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New Q Shoppers, Don't be Scared! You Can Do This!!

hawaiiandawn 9,954 October 24, 2008 at 10:25 PM in Question (3)
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In this forum, we are all here to help each other and learn. (Crikey. Almost two years since I have joined and someone had to explain what a particular smiley meant just last week. Stick Out Tongue) I learned something from a wise q girl a long time ago...."A coupon is a form of payment." Armed with that knowledge, don't fear using the q as long as you are using them as the manufacturer states.

I know there are a couple of websites around that offer to teach you how to coupon shop for a fee. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you there is NO NEED to pay anyone a fee to learn to shop. Smilie All you need is SD and the coupon love you can get here is amazing.

Coupon shopping takes one thing....the confidence to learn and try. It can be scary but you can do it. Again, no need to pay someone. There are many many Jedi masters here that like to help Padawans.

I know it seems like SD can be overwhelming. Especially for those with little time to peruse the entire board. Here are some of my fave threads...

Here's a thread with the rules. I like it because the first two posts have a good list of abbreviations for nooblets. There is some really good info in it too. Not just boring old rules....

Drugstore and Grocery Store Index and Information Thread

Need more q resources??

Clipper Sites Thread

Here is a current list of printable q's. TYVM to Bailey327 and Laulea2782 for all their hard work and to all contributors for their finds! hug

Printable Manufacturer's Coupon Compilation

A new fabulous addition here to SD is the Coupon Database. Thanks SD team!

SD Coupon Database

Having problems printing Brick's coupons??

Troubleshooting Bricks Problems TYVM AlanisRox69

Want to see what's coming?

2013 Newspaper Coupon Insert Schedule TYVM Shopnut. Smilie

A place to trade coupons....

DS Coupon Trading Thread From me. Smilie

A place to gift or receive coupons....

RAOK Thread for Giving Away Coupons TYVM MFH. Smilie

Here is a list of unexpired paper q's to match up with your deals....

Alpha List of Unexpired Newspaper Q's TYVM Thxslic and Shopnut. That thing is a monster to update I am sure.


Need to learn about coupon policy acceptance at your local stores? TYVM Shuri!

Store Coupon Policy and Acceptance Thread [http]

Grumpy cashiers not wanting to take your q's? Commiserate here...

What is the funniest, strangest, most off the wall reason a cashier has given you for NOT taking your coupons?

The Drugstore and Grocery Store Index and Information Thread is mod stickied to the top. Maybe you'd like to create a personal sticky of some of them? At the top of the thread, on the far right is a thread tool link. You can subscribe (my personal fave) or sticky any thread you like.

List of Common Abbreivations

Abbreviations Sitewide and/or Commonly Used Abbreviations in the DS forum (located in WIKI)

LASTLY......don't be afraid to ask! Read the wiki. (What's a and/or Wiki? It's the first post after the initial post in a thread. It can be updated by any registered user. Just like Wikipedia!) And then if you still have a question, I am sure someone will help. PM, IM, phone a friend or bat call. Just ask. Smilie

Afraid of the Wiki? Go here for some FAQ regarding the Wiki.

Whee YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!Whee

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#1171
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Yes, yes I am. Gotta problem with that? We can take it outside if you'd like.

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We can go hood if you want....Big Binder Lady.....
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Not really a "new couponer" but new to this... I am in the process of finishing up a move to Kansas City, Missouri and the Price Chopper here (there is a price chopper in the NE that covers about 4 states up there and then a Price Chopper that covers a little of MO and KS -- they have different websites, but kind of similar colors and programs, so I'm not sure how related they are). Most of the threads I can dig up are regarding the one in the NE. If anyone here is in the KC metro area and can offer directions to a place where Price Chopper is discussed that would be awesome, or if you want to give me a kickstart on learning the ropes (particularly its gas program) that would be awesome.

The promo information does not seem to address whether the money spent threshold is pre-or-post coupon? Nor does it seem obvious if certain gift cards would count, etc. I'll probably just start digging in with some trial and error, but if there was a site somewhere (or thread here that I didn't notice with all the NE threads) that would be awesome.

