Coupon Tip Tuesday: What Price Do I Use?

Thank you Becky for this great question. After doing this for over a year, some times we forget that a lot of you don’t know all the ins and outs!

Becky had some trouble getting her catalina to print after spending $25.00 PRE coupon. She wanted to clarify that she was doing it right.

One tool that we find extremely useful is the Grocery Smarts shopping list (by the way, we have a pictorial of how to use this tool).

Let’s use todays catalina promo as an example (this sale ends 1/5 by the way). “Spend $25.00 on select items, get $10.00 in catalinas back”. In order to earn that $10 catalina, you’ve got to have your PRE COUPON total come to $25 or more. The dollar amount you are going to use to get to that total is the sale or “preferred” price. See the picture below to help clarify…

So the bounce dryer bar is $3.99 sale price (or sometimes marked as preferred price, it really doesn’t matter). If you factor in the discount of the catalina, the price comes to $2.39, THEN if you factor in the coupon, the price is $.89. Using the items in the above picture, I would purchase:

(2) Bounty Giant Roll Paper Towels $9.99 each (subtotal is now $19.98)
(1) Bounce Dryer Bar $3.99 (subtotal is now $23.97)
(1) Bounty Napkins $2.99 (subtotal is now $26.96 and the catalina should print after I pay!)

Of course, what I really pay out of pocket will be LESS, because I’ll have coupons AND, I’d use my $10 catalina that I earned from a previous transaction. Sweet!

Questions?? Ask away!!

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  • Darbi

    I have a huge question,I have been couponing for almost two yrs now,but gotten much better at it in the last 8 months….I have still yet to figure out how to shop through shop@home or ebates and then log into my shoprunner acct. to get free shipping ! Can anyone help me out please,shipping is killing me !

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