SAM SAVESCouponing 101Samantha TerBeestAdult Services LibrarianWillmar Public Library
OVERVIEW•Couponing Resources•Tips•Where to Find the Coupons• Double Couples• Store Coupons & Policies
RESOURCES https://www.facebook.com/MNCoupons Designed for Couponers in MN MN people sharing tips/deals Sharing Resources http://thekrazycouponlady.com Great Page For Beginners Great Tips for Couponing
TIPS Get a Binder or Small Accordion Folder Binders – baseball Card Protector Organize Organize by coupon booklet Ex. Smart Source – 4/30 Organize by Item Type Cleaning Projects Personal Hygiene Organize by Date Organize by Store Always Prepare for you shopping trip before youleave the home. Have Coupons a the ready Do Not Shuffle through Coupons while at the store
WHERE TO FIND COUPONS? Newspapers Buy Multiple Papers Not every coupon in the paper is the same as the next The bigger the Newspaper the more Coupons West Central Tribune Coupons out a day early (Saturday) Star Tribune Coupons in the early edition (Saturday Paper) Coupon Books in Papers Smart Source Redplum P&G – Monthly All also available online Not published during Holidays
WHERE TO FIND COUPONS? CONTINUED Websites All of These Websites Require a Coupon PrinterApplication be Installed The is due to the UPC on the Coupon www.coupons.com www.couponnetwork.com www.grocerysmarts.com
WHERE TO FIND COUPONS? CONTINUED Social Media Many Manufactures are on One Social Network orAnother They offer special coupon offers if you like or follow them Facebook Ex. https://www.facebook.com/wheatthins Twitter Ex. http://www.frugalcouponliving.com/2012/06/21/free-wheat-thins-sample-on-twitter/
WHERE TO FIND COUPONS? CONTINUED There’s an App for That Grocery Smarts Cross-references Ads for you Walmart Target Walgreens CVS Search just coupons Have Coupon Links emailed to you
WHERE TO FIND COUPONS? CONTINUED Store Coupons Target Available in newspapers Also available online Walgreens Available in newspapers Available online Register Coupons- Can use later Month long saving book
DOUBLE COUPONING Two Definitions Double Couponing Some stores have sales where they will double theamount of the coupon. Ex. $0.50 Coupon would be worth $1.00 Coborn’s Grocery Store does this (Closest in Montevideo) Double Couponing (Sometimes called Stacking) You can Partner Store Coupons with ManufactureCoupons for more Savings Ex. CascadeActionPacs Manufacture Coupon = $1/1Target Dishwashing Detergent (Cascade/Dawn) =$0.50/1Combined @ Target: $1.50/1
COUPON POLICY - TARGET They Will Price Match (http://tinyurl.com/ybhe9ow ) Bring Competitors Ad Item needs to be the same brand & etc Local & Current Will do price match within 7 days if item is already purchased Apply Manufacture coupons after match Apply Target Coupon before price match Note: Will only do the price match if price is still lower after TargetCoupon is scanned Can use both Target & Manufacture coupon
COUPON POLICY –TARGET CONTINUED If coupon amount exceeds price of itempurchased, can be used toward purchase Will not give cash back if coupon exceeds purchaseamount Ex. Target Coupon - $3/2 Revlon productManufacture Coupon - $5/2 Revlon productsCoupons Worth $8/2Combined purchase press of 2 Revlon products - $4.80-$4.80 applied using Coupons-$3.20 applied to rest of purchaseIf other items purchased, will not receive $3.20 as cashback.
COUPON POLICY – TARGET CONTINUED http://tinyurl.com/73lcbqx Will except 4 identical coupons per household perday Coupon must say per transaction not per purchase BOGO Coupons cannot be combined with othercoupons
COUPON POLICY - WALMART http://www.walmartstores.com/7655.aspx Will Price Match Ad & Competitor Coupons Bring Competitors Ad Item needs to be the same brand & etc Local & Current Competitor Coupons: A specific item for a specified price, for example, $2.99 Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons for items with aspecified price Have a valid expiration date Are acceptable in black and white
COUPON POLICY - WALMART Only one coupon per item; there is no limit on thenumber of coupons per transaction. If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, theexcess may be given to the customer as cash orapplied toward the basket purchase.
COUPON POLICY - WALGREENS http://tinyurl.com/3sfpjqp Can Combine Store Coupons with ManufactureCoupons If coupon amount exceeds purchase, they will applyit toward the purchase but not give cash back. The number of manufacturer coupons, includingregister rewards, may not exceed the number ofitems in the transaction. Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons formultiple qualifying items. BOGO - up to two coupons can be used against theitems being purchased
WALGREENS – BALANCE REWARDS Save on Sale items with card Earn Points and get rewards 5,000 Points = $5 http://youtu.be/fcmUfqTD0o4
COUPON POLICY – CUB FOODS Can combine store coupons with manufacturecoupons Cub will accept month old manufacture coupons Example: If the coupon expired on 6/19/12, could use ittoday 6/25/12.