I think it might be a little light, since half of the price choppers are in Kansas (and Kansas is a post-coupon tax state, so couponers seem to be a little more sparse in those places).
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#1173
Coupon clipping services sorting methods
I ordered coupons from a new clipping service. I am upset because they sorted coupons in piles of 10 and stapled each set neatly together in the middle of the coupon. I removed staples but each have the neat little holes and I am afraid they will be considered gang-cut...even if I use them in smaller transactions. I am afraid they will be rejected when offered for redemption. I know that if ANY are rejected they consider the WHOLE lot the store sends in as rejected, not just the ones that dont make the cut....any suggestions?
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Coupon clipping services sorting methods
I ordered coupons from a new clipping service. I am upset because they sorted coupons in piles of 10 and stapled each set neatly together in the middle of the coupon. I removed staples but each have the neat little holes and I am afraid they will be considered gang-cut...even if I use them in smaller transactions. I am afraid they will be rejected when offered for redemption. I know that if ANY are rejected they consider the WHOLE lot the store sends in as rejected, not just the ones that dont make the cut....any suggestions?
they will work...no problem. They are your coupons, if you chose to hold them together with a staple then so be it...imho. the clipper i order from all the time does this never had a problem
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they will work...no problem. They are your coupons, if you chose to hold them together with a staple then so be it...imho. the clipper i order from all the time does this never had a problem
Ok, didn't realize this was a common practice. I am sure it makes it easier not having to recount qs before shipment. The place I normally order from does not do this so I was unsure. Thanks for responding!Smilie
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#1176
Hi there is there any reason why weekly Safeway deals aren't mentioned in this forum? I see weekly threads put up for Walgreens, CVS and RiteAid but none for Safeway. Is Walgreens just better value?
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Hi there is there any reason why weekly Safeway deals aren't mentioned in this forum? I see weekly threads put up for Walgreens, CVS and RiteAid but none for Safeway. Is Walgreens just better value?
The grocery chains tend to have ongoing threads, probably because their sales can be biweekly, monthly, start & end at odd times due to catalina promos etc.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5943500-Safeway-B-M-Deals-Thread-no-off-topic-discussion?v=1&page=186
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The grocery chains tend to have ongoing threads, probably because their sales can be biweekly, monthly, start & end at odd times due to catalina promos etc.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5943500-Safeway-B-M-Deals-Thread-no-off-topic-discussion?v=1&page=186
Ahh thanks for that!
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Quote from hawaiiandawn View Post :
In this forum, we are all here to help each other and learn. (Crikey. Almost two years since I have joined and someone had to explain what a particular smiley meant just last week. Stick Out Tongue) I learned something from a wise q girl a long time ago...."A coupon is a form of payment." Armed with that knowledge, don't fear using the q as long as you are using them as the manufacturer states.

I know there are a couple of websites around that offer to teach you how to coupon shop for a fee. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you there is NO NEED to pay anyone a fee to learn to shop. Smilie All you need is SD and the coupon love you can get here is amazing.

Coupon shopping takes one thing....the confidence to learn and try. It can be scary but you can do it. Again, no need to pay someone. There are many many Jedi masters here that like to help Padawans.

I know it seems like SD can be overwhelming. Especially for those with little time to peruse the entire board. Here are some of my fave threads...

Here's a thread with the rules. I like it because the first two posts have a good list of abbreviations for nooblets. There is some really good info in it too. Not just boring old rules....

Drugstore and Grocery Store Index and Information Thread

Need more q resources??

Sites To Obtain Extra Printable Coupons TYVM MFH. Smilie

Here is a current list of printable q's. TYVM to Bailey327 and Laulea2782 for all their hard work and to all contributors for their finds! hug

Printable Manufacturer's Coupon Compilation

A new fabulous addition here to SD is the Coupon Database. Thanks SD team!

SD Coupon Database

Having problems printing Brick's coupons??

Troubleshooting Bricks Problems TYVM AlanisRox69

Want to see what's coming?

2013 Newspaper Coupon Insert Schedule TYVM Shopnut. Smilie

A place to trade coupons....

DS Coupon Trading Thread From me. Smilie

A place to gift or receive coupons....

RAOK Thread for Giving Away Coupons TYVM MFH. Smilie

Here is a list of unexpired paper q's to match up with your deals....

Alpha List of Unexpired Newspaper Q's TYVM Thxslic and Shopnut. That thing is a monster to update I am sure.


Need to learn about coupon policy acceptance at your local stores? TYVM Shuri!

Store Coupon Policy and Acceptance Thread [http]

Grumpy cashiers not wanting to take your q's? Commiserate here...

