This is just any FYI post for those of you who are wondering or don’t know what doubling coupons mean. Double coupons means the store doubles the face value of a coupon (most stores have a limit) when it’s scanned at checkout. For instance, if you have a $0.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables coupon whether printed or found in the Sunday Paper…that $0.50 coupon will double to $1.00 off at checkout instead of just $0.50 off. This is a nice “tool” that I use in my stockpiling methods!
Most stores limit that amount to $0.50…meaning only $0.50 and under coupons will double. If it’s a $0.55 coupon then that particular coupon will just take off $0.55 and NOT double to $1.10 off. I’m not sure of which stores do double coupons, but I know that in my local area, Kroger stores and Meijer DO double coupons. Luckier shoppers have stores in their area that doubles up to $1.00…meaning a $1 coupon will double to $2 off instead WOWZA! I would be shopping there all the time .
All stores are reimbursed for the coupons that WE as shoppers use, however, when a store doubles coupons the manufacturer coupon is reimbursed at the single face value BUT the store that allows double coupons is basically matching that amount thus, “DOUBLE COUPONS”. The stores use this as a type of promotion to reward us shoppers and to keep us coming back!
If you are unsure if your local grocery stores double coupons, then just pull out the phone book and give them a call to find out. There are also some stores that TRIPLE coupons…but we’re not lucky to have any of them in the area where I live .
Hoping that this has helped put the “double couponing” question to rest for some of you! Did you just get an AHAA-LIGHT BULB moment!?