Where can I find coupons?
Well I think I have demonstrated all the places online to print coupons. There are also alot of other places to find coupons.
*family and friends that do not coupon but get the Sunday paper. Ask them to save the inserts for you.
*Coupon Inserts can be purchased: http://shop.whole-couponinserts.com/ That is one example but you can do a goggle search and come up with more options. Buying coupon inserts is about the same price as purchasing a paper but you will get more than one insert and they usually are the regional coupons. (making them better than what we get in Broome County).
*Stores like CVS and Wegmans tend to carry other area papers and usually at a cheaper price. So check out your local stores and see what you can find.
*Grocery Stores/Pharmacy's always have coupon pads or coupon machines. You can even find little coupon holders on frozen section doors. Some stores like Walgreen's have monthly coupon books next to the sale ads by the front door. ALWAYS have your eyes open when your in any store. My 7 year old can spot coupons an aisle away :)
*Gas Stations have tear pads/peelies around special sporting evens or holidays. In gas stations you can find coupons for candy, soda, chips etc. (snacky stuff)
*ALWAYS look inside product boxes when you open them. You would be surprised how many times you will find high value coupons. I opened a box of Gorton's Grilled Fish and there was a $2.00 off one coupon.
*9 out of 10 times when you receive a free sample there will be high value coupons included.
*when you order online from places like Amazon.com or CVS.com they will throw in free samples or coupon books.
*Magazines like Better homes & gardens have several coupons in each issue. There is a magazine called All You and it is FULL of coupons. CVS also has a similar one that you can purchase in store.
*Email: after signing up for notifications or for a sample you will continue to get emails and they tend to have special coupons that you can print
*Like all you favorite companies on facebook. They will regularly throw out special coupons
*taking part in a Coupon Train is a great way to get coupons. People that tend to take part in coupon trains are from all different states making the variety nice.
*Have a mommy's coupon clip night. Invite some of your fellow coupon moms over for wine and coupons. Each mom would bring their unwanted coupns and would swap with each other.
*Company Websites- go to your favorite product websites and go to their contact us section. Send them a quick few sentencing telling them how much you love their product and ask for coupons. Make sure to include your complete mailing list. Some companies will not send you anything but then you have ones that will mail you a stack of coupons. I have been pretty successful doing this.
I feel as if I am missing some so as I think of them I will continue to update!
How To Shop At Walgreen'sRegister Rewards
Become familiar with Register Rewards (RR). Register Rewards (a.k.a. Catalina coupons) are manufacturer coupons that print out from a Catalina machine at the register after you have completed your transaction. The Register Rewards print out after you buy a participating product, which may be advertised in Walgreens weekly ad. There are also Register Reward deals that are not advertised in the weekly ads but are posted inside the store.
Register Rewards are manufacturer coupons. When you have a RR in hand to use, you can only use ONE RR per item purchased. For example: If you are purchasing three items, you can use up to a combination of three manufacturer coupons and/or RRs. If you attempt to use more than three, the register will beep. If you run into a situation where you have more manufacturer coupons/RRs to use than products, look for “filler” items to add to your purchase. Fillers are inexpensive items, and they allow you to apply more coupons at checkout. Great options for filler items include clearance merchandise, small candies, and pencils. Note: Walgreens store coupons do NOT count towards your coupon-to-item ratio. In other words, the register will not beep if you are using more Walgreens coupons than items.
If you purchase more than one of the same Register Reward participating item per transaction, you will only receive one Register Reward–NOT two! In order to get more than one RR coupon when purchasing more than one of the same qualifying items, request that each item be rung up on a separate transaction. However, you can purchase different Register Reward qualifying items in the same transaction, and you will receive one RR for each DIFFERENT qualifying Register Reward item purchased.
Another important thing to note is that Register Reward deals do NOT roll! This means that if your receive a $2RR for purchasing Huggies diapers, you cannot use this same RR to purchase another package of Huggies diapers and expect another $2RR to be generated.
