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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the more frequently asked questions.  If you don’t find your answer here, please feel free to shoot me an email at Cindy @ livingrichwithcoupons.com (remove spaces) or through the contact link above.

1. How do I get started on this site?

2. Where do I get multiple copies of inserts?

3. Which papers carry inserts for my area?

4. How do I organize my coupons?

5. My store will not accept my coupons.  What do I do?

6. My catalina did not print.  What do I do?

7. What do all the abbreviations mean?

8. How do I submit a deal I found?

9. Can I copy posts on your site and share them on my site?

10. I can’t find something you posted.  How do I locate it?

11. Can I use a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale?

11. Can I use another coupon with a BOGO coupon?

12. Can I use two Dollar Off Coupons with a BOGO Sale?

How do I get started on this site?
Getting started is easy.  You can head over the beginners section to read all about finding coupons, how to get the best match ups, stockpiling and more. You can also check out the coupon database for all the latest coupons and how to organize your coupons by going to the Coupons 101 section.   (Back to top)

Where do I get multiple copies of inserts?
There are several ways to get extra copies of the inserts.  One is to purchase multiple newspapers each week.  Another is from friends and family members.   (Back to top)

Which papers carry inserts for my area?
Receiving your Sunday paper only to find the coupons are not enclosed is frustrating! Here’s an article that will shed some light on the subject.  (Back to top)

How do I organize my coupons?
Organization is key if you really want to take full advantage of all the coupons available. Take a look at these videos and they will help put you in the right direction.  (Back to top)

My store will not accept my coupons.  What do I do?
Unfortunately there is nothing you can do right there at the store.  However, if you feel that your store should be accepting the coupons, then speak to the store manager or call or email the corporate office.  Explain why these are legitimate coupons and where you got them from.  Stores get illegitimate coupons and lose money on these coupons thus they become leary of anything that looks suspicious even when it is a perfectly legitimate coupon.

You do need to know your stores coupon policy so ask customer service or the manager what they accept or do not accept so you are fully aware of what you can use.  Some stores do not allow PDF coupons, some do not allow internet coupons over $5 and so on.  So, make sure to learn your individual store acceptance policy.(Back to top)

My catalina did not print.  What do I do?
If you catalina did not print there are 2 ways to handle it.

1. If the deal is listed in your circular or on a shelf tag, in most cases you can go directly to customer service.

2.  If this is not a catalina deal that is in the circular then the best thing to do is visit the Catalina Marketing site and complete the form provided.

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What do all the abbreviations mean?
You can check out all the meanings of the abbreviations you will find on this site here. (Back to top)

How do I submit a deal I found?
I would love to hear the deals that you found.  So many of the great deals are from you guys, the readers.  You can send them to me here. (Back to top)

Can I copy posts on your site and share them on my site?
All content on LivingRichwith Coupons is copyrighted. Please do not copy and paste entire posts without written permission. If you would like to a deal that you would like to use on your site, please use a portion of the post such as a few match ups or a paragraph and provide a link back to livingrichwithcoupons.com (Back to top)

I can’t find something you posted.  How do I locate it?
There is a search bar located on the right side of the site, directly under the navigation bar.  Just type in what you are looking for to locate it on the site. (Back to top)

Can I use a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale?
You’ll find this answer and more info on BOGO sales and coupons here – “BOGO Sales and Coupons Questions Answered“. (Back to top)

Can I use another coupon with a BOGO coupon?
Take a look at the article “BOGO Sales and Coupons Questions Answered” on this site. (Back to top)

Can I use two Dollar Off Coupons with a BOGO Sale?
Check out the article on this site for an answer to this question and more info on BOGO’s “BOGO Sales and Coupons Questions Answered“. (Back to top)

  • Elisabeth

    If I have 10 coupons and 1 ECB from CVS do I need to have 11 items or can I have less items. Does an ECB act like a coupon, which means I have to use a filler item like I need with Walgreens.
    I am confused about that.
    Can someone please inform me about the difference between RR from Walgreens and ECB from CVS.
    thanks

  • Shannon

    At walgreens you can’t have more coupons than items and yes rr’s act as coupons. Ecb’s do not so you can use as many of those as you want per item up to the amount of your purchase before tax. At least that’s my experience.

