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Couponing 201: Learning to Stockpile Powerpoint

  1. 1. Sarah White presents<br />Couponing 201: <br />Learning to Stockpile<br />
  2. 2. FREE ITEMS<br />
  3. 3. Why I use coupons<br />To Help My Family<br />Proverbs 31:18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. She watches for bargains.<br />To Help My Community<br />Proverbs 31:20 She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.<br />
  4. 4. Topics<br /><ul><li>Refund Definition
  5. 5. Types of Refunds
  6. 6. Stockpiling Definition
  7. 7. How to Stockpile
  8. 8. Using a Price Book
  9. 9. Sales Cycles
  10. 10. Freezer Stockpiling
  11. 11. Monthly Menu Planning
  12. 12. Stockpiling @ Giant
  13. 13. Walmart Price Matching
  14. 14. Overage Definition
  15. 15. Shopping at CVS
  16. 16. Shopping at Rite Aid
  17. 17. Deals of the Week</li></li></ul><li>What is a Refund?<br />An offer from a company that send you back either a part or a whole of your purchase price.<br />
  18. 18. Where do you find refund forms<br />On packages<br />Magazines<br />Coupon inserts<br />Grocery stores (displays, on shelves)<br />Online<br />
  19. 19. Types of Refunds<br />TMF (Try Me Free) <br />Satisfaction Guarantee Refunds<br />Cash Refunds<br />Premium Refunds<br />
  20. 20. Types of Refunds<br /><ul><li>TMF Refund</li></ul>Company says buy our product and send in required information and we will send you back your purchase price just for trying out our product.<br />
  21. 21. Types of Refunds<br /><ul><li>Satisfaction Guaranteed Refund</li></ul>Buy our product and if you are not satisfied send in the required information and we will send you back your purchase price.<br />
  22. 22. Types of Refunds<br /><ul><li>Cash Refund</li></ul>Buy our product send in the required information and we will send you back part of your purchase price<br />
  23. 23. Types of Refunds<br /><ul><li>Premium Refund</li></ul>Buy our product and send in the required information and we will send you back a gift. <br /><ul><li>A beach towel
  24. 24. Stuffed animal
  25. 25. MP3 player</li></li></ul><li>Rebate<br />Rebate - a return of part of the original payment for some service or merchandise; partial refund. <br />
  26. 26. Staples Highlighters Rebate<br />I paid $4.00 for 5 pack highlighters and rebate is $4.00 =<br /> FREE<br />(limit 1)<br />
  27. 27. Staples Paper Rebate<br />I paid $5.99 / pack paper and mail in rebate is $5.49 = $.50/ pack paper (limit 2)<br />
  28. 28. Rite Aid CRT<br />August 2011<br />VALID ONLY ON PURCHASES FROM 08/07/11 to 08/13/11**<br />Submit By: 10/03/2011<br />$10.00 REBATE CompoundW<br />Purchase One (1):•Freeze Off Kit or Plantar<br />https://riteaid.rebateplus.com/rebatelistpage.asp?categories=all<br />
  29. 29. Rite Aid CRT<br />Each month, Rite Aid offers special rebates on certain items. They are marked in the weekly sales flyers as having a "Single Check Rebate" available, and the entire list for the month is available at https://riteaid.rebateplus.com. The Web site allows you to view all of the available rebates and make a shopping list, which I think is a cool feature.<br />Please note that like many other rebate programs, the Rite Aid "month" is not the same as the calendar month. You need to make your purchases within the allotted time frame each month, which is detailed on that Web site.<br />
  30. 30. Rite Aid CRT<br />2) You see a rebate you want and you go to the store and you buy the item. The next step is to HANG ONTO THE RECEIPT.<br />3) Go to that same Web site from step one and sign up for a Single Check Rebate account. It asks for your e-mail address and mailing address so that Rite Aid can send you checks. You will only have to create an account once. After that you use your login and password to access your account.<br />
  31. 31. Rite Aid CRT<br />4) After you've created an account, you can log in and enter the information requested from each of your receipts that qualify for a rebate. Rite Aid will then verify the receipt and mark each qualifying rebate as "waiting for you to request check." I really like this feature because you will get credit for ALL the rebates for which you've qualified, even if you didn't know a rebate existed!<br />5) You can enter as many receipts as you want in a given month-long period. Once you're ready, click "request check." Your rebates will be totaled and you will be mailed a check within about two weeks. So you get all your rebates on one single check.<br />
  32. 32. Stockpiling<br />Buy items before you need them while it’s CHEAP or FREE, and avoid having to pay FULL PRICE when you absolutely need it.<br /><ul><li>Buy multiple items at ROCK BOTTOM PRICE
  33. 33. You won’t pay full price when you really need it
  34. 34. Eliminate need to run to store when you are out of something, and will cut out impulse buying</li></li></ul><li>Stockpiling<br />How to Stockpile<br />Compare the coupon policies at the stores you have available to you as well as any incentives they offer you to shop there. <br />Finally “match” your coupons to the sales ads and purchase when you find a deal that is at rock bottom.  <br />Stockpile when the price is free or close to free (70% off). <br />
  35. 35. Stockpiling<br />Using a Price Book:<br /><ul><li>Record data from every receipt you can find
