What You Need to Know About Your Store’s Coupon Policy
Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 at 4:15 pm
Coupon policies vary greatly among stores and even among locations when it comes to store chains. Understanding the coupon policies for your favorite stores can go a long way to saving you money. You won’t wind up getting any surprises at the check out line, and you’ll be able to take advantage of the best policies.
I find it helpful to keep a quick list of the policies for my favorite stores. This way I can do a quick glance to compare where I should apply a coupon and how to apply it. Also, coupon policies can change, so keeping it all straight in your head if you go to multiple stores can get tiring.
So what are the type of things you should learn about store coupon policies?
Does your store double or triple coupons? To what amount of coupon? Do the doubles or triples occur only on certain days? Can you double or triple like coupons or is there a limit of the number of coupons that you can double or triple on a given trip?
Will your store take coupons that are printed off of the Internet? Not all stores do, and sometimes even when they do, cashiers aren’t aware of the policy.
Will your store take expired coupons. There are very few stores that do, but it does happen.
Will your store take competitors store coupons? Do they issue their own, and if they do, where can you get them? Can you stack store coupons with manufacturer’s coupons?
Beside coupon policies, you also want to be aware of other money saving store policies, such as rain checks and price matching.