with your and use!!

 

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Target gives a .05¢ discount for each reusable shopping bag filled during your check out.  It doesn’t seem like much, but at the end of the year last year I saved an additional $25!

I leave my reusable bags in the car. I put them back in the car as soon as they get emptied, this way they are already in the car for my shopping trips!

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