  • Elisabeth

    Thank you Shannon for answering me. I used my ECB today and I think I like CVS a little better than Walgreens because no filler items are needed, therefore I can use my coupons more a little better.
    Perhaps I am just to good enough yet. The managers at walgreen don’t seem to like me that much, they are complaining because my Internet coupons are not in color and roll their eyes when I enter the store.

    • ZOMBIE

      You mus go to the same Walgreen’s as me! Last night I only bought 3 items and I had two printed internet coupons for two liquid creamers… the cashier said they don’t accept them. I said I never had a problem using them there before but he wouldn’t give in and called the manager. the manager looked at the bottom left numbers on both coupons and said they don’t accept them, they are copies. I pointed out to her… no, look at the numbers on the right side… they are both different, they are not photocopies and they are from the largest, most popular internet coupon site, Coupons.com. She took a second look and then told the cashier to go ahead and use them! He questioned her and she had to repeat herself to him, lol. Boy it pays to be persistent at these places!

      - ZOMBIE

      • BCool13

        I have used coupons at the dollar trees in my area and one in particular publically embarrassed my mother and I. we had different printed # coupons from coupons.com and he said they were photocopied and that the numbers were the same. He would not listen to us and said they’ve had a problem with us before. I was sooo insulted and my poor mother was soooo embarrassed and he WAS the store manager so there was no one we could have him get for us to speak to. The DM never called us after I had a different store manager email him to have him contact me over the situation. He tried saying in order to print coupons you need to provide an email address and it’s one coupon per email address. I was like wow you really are not familiar with the way the websites work are you?? If it were as easy as having different email addresses I have like 10. No, you can only print 2 PER COMPUTER. I work as a receptionist therefore, I can use the at work, my laptop, and my home computer. He refused to accept the coupons and embarrassed us in front of everyone in the store. Somebody please inform me as how the hell you deal with someone like that in that type of scenario?

      • Christine R.

        I just dislike Walgreen’s plain and simple! Two of the 3 stores near me are usually okay. One store always accuses me of coupon fraud, but it’s the closest 24 hour store near me. The cashier called a manager to the front of the store, the manager took my coupon (which I had just printed from coupons.com at work), took it in the back and came out and told me that it’s a photocopy and that they don’t acept fraudulent coupons…right in front of other customers! I told her that I just printed it and it was not a fraud and mentioned that they give me a hard time every time I try to use a coupon there whether it’s printed or clipped from a coupon insert. I told them that CVS will be getting my business from now on since they are not coupon nazi’s!!!

  • Carol Brown

    Tried twice to subscribe and get the message to check email but there is nothing there. HELP

  • http://yahoo sally

    please help how do i get the match up coupons to print out ? this is great to me but i need help soon thanks sally.

  • Isra

    If I have an overage in Shoprite can I use it towards paying another item?

    • Melissa

      Depends on the individual rules of your shoprite. The Shoprite near me won’t do overage, even if it goes towards another item.

    • Rocky

      If the overage is caused by, say, having an ecoupon stacked with a manufacturer’s coupon, there likely won’t be any cashier’s intervention and the overage would then apply to other items in your order.

      If the overage is due to the coupon value being higher than the cost of the item, many times, the register will automatically round down the value of the coupon. Or, the coupon will beep and the cashier/manager will manually round it down. In these cases, you won’t get any overage.

  • bri

    CVS has a spend 15$ get 5 ECB. I thought the 15 was based on regular price not sale price but they added up the sale prices. Is this the way it is for CVS and Rite Aid?

    • Janelle S

      Yes at CVS the amount you must spend is always for sale price…..If you go to Pathmark or ShopRite sometimes(usually) theirs is based on shelf/regular price….I don’t know about Rite Aid because the only one near me is on the other side of the Island…..HTH

  • Gerilyn

    Can you use more than one copuon on a product? for instance if I have a manufactuers coupon and store coupon for the same product, can I use both? I thought you could but my ShopRite would not allow me to do so. Thanks!

  • bri

    It seems that magazines are on special all of the time, but I wondered if you recommended 3 magazines to get for coupons which would they be?

    • Kabby

      All You magazine hands down. Only available at Walmart stores. So I order the annual subscription. Full of coupons. I also receive Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, which I receive Free from the coupon blog, these magazines sometimes have nice coupons inserted for cleaning supplies. Martha Stewart and Food magazines I receive Free from Recycling.com used my rewards to get those. Hope this helps.

