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Printer Suggestions (Printing from Computers and Mobile Devices)

2016 3:30 pm

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If there is a HOT coupon on coupons.com then you want to make sure you get your prints, right?  If you don’t have a printer, looking to buy a new one or just need some advice, then I’m here to help.  Printing coupons doesn’t have to be expensive but the savings you get from using coupons can sometimes be a huge savings.  Ready to buy a printer?!?

Of course, shop around to find the best price for YOU.  Amazon’s prices change so much so if you have one you like, keep your eye on it daily as they make drastic changes to their prices.  Printing coupons really does save you soooo much money!

Do you need help printing coupons from you computer?  If so, go HERE.

Do you need helping printing from your phone or mobile device?  If so, go HERE.

 

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Here are some printers that I recommend as well as some fellow Kroger Krazies!

2Brother HL-2270DW Compact Laser Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex (able to print from multiple computers)

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Brother HL-L2300D Resolution Monochrome Laser Printer (corded to one computer, no wi-fi capabilities)

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Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer

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Epson WorkForce WF-M1030 Wireless Monochrome Printer

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Brother HL-L2380DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer (I own this printer and so far I love it.  I can only get this to print from Apple devices and NOT Android devices)

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HP LaserJet Pro M201dw Wireless Monochrome Printer

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HP Envy 5660 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Photo Printer

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If you have a printer that  you LOVE and would love to recommend to fellow Kroger Krazies then please let me know in the comments.  I would love to add to this page so help each other out!





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How Do Kroger Fuel Points Work?

2016 2:18 pm

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So you’re asking…how do Kroger fuel points work?  I wanted to help answer your questions in hopes you’ll be less confused (if you were).

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  • The fuel program allows you to receive savings of up to $1.00 off per gallon one one fuel purchase up to 35 gallon at Kroger, Turkey Hill and participating Shell stations.
  • For each increment of 100 fuel points (up to 1,000 point) you will receive $0.10 per gallon.
  • Earn points in current month and redeem thru each month.  Each month is a separate accumulation period.  Months’ points don’t combine in a single transaction.

Example:

  • 100 Points = 10¢ off per gallon of fuel for 1 fill-up
  • 200 Points = 20¢ off per gallon of fuel for 1 fill-up
  • 1,000 Points = $1 off per gallon of fuel for 1 fill-up

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  • Shopping at Kroger
    • $1.00 spent on groceries = 1 fuel point
  • Federally funded Prescriptions
    • $1.00 spent out-of-pocket = 1 fuel point
  • Shopping at Fred Meyer Jewelers or online at Fred Meyer Jewelers
    • $1.00 spent on jewelry = 1 fuel point
  • Buying gift cards
    • $1.00 in gift cards = 2 fuel points
  • Taking a Satisfaction Receipt Survey (located on bottom of receipt)
    • Once every 7 days = 50 fuel points
  • Non-federally funded Prescriptions
    • 1 prescription = 50 fuel points
  • Visit to The Little Clinic (what you pay out-of-pocket)
    • Paid visit = 50 fuel points

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YES!  Kroger holds promotions such as:

  • 2x fuel points when you buy groceries (both a Kroger Digital Coupon or one that can from Kroger ad)
    • This usually happens in the summer months
  • 4x fuel points when you buy gift cards
    • These are special promotions that Kroger does a few times a year and you’ll find about from them here.

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  • Your total fuel points are calculated after you have given your Kroger card but also after all Kroger Digital coupons have gone off your order.
  • Fuel points are given BEFORE you hand over your manufacturer coupons.
    • For example, if your Kroger bill is $104.65 and you hand over your manufacturer coupon and your total now becomes less than $104.65, you will STILL receive 100 fuel points for the total BEFORE printable or insert coupons.

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  • Kroger Fuel Center
  • Turkey Hill
  • Shell

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Coupons.com – Printing Coupons from Your Phone Just Got Even Easier!!

2015 1:23 pm

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Yay!  Coupons.com is now making it even easier to print a coupon.  I know many of are mobile when you view the posts from KrogerKrazy.com.  BUT I am happy to tell you that you can now click on the link or coupon image and it will take you directly to the coupon to print.

From the blog, once you click on the link you will see this image (Is this device connected to a printer?) and if your phone or mobile device is, click yes.