  36. 36. Start with 15-20 items you use
  37. 37. Separate into categories
  38. 38. Over time notice sales cycles</li></ul>(* See examples in handouts)<br />
  39. 39. Stockpiling<br />Understanding Sales Cycles:<br /><ul><li>November – Cough Medicine, Cold Medicine, Soup (Campbell’s), Jello, Oats (Quaker), Tissues
  40. 40. December – Carnation Milk, Baking ingredients, Wet Wipes
  41. 41. Summer – BBQ Sauce, Marinades, Condiments, Country Time Lemonade, Charcoal
  42. 42. July & August – Back to School Supplies
  43. 43. toilet paper and cereal cycle every 6 weeks</li></li></ul><li>Pictures of My Stockpile<br />
  44. 44. Pictures of My Stockpile<br />
  45. 45. Pictures of My Stockpile<br />
  46. 46. Pictures of My Stockpile<br />
  47. 47. Pictures of My Stockpile<br />
  48. 48. Stockpiling<br />Remember:<br />Almost every item will go on sale every 6-8 weeks or 12 weeks at the most<br />
  49. 49. Stockpiling<br />How much to stockpile<br /><ul><li>How much space do you have
  50. 50. How quickly will you use things before they expire
  51. 51. What quantity of an item do you need to last your family until the item can be purchased again at rock bottom.
  52. 52. How much are you willing to spend in advance to collect large quantities of cheap items</li></li></ul><li>Stockpiling<br />How to use your freezer to stockpile:<br /><ul><li>Eggs (up to 1 year)</li></ul>Remove them from the shells. <br />Mix them well.<br />Pour them into an ice cube tray and cover with saran wrap.<br />They can be placed in a freezer safe container after frozen. <br />They should be thawed in the refrigerator the day before you plan to use them for best results.<br />
  53. 53. Stockpiling<br />How to use your freezer to stockpile:<br /><ul><li>Milk </li></ul>Freeze milk by the gallon by removing some of the milk (1½ cups) per gallon so when the jug expands it doesn’t overflow. You do not have to remove milk from a paper half gallon. It can be frozen for 1 month. For best results thaw in the refrigerator and shake well before using.<br />
  54. 54. Stockpiling<br />How to use your freezer to stockpile:<br /><ul><li>Cheese
  55. 55. Bread
  56. 56. Fresh fruits (remove oranges from the rind) use Foodsaver
  57. 57. Meat
  58. 58. OJ follow the same procedure as milk
  59. 59. Butter
  60. 60. Vegetables</li></li></ul><li>Stockpiling<br />Monthly Menu Planning:<br /><ul><li>You will know what ingredients you need to shop for and what you need to stockpile. 
  61. 61. Include one family favorite meal each week and include a leftovers night. 
  62. 62. If it is in your budget you can include dining out. </li></li></ul><li>Stockpiling<br />Steps to Monthly Menu Planning:<br /><ul><li>Start by writing down all of the meals that you know how to prepare and your family likes to eat. 
  63. 63. Next, you can look for frugal recipes to add to your menu.
  64. 64. Consider bulk cooking and freezing meals</li></ul>(* See example templates in handouts)<br />
  65. 65. Stockpiling<br />Purchase products in the smallest size that your coupon allows.  If a coupon doesn’t have a “size limit” then you can use it for “travel size” or “smallest size available” and get that product for free with possible overage.  This is a new way of shopping for most people. <br />
  66. 66. Stockpiling<br />I purchased the Cascade Trial Size (3 count) at Walmart using the $1.00 off ANY cascade. The price was $.97 and coupon was $1.00 for overage of $.03 on each pack<br />
  67. 67. Store Coupon Policy<br />Giant<br />Doubles <br />to $.50<br />$.50 coupon<br />becomes <br />$1.00<br />$.75 coupon<br />becomes <br />$1.00<br />
  68. 68. Stockpiling<br /><ul><li>Take advantage of gas point deals along with matching coupons
  69. 69. located back page of the flyer</li></ul>During 2 separate transactions, I spent a total of $150 OOP (out of pocket) and I earned 1200 gas points which equals a discount of $1.20 per gallon! Normally to get this much savings without buying gas deal items I would have had to spend $1200 out of pocket. <br />
  70. 70. Stockpiling<br /><ul><li>Take advantage of extra gas points coupons
  71. 71. located on the front of the flyer</li></li></ul><li>Stockpiling<br /><ul><li>Buy meat when it is marked down</li></li></ul><li>Stockpiling<br /><ul><li>B1G1 Sales with B1G1 Coupons = 2 FREE Items (Ex. Schick Razors)</li></li></ul><li>Stockpiling<br /><ul><li>Take advantage Catalina Deals</li></ul>Buy (3) V-8 Fusion $9.87Buy (1) V8- Teause FREE V8 V-Fusion+Teawyb V8 V-Fusion Juice, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/26/11 R)and use (3) $1.50/1 V8 V-Fusion Juice Variety, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/26/11 R)Pay $5.37$5.37 / 3 = $1.79 each<br /> Get (2) $1.00 OYNO Catalina<br />
  72. 72. Catalina Deals<br />Go to this website. The offers that are green in color are the current Catalina deals. <br />http://www.couponnetwork.com/#<br />
  73. 73. Price Matching Policy<br />We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.<br />We gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*<br /><ul><li>Buy one, get one free ads with a specified price </li></ul>Example: Buy one for $2.49, get one free (BOGO)<br /><ul><li>Competitors’ ads that feature a specific item for a specified price.