  • Wanda

    what is NLA coupons

    • Kris

      What does the fine print on a coupon mean when it says, “CONSUMER: Only one coupon redeemable with each purchase.”? Does the word “purchase” mean transaction in this case or not?

      • Rocky

        Generally, that statement means “with each item purchased”. For example, you can buy three of those items in one transaction, but, cannot use more than one of those coupons for each one of the three (so, three coupons, total).

        However, with that said, many stores will also place limitations on both the number of same sale items you can buy in one transaction, and, the number of “like” (the same) coupons per transaction, so, that particular statement on a coupon doesn’t necessarily mean there is no limit to how many can be used in a transaction

        For # of sale items you can buy in one transaction, a store might have, in their advertisement, “Limit 4″ (or, Limit 2, or, 4 per variety, etc.). at that sale price. On top of that, many/most stores will also have an internal policy that limits the number of “like” coupons that can be used in one transaction, and, this limit is generally 4.

        On occassion, a coupon will actually state something like “no more than two coupons per transaction” (a recent Hellmann’s Mayo has that stipulation, I believe). Additional coupons will beep, and might not be accepted, though a store manager might choose to override that and put it through, anyway. HTH!

        • Kris

          Wow, thanks for your reply, Rocky! That certainly has helped me.

          • Rocky

            Ah, good, Kris, I’m glad! Happy couponing!

  • venice

    ok this may sound stupid so be nice in responding, :0)
    I tried to locate certain coupons from out of the database and wanted to print the ones i found but i can not seem to print from the database, Lol!!!

    • Rocky

      No question is stupid, we all have questions, and, we were all new to this at one time, or, another! This is a great site with lots of helpful readers, so, don’t hesitate to ask! The coupon database is a general repository, but, not all of the coupons in it are actually printable ones.

      The ones that are printable have an underline under them and if you click (sometimes might need to double click, depending on how your mouse/computer is set up) on those, they will generally bring you to the page from which you can print (sometimes, you might need to choose or highlight the item again, and, then, click on a print button). Although some might go directly to a print button, you most probably will have to download the coupon printer software from whichever place you are trying to print from, the very first time. If that is the case, it will literally tell you that before it will print the coupon for you. They all give you easy steps to follow.

      Other coupons in the database are not printable, however, they are there so that we know which Sunday coupon insert they came from, or, which store tearpad they were on, or which store coupon booklet they were in, etc. For example, something listed as 05/06 SS would be the Smart Source insert that was in the May 6 newspaper. If you have your inserts saved, you can go right to that one, look through it and find your coupon to cut out.

      With these, just keep in mind that not all coupons inserts around the country are the same. Inserts from your area might not have had that coupon in it. Or, it might have the coupon, but, in a different value (instead of $0.75 off 1, yours might be $1.00 off 2). But, usually, those variations are in the database.

      If you really only want to look up coupons that you can print, you can always type in the search box on the database page, “printable”. That will bring up many, many pages of just coupons that you can print! Have fun!

  • esmeralda

    hello i have a question about free product coupons. if they say up to 12.00. does that mean the vaule is 12.00 or if the item is 7.00 then the vaule is 7.00 also. ex. coupon up to 12.00 product 7.00. so do i have an overage of 5 or not.

  • Kadian

    I have a Bunch of slik Half gallon coupons. That says one coupon per purchase. I have 1.25 off 2 and 60c off one along with 1.00 off one and 55c off one. But they all have limit one coupon per purchase does this mean I can’t combine the different coupons. Please help.

  • http://savingstar Cynthia

    I just received an email from savingstar with new coupons. I tried clicking on the reeses puffs, yoplait greek yogurt, nature valley granola bars and total cereal coupons, but it’s telling me that we could not activate that eCoupon because it is already being used in another service. What does that mean? Anyone else having that problem?

    Thanks

    • Alyson

      I’ve had this problem a few times (and you may have figured it out by now since you asked so long ago!) and it seems that Savingstar checks other ecoupon services (Cellfire, Shoprite, etc.) to make sure you’re NOT activating the coupon twice. I typically activate my Savingstar coupons before I attempt any other service because it doesn’t limit me on location (where as Shoprite is valid, obviously, only at Shoprite!) and sometimes I find that it’ll let me also activate the Shoprite coupon after the Savingstar one.