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You will then be prompted to enter your cell number (my iPad is connected to my phone so I was able to do this just once).  In order for this to start you will be texted an authentication code before they can print and must be connected to a wireless network with an AirPrint or Wireless enabled printer.

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You will get an SMS text in less than a minute which you will enter.

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Once you have entered the code and verified your device this is ALL you have to do.  The coupons will then be sent to your printer.  Each time you go to print the coupons, you will have to click “yes or no” to let the device know that a printer is connected but no more SMS texts.  It’s THAT easy!

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Now get printing to stock up on even more deals that are posted!!




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Using Coupons from Your Mobile Device – How to Email Coupons to Yourself!

2015 11:15 am

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Using Coupons from Your Mobile Device

Do you view printable grocery coupons from your smartphone or tablet? You can now clip coupons and email them to yourself to print when you have access to a computer and a printer. Follow these easy instructions.

Here’s how to use the Email-to-Print feature in a coupon gallery while on a mobile device:

1. Select the coupons you like and click the “Email to Print Coupons” button (this is normally where you saw the print button).

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2. Enter your email address and click on “Email Coupons”.

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3. Check your email once you have access to a computer and a printer, then follow the “Print Coupons” link to your coupons to print. This is what my email looked like as soon as I opened the message.  It took less than one minute for my coupons to appear.

34.  The coupons that you emailed to yourself will be pre-clipped once you click print coupons as shown above. You’ll be ready to print and head to Kroger!


I love this option because many of you check out my deals via a mobile device but can’t print those awesome coupons that show up.  This will help you in making sure you don’t forget about the awesome coupons.  Please be aware that you’ll need to be using the “desktop” version from your mobile device.

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If you are in the mobile version, simply go to the bottom of the page and you’ll find two buttons, one that says mobile and one that says desktop.  Click on the “desktop” tab and you’ll be rerouted to do what the instructions show above!

 




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How to Shop a Kroger Mega Event

2014 10:43 am

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What is a Mega Event?

A mega event is a promotion that Kroger does several times a year. Unlike typical 10 for $10 sales, you MUST purchase the quantity of items specified in that particular promo in order to receive the mega sale discount. For example, “Buy 10 participating items, Get $5 off instantly”. You must purchase in increments of 10 in order to receive the additional $0.50 off per item. You can mix and match these items and receive the discount as long as you purchase in multiples of 10 in the same transaction.

Here’s what the ad will look like. When you see this, start to get really excited because you’re about to save a LOT of money! :) The ad will outline the price BEFORE mega sale discount, and also after. I always just pay attention to the bottom number.

Here is an example of a mega event sale tag. Notice there is a “sale price” of $1.49, and then a 2nd price of $0.99  if you purchase 10 participating items.

The mega discount will come off immediately at checkout when the item is scanned. Typically you will see a participating item marked on the receipt with a < + symbol.

Not all participating mega sale items will be advertised in the sale ad. There are almost always tons more items that will just be identified by in-store signage, so be on the lookout for those mega sale tags!


Tips on Keeping Track of Items While Shopping

Since it’s very important to keep track of how many mega items you are purchasing so that you don’t miss out on the extra discount, you’ll need a system. There are many ways to keep track of your mega items, but I’ll give you a few tips. What the picture above shows is my current method. As soon as I walk in the store, I take a few of my reusable shopping bags, open them up and place them inside my cart. I then place all my mega sale items in the bags as I shop.

Once your bag contains 10 items, you close it up! No more hiding in the last aisle at Kroger counting 50 items!

If I don’t plan on getting too crazy, I will reserve one bag for non-mega sale items. Or you can throw non-megas in the bottom of your cart. (great idea Carrie!)

Or, if you’re really diligent about keeping track of items that enter your cart, you can do the old fashioned tally system on your shopping list. Do what works for you…just make sure you keep track! You do NOT want to get through checkout just to realize you counted wrong. If this DOES happen, you have a couple of options.

Scenario #1: You’re counting mega sale items as you put them on the belt at checkout and only count 48 items. If you know what other 2 items you want to grab, just have the cashier ring up 2 extra of that item and go get them off the shelf AFTER you checkout.

