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Know your store's coupon policies
Know your store's coupon policies © igor kisselev/Shutterstock.com

Know your store's coupon policies

Jeanette Pavini, consumer savings expert from Coupons.com, says coupon doubling is when a store doubles or sometimes triples the value of a single coupon. Usually, this is offered as a special store promotion or customer appreciation event. Manufacturers reimburse the store for the face value of the coupon, but the store pays out of pocket for the additional double or triple savings.

To understand your store's coupon policy and how it will help you save money on groceries, ask your store manager:

  • Is there a grace period on coupon expiration dates?
  • Do you double or triple coupon face values?
  • Do you take mobile coupons off of cellphones?
  • Do you match or accept other stores' coupons?

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