      I hope that helps!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JanetsRivertownTattooing Janet

    Anyone else having any difficulties with coupons.com printed coupons having to be manually overriden at ShopRite? Mine are legit, good printers, clear, good ink, carefully cut,etc. and I can see that although the manager is very gracious about the overrides, he’s getting “tired” of it. I shop in upstate NY, the cashiers say the codes don’t scan well, it’s the only printed ones I have difficulties with…again, they are supernice to me, I am grateful for that, and don’t want to ruin the great rapport I feel that I have with the staff. Anyone?
    Thanks! Eager for some input.
    Janet

    • http://tara_in_philly@yahoo.com tara

      I have the same problem.

  • http://shopriteecoupons gail feimster

    How do I sign up for shoprite e coupons.
    Thank You
    Gail

  • Ellen

    Cindy, I need your help! I’m so confused. I used to clip all the coupons from my iserts and sort them into a baseball card binder. This meant that if I was busy I couldn’t do all the cutting and sorting I got backed up really quickly. I decided to keep the inserts intact and just pull them as I need them. I’m noticing that I can’t find alot of the coupons (i.e. $3 off tresemme in SS 8/12) in my inserts. I live in Middletown, Nj and but the post, daily news and asbury park press on Sundays. Am I doing something wrong? Please help – I only find roughly 1 in every 5 coupons in my inserts.

    Thanks!

  • Rachel

    Whwn a coupon says reedamable at ….. Does that mean only that particular store or can I take the coupon to any store?

  • Linda

    I thought a while back Cindy had a spreadsheet made up so that we could track our own savings individually. At the time I did not have time to download it and now that I have time I can’t find it. Is it still available for download? Thanks in advance!

  • Pam Kurtz

    I have a question. If you have coupon that has 1.00 off when you buy 2. Can you use 2 coupons one for each item? I tried to at Walmart and they gave one coupon back.

  • esmeralda

    Do you have an android app for this website?

  • don

    what does the R mean behind some of the abbreviations mean? For example
    $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 9/15/12 (SS 08/26/12 R. i am new to couponing so bear with me. thank you

  • nj

    can i use both mf coupon & shop rite catlina coupon in one transaction in shoprite.thanks.

  • Georgia

    What happened to the store guide? I can bring it up, but I can’t scroll down to get to Weis markets now that the format is changed…

    • Georgia

      Nevermind. It’s fixed now…. I don’t know why my laptop was displaying your stores list s strangely, but it’s fine now….

  • Lisa Ahern

    I am wondering which paper you use when you state in the matchups or on the database that a coupon is from Smart Source (SS) or Red Plum (RP)? I get the Courier Post in south jersey and I”m finding that none of the coupons in the match ups are actually in the insert that is posted. I get it every sunday and mark the dates at the top to keep track, but I can’t find any of those coupons in my inserts. I’m I getting the wrong paper?

    Thanks!

  • christina

    Since you changed to the new format on the website….iam not getting the sections, they are just a blank box….has anyone had this problem? Is there something I need to activate on my computer? I can’t live without my Living rich daily email?

  • Joan Gilen

    Please unsubscribe me. Thank You. Joan L Gillen

    • Cindy

      What is it that you want to be unsubscribed from?

  • Emily

    I know at Walgreens, if you use a RR from say, a specific type of razor, and you go to buy another and use that RR you had from the last one, you won’t get another. Is CVS the same way?
    Thanks

    • irishsaver

      Walgreens RR do not roll unlike CVS however operates completely different. Yes you should get a second one if there is no limit… If limit is one you will not get a second etc . but sometimes if you read the threads it is working on two or threes and not 1 as stated in the ad ok :) hth (hope to help)

  • Beverly DL.

    hi cindy,
    i saw on your vid the little seperate store binders that u keep for your trips to those stores, where did you get them i would love to have those. i am new to couponing and trying to stay oganized please let me know where to purchase them thanks

    Beverly

    • Cindy

      I found them at the Dollar Store.

  • Red

    How do you explain to a store manager (Shoprite)the difference between “redeemable at” and “redeemable only at” wording on coupons. This woman refused to honor my coupons because they said “redeemable at Walmart.” Is there any way to prove that they are redeemable everywhere”?

    • nell

      Coupons clearly state what is NOT accepted…So anything else not being noted is accepted.And i believe if it was made for Walmart only it would have Walmart logo on it and it would say redeemable at walmart only..as long this is missing this coupon should be accepted by other retailers..Hope this helps and if not give them a ring on customer service,find out..