Scenario #2: You don’t catch the mistake until after you checkout, maybe even after you get home. Just go pick up any extra mega sale items that you need and take them along with your receipt to the customer service desk and they will make it right.


Reward Limits

Sometimes there are limits to how many mega items you can purchase in the same transaction, sometimes not. If no limit is advertised in the ad or on the sale tags, you may want to ask before you start shopping. If the limit is 5 rewards, that means you can purchase 50 items (if it’s a buy 10, save $5 sale). If you want to purchase more than that, you’ll need to separate your transactions (if permitted) or just come back another day.

I hope this helps answer some of your questions on how a mega sale works at Kroger. Feel free to leave a comment if there’s something I didn’t think of or if you have additional questions! 

Oh, and one more thing…

Here’s what your face is going to look like as you marvel at your receipt when you get into your car! :)

 

2014 UPDATE: Check out my new video that walks you through the process!




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How to Print Coupons

2014 11:54 am

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One of my biggest frustrations with being a couponer and it may just be yours too is seeing a coupon that I post and running to your computer to print and…nothing. If you’re like me you get easily frustrated because you know that coupon will disappear at any time.  I wanted to give you some tips to make sure that your printing goes as smoothly as possible. On top of that, if you have printed before and your luck ran down, I also want to provide you with some tips to get that printer printing again in no time. Good luck!Coupons

:: New to Coupons.com?

  • Click the coupons that you’d like to print by simply clicking on the coupon. A circle will appear letting you know that you want to clip the coupn.  The coupon will show up on your page as being clipped until you choose to print the coupon.

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  • Once you have chosen all the coupons you’d like to print and if this is your first time you will need to install a coupon printer.  This is safe for your computer and Kroger Krazy will never send you to a site that is unsafe so use your best judgement.

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  • Begin by clicking “Install Coupon Printer” and allow the computer to make changes by clicking YES on the next pop up screen.

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  • If you’re like me, you prefer not to have the Couponbar on your browser.  It’s a total preference but if you’d rather not have it, uncheck the box BEFORE clicking the next button.
  • On the next screen, click the circle “I have read and agree to the terns of this license agreement” and click next.  (Feel free to read but who has time for that.)

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  • Now run (or walk, whichever you’d like) because your coupon should be sitting in the printer ready for you to start clipping.

:: Say what?  Your coupons didn’t print?

This is where the frustration sets in but please know that there are many different options that you can try to get these printing.  When this happens and you want to test a coupon, make sure you print a coupon that you are not interested in when that coupon starts printing you won’t miss out on the good ones.  Because, that’s money gone :(

  • I say this all the time but I mean it.  First start by switching browsers.  I recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox and Internet Explorer.  Make sure that your browsers are up to date as well.
    • Google Chrome: Google Chrome will update automatically as updates are released to the public. When updates are available they’ll appear on the “Menu” Chrome Menu button icon. You can also check to see if you’re running the latest version of Chrome by clicking on the Menu icon and then clicking About. If Chrome is up to date, it displays a check mark with a notice mentioning you are up to date.
    • Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla Firefox will automatically download updates and prompt you when updates are available to install. To determine if the Firefox browser is up to date open the About box by clicking Help in the File menu. If you don’t see the File menu press the Alt key. In the Help menu click About Firefox to display the About Mozilla Firefox box. If the latest version of Firefox is installed, you will see a “Firefox is up to date” message in the about box. Otherwise, you’ll have an option to download the latest update. If you are unsure if you are running on the latest download, go HERE.
    • Internet Explorer: Microsoft updates Microsoft Internet Explorer with its Windows update feature. As long as you’re installing all of the latest updates from Microsoft you should be running the latest version of Internet Explorer. For more info, go HERE.
  • Do you have more than one printer attached to your computer?  If so, make sure the printer you want to print to is listed as your “Default Printer”.  If you print to another computer, there’s a good chance it could still be sitting in a queue so you’ll have to attach to that printer and put it out there to get it to print.
  • If your Firewall is set to the highest security settings this may not allow items to print.  You can turn off your firewall to print the coupons and then turn it back on as soon as you are finished. I realize this is just another step but sites that I recommend are safe.
  • Uninstall and reinstall your coupon printer.  I have had to do this before to get my coupons to start printing and doesn’t take that long so put this on your list.

