extreme couponing

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CamelNoodle's picture
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extreme couponing

I assume some of you have seen the tv show "extreme couponing".

How do you find out about rules about coupons at your store?

Such as $1.00 of any size pantene, so you buy the $.89 one and have them pay you $.11. (I think the extreme couponers referred to this as overage?)

It's sounds too good to be true.

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It totally depends on the stores coupon policies. Yes some will give you overage while others the coupon would only be worth .89 thus getting the product for FREE.

Check back for a Store Coupon Policy Stickie.

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Also make sure you look at the coupons some say not good on trial size and that is where a lot of the extreme coupon ladies and gentleman were getting in trouble. Like the johnson and johnson 1.00 off coupons, at walmart you can get the trial size for .95 cents with the coupon you get .5cents but not good on trial size.

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You can check store websites for their coupon policies. None of the stores in my area give you the overage. They usually have to mark the coupon down to the amount of the item.

Joined: 09/03/04
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The only store around here that does overages is Walmart. Our grocery stores do double coupons up to .99 (which is really nice when things are on sale); but they only take 4 like coupons per transaction; which is annoying when you want to buy more than 4 items you need to do another transaction. I watch extreme couponing and a lot of the ppl on it annoy me. Why keep buying things just because they are free if you already have 500 of the same item at home. I know the cashiers here would be very annoyed having some of them go through their line.

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"newmamma2b" wrote:

The only store around here that does overages is Walmart. Our grocery stores do double coupons up to .99 (which is really nice when things are on sale); but they only take 4 like coupons per transaction; which is annoying when you want to buy more than 4 items you need to do another transaction. I watch extreme couponing and a lot of the ppl on it annoy me. Why keep buying things just because they are free if you already have 500 of the same item at home. I know the cashiers here would be very annoyed having some of them go through their line.

Yes to this. When people buy tons of items they may not necessarily need or use just b/c they can and have coupons for it is almost as bad as rich people just recklessly spending their money. Do you really need 40 sticks of deoderant stockpiled in your basement? Most will expire before they can even be used. I did see where one woman was taking the extra toiletry items she was able to get and donating them to shelters which I thought was nice. Another person was using the surplus items for care packages to troops overseas. But the others on the show were too extreme for me...and bordering on the line of horders if you ask me Blum 3

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If I remember correctly, I believe Food Lion gave me some cents back on an overage once (but don't quote me on that, lol).

Like some of the others said, it depends on the store in your area. Some will actually give overages in the form of cash. They get the money back from the manufacturer of the product (via the coupons) anyway, so it's no loss to them as far as I know.

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Some stores in my area will give you overage on a card as store credit, some will just match the price of the item; if the shampoo is 1.20 on sale and the coupon is 2 off they price match for 1.20. A lot of stores dont care that much about price matching because the people who made the coupon pay them that money back. (:

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"xMyLovelyLadyBumpx" wrote:

Some stores in my area will give you overage on a card as store credit, some will just match the price of the item; if the shampoo is 1.20 on sale and the coupon is 2 off they price match for 1.20. A lot of stores dont care that much about price matching because the people who made the coupon pay them that money back. (:

If you buy shampoo that is $1.20 with a $2 coupon you would have .80 overage. If the store only takes off the $1.20 I would be sure that they write $1.20 on the coupon because that is fraud. That means the store profited .80 if they collect the $2. from the manufacturer.

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Overage depends on the store. Some stores won't let you get the overage; they'll just manually adjust your coupon for the sale price. Walgreens does that, I believe, but you can always ask a manager for their coupon policy. I've been told to carry them in my binder for each of the stores I frequent, but I'm out of computer ink, so I can't do that yet.

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"Breen31806" wrote:

If you buy shampoo that is $1.20 with a $2 coupon you would have .80 overage. If the store only takes off the $1.20 I would be sure that they write $1.20 on the coupon because that is fraud. That means the store profited .80 if they collect the $2. from the manufacturer.

I always write out my own coupons if the store doesnt give me the money on store credit.

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