Saving using coupons- General Budget & Finance

1. ask store about expired coupons- some will take the expired manufactures coupons 2. couple store coupons with manufacture coupons 3. sort and save your coupons for when the item is on sale (referencing your price book is good for knowing when the item should be on sale) 4.have more than

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    1. ask store about expired coupons- some will take the expired manufactures coupons

    2. couple store coupons with manufacture coupons

    3. sort and save your coupons for when the item is on sale (referencing your price book is good for knowing when the item should be on sale)

    4.have more than one copy of a coupon so you can stock up when on sale

    5. match coupons to your weekly or monthly menu

    6. use your coupons at the lowest price store

    7. know what the coupon fine print is (some may say one for each item others may say one for each transaction. There is nothing wrong with making a transaction putting the items in the car and then going back in to purchase another of the same item to get the discount again before the item goes off sale and the coupon expires)

    8. If you have a coupon to get an item free try to use it when the store is running the product bogo (this will result in both items being free)


    9. If you have a coupon for more than the price of the item and the store refuses to take it ask if the amount can be reduced to match the price (some will, some will not)

    10. Keep a copy of the stores current coupon policy. Most of the time you can find these on the store website and will have it in case the cashier does not know what it is. For instance printable coupons, if the policy says they take them and the cashier says they don't, you have something to show them to support your argument.

    11. Try to find a coupon for every item on your list
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    10. Keep a copy of the stores current coupon policy. Most of the time you can find these on the store website and will have it in case the cashier does not know what it is. For instance printable coupons, if the policy says they take them and the cashier says they don't, you have something to show them to support your argument.

    This is a very helpful post.. Thanks again...
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    I use similar tips, my hubby calls me the coupon queen LOL
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    lol, my Dh jokes with me that he doesn't get anything that I don't have a coupon for, groceries as well as eating out.
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    ask store about expired coupons- some will take the expired manufactures coupons
    the service men and women can use these also.. up to three months past

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    Quote Originally Posted by secretlover_at View Post
    ask store about expired coupons- some will take the expired manufactures coupons
    the service men and women can use these also.. up to three months past
    Any ideas what stores will and will not take the expired coupons? Is it the same for all the stores like all foodlions for example?
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    none around here will take them.. so i dunno
    we save them up and send them to the service men

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    Quote Originally Posted by secretlover_at View Post
    none around here will take them.. so i dunno
    we save them up and send them to the service men
    That is a good idea instead of just trashing them if it is not an option in your area
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    Thank you for the suggestions. I look through the sales ads and write down the deals on the outside of a junk mail envelope then I cut out my coupons for the week and put them in the envelope. as I use them I put them in the front of the envelope and cross it off. If I have more then one coupon I write the # on the envelope beside the item and I write R beside it if I have a rebate and EB if I will get Extra Bucks. This way I don't forget anything.

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    Thanks, I am working my coupons as we speak. Some habits just have to change. Thanks again.

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    I also use a junk envelope for my coupons and I will write on the outside of my envelope so I know which one I'm using. I also use my envelope to keep track of my spending. I don't use the calculator, because I have been known to hit the wrong button, so I starting adding it up on my scrap paper or envelope to keep track.
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    Here is one address to send expired coupons.

    I have been looking for the address ever since I found out that the commissaries overseas was allowed to accept coupons for up to 6 months AFTER the coupon expired. Many bases have family support centers that collect coupons from people in the states and give them to the people who need them. Go to milspouse.org you can pick the base and find the address for the family support center.

    The address for the base we were at is, 35 MSS/DPF, Unit 5021, Box 30, APO AP

    This is a great way to see that all coupons can get used.
    Just remember, they can not use store coupons. Also, they can use internet coupons.


    More information on the usage http://www.commissaries.com/documents/c ... on_use.cfm
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    when sending the coupons to the service men and women send only manufactures coupon.. no name store one... so no Target coupons or Meijer...Safeway i don't know about others but we had to seperate all the coupons and add the dollar amounts up they wanted us to put all food coupons together.. then non foods

 

 

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