Friday, February 17, 2012

Penny Pincher Coupons

The best way to save extra money, is to match up a Store Coupon to a Manufacturer’s coupon on every item purchased. The only problem is finding enough Store Coupons and Manufacturer’s coupons to match! Each month we issue a coupon booklet at County Market/Cub for items that are deeply discounted. It’s our monthly Penny Pincher booklet. We want you to find a manufacturer’s coupon to match. These booklets come out around the 3rd week of each month. They are delivered by direct mail. Your postal delivery person will be able to tell you which day the coupons are arriving to your mailbox. Stores do not get lots of extra copies of the Penny Pincher booklets. Part of the contracts made with the vendors featured in the Penny Pinchers is that they issue all booklet by direct mail, and one per household. Likewise, your postal person is not allowed to hand you extra copies. However, we do trade may Penny Pincher coupons at our local club.

When you use your Penny Pincher coupon, the deduction or price adjustment is scanned off of a store barcode. That will only happen for the number of items that the coupon limits. For example, if it says, Limit 2, but you buy 5, 2 will be discounted, the registers will automatically charge full price for the other 3 items. These coupon discounts are set PER TRANSACTION. I’m often asked about the usage of multiple Penny Pinchers. Yes, if you shop another day, with a duplicate Penny Pincher, it will clear to your purchase without any problems. We do have a place in our store for swapping coupons.

Our members will trade Pennies amongst themselves. I often want extra kids foods, and Other members want some of the cleaning supplies I do not plan to use. We are allowed to trade them at club, or place extra coupons in our swap bins. The next step is finding a good Manufacturer’s match to the store coupon. Usually I find around 4 per month that make a good match. This month, Johnsonville Chicken printable coupon offered online matches to our in store Johnsonville coupon. When you read the offers, they do not look like they are intended to be matched. Our store coupon shows only 1 picture of an item included in our discount. Yet there are several varieties included. Once you get to the store, you can see how many match up. When ever in doubt-Scan it and See! In our store, there were 8 types of sausages in the Penny Pincher case.

There is a big difference in using an open ended offer like, “Good on Johnsonville Meats” versus a closed offer like, “Good only on Johnsonville Chicken brats.” The County Market offer is for many Johnsonville types of sausages, including Chicken. By using both the MF Chicken offer, and the Store Open ended coupon, we stay correct and Legal. However, if the offers were reversed, and the County Market offer was Closed, and only for the Chicken Variety, and we had a Pork Italian sausage MF closed coupon, we would not match and the offer would not work. The hardest part of couponing, is figuring out what the coupon writer intended! If an offer is good on over 50 products, we will never know if it will work until we scan it.

Current Penny Pincher Match Up Penny Pincher coupon booklets are delivered monthly via direct mail. Ask your post person which day of the week your Penny Pincher will arrive.
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Lynn’s Coupons and Refunding Service Put COUNTY MARKET FREE SHIPPING in check out for free shipping on your first order. This offer must be for a purchase greater than $5, and can not be combined with any other offer. She provides newspaper, non newspaper, coupons and rebate forms.
Kuntry Klippers This service specializes in newspaper coupons. Their fees vary but are between 10% and 15% of face value. They also run specials on products. They ship a bit slower, allow for 3-4 days in Illinois. All coupons are sold in sets of 20 like coupons. County Market shoppers also get Free Shipping with “First Time County Market” in check out box.

Coupons by Dede This site sells full inserts, and clipped coupons. All of these coupons are newspaper coupons. The price is generally 15% of the face value of the coupon. You can buy 1 coupon, or 100 coupons. Shipping from this site is fairly fast. Very reliable service. She will run “Specials” on coupons when they get within 10 days of expiration.

The Coupon Clippers is the largest clipping service in the country. They provide newspaper, non newspaper, coupons and rebate forms. They have good service, and a large selection. Being the largest, the hottest coupons disappear fast. However, they do get LOTS of coupons.

The Coupon Master has a mix of newspaper and non newspaper coupons. They ship quickly. Their handling fees are 10%-12% of face value. Shipping is quick, usually arrives in 3 days. They do carry rebate forms on the site.

All internet coupon print limits are subjective. At the time of this email coupons were available for print. If the daily or weekly print limit has been reached, the coupon will be automatically pulled from the websites. You can try to print again tomorrow. All coupons listed are not available in our stores. We list them so you can order or find them to save you money. Check with clipping services, trade boards, or ebay to find coupons not in your store. It is our intent to help you find as many savings opportunities as possible. Enjoy!