You CAN use Register Rewards from a different deal to pay for another Register Reward deal–which means you can roll Register Rewards from different deals to help lower your out-of-pocket expense.
Learning how to correctly use Walgreens coupons will ensure that you have a smooth transaction. Coupons are posted in the Walgreens weekly ad and in Walgreens coupon booklets – located at the front of the store, in the pharmacy area, and even in a $0.99 children’s activity booklet. With so many places to find coupons, it can be a bit confusing!
Walgreens coupons do NOT count towards your coupon-to item-ratio. In other words, the register will not beep if you are using more Walgreens coupons than items. Remember that Register Rewards and other manufacturer coupons can only be used once per each item purchased.
When you are using a combination of Walgreens coupons and manufacturer coupons, always hand over the manufacturer coupons first and then the Walgreens store coupons. Why? In order to get coupon overage which can then be used towards other items. If you use the manufacturer coupon after the Walgreens store coupon, the register will beep to indicate that the value of the coupon is greater than the value of the item… BUT, if you give the cashier the manufacturer coupon first, the register won’t react. Both coupons will go through without any beeps, and you’ll get the coupon overage!
New Balance Reward Program
As of 9/16/2012, Walgreens has rolled out a brand new rewards program called Balance Rewards! You can enroll in-store, online or via the mobile app and begin earning points and special savings, and start redeeming rewards
Balance Rewards Members will earn points with the purchase of specified products and/or services during specified promotions periods. Online orders delivered to your home will earn points as if purchased in store. Online orders picked up in store will earn points after the items have been picked up from the store. Points will be awarded to the Member’s account 3-5 days after purchase. Members can also earn points for making healthy choices, such as getting an immunization or participating in Walk with Walgreens (walk.walgreens.com).
*Walgreens reserves the right to limit points awarded with respect to any offer or promotion to reasonable household quantities. On a return and/or exchange the Points will be deducted from the Member’s account that was used for the original purchase.
Your points will be equal to the following rewards, redeemable for redemption dollars:
Keep in mind that if you do not earn or redeem points for 6 consecutive calendar months, the membership will be deemed to be inactive and all accumulated Points will beforfeited. For active Members, all Balance Rewards Points expire on a rolling 36 month basis.
Other Helpful Information
If you are planning to buy mass quantities of a sale item, it is beneficial to contact the store and order the item in advance. You can order up to 99 of a particular item in advance. This is much better than coming in on the first day of a sale and completely cleaning out the shelves. There really is such a thing as coupon etiquette!! Walgreens will most likely want you to pay for the order of items in advance, so be sure to have all applicable coupons in hand!
Rain Checks: Walgreens does issue rain checks! Rain checks are good for in-store purchases only and valid for 30 days. In some instances, a store employee may authorize the substitution of a similar item of the same brand at the advertised price.
Buy One, Get One Free Items: If there is a Buy One, Get One free or a Buy Get One 50% Off promotion, you can use two coupons for the items. You can also use a Buy One, Get One free coupon for items that are currently part of a Buy One, Get One free promotion–this essentially makes both items FREE!
CVS - Extra Care Bucks ProgramExtra Care Bucks or ECBs are CVS rewards that will give you money back to spend in the store however you want (a few exclusions apply). Always remember to have the cashier scan your Extra Care card first so you never miss out on the Extra Care Bucks! Every week, there will be Extra Care Buck deals advertised in the weekly ad. Basically you will have to purchase a select product, and then, after purchasing the item, you will get a certain amount of Extra Care Bucks back. The Extra Care Bucks will come in the form of a coupon at the end of your receipt. These Extra Care Buck items will come with different limits. Some items will give you one ECB per card… other items may give you five ECBs. Sometimes there will even be FREE after Extra Care Buck items advertised! This means that you will buy an item for a certain amount and then get that same amount back after purchasing the item in the form of Extra Care Bucks! And even sweeter, if you have a manufacturer coupon to use on the free after Extra Care Buck item, then you’ll turn this deal into a moneymaker!