  • nell

    Hi Cindy,
    how can i get ecoupons working with my paper manufacturer coupons?I tried to get last week enfamil enfagrow in SR with the $5 coupon and $3 in ecoupon from SR and my ecoupon didn’t come out..When i asked the customer service they told me i can not stack them because they are both manufacturers coupons..Is there anything i am doing wrong?Thank you!

  • china

    do u have a address where i can send coupons that expired or i dont need to military families or anyone that can use them.

    • rosemary christie

      ust mail them the cheapest way you can to:

      Send active coupons to:
      (at least 3 months remaining)
      Attn: ACTIVE Troopons
      Support Our Troops®
      P.O. Box 70
      Daytona Beach, FL 32115-0070
      Send expired coupons to:
      (no more than 60 days expired)
      (if less than 3 months remaining, send here)
      Attn: EXPIRED Troopons
      Support Our Troops®
      P.O. Box 70
      Daytona Beach, FL 32115-0070

  • Jane

    Where can I find the excel sheet you posted to keep track of my receipts?

  • http://LivingRichwithCoupons Carol Wetmore

    I get the emails everyday, however, I can’t print any of the coupons. Can you tell me what I’m doing wrong.

    Thanks,

    Carol

  • arlo

    I would like to know what stores carry the following item.

    Gold Red Hot diced tomotoes

    Not the originial diced tomotoes.

    I hope some one can tell me where to find them. thank you

  • Maria

    Hi Cindy,

    If it’s not too much to ask, can we ask LRWC readers where they get their Sunday papers? I know it’s been asked before but every now and then, prices of Sunday papers change. Like in my case, I’m from East Brunswick, NJ… I used to get the local Sunday paper at Dollar Tree for $1, but since last year, Dollar Tree does not sell it anymore because the paper increased the price to $2. I haven’t been buying Sunday papers since then. Please help! Thanks. :)

  • Natasha

    Hi Cindy is there a publix in new jersey?

    • Cindy

      No Publix is located in the Southeast.

  • Sabrina

    “Limit one use per digital coupon per transaction” Help, please!
    Does this mean I can only use one digital coupon on my whole purchase? Or does that mean one coupon on one item?

    • Laura D.

      It means one coupon on one item. Also, and eCoupon can only be used once. You may buy as many different items you have eCoupons for, they should all come off. Note: eCoupons come off directly underneath the product with a code of TC, ECPN or CFIRE, they will not be with your paper coupons listed on your receipt. Hope this makes sense! :)

  • Linda

    I am hoping someone with an ipad can help me. I am trying to figure out how to print coupons from my ipad. I bought a wireless printer and am able to print but not coupons. It says Safari can’t download the coupon installer. Has anyone been able to do this?? Thanks so much.

  • Dawn

    When you have a BOGO coupon with a specific store logo on it and pair it with a BOGO Manufacturers coupon, can someone please tell me how it comes out to being 2 free? So confused on this. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you

  • DAWN

    Sorry, just read the answer to my question. Love this site!

  • Kari

    Do you use a spreadsheet to keep track of your shopping list, sale price, coupons, etc? If so where did you find it, did you make it? I would like to have a spreadsheet to keep myself on track

  • Randy

    I live in Illinois.The closest double coupon store to me is Kroger.And they will only double coupons for 50 cents off and under.I get good coupons.Unfortunately not for things that are on sale or that would be good buy even with the coupon being doubled.And knowing the prices of things at Kroger.Even if i did have a coupon for something on sale.Doubling a 50 cent coupon isn’t really big savings at Kroger.Because there prices are high.I e would love to be an extreme couponer.But how can i if the store doesn’t really have any deals for the things you have coupons for? Can some please tell me what i need to do.I get coupons off the internet, I buy several papers.And watch the sales every week.What am I doing wrong.

  • Nicole

    I don’t know if this is mentioned anywhere but are Catalina coupons able to be combined with other coupons?

    • kabby

      Check to see if the coupon that printed out of the catalina machine states “Manufactures coupon” or “store coupon”…if “store coupon” then you can combine or stack that coupon with a manufactures coupon…if it states manufactures coupon then you cannot stack an additional coupon with it.
      If the catalina machine spits out a $$ off your next purchase( commonly called a CAT or catalina) that is used as a form of payment such as cash, gift card, or credit. Good luck!