  74. 74. Preferred shopping card prices for specific items that are in a printed ad.
  75. 75. For fresh produce and meat items when the price is offered in the same unit type (lb. for lb.; each for each)</li></li></ul><li> Price Matching Policy<br />The following are guidelines and limitations:<br /><ul><li>We will match any local competitor’s advertised price.
  76. 76. We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor’s ad.
  77. 77. Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)</li></ul>We DO NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:<br /><ul><li>Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price </li></ul>example: “Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C”<br /><ul><li>Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product </li></ul>example: “Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free”<br />
  78. 78. Price Matching Policy<br /><ul><li>Items that require a purchase to get a competitors’ gift card </li></ul>example: “Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card<br /><ul><li>Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
  79. 79. Going out of business or closeout prices
  80. 80. Percentage off </li></ul>example: “All mascara, 40% off”<br /><ul><li>Competitors’ private label price promotions</li></ul>We do not honor:<br /><ul><li>Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined.
  81. 81. Internet pricing
  82. 82. Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
  83. 83. “Going out of business” sales or “close out” prices</li></li></ul><li> Price Matching Policy<br /><ul><li>Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
  84. 84. Going out of business or closeout prices
  85. 85. Percentage off </li></ul>example: “All mascara, 40% off”<br /><ul><li>Competitors’ private label price promotions</li></ul>We do not honor:<br />Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined.<br />Internet pricing<br />Misprinted ad prices of other retailers<br />“Going out of business” sales or “close out” prices<br />
  86. 86. Price Matching Example<br />Kmart had Crayola 24 ct. crayons on sale for $.25 so I price matched<br />
  87. 87. Overage<br />Overage is the term used to describe the situation when a coupon’s value  is for MORE than the price of a product. <br />You can use overage to pay for other items in your basket or get $ back to you / get paid to shop!<br />
  88. 88. Shopping Trip<br />Walmart paid me $2.50 to purchase these items!This was 1 transaction.<br />
  89. 89. Shopping Trip<br /><ul><li>Advil are $1.84 each and I had (8) $4.00 /2 coupon from 5-22 SS (Smart Source) = $2.56 overage
  90. 90. Ivory Soap $.97 and I had (1) coupon for $1.00 off from 5-01 PG (Proctor & Gamble) = $.03 overage
  91. 91. Carefree Pantilinersare $.94 each and I had (2) coupon is $1.00 from 5-08 SS = $.12 overage
  92. 92. Pert Plus Travel Size is $.97 each and I had (3) $1.00 from 5-15 SS = $.09 overage
  93. 93. Wilkinson Sword Razor was $.97 and I had a printable coupon for $1.00 = $.03 overage</li></li></ul><li> Store Coupon Policy <br />Our registers are set to allow 1 CVS coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon per item. Free coupons or “offers at the register” (OAR’s) are unearned and issued to you as a valued member of the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program. These coupons take the form of “open ended” coupons such as $3 off $15 or a certain dollar amount off a specific item. In any given transaction our registers will allow only one “open ended” coupon per transaction. CVS Extra Buck coupons are earned when you make a qualifying purchase. These print out instantly at the register upon reaching the threshold for the offer. You can use more than one Extra Buck coupon provided the purchase threshold has been met for each offer amount on a per-transaction basis.<br />
  94. 94. Store Coupon Policy <br />CVS/pharmacy does accept manufacturers’ coupons that have been obtained from manufacturer sponsored and/or authorized Web sites. The coupon should be complete and contain a bar code that can be scanned at the register. If the coupon does not scan, the cashier should politely inform you that we cannot accept your coupon. We do not allow manual overrides at the register for coupons printed from the Internet. CVS/pharmacy will not accept offers printed from unauthorized Internet postings or reproductions, copies, or facsimiles.<br />We do not accept competitors’ coupons for front store items. We feel that our sales and ExtraCare program are comparable if not better than any sales or coupons offered by our competitors. We also do not accept any expired coupons, CVS or otherwise. We do not “double” or “triple” coupons.<br />
  95. 95. Store Coupon Policy <br />In the case where a particular item is on sale for “buy one get one free” (BOGO), you are only allowed to use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. For instance, if Revlon lipstick is on sale for BOGO, you can use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. You would get both items free and pay any applicable tax. We reserve the right to limit quantities after the first purchase. <br />
  96. 96. Shopping at <br />CVS Extra Care Card<br />The CVS ExtraCare card allows you to take advantage of their Extra Care Buck Program as well as receive in store coupons via snail mail or email.<br />You can obtain a CVS ExtraCare card from any store, just ask for it at the register. They will give you a short form to fill out, and then give you your card. You can also register for one online if you are willing to wait a week or two to get it in the mail.<br />
  97. 97. Shopping at <br />If you filled out the form at the store, you can go online and register your card with all your information, or you can go ahead and call CVS customer service (1-800-SHOP-CVS) and ask them to register your card so that you can see your account online. The advantage of seeing it online is you can check your spending there. You can also use it to purchase items online and get discounts and have it count toward your spending for the quarter (more on that in a moment). You cannot get ECBs when you shop online.<br />
