Getting Started at Dollar Tree

 

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Coupon Policy:

Dollar Tree is now accepting manufacturer coupons, here are the highlights:

Here are a few of the rules about using coupons at Dollar Tree, to see the full list go here!

  • Only original manufacturer coupons will be accepted
  • No retailer-specific coupons will be accepted
  • Only two internet  printable coupons may be permitted per transaction
  • No “Free” items coupons will be permitted with out a purchase required
  • Coupons will not be accepted without the purchase of the item specified – size, # of items, etc
  • Coupons cannot be redeemed for more than the purchase price
  • Only one manufacturer coupon will be accepted per item
  • Management has the right to refuse any coupon or limit quantities
Ads Run:

Dollar Tree ads run Sunday through Saturday.

Shoppers Card:

Dollar Tree does not require a shoppers card of any sorts to receive their great deals.

Additional Information:

Dollar Tree does offer you to special order items. So if you are looking for a large quantity of a certain item, ask a manager to make a special purchase for you instead of clearing a shelf.

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YEAH! Dollar Tree Will Start Accepting Coupons Starting August 26, 2012!

Starting tomorrow all Dollar Tree locations will start accepting manufacturer coupons! I will check out tomorrow and see if there are any great deals to be found and will report back to you! Are you excited, will you go?

Here are a few of the rules about using coupons at Dollar Tree, to see the full list go here!

  • Only original manufacturer coupons will be accepted
  • No retailer-specific coupons will be accepted
  • Only two internet  printable coupons may be permitted per transaction
  • No “Free” items coupons will be permitted with out a purchase required
  • Coupons will not be accepted without the purchase of the item specified – size, # of items, etc
  • Coupons cannot be redeemed for more than the purchase price
  • Only one manufacturer coupon will be accepted per item
  • Management has the right to refuse any coupon or limit quantities

Before you head out, be sure to print a copy of their new coupon policy to save you & the store any confusion. But do remember, this is new, to everyone. So be patient. If the coupons don’t scan or the manager refuses a coupon, remain calm and discuss it. We don’t want angry employees complaining and getting this program dumped!

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Getting Started 101: Learn Store Policies

Learning How To Shop Each Store: I have added a few helpful tips about each store for you to know how many coupons they take, do they double, have shoppers cards, etc. Walking in to do your first few run with coupons can be overwhelming. It can be a nightmare if you get to the register and do it all wrong. So knowing the stores policies and having a plan, will help make your trip run smooth and be a huge success. Also shopping at a few different stores will help you get the best deals and the most for your money. Just make sure you are not going out of your way to get all of the deals, the gas and time you spend may not make it worth it. (More Store Policies To Come)

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Getting Started At Walgreens

Coupon Policy:
Walgreens accepts manufacturer coupons, Walgreens in-ad store coupons, Walgreens Instant Value Coupon Booklet, Register Rewards (RR) and internet printable coupons. Walgreens does not doubles coupons. Walgreens will also take expired coupons if they expire within the week that you are visiting. This is based on the decision of your manager, but most will allow it. For example, today is June 30, but your coupon expired June 27, they will let you use that coupon.

Walgreens also allows you to use a B1G1 FREE coupon combined with a B1G1 FREE sale, therefor getting both items for FREE. You will have to pay tax.

Walgreens also allows you to “stack” coupons. This is where you use a Walgreens store coupon, in-ad coupon or Instant Value Coupon combined with a manufacturer coupon.  For example……

Gillette Body Wash is on sale for $4.99 each
use $2.00 off 1 manufacturer coupon and
use the $2.00 off 1 Instant Value Coupon
pay .99 out of pocket

The only problem that you will have with this is, Walgreens registers count each item purchased per coupon, even though both coupons are for the same item. So you have to purchase a small “filler” item so that the register reads 2 items and 2 coupons. There are always small pieces of candy at the front for around .33 that you could throw in.

Ads Run:
Walgreens ads run from Sunday through Saturday.

Shoppers Card:
Walgreens does not offer a shopper’s card of sort at this time.

Reusable Bags:
Walgreens does not offer any discount for bringing your own shopping bags.

Additional Information:
Walgreens offers rain checks for items that are listed in their ad that they are out of. Take the Walgreens ad to the cashier and ask them for a rain check for the items that you want. Walgreens rain checks do not expire. So hold onto them until the item that you want comes in.

Rolling Register Rewards- Walgreens is a little tricky when it comes to rolling Register Rewards. This is were you can use the Register Rewards that print from one offer to then turn around and purchase the same item again and again reusing the Register Rewards to pay for the next purchase that offers a Register Rewards. Confused yet? Here is an example of what rolling mean…..

Sale ad says…
Buy 1 Gillette Razor at $8.99 each, get back a $4 Register Rewards, you also have a $4 manufacturer coupon, this is what you can do.

 Transaction 1…….
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion at $8.99 each
use 1 Gillette Fusion manufacturer coupon $4.00 off 1

pay $4.99 out of pocket, get back $4 Register Rewards

Transaction 2…..
Buy another Gillette Fusion at $8.99 each
use another Gillette Fusion manufacturer coupon $4.00 off 1
use $4.00 Extra Care Bucks from first transaction

= pay .99 out of pocket, but you will not get back $4 Register Rewards

The reason why the second Register Rewards will not print out is because, the original Register Rewards is for the same product. But you can do this….

