Couponing 101: Know Your Stores

Posted by Liz McCoy Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I thought I’d review each step that Rosie shared in her couponing 101 post.

Step 1: Know Your Stores

You need to begin by making a list of stores that are in your area. Be sure to include grocery stores, drug stores and big box stores (such as Target & Walmart). If you are in Atlanta, the following stores take coupons:

Grocery: Ingles, Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods
Pharmacy: CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens
Other: Target, Walmart, BJs

Once you have your list of stores in you area, it’s time to call them up and ask some questions:

Does your store double coupons?
What is the maximum value that you will double?
How many ‘like’ coupons will double?
Do you ever have triple coupon promotions?
Do you take Internet printed coupons?
Can I combine store coupons with manufacturer coupons?
Does this store take expired coupons?
Do you accept competitor coupons?
Do you offer a senior citizen discount?

Be sure to record the answers to these questions for your reference.

Have you made your list of stores?   Have you made any phone calls? Anyone have any questions?  This is a pretty simple step but a necessary one.  Let us know the answers to these questions in the comments below.


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