  98. 98. Shopping at <br />The ECB program is tied to your CVS card. If you forget your card at home, the cashier can manually enter in your phone number. It is best to link your card to a cell phone.<br />
  99. 99. Shopping at <br />How the Extra Care Bucks Program Works<br />First, ECBs are earned through promotions, such as “Buy this product, receive $$ in ECB.” Sometimes the promotion says “buy $X of this product and get $Y in ECBs.” The required amount to receive the ECB is calculated before coupons. So, if you have to purchase $10 worth, you can do that and then have $10 of coupons and still get the ECB promised! You do not have to buy all the products for that particular promotion in the same transaction, unless specifically stated in that promotion. In fact, they can be bought anytime, at any store, as long as the purchase is made during the time period the promotion is valid. Your receipt will print at the bottom and keep track of how much you have toward a spend $X get $Y promotion. <br />
  100. 100. Shopping at<br />Second, at the end of each quarter, CVS rewards it’s customers by giving them 2% back of the total amount spent during the quarter. The 2% is calculated after coupons and is given in the form of an ECB. You will see at the bottom of your CVS receipt a total amount spent for the quarter. It will say “Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Spending is $ XX.XX”. Multiply this number by .02 and you’ll get an approximation of what you’re getting back. At the end of the quarter, you can print your Quarterly Rewards ECBs from CVS.com, scan your card at the Red Machine (price scanner) and have them print there, or they will print at the bottom of your receipt with the first purchase you make in the new quarter.<br />
  101. 101. Shopping at <br />Third, $1 ECB is earned for every 2 prescriptions filled @ CVS. The $1 is reflected in your quarterly ECB total. Always scan that card at the pharmacy counter!Fourth, if you buy the green bag tag for $.99 and have the cashier scan it every time you use your reusable shopping bag, you'll receive $1 on every 4th scan. Fifth, if you join the CVS Beauty Club you'll receive $5 ECB on every $50 spent on qualifying beauty purchases and $3 ECB on your birthday!<br />
  102. 102. Shopping at<br />Your ECBs will print immediately when you have earned it at the bottom of your register receipt. (Except for the quarterly spending. Watch your receipt for an announcement of when the quarterly ECB will print. This is usually about 2 weeks after the quarter ends. Once they start printing, when you make a purchase the ECB will print at the end like normal.)ECB coupons can be used to purchase nearly anything in the store. Please note that the excluded items are prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, and Gift Cards. In some areas, this also includes dairy.ECB coupons expire 4 weeks from the date they are printed.<br />
  103. 103. Shopping at<br />When you are shopping for the monthly sales, many times the ECBs are not “turned on” right away on the first of the month. Always call customer service if this is the case when you make a purchase and ECBs do not print.<br />
  104. 104. Shopping at<br />What are CRT Coupons?<br />Most stores should now have the CRT coupon scanner center in the front of their store (most stores have them located in the front). Make sure to scan your card every time you visit. You never know what's going to pop out. Also, continue scanning your card until the screen tells you no more coupons are available.<br />These can be very general ~$1 of any pain reliever, or these can be more specific~ $2 off of a $10 Tylenol purchase. You may also receive CVS coupons such as $4 off of your $20 purchase on your next CVS purchase. These can be used in addition to your ECBs. CRT coupons can also be combined with mfg coupons.Both ECB and CRT coupons are specific to your CVS account, which means you cannot use them without your specific CVS card.<br />
  105. 105. Kitty (Coupon Divas) CVS Coupon Center<br />Kitty CVS Coupon Center Video<br />
  106. 106. Shopping at<br />Overage at CVS<br />CVS registers are programmed to not allow overage. If you buy 5 Colgate Toothpastes on sale for $1.25 each, and plan to use 5 $1.50/1 coupons, the first 4 will scan without a problem. However, the last coupon will beep, and the register will not accept the coupon. The register will display a message to the cashier stating that the coupon has “exceeded limit” and it will prompt the cashier to modify the coupon to the max value (which is included in the prompt). In this case, the last coupon will be modified to 25 cents since:5 items @ $1.25 each = $6.25- 4 coupons @ $1.50/1 = $6.00Difference is = $0.25Therefore, the register will not let the last coupon to exceed the $0.25 “balance.”<br />
  107. 107. Shopping at<br />How do I use $/$$ CVS Coupons<br />When you receive a $/$$ cvs coupon, for example a $4/$20 CVS purchase your total must be $20 before your coupons.You can not stack these, meaning if your total is $22 and you have a $5 off of $15, you can't use a coupon to get your $22 down to $17 and then use another one to get your $17 down to $12. Some stores/cashiers will let you use multiple $X off of $XX coupons IF your total is higher than the $XX combined. Ex: If you have 2 $5 off of $15 coupons, your total must be $30 or higher before coupons.If you are able to use two $X off of $XX coupons, the barcodes must be different. You cannot use two of the same barcode coupons at the same time.$X off $XX coupons can be used in conjunction with other coupons: manufacturer coupons, store coupons and ECBs.<br />
