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January 19th, 2011
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Q&A: Are there too many couponers?

Is there ever a concern about TOO many people finding out and the stores changing their ways?  I know the reality is we live in a huge city however it really does seem to be spreading and while I love it, I also wonder if it will be short lived and the stores won’t be able to maintain the savings passed onto us. I appreciate your feedback! -Tracee

You are right Tracee, the coupon bug is spreading and I am loving it! :) Many do worry that the stored are going to quite accepting coupons because so many people are using them. You do have to remember, though, that the stores are getting reimbursed for the manufacturer coupons, plus $.08 per coupon. The stores generally love couponers. Plus, companies spend thousands and thousands of money to get those coupons in your hands -it is there simple form of advertsing. The fact is, companies put out coupons because they want you to buy their products.

As long as the stores’ policy is followed and everyone is practicing good couponing, then there is no reason for a store to stop accepting coupons. The primary issue is when couponers are committing coupon fraud and not following the rules. When you have a mass amount of people who are committing fraud you will eventually have a problem. The only thing we can do to assure that our favorite stores continue to accept coupons is to practice good couponing:

  1. Follow the coupon rules (use the correct coupon for the correct item)
  2. Don’t use expired coupons
  3. Be nice (being nice goes a long way!): If businesses like the couponers, then they are more likely to keep us around.

It is that simple… Follow the rules, and then coupons will stay around. :)

If you haven’t checked out the Question and Answer section, I would go there to learn lots of great information. If you have a question that you would like me to answer on the Coupon Closet, contact me here.

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Comments

    9 Comments
  • Michelle G - January 20, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    I don’t think we have to worry about the stores changing their policies… my concern is that stores can’t stay in stock of the sale items! I’ve already noticed that on the items where the blogs post super-cheap or even free deals, the items are sold out quickly because us couponers are all going for the same list of items. I know there’s the option of rain checks, but I also know the cashiers hate having to write too many. I always have the problem of the coupon expiring before I can use the rain check… Ugh. Anyway, I love couponing! :)

  • Stella - December 05, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    I always have problem of locating these coupons once you listed as the following way on your website:

    Use $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz+ 11/27/2011 PG Insert = $.24

    Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner, $2.50
    Use $3/2 Pantene Products 11/27/2011 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2011) = $1 each wyb 2 (not bad at all)

  • Laly - December 05, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    PG, P&G stands for Proctor & Gamble

    • Stella - December 05, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

      I am new to this website, so I still don’t understand what “Insert” means. Also, instead of listing a coupon link, what does it mean by saying “Use $3/2 Pantene Products 11/27/2011 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/2011) = $1 each wyb 2 (not bad at all)”? Thank you so much for your help.

  • Stella - December 07, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    I would appreciate if anyone can answer me what does below “from 11/6 insert” mean ?
    Use two $1/1 Woolite or Bissell Stomp ‘n Go Stain Lifting Pads from 11/6 insert
    Pay $3.99

    Thanks,

    Stella

  • STacyT - December 07, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Stella, 11/6 insert means it was a coupon insert in the 11/6 newspaper. Every sunday there are different coupon “inserts” (booklets) in the paper. The date she has posted is the date that coupon was in the insert that was in the paper. Does that make sense? To get the max savings you need to use the printable coupons and also get the sunday paper each week.

  • Tonya - December 14, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    I see all the coupons from the Homeland Care Booklet and would love to get onwe but when I went to Homeland, they nsaid that you have to get them from fundraisers. I have never seen anyone selling these. Is there something im missing and is there another way to get my hands on them?

    Thanks,
    Tonya

  • Stella - December 16, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    That is a good question. I would like to know that too. Thank you for asking.

  • Paula - March 20, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    Will you please repost the address to send expired coupons?

    Thanks

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