Saturday, December 30, 2000
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Monday, August 28, 2000
Friday, August 4, 2000
Tuesday, August 1, 2000
- Ask for rainchecks. If CVS is out of any item, even a ECB item, ask for a raincheck. On the raincheck they should write the event code(a small # code printed in the CVS ad next to the ECB item) on the raincheck so that when you buy the item later you will not only get the item at the sale price, but they will able to print the ECB for you as well.
- Watch the limits on ECB deals. The limit will be printed in the ad and on the shelf tag. If the item has a limit of more than 1 don't buy all the items in the same transaction. If you do, the ECB's for ALL of the items will print in one lump sum ECB. For example: if an item gives a $5.00 ECB and has a limit of 5 and you buy all 5 in a transaction you will get (1) $25 ECB! This is rather hard to use later if CVS has a slow week and you don't have a $25 total after coupons.
- "Buy $ worth get xx ECB deals". For deals like "Buy $20 worth get $xx ECB" you don't have to buy all the items in one transaction. Just make sure to go back and finish doing the deal! The bottom of your receipt will keep track of all your purchases for the week. So if you bought $8.00 worth it will say "amount toward reward - $8.00, amount needed to reach reward - $12.00." This is the same for "buy 2 get xx ECB". You don't have to buy both items in one transaction - just don't forget to buy the 2nd one later!
- Watch the bottom of your receipt. Not only will it keep track of your purchases like I stated above, it will also keep track of the limits. It will say how many items you have bought and if you have reached your limit yet.
- Scan your card at the Coupon Printer every time you visit CVS! If your store has a price checker/coupon printer, scan your card there to get valuable CVS store coupons! Especially on your first visit that week, you can usually scan your card multiple times until it says "No more coupons available." Also watch for CVS coupons to print on the bottom of your receipt.
- Stack your coupons if possible. CVS will accept 1 manufacturer coupon AND 1 CVS coupon on each item. So if you had a CVS store coupon for $1.00 of any deodorant and you had a manuf. coupon for $1.00 of Sure deodorant you could use both coupons and get $2.00 total off 1 Sure deodorant.
- Watch the expiration dates on your ECB's!! If they expire most stores will not let you use them and you are in a sense throwing money away! There have been times that I have had ECB's expiring and no good ECB deals to do. So I would just buy milk, or TP or something my family needed instead of letting that "money" go to waste! I try to keep my ECB's filed (in my small coupon binder) with the ECB expiring the soonest first so I know when I have to use it.
- Register your card at CVS.com. They will sometimes send you coupons like "$4 off a $20 purchase" and more in your email.
- Hand your coupons to the cashier in a certain order. If you have any kind of $ off coupon like $5/$25, etc. hand the cashier that coupon first. Then hand all your manuf. coupons and CVS coupons. I always then ask the cashier what the total is before tax (since my ECB's will not pay the tax) and I then combine and grab any ECB's that I have that can get me closest to the total without going over (unless it is only a few pennies over).
- Be nice to your store employees and cashiers!! I have 2 main CVS stores that I visit in my area and I know most of the employee's names and greet them by name as I come in the store. And they either know my name or know who I am (one store has a CVS hall of fame with pictures of great CVS shoppers and their coupon testimony posted and they call me "Hall of famer"!) I have to say, I have some wonderful CVS cashiers! I have shared diaper coupons and tips on how to do a really great deal or a hidden deal that week with them on multiple occasions. So, no groans as I come up to the cash register with my stack of coupons and sometimes even multiple transactions - they laugh and chat with me and try to guess how much I will pay for everything. It makes shopping at CVS so much more enjoyable and it also helps me uphold my Christian testimony!
Friday, July 28, 2000
Wednesday, July 26, 2000
Winn-Dixie coupon policy:
1. Some stores accept competitor's coupons. Check with your local store.
2. They do not double coupons.
3. Acceptance of internet coupons varies from store to store.
4. You may use one manufacturer's coupon and one store coupon per item.
Tuesday, July 25, 2000
here at Centsible Savings
Fiddledeedee! (Sarah has several Publix posts, so I've sent you to her homepage. Make sure you look at all of them!)
Publix coupon policy:
1. They accept internet coupons, except for coupons offering a free item.
2. You may use one store coupon and one manufacturer's coupon per item.
3. Some stores accept competitor's coupons. Check with your local store.
4. You may use two coupons on a BOGO sale.
Giant PA Coupon policy:
1. They will double coupons up to $.99 when you use your store card.
2. They do not allow overage.
3. You may only double one like coupon per day.
4. They accept internet coupons.
5. They do not accept internet coupons for free products or with a value of more than $5.00.
Highlights posted here at Centsible Savings
Food Lion coupon policy:
1. They accept manufacturer's coupons
2. They accept internet coupons if they scan.
3. They do not accept internet coupons for free products
4. They accept their own store printable coupons, but these may not be combined with manufacturer's coupons.
5. They do not double coupons.
6. You may only use one Food Lion printable coupon per like item per transaction.
7. They do not accept competitor's coupons.
8. They do not give overage.
The Grocery Weekly
Dillon's coupon policy:
1. They double unlimited coupons up to $.50.
2. Any coupon over $.50 will "double" up to $1.00
3. They accept internet coupons.
4. They have coupons on their website that you can load onto your card. You may combine these coupons with manufacturer's coupons.
5. They will accept expired coupons up to 2 weeks after the expiration date.
6. They will only accept one coupon for both items on BOGO sales.
7. You must use your store card in order for coupons to double.
Whether your store is already listed or not, your input is valuable! If you publish the deals for your local store on a weekly basis, please email me at centsiblesavings (at) yahoo (dot) com, and I will add you to the list!
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National Chain StoresDollar General
Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Wednesday, July 5, 2000
As I shared with others my savings, they were anxious to learn how to coupon as well. I considered starting my own blog. But then Mary Ellen decided to step down from writing Centsible Savings, and it worked out perfectly for me to take over writing here! I really do enjoy blogging and love hearing from you, my readers!
In December of 2009, I was introduced to the world of Do-it-Yourself, Frugal Home Decorating blogs and I was seriously in LOVE! I am a homemaker at heart who loves to cook, bake cakes, entertain, and make our house into a home. BUT, I never knew the amazing things you could do with spraypaint, simple household items like coffee filters, and how you could make Goodwill/yardsale furniture look beautiful! This is when I started sharing my Décor on a Dime projects and it became an instant hit!