  108. 108. Shopping at<br />Using coupons on clearanced items<br />Coupons can be used on clearance. However, if your store has to enter in clearance items manually (will show up on receipt as generic “taxable item“ rather than a specific item), they will have to enter in the coupons manually as well because the register will not recognize an item to apply the coupon to, as the product was entered in a generic format. Clearance items do NOT produce ECBs, even if the sale states "any" products. YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) whether or not the cashier will print ECBs manually for clearance items.<br />
  109. 109. Shopping at<br />Bag Tags<br />For those of you who "go green" during your shopping trip and bring in your own reusable shopping bag ~ be sure to pick up one of the CVS green bag tags. The initial cost is $.99 and these can be found for purchase at the registers. Green Bag Tags can be scanned once per day (some areas give credit once per store per day) and for every fourth scan you will receive $1 ECB. Green Bag Tags are not attached to a particular ExtraCare card. Bag Tags are interchangeable - meaning that more than one person can share the same Bag Tag, multiple Bag Tags can be used on the same ExtraCare account. It does not matter which physical Bag Tag is scanned, you will simply get one credit towards the $1 ECB for each daily scan.<br />
  110. 110. Shopping at<br />CVS Rainchecks<br />If a product in the circular is not in stock, get a raincheck. If it is an ECB deal, make sure the deal # is listed on the raincheck. When you buy the product(s) for the ECB deal, the cashier will use the deal # to "push through" the ECB. One great thing about rainchecks at CVS is they never expire! If you are doing an ECB deal that requires you to buy multiple items in order to receive the ECB, make sure you indicate that to the cashier so they can put that information on your raincheck. Further, if you've purchased a few products already but not quite enough to generate the ECB, keep your receipt, along with a copy of the ad, and your raincheck. The cashiers can force the ECB when you redeem your raincheck for the remainder of your items. <br />
  111. 111. Shopping at<br />CVS Beauty Club ~ sign up now!When you join the CVS Beauty Club you'll receive these great benefits:10% off beauty shopping pass after enrollment$5 ECB on every $50 spent on qualifying beauty purchases$3 ECB on your birthday!<br />
  112. 112. Kitty (Coupon Divas) How to Shop for Free at CVS (Part 1)<br />How to Shop for Free at CVS<br />
  113. 113. Kitty (Coupon Divas) How to Shop for Free (Part 2) Rolling ECBs<br />How to Shop for Free Part 2<br />
  114. 114. Shopping Trip<br />Mytotal OOP (Out of Pocket) was $1.51<br />I completed 3 transactions<br />
  115. 115. My CVS Trip 5-1-11<br />Transaction 1:2 Ivory 3 pack soap (2 * $.99) - (2 * $1.00 MQ) = FREE1 Bic Soleil Razor $6.99 - $3.00 MQ = $3.99I used $3.71 in ECBs and paid $.30 OOP and received $3.00 ECBs.Transaction 2:2 Colgate Max Toothpastes (2 * $2.77) - (2 * $1.00 MQ) = $3.54I used the $3.00 ECBs and paid $.54 OOP. I received $5.54 ECBs.Transaction 3:4 Right Guard Body Wash (4 * $2.49) - (2 * B1G1 MQ)= $4.981 hershey chocolate king bar $1.19I used the $5.54 ECBs and paid $.67 OOP and I received $2.00 ECBs.My total OOP was $1.51 and I had $2.00 ECBs left <br />
  116. 116. Kitty (Coupon Divas) Making Your Shopping Scenarios<br />Making Your Shopping Scenarios Video<br />
  117. 117. Store Coupon Policy <br />Rite Aid gladly accepts the following coupon types as detailed in the coupon acceptance guidelines listed below:<br />COUPON TYPES:<br />Manufacturer Coupons<br />Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines and even affixed to products. The UPC on these coupons begins with a “5.”<br />Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons<br />Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear in our weekly circular, on our website and are sent to customers via email.<br />These coupons are labeled “manufacturer coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “49.”<br />Rite Aid Valuable Coupons<br />Rite Aid coupons are labeled “Valuable Coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “48.”<br />
  118. 118. Store Coupon Policy <br />Internet/Print at Home coupons<br />Rite Aid will accept internet / print at home coupons up to the equivalent value of $5.00 off.<br />A Rite Aid coupon (with the Rite Aid logo) is NOT considered an internet coupon (even if printed off the internet) and is therefore not subject to the $5.00 maximum.<br />+UP Reward Coupons<br />+UP Reward coupons are special coupons earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any nonprescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon. Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax.<br />
  119. 119. Store Coupon Policy <br />Buy One, Get One Free<br />Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased. A customer can use one “cents off” coupon in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One, Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item.<br />Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion.<br />Total Purchase Coupons<br />Rite Aid may feature total purchase coupons which discount the total purchase amount based upon meeting specific requirements. For example, $5 off a $25 purchase price threshold coupon.<br />These coupons are accepted under the following conditions:<br />The coupon is valid and in date; only one total purchase coupon per transaction.<br />Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied).<br />Coupons for individual items can also be used including another “48” coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction. Provided the total of items purchased is equal to or greater than the purchase requirement, other coupons can be used in conjunction with the total purchase coupon.<br />
  120. 120. Store Coupon Policy<br />General Guidelines:<br /><ul><li>Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
  121. 121. Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.
