Sunday, March 20, 2011

How to: Not be a coupon monster

We've all seen them. The couponers that don't know the rules, don't know how couponing works, doesn't understand the limitations. We've probably all seen a cashier get yelled at because they are trying there hardest to meet the person's expectations but can't break the rules just for that one person. Here's some tips and tricks.

1.) If you're new to couponing check out this site. She gives you a lot of help with the basics. It's how I got started!

2.) Be prepared. Have all the coupons you used together, if you are doing a price match have the flyer your matching clipped and ready to go. If you are going to use price matching at various locations I suggest picking up enough flyers for each store your price matching plus one or two extra. Cashiers DO need the clipped portion of the flyer, they CAN get fired most places if they don't have that in there drawer.

3.) Be able to recognize a Manufacturer's coupon versus a store coupon. Most store coupons have there logo printed on it. You can only use one manufacturers coupon and one store coupon per product most of the time.

4.) Try to give the cashier any BOGO or Free item coupons first. Its easier for them to record it this way. A happy cashier is always a good friend to have. You never know when you'll have a question or concern and keeping them happy will make you happier in the long run!

5.) Read the small print! Coupons have tiny print. I can not emphasize enough to read this small print. Sometimes it says the coupon can't be doubled. Sometimes they can only be used at specific locations. Etc. Reading the small print can defiantly save you a lot of time and headaches.


  1. Thanks for posting and sharing this great tips about using and shopping with coupons! I really like your blog btw! :)