Types of Coupons
1. Manufacturers coupons: These are the coupons that you typically get out of the Sunday paper. Peelies, blinkies and coupons that you get in the mail are also normally manufacturers coupons. These are the most common type of coupons. Be careful not to cut the barcode or the expiration date off as they are no good if you do. The store does not take a loss if you use a coupon. They are reimbursed from the manufacturer plus $.08 for handling, and it got you to come into their store. So don’t ever feel bad for using a coupon!
2. Store coupon: A store coupon is just that, a coupon that is issued by the store. At the top it will say the name of the store and usually have their logo. These coupons are reimbursed by the store themselves. Store coupons can be combined with a manufacturers coupons. This makes for the perfect storm! Combining 2 coupons with a store sale usually results in FREE items.
3. Printable coupon: Manufactures coupons can be printed from a few different sites. Mostly, coupons.com and redplum.com . I always print in color and once they have printed hit the back button to print a second copy.
4. E-coupons: are carried on your store loyalty cards, the ones you scan at the register to receive sale prices and promos. You can add as many as you like. They do not double or triple and they do expire. But when you check out you don’t have to do anything but swipe your card and they automatically come off!
5. Catalinas: (CCM) These are also called “check out” coupons, they are handed to you by the cashier with your receipt. They are incentives to shop with that same store again and buy the same products. Not only are Catalinas coupons but they can also be like cash. You might get a reward that you can use on your next purchase like cash. The phone number for the Calatalina company if you have a problem is 1-888-826-8766.