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I’ve always been a bit of a scavenger… so maybe that’s why I LOVE to look for coupons at the grocery store. Or maybe it’s because you can score some seriously HIGH VALUE coupons at the grocery store. Or perhaps it’s the fact that it keeps my four year occupied for at least 30 minutes.
On a recent trip to Albertsons here is what we came home with:
Peelies & Blinkies & Tearpads! Oh My!
Tear Pad: A pad of manufacturer coupons found near product on shopping aisles. Tear pad manufacturer coupons may be used at any store, not just the one where you found the coupon. At KCL we feel that it’s okay to take 1 or 2 extra tearpad coupons, for use at a later time.
Peelie: Adhesive manufacturer coupons found on products in the store. Peelies are often good on a wider selection of products than the one it is stuck to. Be sure to read the fine print on the peelie to discover if the coupon may be used on a smaller size or different variety of the same product, to allow you to maximize savings. If I see a Peelie with no size restrictions, I think it is perfectly fine to take it off that product to use the with in the same shopping trip on another qualifying product.
Blinkie: Manufacturer coupons dispensed by coupon machines found in grocery aisles next to products. Recognize them by the blinking red light. Dispenses coupons one at a time in intervals. Manufacturer blinkie coupons may be redeemed at any store, not necessarily the store in which you found them. I think it is also okay to take a few extra blinkie coupons to add to your coupon stash.
Coupon Booklet: Usually put out my a manufacturer, coupon booklets contain coupons for many different products. Occasionally, like at Walgreens or Safeway the coupon booklets contain Store Coupons and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for great savings!
One trip to the grocery store,
and I came home with $46 in FREE coupons!
(and I should clarify, I picked up an Albertsons coupon booklet with $39 worth of coupons inside… $5 worth came from another coupon booklet that is pictured 2 tearpad coupons and 2 blinkies for a total of $46…)
Now, that’s KRAZY!