If you have been couponing for a while, you’ve probably had a disagreement with a cashier or store manager because each of you is interpreting the language on the coupon differently. So what can you do? Email the product manufacturer! By doing this, you’re likely to get a response that clearly states the manufacturer’s coupon policy.

Since many products are made by the same big companies such as P&G, Unilever, Kraft Foods and Johnson & Johnson, emailing each of the manufacturers directly will help you clarify the wording on a wide variety of coupons.

Here’s an example of a response from P&G that I received recently:

Thanks for contacting P&G,

Our coupon policy allows you to redeem up to four identical coupons in one shopping trip. You can purchase more than one product and redeem more than one identical coupon in a single trip, up to a maximum of four coupons per trip.   

Coupons were designed to provide value to consumers, help retailers build trial, and build loyalty of P&G products. Limiting quantities will benefit consumers by protecting against stock depletion, and protect retailers from coupon fraud and other inconveniences.   

I hope this information is helpful. 

P&G Team

So email away! There’s no better combination than having the store’s coupon policy along with the manufacturer’s policy. Also, remember to give feedback, be it good or bad, to a store’s corporate offices. It will make for a more pleasant couponing experience for everyone!

This is a guest post by Ruben from Pasadena, TX
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