:: Printing SmartSource and Red Plum Coupons

I probably should have added this straight to the top because I know this is the most frustrating aspect of printing coupons.  If you are still having problems printing them I really recommend you follow the steps below so you can start printing these high value coupons.

  • First, make sure you clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Do this with the browser you intend to use for printing coupons.
    • IE: Internet Options/Browsing History/Delete button.
    • Chrome: History/Clear browsing data button. Incognito mode CANNOT be used with our coupon printing software, because cookies are used.
    • Firefox: History/Clear recent history
    • Safari: History/Clear History
  • Next, if you’re on Windows, you’ll want to uninstall Java. Go to Control Panel and depending on your operating system you’ll select Programs/Add or Remove Programs, or Uninstall Programs. This article explains uninstalling in detail. Make sure you close all browsers before uninstalling Java.
  • Don’t have Java? Move on to the next step. On a Mac? Read this article!
  • You’re now ready to install! Click here to go to the Red Plum Test Coupon page. Select the coupon and then click the Print button. The software will download, and you’ll need to install it. There’s a step-by-step article HERE that shows how it looks on different browsers.
  • When finished, you’ll know it worked when the test coupon prints. You’re almost there! Just one more step!
  • Select and print the test coupon again, and you’ll get the Protocol Acceptance message. You can set it to remember, click Allow/Ok/Launch (depending on the browser), and that’s it. The step-by-step article HERE shows how Protocol Acceptance looks on different browsers.
  • Trust me, it may seem like a lot of work but going through the steps may put you one step closer to printing the coupons!  Go to Red Plum to start printing and saving.

:: Seriously?  I STILL can’t print with Java 7

I get it, you’re frustrated and you just want to give up. Here’s something else you can try.  This WILL be worth it. We both know it.

  • If you are a Windows user:
    • First, close your internet browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome).
    • Click the Start menu and select Control Panel.
    • In Control Panel, select “Programs”, and then click “Java”.  This opens the Java Control Panel.

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  • Under the “Temporary Internet Files” section, there is a button called “Settings”.  Click this button.

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  • A new window will now pop up and is titled “Temporary Files Settings”.  Near the bottom click the “Delete Files” button.

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  • When the “Delete Files and Applications” box appears, make sure all three boxes are checked, including the box next to “Installed Applications and Applets”, then click OK.  This will not hurt your computer – you’re clearing out a bunch of older files you no longer need.

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  • Close the popup boxes to return to the main Java Control Panel window.  Click the “Security” tab.
  • Set the security level to “Medium”, then click Apply.

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  • Click OK to exit out of the Java Control Panel.  Restart your browser and try printing again.  Your browser may prompt you to allow printing.

If you are a Mac user then you will follow the same steps only you’ll get there a little differently. To follow these same steps, go HERE.

Did this work for you?  I hope so because printable coupons can put our fingers on rare or even high value amounts that we can’t get from the newspaper.  Let me know in the comments if any of this helped.

 




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{NEW VIDEO} How To Use the Kroger Krazy Website

2014 10:30 am

Notice anything different around here? I have a new site design and have added a few new helpful features. I hope you love it as much as I do!! Take a moment to watch the video I did to get more acquainted. And if you’re new around here, I show you exactly how to use my site! Let me know what you think in the comments below!!

I also wanted to remind you that in addition to just coming directly to the site, you can also follow me via:




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How To Sign Up for a Kroger.com Account

2014 12:54 pm


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A few of you have asked me some questions about how to create and manage your Kroger.com account, so I thought I’d do a quick screen share type video for you! Let me know if this is helpful and if you have any other questions!


Learn more about Kroger Digital coupons HERE.


New to Kroger shopping? Check out my video “Top 10 Ways to Save at Kroger”!





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How Do I Get Started With Couponing?

2014 11:42 pm

How Do I Get Started With Couponing?

READ READ READ!! Check out my series of “Getting Started” posts HERE and then let me know if you have any specific questions.




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(Video) Top 10 Ways To Save At Kroger

2014 3:17 pm

New Kroger shoppers or those of you who just enjoy friendly reminders…here are your TOP 10 ways to save at Kroger!!