  122. 122. In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange  for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is allowed.
  123. 123. When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.
  124. 124. Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity or the coupon cannot be established.</li></ul>Multiple Coupons<br /><ul><li>More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:
  125. 125. All coupons match the item being purchased.
  126. 126. The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.
  127. 127. No more than one “48” Rite Aid Valuable coupon, one “49” Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5” Manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item.
  128. 128. Rite Aid may accept up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion.</li></li></ul><li>Shopping at <br />Wellness+ Card<br />You can begin using your wellness+ account immediately by giving the cashier your phone number.When you use your wellness+ card, you get benefits including UP+ rewards and your purchases (total purchase price before coupons) count toward a bonus program:EARN POINTS EVERY TIME YOU SHOPEarn one point for every dollar you spend on nonprescription purchases. Earn 25 points for every prescription you purchase. <br />
  129. 129. Shopping at <br />THE MORE POINTS YOU EARN, THE MORE REWARDS YOU'LL GET:MEMBER LEVEL* POINTS REWARDS plus for every 125 points† a one-time, 10% off shopping passsilver + 500 points 10% off all non-prescription purchases every dayfree health screenings4 gold + 1,000 points 20% off all non-prescription points purchases every day*All members are enrolled at the plus level and can earn their way to silver+ and gold+. †For every 125 points up to 375. <br />
  130. 130. Shopping at <br />+UP Rewards<br />For +UP Rewards, be sure to use your wellness+ card.For a particular promotion, you need to buy all of the products on one transaction.The circular lists +UP deals, and occasionally there are "hidden" deals where a member posts that he/she has received +UP rewards not listed in the circular. Run to the store if you want to take advantage of the hidden deals, they are known to not last the entire sale week!<br />
  131. 131. Shopping at <br />+UP rewards print out at the bottom of your receipt.<br />+UP rewards are tied to your wellness card.<br />+UP rewards expire usually 14-20 days from the time they are awarded, best to look at the expiration date listed.<br />Be sure to use your +UP rewards before they expire. They will beep if used after expiration and stores will not override.<br />You can roll +UP rewards back into the same deal.<br />+UP deals are unlimited unless stated otherwise in the ad. Deals that state "limit x per household" are tracked by wellness card. If you buy more than the stated limit +UP rewards will not print. If you don't get your +UP for some reason, corporate is great about sending a replacement one.<br />
  132. 132. Shopping at <br />Using $/$$ Rite Aid coupons<br />$/$$ coupons are available for Rite Aid from various sources, for example:when you sign up for your wellness+ card, you may get one<br />email coupons<br />redplum.com<br />completing video values <br />A $/$$ coupon is applied to the total purchase price before any other coupons are applied. Present the $/$$ FIRST after your items have been scanned. <br />
  133. 133. Shopping at <br />Combining Rite Aid coupons and Manufacturers coupons (and +UP)<br />Rite Aid coupons are available in store and online. online, you can get Rite Aid coupons by completing video values (see below).<br />Also online, you can print wellness coupons. When you sign in here: there is a link for wellness+ offers.Note: When you open the wellness coupon link, you may want to save a copy on your computer. That way if Rite Aid updates the coupons without changing the link (before the coupons expire), you will have it.<br />
  134. 134. Shopping at <br />The Rite Aid coupon policy:Concerning combining Manufacturer and Rite Aid coupons, "More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:o All coupons match the item being purchased.o The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.o No more than one “48” Rite Aid Valuable coupon, one “49” Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5” Manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item."The terms are defined in the policy.<br />
