Couponing 101 Part 2: Store Types

Part 2 of Couponing 101 is about the different store types.  You need to know a little about how each store “operates” before shopping there.  This will save you both time and money.

 

1. Wholesale Clubs – These types offer big quantities and discount prices. These are great places for getting deals on produce and meat. Most everything else will be cheaper elsewhere. Clubs DO NOT accept coupons. i.e. Sam’s Club, Costco, BJ’s, etc.

 

2. High-low Stores– These are your drugstores and high end grocers. They will generally be higher on most items but offer “sale items” at rock bottom prices hoping to get you in and spend more money. Coupons are accepted and most high-low stores offer a double or triple coupon program. i.e. Kroger, Harris Teeter, Lowes Food etc.

 

3. Always Low-Stores like this offer low prices to start with. This is where you would shop if an idea you needed was not on sale somewhere else. Coupons accepted for face value. i.e. Wal-Mart

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Stephanie

Yes, I received a total of 3 coupons in the flyer. But as you mentioned in your posting, the gas discount doesn’t really help since the only reason I purchased gas there was because of the discounted groceries. I will probably have to begin shopping at Walmart, which is not something I am looking forward to. Thanks for all the great information!!

Heather

Did you also get the $5/50 coupons and the 100 bonus fuel points one?

Stephanie

I recently got a letter in the mail stating Kroger is no longer honoring the double/triple coupon in the Houston area.
Thanks,
Stephanie

Heather

awesome! I was unaware of that when I first composed this series. Thanks for the heads up!

Deborah

BJ’s does accept coupons at face value but they also have their own coupons that you can add manufacturers coupons to, so if BJ’s has a coupon for Arm & Hammer laundry soap at $5.00 off and you have a manufacturers coupon for the same product for $3.00 you get $8.00 off.

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