Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What Are Double Coupons?

What Are Double Coupons?
A coupon helps frugal shoppers to save money and a double coupon doubles the effort. That is why I fall head over heels with double or triple coupons. It's a really nice feeling to know that I have saved money while making sure that I have a well-stocked pantry and freezer.

So, how do double coupons work?

As an example, if you use a coupon to shave fifty cents off your favorite body lotion, you will save up to one dollar on each bottle using double coupons.

Alternatively, double coupons are used to entice you to purchase an extra item. If you buy two bottles of laundry detergent, you will get fifty cents off each one, even though you only have one coupon.

Since the manufacturer reimburses a store for the face value of the coupon, the store is really only paying for half the discount.

Double coupons are such treasures that you have to keep a watchful eye in your local sales paper as they only happen for a limited time, on a particular day of the week (to draw in more customers on slower days), or during special sales.

Some stores that offer double coupons regularly also have a coupon exchange. This is usually a bin filled with coupons where you can trade coupons that you don’t need in exchange for others that you can use.

My family has honed our skills of taking advantage of double/triple coupons at our favorite stores. That is how we stretch our dollar to the max.