  • kel

    I have a question: I have a store CAT for $x amount off my next order. Can I combine that with a manufacturer’s CAT for $x amount off my next order? How many $ off your next order CATs can I use at once? (I’m in north jersey @ shoprite)
    TIA.

  • http://tara_in_philly@yahoo.com Tara

    Nothing I look for in the grocery comparison tool ever comes up. Recent searches included “ketchup” “catsup” “hunt’s” “Heinz”. “Pop tarts” “cream cheese” and “Pepsi”. What am I doing wrong? I have a lot of stores near me, and when teachers ask for five of an item for a party I’d like the best deal of course.

  • Anonymous

    i can’t get my MY List to pop up.what am i doing wrong.never had a problem before.can someone help me?

  • http://livingreachwithcoupons.com Viki

    Hi, new at couponing. I live in NJ, wet to Shoprite. Did pretty good on savings (67%), but how do you do it to come even lower. I purchased BIC pens $0.88, had $1.00 coupon, and it only took $0.88 off my bill. Same with the ice cream. Price was $1.19, had $0.75 coupon, which doubled only$0.44… So I get thing for free, but there is never a money maker, which I can use on other thing. Is it only Shoprite, or it was a cashier? She checked every single coupon throughly… Has anyone experienced something like this before?

  • cynthia

    most stores I go to say you can not use manufacturer coupon and store at the same time, -they just refuse to take my coupons -most managers and cashiers are clueless. no matter what the policy says they refuse or act like you are stealing from them! my question is how do I inform managers and cashiers that my coupons are lagit and I have every right to use them!!!

    • Sunil

      Sorry to hear about your issues using a store coupon + manufacturer coupon.

      You can print out the store coupon policy from most store websites. It should clearly state there whether you can or cannot use a store coupon + a manufacturer coupon. Take this with you and show it to the cashier and/or manager if they give you a problem. You shouldn’t have a problem then.

      If they still won’t allow it or are rude about it, you can call corporate and tell them about your experience and that you would like them to educate the store manager about the coupon policy.

      Hope this helps. Good luck!

  • kar

    what is Ibotta Mean

  • rick

    Hello all, i am new to this coupon thing but wanting to do a deal at cvs. the deal is spend $15.00 on snickers or milky way bites and get $5.00 ecb.i have printed 6 2/1 coupons from coupons.com on different computers but they say under the 2.00 off available at walmart, no walmart logo and they do say manufacture’s coupon. are these the right coupons, or am i getting them from the wrong place?

  • rick

    Thanks in advance.

  • RaeLeigh

    I’m a college student, and I’m just looking to get the most out of coupons! I’ve never even used them before. Can someone give me a rundown? how is it possible that all those people get thousands of dollars for stuff practically free? is that possible for me?

  • Harry

    Does anyone know if the ecoupons that are now available from coupons.com (in the android app) when you register a grocery store card can be used in the same way as cellfire?

  • Jeff d

    Any recommendations on type of printer for coupons.I am new to couponing and it seems as if my Canon 3220 inkjet printer can’t be set to just print black text for coupons.I don’t know if it’s the coupon site or the printer but forces me to use black and color ink which is costing me a lot in ink.

    • kabbysteve

      You should be able to go to properties or advanced setting in your printer from your computer to select ONLY black ink…do what I do ask a teenager…lol
      I use a HP wireless printer…and own iphone and ipods..so besides my computer I can also print from my apple devices…good luck!

  • Reina Davis

    I am a couponing newbee and I am desperately trying to find a way to double and triple my savings with my coupons. Every coupon I get is saying that it can’t be used with any other coupon, it’s confusing and frustrating… Help!