Sale ad says…
Buy 1 Gillette Razor at $8.99 each, get back a $4 Register Rewards, use a $4 manufacturer coupon

Buy 1 Complete Contact Solution at $8.99 each, get back a $4 Register Rewards, use a $4 manufacturer coupon

Transaction 1…….
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion at $8.99 each
use 1 Gillette Fusion manufacturer coupon $4.00 off 1

pay $4.99 out of pocket, get back $4 Register Rewards

Transaction 2…..
Buy Complete Contact Solution at $8.99 each
use Complete Contact Solution manufacturer coupon $4.00 off 1
use $4.00 Extra Care Bucks from first transaction

= pay .99 out of pocket, get back $4 Register Rewards

and so on and so on….

Walgreens does only allow you to get 1 Register Rewards offer per transaction, but most locations do not mind that you do more than one transaction. Again this is based on your manager decision.  This is called rolling.

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Getting Started at Wal-Mart

Coupon Policy:

Wal-Mart accepts manufacturer coupons and printable coupons. They now allow you to have overage for coupons that are more than the value of the item you are purchasing. Example: Reach Dental Floss is .88 each at our local Wal-Mart, there is always a coupon for $1/1 Reach Dental Floss. Their new policy states that your will receive .12 in overage to go towards the rest of your purchase when you use your coupon to purchase this item. Wal-Mart does accept competitors coupons. They also do NOT have a Catalina machine on their registers.

Ads Run:

Wal-Mart ads run Sunday through Saturday.

Shoppers Card:.

Walgreens does not offer a shopper’s card of sort at this time.

Reusable Bags:

Wal-Mart does not offer any discount for bringing your own shopping bags.

Additional Information:

Wal-Mart is a tricky store to shop at with coupons. Most of the problems that you encounter there is due to poorly trained cashiers. Remember to stay calm, be polite, ask for a manager and when all else fails be willing to walk out with out items the cashier/management refuse to let you use your legitimate coupons on! It is also helpful to carry Wal-Mart’s coupon policy with you to reference when problems creep up.

Wal-Mart also offers price matching, which is great if you are low on time! Just bring in a competitors ads and keep your price match items separate for easier check out.

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Getting Started at Target

Coupon Policy:

Target accepts manufacturer coupons, internet printable coupons and target coupons. They do not double coupons but you can stack manufacturer coupons or internet printable coupons with a target coupon.

Ads Run:

Target ads run Sunday through Saturday.

Shoppers Card:.

Target does not offer a shopper’s card of sort at this time.

Reusable Bags:

Target takes .05 off your total purchase for each reusable shopping bag you bring with you.

Additional Information:

Target also offers price matching, which is great if you are low on time! Just bring in a competitors ads and keep your price match items separate for easier check out

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Getting Started at Kmart

Coupon Policy:

Kmart accepts manufacturer coupons, printable coupons and Kmart store coupons. You can read the complete coupon policy for Kmart here.

Ads Run:

Kmart ads run Sunday through Saturday.

Shoppers Card:

Kmart does offer a Shop Your way Rewards card that is needed to use coupons and to get some special promotions. Kmart’s loyalty card offers points for purchasing certain products and once you reach a certain amount of points you will receive a coupon for X amount off your next purchase. During Super Double Coupon Events you will now need this card to have your coupons doubled.

Reusable Bags:

Kmart does not offer any discount for bringing your own shopping bags.

Additional Information:

Occasionally Kmart offers Super Double Events where they will double manufacturer coupon up to $2.00. They have put very constricting rules on this the last few times that they offered it. You must use your loyalty card in order for your coupons to double. Limit was also 5 coupons per day per Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards Card.

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Getting Started At CVS

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Coupon Policy:
CVS accepts manufacturer coupons, CVS store coupons, Extra Care Bucks (ECB) and internet printable coupons. CVS does not doubles coupons. CVS will also take expired coupons if they expire within the week that you are visiting. This is based on the decision of your manager, but most will allow it. For example, today is June 30, but your coupon expired June 27, they will let you use that coupon.
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Getting Started At Kroger

 

Coupon Policy:
Kroger accepts manufacturer coupons, Kroger Catalina coupons and internet printable coupons. At this time most Kroger stores do not double coupons any longer. Some Kroger stores still doubles coupons up to $1 and has a  limit of 5 like manufacturer coupons and 2 like printable coupons that will double.

Ads Run:
Kroger ads run from Monday through Sunday.

Shoppers Card:
Kroger offers a Kroger Plus Card. This card allows you to get the sale price and sometimes additional discounts only for card holders. Kroger Plus Card is FREE.

You can also use this card to load coupons onto it. These loadable coupons will be taken off your total purchase at check out once you have swiped your card. Kroger, Cellfire and Shortcuts are the sites that you can log into and add electronic coupons to your Kroger Plus Card.

You can also load E-Coupons to your card from UPromise. Although UPromise coupons do not come off your total at the register, they do bank in an account to use for your child’s college education.

Reusable Bags:
Kroger no longer offers any discount for bringing in your own reusable bags.

Additional Information:
Kroger also uses Catalina coupons, but only ones that were printed from Kroger. These are the coupons that print out of a separate machine during checkout. Catalina coupons can either be manufacturer coupons (good for only items listed) or amounts off your next purchase coupons (example: $2.00 off your next purchase-good for any items in the store).

Kroger also send coupons via mail. Just log into Kroger’s site and make sure that your information is up to date.

Kroger does offer 10/$10 deals often. You do not need to purchase 10 to get them for a $1.00 each.

Kroger offers rain checks for items that are listed in their ad that they are out of. Take the Kroger ad to the customer service desk and ask them for a rain check for the items that you want.

Kroger no longer allows you to combine loadable coupons and manufacturer coupons. Once you scan your card, your loadable coupons will be taken off your total purchase. If you then have manufacturer coupons, they will not be accepted if there was a loadable coupon already used.

UPDATE: Kroger no longer doubling coupons in Cincinnati Market!

UPDATE: Kroger’s new policy as of October 10, 2011- see picture below!

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