  1. Get a Kroger Plus Loyalty Card
    (sign up at customer service desk or on Kroger.com)
  2. Kroger 1-2-3 Rewards Visa Card
    Learn more about this Visa
    Please note that the 1-2-3 Rewards Visa no longer offers the $25 sign up bonus.
  3. Shop the Mega Events
    How to Shop at Kroger Mega Event
  4. Closeouts
    View the latest Kroger Closeouts
  5. Manager’s Specials
    Learn more about Manager’s Specials
  6. Coupons (duh!)
    New to coupons? Check out my Couponing for Beginner’s Series
  7. Kroger Digital Coupons
    Digital Coupon guidelines
  8. Fuel Rewards
    Learn more about Fuel Rewards
  9. Catalinas
    Master list of current Kroger Catalinas
    Kroger Catalinas FAQ’s
  10. Follow my blog!! :)

What other ways do YOU save at Kroger?

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2 New Savings Tools! 52 Week Challenge & Savings Tracker!

2013 10:23 pm

Welp! It’s the last day of the year and that means tomorrow marks a fresh start for SAVINGS! Here are 2 great tools to help you reach your savings goals in 2014!

First up I have this nice little 52 Week Savings Challenge chart that will aid you in saving over $1300 in 2014! Print it out and hang it on the fridge!

Additionally, here is a fantastic tool to help you track your savings throughout the year! View the 2014 Savings Summary spreadsheet HERE.




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Couponing For Beginners | Get To Know Your Coupons

2013 11:15 am

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So you want to be a Couponer?

First things first. Let’s talk about coupons since they will be the most important part of your new adventure. I can not stress enough how important it is for you to READ READ READ as much as you can about couponing before you start using them. Nobody can do it for you. You have to educate yourself. And trust me…you’ll be glad you did. :)

The casual couponer will buy one paper on Sunday, clip only a fraction of the coupons inside and use them at their local stores to get maybe $0.50 or $1.00 off something that they might not normally buy…but do just because they have a coupon. Or even if you do normally buy the product, you are just getting one of them at a good price with your coupon. You are here because you want to take it to the next level and learn how to maximize every coupon to get max savings!!

The first installment of my Couponing For Beginners series will teach you everything you need to know about the coupons themselves.

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 What is a coupon?

Coupons are basically free money that manufacturers send out to entice people to buy their products.

Every coupon should have the following attributes:

:: Type of Coupon

Manufacturer or Store (stated at the top of the coupon).

:: Value

How much money will be deducted from your purchase, plus how many items you must purchase in order to use the coupon.

:: Terms

If the coupon says “save $1 on ANY Charmin product” then it can truly be used on any Charmin product, including the smallest size of toilet paper…or even Charmin flushable wipes since that is a Charmin product. If the coupon says “save $1 on Charmin Ultra Soft 6 Mega Rolls” then that is the EXACT product the coupon should be used for. If you use it for the 4 pack single rolls, that would be fraudulent use of the coupon and the store will NOT be reimbursed by the manufacturer.

:: Expiration Date

MOST coupons have an expiration date. If the expiration date is 6/30/13, you have until 11:59 pm on 6/30/13 to redeem your coupon.

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:: Image

Manufacturers generally put the newest or most expensive product in the picture for advertising purposes, hoping you will buy that product. Although the picture can be useful if you have never heard of the product, it does NOT dictate what you must purchase. The TEXT on the coupon is what you need to follow.

Example: Since the coupon above states “Save $2 on ANY two Kashi Cereals” you can use it on the single cups! :)

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:: Barcode

Every coupon needs a barcode. That’s what holds the information the cash register needs! If a printable coupon prints without a barcode – something went wrong. Try to print it again. If you are clipping coupons from an insert, be careful not to cut any of the barcode off because you need that! :)

Insert coupons (from the newspaper) will all have the same barcode. Printable coupons should all print with a unique code found in the upper right hand corner. This proves that each of your coupons was printed legitimately (not copied).

Some manufacturers choose to release PDF coupons. These make me very nervous because we are all printing the exact same barcode and prints are virtually unlimited. Balance is needed when choosing how many coupons you will print.

:: Fine Print

Every coupon should show some type of instructions for retailers including a redemption address. There is also information intended for the consumer. Some of the most common clauses I have explained below.

