A couponers dream is in Taking Advantage Of Double Coupons. Over the last few years, many stores have stopped doubling coupons due to significant revenue loss, but if you live near a store that still does take advantage as often as you can. Doubling coupons is a great way for you to save more money while the store drives traffic to their business.
Taking Advantage of Double Coupons
Understand in store double coupon policies. Just because a store advertises double coupons doesn’t mean all coupons will be doubled. Take the time to read and understand the individual store policy regarding double coupons. Many stores will only double coupons valued at $.50 or less. Other stores will only double the first of each coupon instead of all like coupons. So if you have 5 coupons for $.50 off a bar of soap, the store will only double one of those coupons instead of all 5. You would be better off making 5 separate trips to the store and getting the full double coupon benefit than to buy all 5 bars of soap and only get to double one of your coupons.
Accept and respect store limitations on double coupons. Limitations like listed above, as well as limits on how many like items you can apply coupons to in each transaction are there for the store protection. When a store chooses to double the coupon, the majority of the time they are only being paid back for the original value of the coupon. This means the store is taking a loss when they double coupons for you. For them to double one coupon is a choice they don’t have to make, and are doing to get your business. When they limit the number they will double, or the number of like coupons you use, it is for their own business preservation. Understand and accept this instead of being upset at the limitations. They can just as easily stop doubling coupons all together, as many stores have done in the last few years.
Use double coupons on sale items for ultimate savings. Ultimate savings come when you apply a double coupon to a product that is on sale. Many times this can result in totally free products after coupons have been applied. Watch for store sales and good quality coupons to apply and double to create the best deals possible.
Taking advantage of double coupons is something that many are no longer able to do in their local stores due to policy changes. If your store doubles coupons still, make sure to follow the policy and respect the store guidelines. Hopefully you’ll be able to continue using double coupons for savings for years to come.
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