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

hawaiiandawn 9,954 October 24, 2008 at 11:25 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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#901
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Oh absolutely! And Welcome
Thank you! Smilie
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#902
Just got the iphone (yay!) and discovered the coupons dot app. You can select coupons and send them to your email but that won't give you more prints for that comp. It also gives you an option to send the coupons to your wireless printer, but I think that only works if it's an HP. Has anyone found a workaround for this?
Thanks!
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I usually get the supermarket circulars for next wk sales on Thursdays (today). It usually comes early in the a.m. but I looked around my neighbors driveways they dont have it either. Hope I get it soon! Need to start prepping my list and Q's Wink

Im in the Philly, PA area. Has anyone got theirs yet?

EDIT: finally got the circulars. it was late
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#904
Is there any way of figuring out what product a peelie is from? I have a Revlon $1 peelie and it doesn't say anything on it about what it's for. TIA!
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Is there any way of figuring out what product a peelie is from? I have a Revlon $1 peelie and it doesn't say anything on it about what it's for. TIA!
A lot of the Revlon peelies list a specific product in the fine print on the back of it. If not, I would guess it is good for any Revlon then. HTH!
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#906
I went to CVS today and I tried to use my extra care bucks but it wouldnt let me because I left the card at home. I had already used two coupons. The cashier gave me back the q's but can they still be used again since they have been scanned already?
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I went to CVS today and I tried to use my extra care bucks but it wouldnt let me because I left the card at home. I had already used two coupons. The cashier gave me back the q's but can they still be used again since they have been scanned already?
Absolutely. Those ECB's are attached to your Extra Care card. So it didn't void them out. In fact I don't think they work without your Extra Care card.
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I went to CVS today and I tried to use my extra care bucks but it wouldnt let me because I left the card at home. I had already used two coupons. The cashier gave me back the q's but can they still be used again since they have been scanned already?

Hawiandawn is correct. You can have the coupons scanned UNTIL you redeem them by leaving them at the store when you walk out with the product on the coupon. And, your CVS card is attached to the telephone number you provided them with so you can just tell them your phone number if you forget your card and your deals will still work.
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Absolutely. Those ECB's are attached to your Extra Care card. So it didn't void them out. In fact I don't think they work without your Extra Care card.
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Hawiandawn is correct. You can have the coupons scanned UNTIL you redeem them by leaving them at the store when you walk out with the product on the coupon. And, your CVS card is attached to the telephone number you provided them with so you can just tell them your phone number if you forget your card and your deals will still work.
Thanks guys.

I gave them my phone number and they couldnt find it but still let me get the sale price. But it still would not let use the extra care bucks.
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#910
Here's a LINK to the CVS "how to" manual. It will answer a lot of questions - even the ones you didn't know you had.
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Thanks guys.

I gave them my phone number and they couldnt find it but still let me get the sale price. But it still would not let use the extra care bucks.
Did you fill out the form when you got your extra care card or no? If you didn't fill out the form it won't know your phone number. Smilie
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Did you fill out the form when you got your extra care card or no? If you didn't fill out the form it won't know your phone number. Smilie
I filled out the form and got the card years ago. I forgot the card at home and when I put in the phone number it couldnt find it. I went back there today and this time I had the card so I was able to use the extra care bucks.
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#913
Welcome to learning the ropes! Once you know the rules - you rule!!!! Now make sure you get your green bag tag to make even more ECBS with no effort at all.
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I filled out the form and got the card years ago. I forgot the card at home and when I put in the phone number it couldnt find it. I went back there today and this time I had the card so I was able to use the extra care bucks.
Oh good! The cashier could have easily put your phone number in incorrectly but might as well update your information to make sure.
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#915
Newbie here, but not new to coupons. I'm looking forward to jumping in and getting serious about stockpiling again.
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