You will also earn 2% cash back in the form of Extra Care Bucks on every purchase in-store and online. Every three months these Extra Bucks will print out at the end of your receipt. If you are a really great CVS shopper–which means you spend very little out of pocket–this amount won’t be too much… BUT every little bit helps and it’s like scoring FREE money on items you would have purchased anyway! You can also earn one Extra Care buck for every two prescriptions purchased in-store or online.
Rolling Extra Care Bucks
Once you start getting the hang of CVS, you’ll be able to “roll” your Extra Care Bucks! This means that you’ll be able to purchase new Extra Care Buck deals on a regular basis while rolling Extra Care Bucks earned from previous weeks to purchase them! And that means, you’ll be spending little to NO money out of pocket! Once you get really good, you’ll start profiting off these deals. How? Well, when you stack manufacturer coupons on top of Extra Care Buck deals, you can really come out ahead!
Here’s an example: CVS has Suave Shampoo on sale for $1, and it will generate a $1 Extra Care Buck (ECB) after purchasing one. Plus, you have a $0.50/1 manufacturer coupon. You’ll end up only paying $0.50 out of pocket, but then you’ll get back a $1 Extra Care Buck–netting you a $0.50 profit for purchasing Suave! This extra money earned can go towards much needed items like diapers and milk!
Always be on the lookout for other CVS store product coupons. These can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for even more savings! Some will print out at the end of your receipt, after your Extra Care Bucks.
Once you’re ready to checkout, put your coupons in this order: $4 off $20 store coupon (or any other money-off store coupon), CVS store product coupons, manufacturer coupons and finally Extra Care Bucks.
Buy One Get One
Are you worried about CVS not accepting two coupons on a Buy One, Get One Free sale – or not allowing you to use a Buy One, Get One Free coupon on a Buy One, Get One Free sale to essentially get two items for free?
In the case where a particular item is on sale for Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO), you are only allowed to use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. For instance, if Revlon lipstick is on sale for BOGO, you can use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. You would get both items free and pay any applicable tax. We reserve the right to limit quantities. If our store is running a sale for BOGO, you can use two manufacturer’s coupons for a specific dollar amount off. For example, if Revlon lipstick is on sale at our store for BOGO, you can use two $1.00 off Revlon lipstick manufacturer coupons.
Rite Aid Shopping & UP RewardsRite Aid Store Coupons
Store coupons are located in Rite Aid’s weekly ad, and these store coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for even more savings. Rite Aid offers a Video Values Program. Basically, you spend a few seconds or minutes watching various video advertisements – and, for doing so, you are able to print Rite Aid coupons! Video Values coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for even more savings!
UP Rewards Program
One of the biggest perks of being a Rite Aid Wellness member is the fact that you can take advantage of the +Up Rewards Program. The +UP Reward program is an incentive program that allows manufacturers to provide a +UP Reward to consumers for buying a specific product and/or specific number of products. Each week, different items, which generate a +UP Reward, are advertised in the store circular.
+Up Rewards are automatically loaded to your wellness+ card. To redeem a +Up Reward, simply scan your wellness+ card at check out and the register will automatically recognize eligible +Up Rewards.
In addition, a +Up Reward can only be redeemed starting at 6AM on the day after it was earned and expires 14 days after issue. Please note that you also have the option to receive your +Up Rewards on your register receipts rather than having them loaded on your wellness+ card. If you prefer this paper option, just visit your local Rite Aid store and ask the cashier to switch you to the paper +UP option (you will need to show your wellness+ card or give the phone number associated with your wellness+ account) or call 1‐800‐RITEAID to switch to paper +UPs. If you choose to use paper +UPs, +UP activation will still be at 6AM the day after the +UP is earned.