    • Rocky

      Hey, Reina, Welcome! You found a wonderful site to help you with your questions, along with giving you great deal ideas on a regular basis. Check this site daily, and, pay particular attention to the ‘MatchUps’ and associated Comments for the stores you shop at and you will start to understand how these savings are achieved. For your particular question about the stipulation that it can’t be used with any other coupon, that basically means that you can’t use two manufacturer’s coupons on one product. Such as an item that costs $1.00, you cannot use two $0.50 MQ’s (manufacturer’s coupons) on that one item to make it free. But, most stores have a policy that you can use one of their ‘store coupons’ (it actually says Store Coupon on top of the coupon, as opposed to Manufacturer’s Coupon) along with one manufacturer’s coupon on one item. Store coupons are not as frequent, though, so couponers learn other ways to get those savings. You are right to check your coupon stipulations, though, because, for some of them, you can only use two identical coupons in one order/transaction (you must, of course, buy two products, and only have one of the same MQ’s for each). Some coupons limit you to only one identical coupon per order. Now, depending on where you are located, many stores, nowadays, will also double the value of any coupons you use. This is an extremely easy way to save more. Check your store’s policy to see if they double, at all, and, if they do, up to how much, because that is yet another way to realize those savings without having to do anything extra, on your part. Look for the value that they will double up to. Some stores ‘fully double’, meaning that they will double the value of the coupon up to $0.99 (giving you $1.98 off). Other stores double, but, not fully. They will only actually double the value, whatever it is, up to $1.00. So, a $0.50 coupon will double up to $1, but, so will a $0.75 coupon. A very few stores will triple coupons for a limited period of time. There are a couple of ShopRites in PA, and, maybe one in NY that are tripling now. And, although not my area, it seems there are some/all Maryland stores that are doing a slightly different promo of doubling up to $1, not the usual $0.99, so, there, with limits, you can get $2 off for a $1 Q!. Also note that some coupons do have a stipulation that they will not double, so, keep in mind that not every one will, no matter the store’s policy. In addition, be sure, also, to sign up for an online account at stores that you frequent. If you don’t already have one of their loyalty cards, sign up. That will give you better sale prices that other shoppers don’t get. And, make sure that, once you get your loyalty card you also check their online ‘Ecoupons (electronic coupons) section weekly, and, clip any of those. They will come off your order without you having to do anything. That also adds to your savings. So, keep checking this site daily and read the comments. You will find out little tips and hints, and, answers to many questions, particularly those that pertain to the sales at that store, that week (some deals are posted in advance of a sale week to give folks a heads-up). At any rate, start slow with maybe one grocery store and one drugstore until you get your feet wet and feel more confident. And…do NOT try to do all/many of the deals, at first, despite how tempting it might be! HTH (hope this helps)! Good Luck and Happy Couponing!

  • millie

    what’s an ecb?

  • kim

    Is this site for U.S only?

  • Cheri

    coupons.com will not load when i try to get on that site from living rich with coupons.why?

  • tina

    Do You Know How Many Times You Can Use The Coupons You Load On To Your Shoprite Card? As In I Know 4 Like Manufacturer Coupons But Does That Mean You Can Use The Coupons On Your Card Four Times?

    • Denise Davison

      Hi Tina, you can only use the ShopRite eCoupons once

  • Rachel

    Can you recommend a coupon clipping service other than Dede’s. I am looking to purchase a large qty of one coupon and the limits are too low. Thanks.

    • kabbysteve

      mycouponhunter

  • Tina

    Im noticing that my ShopriteEcoupons are not coming off…why is that?

    • kabbysteve

      Make sure you are scanning your card not giving your telephone #…for some reason that will not hook to your ecoupons…this has happened to me. Also make sure you are purchasing correct size or flavors. What items are not coming off? or ALL are not coming off?

  • Veggiepatch

    I’m also not quite sure about Shoprite ecoupons… How do I know when making my list and organizing my coupons which ecoupons will stack with a paper coupon and which ones won’t???

  • Denice Wolfe

    Ok i’m heading out soon for my FIRST BIG couponing in 6 yrs:/ Before I go can someone tell me the ecoupons for shoprite, I loaded a bunch :) They seem to be the same as a lot of the paper coupons I have can I use both on same item?? like I get 1 deodorant use ecoupon and paper coupon for double savings:) ???

  • Kim Armstrong

    Can someone please tell me why My List will not print or allow me to email? Want to go shopping!!!

    • http://livingrichwithcoupons.com/ Cindy Livesey

      What is happening when you try to print it? Also what browser are you using. Have you tried a different browser?

  • Kaitlyn Gray

    For example say there is a coupon for $1.50 off of colgate toothpaste how do i know the original price of the toothpaste before i go to the store a buy it?

    • Sandy

      If it’s not posted in the match ups you can go to the stores website to look up prices. i.e. CVS dot com, Shoprite (shop at home) as most stores now offer delivery and prices are relatively the same online as your local store. HTH.

  • Vanessa

    Has anyone complete the P&G $15 for $50 mail in rebate? Do we really need to cut the UPC off the Shampoo bottles or is a written UPC acceptable?