What is the funniest, strangest, most off the wall reason a cashier has given you for NOT taking your coupons?

The Drugstore and Grocery Store Index and Information Thread is mod stickied to the top. Maybe you'd like to create a personal sticky of some of them? At the top of the thread, on the far right is a thread tool link. You can subscribe (my personal fave) or sticky any thread you like.

List of Common Abbreivations

Abbreviations Sitewide and/or Commonly Used Abbreviations in the DS forum (located in WIKI)

LASTLY......don't be afraid to ask! Read the wiki. (What's a and/or Wiki? It's the first post after the initial post in a thread. It can be updated by any registered user. Just like Wikipedia!) And then if you still have a question, I am sure someone will help. PM, IM, phone a friend or bat call. Just ask. Smilie

Afraid of the Wiki? Go here for some FAQ regarding the Wiki.

Whee YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!Whee

Whew! A lot to learn
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Quote from las357s View Post :
Coupon clipping services sorting methods
I ordered coupons from a new clipping service. I am upset because they sorted coupons in piles of 10 and stapled each set neatly together in the middle of the coupon. I removed staples but each have the neat little holes and I am afraid they will be considered gang-cut...even if I use them in smaller transactions. I am afraid they will be rejected when offered for redemption. I know that if ANY are rejected they consider the WHOLE lot the store sends in as rejected, not just the ones that dont make the cut....any suggestions?
Maybe I should google this, for fear of seeing macabre images i am not,but what ever does gang cut mean? That you ordered it from a clipper? If yes, a very curious term.Confused
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gang cut coupons is googleable without fear.

basically the term came into being during a sting when small mom and pop stores were swiping all inserts and turning in the coupons without papers ever being sold.

the sting occurred when they put out a coupon for a non existent laundry soap. The store s that turned in MQ for redemption were busted


so basically it refers to line em up and cut em

it was coined a phrase when it was line em up cut em and turn in falsely

all that said I sort and cut mine ten at a time Big Grin

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Maybe I should google this, for fear of seeing macabre images i am not,but what ever does gang cut mean? That you ordered it from a clipper? If yes, a very curious term.Confused
eta forgot to quote
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gang cut coupons is googleable without fear.

basically the term came into being during a sting when small mom and pop stores were swiping all inserts and turning in the coupons without papers ever being sold.

the sting occurred when they put out a coupon for a non existent laundry soap. The store s that turned in MQ for redemption were busted


so basically it refers to line em up and cut em

it was coined a phrase when it was line em up cut em and turn in falsely

all that said I sort and cut mine ten at a time Big Grin



eta forgot to quote
Thankyou for that info. Wow, that is interesting and colorful. Smilie
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Quote from nuffsaid View Post :
gang cut coupons is googleable without fear.

basically the term came into being during a sting when small mom and pop stores were swiping all inserts and turning in the coupons without papers ever being sold.

the sting occurred when they put out a coupon for a non existent laundry soap. The store s that turned in MQ for redemption were busted


so basically it refers to line em up and cut em

it was coined a phrase when it was line em up cut em and turn in falsely

all that said I sort and cut mine ten at a time Big Grin



eta forgot to quote

Thank you for the information. I did google it and came up with some redemption centers that mentioned retailers should look for gang cut coupons because clipping services gang cut and if the redemption centers suspects the coupons the whole lot will be refused including non gang cut coupons. I was just concerned the retailers would be denied and make them less coupon friendly.
Maybe I was over thinking it, lol!
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#1184
Hello , I saw Walgreens has different coupon books. There is one book strictly mentioned the coupon must used with Walgreens cards. Also there are other books which comes from the diabetes shelf, birth control bla bla. It only said can be redeem in walgreens.are they supposed to be used in the other store? I am confused.. I saw lots of ppl take the coupon book to use it in Kroger ????
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Hello , I saw Walgreens has different coupon books. There is one book strictly mentioned the coupon must used with Walgreens cards. Also there are other books which comes from the diabetes shelf, birth control bla bla. It only said can be redeem in walgreens.are they supposed to be used in the other store? I am confused.. I saw lots of ppl take the coupon book to use it in Kroger ????
If the coupon is a manufacturer's coupon and does not state Only Valid at Walgreens then it can be used anywhere that accepts it.

There are several Walgreens threads... just click on a Walgreens Icon to bring up the list.
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