Stockpiling 101 – Understanding Coupons. We often get asked what it means to when a coupon says, “one per purchase”. This simply means that you can only use 1 coupon per item purchased. So, for example if you want to use multiple coupons then you have to purchase multiple items. Make sense? Now let’s take it one step further. What if it says, “one per transaction”? Then you would need to make multiple transactions in order to use more than one coupon. You could do that in variety of ways.
Stockpiling 101 – Understanding Coupons:
Put the Bar Down. Simply tell the cashier that you are going to make multiple transactions by putting the bar down between items. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that then you can take your purchase to your car and walk back in. I “try” to limit myself to 3 transactions per trip as to not hold the line up unless the store is not crowded or I go through self-checkout.
If the coupon reads “Limit 1 Transaction per day” you need to understand that you are going to need to bring an additional person with you to make multiple transactions. Know that this can include your children. My son has been using coupons since he was 3 years old and checking out in order that we could make more than one transaction per day. An example of a store that limits you to one transaction per day is Michael’s. It is very important that you understand coupons so that you can use them strategically.
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