  135. 135. Shopping at<br />You will need to create an account to do Video Values:2 main features of Video Values: Watch a video (it's an advertisement) for a product you want to buy, then at the end of the video, you can print a coupon for that product. Note that although the coupon is a pdf, it will beep if you use it more than once.<br />Earn a certain number of video credits and receive a $/$$ Rite Aid coupon <br />You cannot multitask while watching the videos, it's a little quirk. <br />
  136. 136. Shopping at <br />Single Check Rebates (SCRs) are a monthly program. A booklet is available at the store and some are advertised in the weekly circulars. The deals are also online.SCRs are a great way to convert your +UP rewards to cash and often a Money Maker when you have a manufacturer or Rite Aid coupon on the product, or if you are using a $/$$ Rite Aid coupon on the transaction.You need to sign up for SCRs to start: Single Check RebatesClaiming SCRs is easy. The key is to keep your receipts! And don't submit for payment until you are sure that you have entered all receipts for that month. Once submitted, you cannot add more products.<br />
  137. 137. Shopping at <br />Offers valid on in-store and Rite Aid Online Store purchases. Enter your receipts on this website throughout the program month. When you put in your receipt information (transaction #, etc), all products purchased on that receipt that are eligible for SCRs automatically load, it's pretty cool. Click on Detailed Status at any time to see all your rebates. <br />
  138. 138. Shopping at <br />Rainchecks:<br />Rebates on +UP dealsRequest a raincheck if a +UP deal product is out of stock. Rite Aid does not manually print +UPs (unlike CVS where the cashier can manually force a ECB to print). The raincheck should be written as the cost net of the +UP. But cashiers (and managers, too) are not consistent in handling +UP rainchecks. If the cashier will only write the sale price of the product (but not information about the +UP reward), even after pointing it out to him/her, then cut out the picture and price showing the +UP from the ad and attach it to the raincheck. Then when you use the raincheck, point out to subtract the +UP amount.<br />
  139. 139. Shopping at <br />Rebate Rain Check PolicyRequest a raincheck if a SCR item is out of stock. The cashier may resist, may say "it's on the truck coming in tomorrow". If you insist, they must write the raincheck (occasionally you may need to get customer service on the line to encourage the cashier to write the raincheck).<br />When purchasing rebate items with a Rain Check, make sure the cashier adjusts the price as "Rain Check" and not "Sale Price". If they do, return and rebuy the item.<br />
  140. 140. Rite Aid Deal Websites<br />Rite Aid:<br />http://www.iheartriteaid.com/<br />http://hip2save.com/save-money-with/rite-aid-deals-rite-aid-coupons<br />http://www.forthemommas.com/category/drug-store-deals/riteaid<br />http://forum.couponmom.com/rite-aid-deals/<br />http://dealseekingmom.com/rite-aid-deals-week-of-31311/<br />http://www.survivingthestores.com/category/coupon-match-ups/drug-store-coupon-match-ups/rite-aid-weekly-deals<br />http://www.beautifulfrugallife.com/2011/03/rite-aid-weekly-deals-313-319.html<br />http://thefrugalmap.bargainbriana.com/for-the-mommas/<br />
  141. 141. CVS Deal Websites<br />CVS:<br />http://hip2save.com/2011/03/cvs-deals-313-319.html<br />http://www.momsneedtoknow.com/category/drugstoredeals/cvs/<br />
  142. 142. Giant Deals Websites<br />Giant:<br />http://thefrugalmap.bargainbriana.com/for-the-mommas/<br />http://www.momsneedtoknow.com/category/grocery-stores-stores/giantpa/<br />http://www.thebrainybuyer.com/2011/05/23/giant-free-with-dollar-doubler-coupons/<br />http://www.ourcouponhome.com/showthread.php?41400-Possible-Dollar-Doublers-in-the-5-22-ads<br />http://www.happyclippings.com/giant-pa-weekly-deals<br />http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/giant-pa/<br />http://www.weusecoupons.com/upload/giant-pa-martins/171854-giant-pa-ad-6-12-11-w-pics.html<br />
