Extreme couponing is not everyone - it takes a lot of time and dedication, and that’s just not something everyone can do consistently. But, there’s a simple strategy that’s underused by many couponers, and it barely takes any time or effort on your part. We are talking about double couponing!
Novice couponers may think the double couponing method requires them to carry two of each coupon, but that’s not what it means. Double couponing refers to when a store doubles the coupon you use at checkout, which means if you use a coupon worth $1, you get a discount of $2. All you need to do to get this discount is hand over your coupon to the cashier, and it will be doubled automatically.
Things you should do before you start double couponing
The first thing you’ll want to do is find stores that offer double couponing benefits. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to get in touch with the store manager and ask them the following questions:
- Are there specific days on which you double coupons?
- What is the doubling limit?
- Is there a limit on doubling identical coupons?
How to double coupons
Keep in mind that not all coupons can be doubled. Check the terms and conditions of the coupon, and if it says the coupon cannot be doubled, you can’t take it to the store and expect the cashier to double it for you.
Also, ideally, coupons that can be doubled should double automatically at checkout. However, this doesn’t always happen and not every cashier knows everything about the store's couponing policy. So, even if you’ve already checked the store’s coupon policy at home, it’s a good idea to bring a printed copy with yourself. If the cashier refuses to double your coupon, but you know the store has no policy against it and you have the right type of coupon, don’t back down. Respectfully show the coupon policy to the cashier, if needed.
Double couponing may not always be a cakewalk, but it helps you save your hard-earned money, without really having to spend any extra time on collecting coupons.