Step One: Find the store's coupon policy
Check out KCL's extensive coupon policy list to find your store's acceptance specifics. If you shop more than one store, make sure to get all the policies, even for stores you seldom visit. If your store does not have their policy posted online, request your own copy! If you have questions, inquire at customer service or speak with the store manager.
Step Two: Print, read and memorize
Print out a hard copy of each policy. Read all of the sections and familiarize yourself with everything. Remember, knowledge is power!
Step Three: Keep it and use it
Once you know the specifics, keep the policies with you each time you shop. If you use a coupon binder, make a section just for store coupon policies, and then refer to it if you hit a snag at checkout. When you let the policy do the talking, you're more likely to have things go smoothly.