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It was a sad year for Detroit consumers as Meijer ended a decades old policy of doubling coupons. But your Detroit insider deal examiner stepped up with some great money saving information to help you take full advantage of the coupons you clip.

Using coupons: What properly is ‘one per family”

The most difficult of all coupon rules to enforce is the “one per family” rule. The purpose of this restriction is just a camouflage for reducing the number of coupons redeemed. Guillermo Williams of in Rochester...Continue

Using coupons: What constitutes a retail ‘purchase’, part 1

Savvy shoppers use coupons to stretch their spending power but often they are met with resistance when trying to use the coupons at the cash register. In this installment of a series on using coupons we look at the definition...Continue

Using coupons: What does ‘one per transaction’ really mean

Many coupons are limited to one coupon per transaction. Generally this type of restriction is used when there are multiple coupons being offered that can overlay each other to increase savings beyond what the retailer or restaurant feels can be...Continue

Using coupons: What constitutes a ‘minimum purchase, part 1

Of all the coupon limits in use including “one per transaction”, “one per family” and “one per customer” the simplest to understand and comply with is the one that requires a minimum purchase. Of...Continue

Using coupons: What constitutes a ‘customer’, part 1

Have you ever had a coupon or set of coupons that offer deals for the entire month? Wendy’s, KFC, Arby’s, Burger King and McDonald’s seem to have a coupon book for every month. McDonald...Continue

Using coupons: What constitutes a retail ‘purchase’, part 2

Often you will have coupons that offer a monetary amount if you buy multiples. Perhaps it is 75 cents off three. Obviously one tip is to wait until there is a sale so you save even more. But there is...Continue

Using coupons: What constitutes a ‘customer’, part 2

In part one of this two-part article we just mentioned there are two solutions to the “one per customer” coupon restriction for a family. As stated, one is stupid and the other is proper. First the stupid...Continue

Using coupons: What constitutes a ‘minimum purchase’, part 2

How do you qualify to use a coupon or get a discount when a minimum purchase is required? This is a continuation of examples that could save you more money at the store continued from “Using coupons: What constitutes...Continue

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