Hey guys! Sorry today’s 31 Days post is a little late going up. I’ve been under the weather today and it’s hubby’s birthday so we’ve been busy. Are you ready to dig a little deeper into savings? Awesome! Let’s go!
Today I wanted to take a brief moment to talk about all that legal mumbo jumbo you see on your coupons. Every coupon has terms and conditions, but I can promise you that even some stores don’t know what all that stuff means. But you will! Let’s take a look:
OK consumers take a look at that picture. See where it says “limit one coupon per purchase“? That means you can use one coupon per item you purchase. This coupon also says you can use up to 4 of this same coupon in one trip to the store. So if you have four coupons you can buy four shampoos and use them all.
You might also see “limit one coupon per transaction“. That means you can use only one of that coupon in your trip to the store even if you have more than one coupon.
You’d be surprised how many cashiers and store managers don’t know the difference. But now you do and you can educate them politely. 😉
Remember how I said that crazy TV show was staging those huge trips you see? Yeah, this is what I mean. There is no store out there that will let you use 20 or 30 of the same coupon in one trip or clear shelves. The producers admit that. The ladies that have starred in the reality show have also admitted that. Don’t feel bad that you can’t do what you see on TV.
You can still save big without needing that many coupons in one trip.
Also, take a look at the fine print up there. “Any other use constitutes fraud.” Fraud means big fines and yes, possible jail time. I know none of y’all want to go to jail over a bottle of shampoo, right? 😉 I didn’t think so.
Coming up we’ll cover some of the coupon policies you will encounter so that you can play the game fairly and walk out of the store with free or nearly free product. If you have a specific store that you’d like me to cover, let me know and if it’s not one I’m planning to cover, I’ll work with you to find their coupon policy and answer any questions you might have.
The key to using coupons successfully is knowing when and how to use them. Matching sales and coupons gets you the big percentages you see on TV. We’ll talk about that more tomorrow and I’ll share some of my successes with you. Get ready to save big!
Remember, if you have any questions, leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to either answer you directly or in my weekly wrap up this weekend.