  143. 143. Weis & Target Deals Websites<br />Weis:<br />http://thefrugalmap.bargainbriana.com/for-the-mommas/<br /> <br />Target:<br />http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/category/all-stores/superstore/target<br />http://www.totallytarget.com/2010/01/08/cheap-finds-page/<br />http://www.givemeneither.com/2011/02/16/target-deals-yobaby-yogurt-1-29-simply-asia-75-cents-and-more/<br />http://www.commonsensewithmoney.com/2011/02/target-deals-cheap-kelloggs-crunchy-nut-cereal-tonys-pizza-skippy-peanut-butter-and-more/<br />http://www.afullcup.com/shoppinglist/target<br />http://www.couponmom.com/deals.php?market=1&store=36&sort=!PercentSaved<br /> <br />
  144. 144. Walmart Deals Websites<br />Walmart:<br />http://wheelndealmama.blogspot.com/2011/05/walmart-free-and-cheap-as-of-5811.html<br />http://myfrugaladventures.com/2011/06/shop-for-free-target-and-walmart-9/<br />
  145. 145. Deals of the WeekOffice Depot<br />Until Saturday August 13th:<br />5 glues ($.01 each) = $.05<br />2 BicMatic Grip Pencils<br />Price Matched to Staples $1.00 each<br />$2.00 - $1.00/2 coupon printed online = $1.00 or $.50 each<br />Total OOP w/ tax= $1.11 <br />
  146. 146. Deals of the WeekOffice Max<br />Until Saturday August 13th:<br />3 packs OMX Filler Paper 100 ct. $.01 each = $.03<br />3 Packs Papermate Pens 10 ct. $.10 each = $.30<br />Total OOP w/ tax = $.35<br />Regulary w/tax $7.89<br />96% Savings!<br />
  147. 147. Deals of the WeekStaples<br />
  148. 148. Deals of the WeekStaples<br />Back to school savings card = $10.00 <br />Hammermill Copy Paper 500 count 2 reams $4.99 each = $9.98 - $1.50 = $8.48<br />2 BicMatic Grip Pencil Packs $1.00 each= $2.00 - $1.00/2 printable = $1.00/2 - $.30 = $.70<br />1 Zebra Grits Pens $4.00 - $.60 = $3.40<br />2 Staples Pencil Caps $.10 each = $.20 - $.04 = $.16<br />3 Slider Pencil Cases $.50 each = $1.50 - $.24 = $1.26<br />10 Pocket Folders $.01 each = $.10 - $.01 = $.09<br />1 Omnitech Battery Pencil Sharpener = $9.35 - $1.65 = $7.70<br />Total OOP w/ tax = $33.70- $4.00 rebate pens - $7.48 rebate paper = $22.22 regular price w/tax = $52.53 = $58% savings!<br />
  149. 149. My CVS Shopping Trip<br />Pampers Baby Dry 31 ct =<br /> $8.99<br /> - $2.00 MQ<br /> - $5.00 ECB<br /> - $1.69 ECB<br />OOP = $.30<br />I received $3.00 ECB for my next shopping trip <br />
  150. 150. My Giant Shopping Trip<br />
  151. 151. My Giant Shopping Trip<br />(2) bottles Coca Cola 2 x $$1.50 = $3.00 / 2<br />Giant Red Vinegar = $2.09<br />Land of Lakes Cheese 1 lb. $7.83 - $1.00 MQ = $6.83<br />Bananas = $2.28<br />Nature’s Promise Potatoes = $5.99<br />(2) Driscoll’s Strawberries 2 for $3.00 – (2 x $.50 MQ) –(2 x $.50 dbl) = $1.00 / 2<br />Nature’s Promise Steak = $2.85<br />Nature’s Promise Steak = $2.98<br />Nature’s Promise Steak = $4.45<br />Nature’s Promise Pork Chops= $4.74<br />Nature’s Promise Pork Chops = $4.72<br />(2) Nature’s Promise Hot Dogs (2 x $4.19) = $8.38 / 2<br />(2) Nature’s Promise Bacon (2 x $4.19) = $8.38 / 2<br />(6) Turkey Hill Iced Tea / Lemonade (3 x $1.33) + (3 x $1.34) – (3 x $1.00 MQ) = $5.01 / 6<br />Philly Cream Cheese = $2.49<br />Philly Cream Cheese = $2.14<br />(2) International Delight Coffee Creamer (2 x $1.50) – (2 x $.50 MQ) – (2 x $.50 dbl) = $1.00 /2<br />Nature’s Promise Milk = $3.20<br />Giant Food Sour Cream = $2.49<br />Reach dental Floss = $.99 - $1.00 MQ = Free<br />2) Giant bagels (2 x $1.46) = $2.92 /2<br />Barbaras Cookies = $3.50<br />2) Kettle Chips (2 x $3.49) – (2 x $1.00) = $4.98 / 2<br />Nature’s Promise Animal Crackers = $2.50<br />(2) Enjoy Life Chocolate Bar (2 x $1.49) = $2.98 / 2<br /> <br />Total OOP w/ tax = $93.95<br />Regularly w/ tax 120.52 <br />Savings of 22%<br />
  152. 152. Happy Shopping<br /><ul><li>Remember to subscribe to the Reading Eagle to obtain the coupon inserts weekly!
  153. 153. Get organized!
  154. 154. Get saving!
  155. 155. Donate expired or unwanted coupons!</li></li></ul><li>Reading Eagle Subscription<br />For new subscribers:<br /><ul><li>The first 13 weeks will be $16.25</li></ul>(Regularly priced at $22.75)<br /><ul><li>If interested come see me.</li></ul>Already have a subscription you can upgrade to:<br /><ul><li>Weekend $22.75 (Regularly priced $29.25)
  156. 156. 7 days $41.00 (Regularly $53.95)
  157. 157. If interested come see me.</li></li></ul><li>Thanks to the Following People<br /><ul><li>StockpilingMoms.com
  158. 158. CouponSanta on AFullCup.com
  159. 159. Melissa Van Kleeck user on AFullCup.com
  160. 160. 1217topher user on AFullCup.com
  161. 161. WishfulThinking user on AFullCup.com
  162. 162. Pastorial staff for letting me teach the class at the church </li>

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