  • Zaj

    Since couponing isn’t as great as it used to be according to many, what is now considered a good diaper deal? Is it still possible to get them free or not really? Thanks!

  • Barbara Stamatelos

    Does anyone know if you can deselect a digital coupon on the shoprite.com website? I didn’t know that you can only select 88 to your card. Thanks!!

  • The Eagerly Couponer

    Say I have a coupon for $10 off a razor when I purchase 1, but I also have a coupon for $4 off the same razor. Can I use the $4 off coupon on the first razor and then get another one for $10 off?

    • Rocky

      If they are both manufacturer’s coupons, yes, you can/will have to buy 2 razors, which you can do in one order (and can use both coupons), unless your store has a stipulation of ‘Limit 1”, for whatever reason. Generally, the ‘Limit X’ applies to transactions, in which case you would have to buy your 2 razors in 2 separate purchases/transactions.

      But, keep in mind that some stores, like drugstores may have a deal going on where they keep track of your purchases for a particular deal through your loyalty card. So, you could do two transactions to use both your coupons, but you wouldn’t then get the ‘rest of the deal’, such as Extra Care Bucks at CVS on the second transaction if it was limit one, just the lower price you got from your coupon..

      • jack

        i think the poster above may have meant that the coupon was buy 1 razor and get $10 off a second razor, so this is almost a can i stack $ off with a bogo type question, and that’s ymmv

  • Rocky

    Hi, Barbara, you may have already gotten your answer from another post, since I see this is a week old, but, just in case…the answer is no, there is no way to deselect a SR ecoupon. You will either have to buy something else you have clipped to free up a slot, or, will have to wait for it to expire, in which case it will then automatically drop off, sorry. It’s a dilemma we have all had to face at one time or another, unfortunately!

  • Susan Reilley

    Anyone know where to get the “All you” magazine for $5/yr?

  • andrea

    WOAH.
    So I clipped and printed a bunch of coupons from coupons.com, and it’s wasting a TON of paper and ink – is there any way to change the settings? I just blew through $5 worth of ink on a photo printer, for 47 coupons that I may or may not use.
    I have no idea how this coupons.com printer program works, but I can’t find where I might change the app! This is nuts :(

  • Sandy

    Just my 2 sense :) Print the good coupons, the ones which are high value or the ones you know you will use. The other ones let go for now, they may or may not be around when you need them but they will eventually reset. Most coupons are only good for 30 days AFTER u print them – you may not get another chance for a while unless you have a few computers so just keep that in mind. Consider a laser printer which uses toner instead of ink. I have a Brother HL2140, HL2240 & HL5470DW – I spend less than $75 year for toner on all three combined with free Staples paper and I’m good to go! See if you can find your printer setting for Greyscale. Look thru your manual or google your manual online and find out how to do it. — Coupons usually reset each month and you can usually print 2 coupons from each computer. You’ll get the hang of this in no time. HTH!

  • JoJo

    I just started with your site and am frustrated because I have today’s RP and SS with me. When I looked for some of the deals mine don’t have a lot of the coupons they are supposed to have. Especially in the SS. Missing tons. Does this happen a lot??

    • Sandy

      Jojo, this is not uncommon at all as certain areas get certain coupons. May even vary from paper to paper as well. Best to get more than 1 newspaper for starters to see for yourself which newspaper you like better for coupons. I get 4 different papers on Sundays and they all differ a little bit. If you have a dollars store by you see if they sell Sunday papers and which ones. After a while you will be able to remember whether or not your area will get a specific brand/coupon. You can also order coupons online from coupon clipping services. Can I ask where you are located? People on this board will be able to suggest in your area what paper is best for coupons. Hope this helps.

      • JoJo

        Thank you Sandy! I am in Northeastern PA. Those are good suggestions and I will put them into play next Sunday. Looking forward to doing some serious saving!

  • barbara

    I print in Black & White and have my printer set to print in Draft.. if saves on ink . And i agree with sandy.. only print the hot coupons unless you know you really will use something..

  • Tracy

    That happened to me and I called the corporate office and she was terminated.

  • denise

    just wondered if I live in Ohio where are the regional coupons from ? Or where do I get the better/higher value coupns from?

  • Rose

    What is the difference, if any between printing a coupon and loading it to your store loyalty card? Do you get more of a savings if you print and load to the card.






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