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Retailers Cracking Down on Extreme Couponing

submitted on June 28, 2011 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
Just when we thought that we could get ahead during hard times by being savvy with coupons to save some extra money, retailers are trying to ruin our fun. Some are making it harder to save as much with new rules they're putting into place.

On the retail front, some big retailers — wary of couponing copycats — are pushing back on former coupon allowances for ordinary shoppers:


At Rite Aid, shoppers can no longer combine buy-one-get-one-free coupons or promotions — a strategy that, in the past, allowed customers to get two free items. The chain is also limiting the number of coupons a shopper can use per item to four, as long as there is enough stock. Before, the store accepted “multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items.”
Target now forbids “stacking,” the act of combining manufacturer and store buy-one-get-one-free coupons, in order to receive both items for free.

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http://moneywatch.bnet.com/sav.....lash/2141/
     

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  • 117663
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on June 28, 2011
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    Our area stores really don't care how many coupons you have. In fact, the clerk is usually excited to see how low your total will be. It never hurts to print off the store coupon policy from their website because sometimes the clerk is reluctant to accept your coupons, then just ask for the manger.
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    velosity
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    Posted by velosity on June 28, 2011
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    I've been expecting this from the start. Although not all the techniques used are legal. Around my area, you can hardly find a newspaper with coupons in it any more due to stealing. People have even been stealing them out of the front yards. Every since a local girl was featured in TLC's Extreme Couponing, people are acting insane. Target is totally wiped out of all specials. It's crazy.
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    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on June 28, 2011
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    Screw Rite Aid - not shopping there anymore.
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on June 29, 2011
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      I agree...not going there any longer. Get really good coupons from CVS. Now if I could just use the CVS coupons before they expire.
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    • bwtrmom
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      Posted by bwtrmom on August 14, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Guess what? I was told by my local CVS store that CVS coupons no longer expire even though they have a expiration date on them. Check with your local CVS, i have been able to save and use mine anytime.
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on June 28, 2011
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    I have a friend who I "turned" on to Couponing and I am watching her to make sure she doesn't go extreme! She knows I am watching her!!! Right now she knows!!! Big Grin Yes I am talking about you friend!!!
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on June 28, 2011
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      I could be your coupon "nutty" friend too, clover! Artistic
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover on June 29, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Yes you could CouponNut!!!!! We need to have a Buxr convention someday so we can all get together and meet! Big Grin
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    Posted by lootango on June 29, 2011
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    I say if the stores and the manufacturers put the coupons out there... let us use them!!!
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on July 2, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Oopsie! Caught in the act! This is just crazy! I have been known to buy another newspaper if they have a great Pet food coupon that I use but to steal the inserts? Can we say "Intervention?"

    http://consumerist.com/2011/07.....serts.html
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    • sandyshore
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      Posted by sandyshore on July 2, 2011
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      Wow! I agree with the statement
      Some people really don't even deserve the label "extreme couponer." We should just call 'em "jerks."
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    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on July 2, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Oh heck, she says she plans to pay her fine by clipping coupons! Geez!
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on August 14, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    One more arrest:

    Police in Springdale say the popularity of coupons led a Northwest Arkansas woman to steal 185 editions of a Sunday newspaper.


    Read more: http://www.4029tv.com/money/28776371/detail.html
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    bert
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    Posted by bert on August 14, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I have noticed lately manufacturers are limiting the amount of coupons used per order now. P&G is limiting to 4 per order. Some companies are limiting only 1 per order.

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