Apr
20

How It Works!

HOW IT WORKS!

There are a few Basic Rules to know when couponing to see how it works.

RULE: YOU CAN USE (1) MANUFACTURER COUPON AND (1) STORE COUPON PER ITEM YOU ARE PURCHASING…EVEN THE FREE ITEM IN A BOGO (Buy 1 Get 1 Free) Sale!!!

Some stores honor competitor coupons so you can use those as a store coupon. Check with your store to see if they honor competitor coupons and see who they consider competitors to be.

Below are a few different Scenarios that are actual purchases I made to help you see how this works.

RED = Manufacturer Coupons (MQ)
GREEN = Store coupons


SCENARIO 1: Manufacturer Coupon Only

Item I bought: Finish Automatic Dishwasher Tablets. Regular Price $6.99…ON SALE BOGO, $6.99
There was a coupon for $2.50 off 1 box of Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent in one of my Sunday papers. (I buy 12 papers each week)
Buy:
(2) boxes of Finish (you are only having to pay for 1 though because the store is giving you a second one for free).
Use:
(2) $2.50/1 Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent (because I’m buying 2 boxes)
My coupon total is: $5.00. I’m only having to pay $6.99 for 2 boxes because of the sale.
$6.99 – $5.00 = $1.99 (that makes each box $1 each!)
Now Because I buy multiple newspapers, I can stock up on this item and will not have to buy it again until I can get it for $1 per box

SCENARIO 2: ‘Stacking’ Coupons (using both a Manufacturer coupon & a Store coupon together)

Item: Eggo Frozen Pancakes, On Sale BOGO $2.79
I have a Store Coupon for $1.00 off 2 ($1/2) Eggo Frozen Products
I also have a MQ (manufacturer coupon) for $1/2 Eggo Frozen Products.
Buy:
(2) Boxes Eggo Frozen Pancakes
Use:
(1) $1/2 Store Coupon for Eggo Frozen Product
AND
(1) $1/2 MQ for Eggo Frozen Product
My coupon total is $2.00. Because of the sale I only have to pay for one box and get the other FREE.
$2.79 (price of the eggo’s) – $2.00 (coupons) = $0.79 for 2 boxes!! That’s $0.40 each!!

SCENARIO 3: Money Making Scenario/Overage/Profit

**Disclaimer** Not all stores allow this. Check with your store BEFORE you shop to find out what their policy is.

Item: Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayonnaise is BOGO $1.99
I have a Store Coupon for $1/1 ($1.00 off 1 bottle)
I also have a MQ for $1/1.
Remember I am buying TWO bottles with the BOGO sale.
Now if I just use one of each of those….I will have $2.00 total and be able to get them for FREE…however…Because I’m buying 2 bottles I can do the following:

Buy:
(2) bottles of Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo, BOGO $1.99
Use:
(2) $1/1 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo STORE coupon
AND
(2) $1/1 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo MQ!
My Total dollar amount of coupons I am using is $4.00
The 2 Products cost: $1.99 due to the sale
$4.00 (coupon value) – $1.99 (product cost) = +$2.01 PROFIT.

***PROFIT/MONEY MAKING/OVERAGE DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL GET CASH BACK!! I will however take that amount off your total amount of your bill. Please make sure to use this to buy something you need. it’s a great time to buy meat or produce which are difficult items to get coupons for. :-)

That’s it…YES IT’S THAT EASY!!!!

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