Tuesday, November 1, 2011
How I Get Ready for Super Double Coupons
In honor of Super Double Coupons Week starting tomorrow, it just occurred to me to post on how I get ready for Super Double Coupon Week.
I have been out of town the past two weekends, so I just now started preparing for the big week. Since I can only double twenty coupons per day, I figured that I will at least have my first shopping trip ready for tomorrow and that I can work on the rest later. I will probably go 3-4 times this week, for a total of around 80 coupons.
Remember, the rules of Super Double coupon week are that you can double up to twenty coupons per day, including coupons that are up to $1.99 in face value on the coupon. This means that $1.00 will double to $2.00, $1.50 will double to $3.00 and $1.75 will double to $3.50 off.
Read my post, "How I Get Prepare for Triple Coupons Week" to get specific details on exactly what I do to prepare. Although I was preparing for Triple coupon week when I did that post about six weeks ago, the steps that I follow are the same for this week's Super Double Coupon week.
Other tips to remember-
A. Try to get the items you want the most (particularly the free ones) first. Sometimes popular items sell out. Although the grocery store will restock, it's hard to know exactly when and how many of an item they will get in.
B. Order any coupons for items your family goes through quite a bit, but only if it will be a good deal. You can order from EBAY or Kuntry Klippers to get item specific coupons.
C. Pull any $1.00, $1.50, and $1.75 off coupons out of your binder and place in an envelope marked specifically for Super Double coupons. That way, you can easily price check in store to see if it will be a good deal. Also, organize the coupons by aisle in the grocery store for maximum efficiency, although this is not required.
D. Don't forget to upload your digital coupons! Go to your Harris Teeter weekly emails, click "EVIC coupons" and load as many as you like onto your shopper card. I noticed lots of P&G coupons that have digital matchups, so this means you will double your paper coupon AND get the digital coupons off, too! I have also been getting overage on my digital coupons, so that's a nice bonus!
I love to hear about all your great deals! Post here or on the Delly's Deals Facebook Page and share your deals with us all week!