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

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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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Thread with suggestions and ideas for coupon organization.. ** Credit goes to mrsjawshewa and NCSUFire**

2012 Coupon Insert Schedule


Where can I use store q and manu q on the same item? TYVM Plgffl & MommieD
  • Target- Yes you can use a store q and a manu q on one item.
  • CVS- Yes you can use a cvs q and a manu q on each item.
  • Publix- Yes you can use a publix q and a manu q on each item.
  • Kroger- You can use Kroger coupons with manu q's, but not e-coupons (electronic coupons; such as shortcuts, cellfire, Kroger loadable coupons, etc).. *the register no longer allows for both an EQ and MQ to be used together on one item*
  • Walgreens- Yes you can use a wag q and a manu q. (Register won't allow more coupons than items in order) *always use the MQ first, then the Walgreens IVC (instant value coupon)*
  • Petsmart& PetCo- Yes you can use a store q and a manu q at those stores.
  • Rite-Aid- I beleive you can, I have , but I am not sure of the official policy.
  • Update on Rite-Aid policy: They do allow store q along with manufacturer q's. This was told to me by a store manager when I was in CA recently.
  • Meijer - Yes you can use Meijer Mealbox or Meijer discount Q's from ads with a manu q.
  • BJ's Wholesale Club - register flags possible duplicate but allows both BJ's and manu q.
Those are the only stores that I know of or that I have shopped at that have both store coupons and mq.

Add to the list of stores that accept both coupons on one item: Safeway and Albertsons and Fred Meyer.

The best thing is to email your stores and ask for a copy of their official coupon policy.

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Does anyone know whether there is a newbie thread for Wags? I know CVS has one and I thought Wags did too.. but I can't find it when I do a search for it.. I might be searching the wrong words though.

Any help would be appreciated.. Thanks.. wave
Try this one: Walgreens FAQ and General Information Thread
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Quote from SLickCate View Post :
Try this one: Walgreens FAQ and General Information Thread
Thanks and repped!.. That is exactly what I was looking for.. I searched but couldn't find it for some reason.. OMG .. Mucho appreciated!
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I was wondering do black and white coupons scan with out beeping at walmart or is it better to use color?
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I was wondering do black and white coupons scan with out beeping at walmart or is it better to use color?
BW will scan just fine, most barcodes are black anyway. YMMV with cashiers though. Some think they are "copies" when they are not in color. I print all mine in color and don't have problems. There are some that are issued in BW and I haven't had a problem with them. The Idahoan potatoes Q comes to mind, that was all BW.
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#125
Hi All... I'm new to this site, and very excited I found it. All these deals look great, I'm just trying to wrap my brain around it all. So much information here. I need to take baby steps to get the hang of it all.
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Hi All... I'm new to this site, and very excited I found it. All these deals look great, I'm just trying to wrap my brain around it all. So much information here. I need to take baby steps to get the hang of it all.
Hi! I tried to PM you, but it said you have too many messages, you need to delete some first! nod Welcome to Slick Deals! hug
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Hi! I tried to PM you, but it said you have too many messages, you need to delete some first! nod Welcome to Slick Deals! hug
Yeah, that was wierd. I only sent you the 1 PM and it was full. I deleted my messages now. bounce
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#128
I used the coupon clipping site, couponmaster.com, to order some Q's.. I am hoping they get here tomorrow, but I am doubtful (they were supposedly shipped on Thursday afternoon)..... I am in Texas & They're located in Rhode Island (IIRC), so I probably won't get them until Monday (if they truly had already shipped them when the email stated).

I am stocking up on Qs for CVS's big sale coming up in a week and half.. Smilie .. plus, I got more Maybelline $4 off Q's since I have already blown through most of mine.. Frown

You Rock , Dawn.. thanks again.
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No, if the store has a BOGOF sale, I don't use a BOGOF coupon. The reason/sale I'm talking about is the CVS Revlon and Maybelline sale. For the revlon sale is buy any foundation, powder, blush, concealer, or lip and get one free. And the maybelline is "all maybelline lip color BOGOF". I purchased 2 revlon lip sheers at $7.49 each and I tried to use 2 $1Q from revlon which would have still been $5.49. The cashier wouldn't let me use both coupons because she said I was only buying one. It confused me because, I had done this before and the BOGOF sale was a CVS sale and both coupons that I wanted to use were manufacturer coupons.
I think this is a YMMV situation based on the cashier, I have had it happen both ways at the same store as well. If they push the total button before scanning coupons, the register will give you second item free and therefore only count as 1 item. So my advice is find a good cashier/store and stick to them like stink on garbage hug Especially the ones that will just push the coupons through even if they beep Wink
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#130
hi all!!
im new here too..love it so far!! is there a place to post coupons for the loft, macy's, etc???

actually trades for these!!bounce


Quote from cfern1981 View Post :
hi all!!
im new here too..love it so far!! is there a place to post coupons for the loft, macy's, etc???
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#131
Hi all, i'am a newbie and i did my first cvs shopping last week and got free deals yayy bounce i'm still amazed how much money i used to spend there actually buying stuff shake head just wanted to say thanks for all the posts and help.. had a quick question how do u get the 4/20$ or 3/10$ etc coupons.. i did sign up for an online account and also attached my ECC but have not got any mail from them yet..
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Quote from hasthala22 View Post :
Hi all, i'am a newbie and i did my first cvs shopping last week and got free deals yayy bounce i'm still amazed how much money i used to spend there actually buying stuff shake head just wanted to say thanks for all the posts and help.. had a quick question how do u get the 4/20$ or 3/10$ etc coupons.. i did sign up for an online account and also attached my ECC but have not got any mail from them yet..
CVS use to give them out freely but have tightened down. Some people get them and soem people don't.

I haven't had one in a LONG time.
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I've always considered the definition of smash and grabber to be anyone besides me that shops at MY CVS's and purchases items that I would want to purchase or otherwise gets in my way or holds up the cashier line. Smilie
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Thks NCSUFire..
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I'm not understanding this coupon thing. I met someone who sent me to SD and she was telling me how she can save hundreds when shopping. Not sure how it's done, but I'm only saving $20 or so!!! I don't have lots of time to sit and go through coupons and such so how do all of you do it?! I find lots of good coupons but it seems like I have to buy things I don't need just to save some money and then I have a ton of stuff that I paid for that I don't use and that just seems like a waste of money. Any help would be appreciated.
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Quote from o2bthrifty View Post :
I'm not understanding this coupon thing. I met someone who sent me to SD and she was telling me how she can save hundreds when shopping. Not sure how it's done, but I'm only saving $20 or so!!! I don't have lots of time to sit and go through coupons and such so how do all of you do it?! I find lots of good coupons but it seems like I have to buy things I don't need just to save some money and then I have a ton of stuff that I paid for that I don't use and that just seems like a waste of money. Any help would be appreciated.
Just be patient. When I started I was only saving like $10.00 per order. I just depends on the deals at your stores and the coupons matchup for the week. I have learned to stockpile the stuff I need and only get whats on sale and with coupons. It has drastically cut my grocery bill and it's nice to know I have a stash of stuff and don't have to run for the store for just one or two items. I usually take a little time as I get a chance and do the best deals I can. It's impossible to get in on all the deals. Just match what you need and go from there. OH, almost forgot silly me....I used to buy only store brands and thought I was doing great. If I have a q and it's on sale alot of time name brand is actually cheaper than store brands and don't forget double q's and gas rewards too. Welcome to SD and best of luck to ya. look around
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