Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Q & A

From an email...

Coupon Clipper: I have another question...when shopping at Meijer with the Meijer mealbox coupons and then the manufacturer coupons which coupons should you give the cashier first?

I usually just hand over the wad of them but I don't think this is the best way since I've been getting more savvy at couponing.

Also, is there a limit on how many items you can purchase with a coupon. For instance, I was going to stockpile the Johnsonville sausage links and patties this week by purchasing close to 15 packages of them. I would then have 15 coupons. I'm just wondering if there's a maximum of coupons scanned per transaction. I'm asking now before I go.

Me: There are some some stores where it does matter which coupons you give first, second, and third...

Walgreen's is one of these stores. At Walgreen's it is best to have any in store "Walgreen's" coupons scanned first. Secondly, give the cashier your manufacturer coupons and lastly hand over your Register Rewards.

Grocery shopping is different in that the only think that you 'need' to hand over first would be a rain check of you had one. Handing over the rain check first just lessens the amount of work that the cashier will have to do to adjust the price on your rain check items. The main rule of thumb to remember when shopping with coupons is one manufacturer coupon per item. Adding in store coupons will not effect the manufacturer coupons...

for example you could have 3 tubes of toothpaste, you can use 3 manufacturer coupons and a store coupon with no problems.

There really isn't a coupon limit- but sometimes a manager will need to be called to approve a transaction... usually this just happens at Kroger. Happy stockpiling!



The Johnsonville sausage links and patties are .50 each this week at my Kroger (Super Kroger). They are on sale 2 for $5 and there were $1 off coupons (2 for links, 1 for patties) that double.

Laura Webber

My Kroger huh? :)