Purchase Vs. Transaction Vs. Household Vs. Shopping Trip

This is VERY important! You might look at your coupons and think, “How do these people save so much money?” All the coupons I get say I can only use one! Well, in some ways that’s true but mostly it is just worded in a confusing way. It is important to educate yourself on coupon terminology so you can intelligently defend your case when redeeming coupons.

PURCHASE

Almost all coupons will say, “Limit One Coupon Per Purchase.” All this means is that if your coupon says “Save $0.50 on One (1) box of Cheerios” then you CAN’T use TWO coupons on that ONE box to get $1.00 off.

One coupon per purchase means = one coupon per ITEM(s) purchased.

  • If you buy one box of Cheerios you can only use ONE coupon, if you buy TWO boxes of Cheerios then you are allowed to use TWO coupons.
  • If your coupon says “Save $0.50 on Two (2) boxes of Cheerios” then you have to buy TWO boxes in order to use ONE of your coupons.

Confused yet? ; ) You’ll get it down. Don’t worry…we all started out just as confused as you.

TRANSACTION

You might even find a coupon that will limit you to how many you can use in a “Transaction”. This is one of those tricky words that people often mix up with “Purchase”. Let me explain the difference the best I can. When you go to the store, gather the items you want to buy and then take your cart to the checkout – EACH item that you place on the belt is a PURCHASE.  Now the cashier is done scanning all your items and coupons and you pay (hopefully not too much!). Each time you pay, that was a TRANSACTION. You could have just purchased 100 items in that one transaction.

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HOUSEHOLD

It gets even trickier! Some coupons, mostly P&G (Proctor & Gamble) will say something like “Limit One Coupon Per Purchase. Limit Of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day.” Here’s where things get interesting. When using coupons like this it means exactly what it says. If you alone and go to the store and want to use your P&G coupons, you are only allowed to use FOUR of each kind (“like” coupons). You yourself are NOT allowed to use any more than FOUR of each one in a single day. If you decide to bring your neighbor Betty Sue and you’d like to give her some coupons to use she will be allowed to use her own sets of four “like” coupons.

“Four Like Coupons…” means Four of the exact same coupons.

And a “Household” is defined as all individuals who live in the same dwelling. So out of everyone that lives in your home you are only allowed to use 4 of the same coupon, per day on these types of coupons. Even if cashier “lets it slide”, the manufacturer technically does NOT have to reimburse the store because they allowed more than the coupon limits. We don’t want that to happen.

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SHOPPING TRIP

A shopping trip can be defined as each trip you make into the store with an empty cart.

So lets say you have a coupon that says “Save $1.00 When you Buy One (1) bottle of Welch’s Juice” and the fine print says “4 Like Coupons Per Shopping Trip” but you wanted to buy 7 bottles of juice. In order to comply with the wording on the coupon AND get all the bottles you planned on buying you would need to get 4 bottles of juice, checkout and pay, take those items out to your vehicle and then go BACK in the store with an empty cart and go get your other 3 bottles of juice. Then you have completed TWO shopping trips and didn’t use more than 4 like coupons in either shopping trip. Be sure you are also complying with store policy regarding multiple transactions as well. Some do not allow it. Some let you go nuts! :)

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:: Do Not Double

Some coupons will state DO NOT DOUBLE. However, if the coupon bar code starts with a 5, and your store’s policy is to double…it will automatically double. This is because the STORE is offering the discount on the doubled portion, so it’s at their discretion whether or not to allow the doubling.

If the barcode starts with a 9, the coupon will not double automatically.

If the coupon has the new databar barcode, you won’t know until you scan it if it will in fact double according to the store’s policy.

Why do brands choose to put a “do not double” clause on coupons if it’s the STORE who is paying for the doubled amount? The manufacturers put the DND clause on the coupon simply to reiterate that they are responsible ONLY for the face value of the coupon. I contacted a few companies who often place this stipulation their coupons to get a better understanding of why they do this and here is one reply I received (from Pom Wonderful):

“…As you know, some stores will double the value of coupons and give the consumer twice the value of the coupon off their purchase. Our “do not double” clause is just informing stores that if they do decide to double, POM will only reimburse them for the face value of the coupon. Merchants can still choose to double the value of the coupon if they want, that is their choice…”

Now that you have all of coupon lingo down, tomorrow we will talk about where to get all of those coupons!




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