Double Your Coupons, Double Your Savings in Pennsylvania
Written by Alex Bach
Double coupons--bringing in one coupon to be redeemed for double at the register--is a phenomenal way of keeping to a budget in your grocery shopping. And keeping your grocery budget under wrap is a great way to turn your savings into entertainment, a holiday or vacation budget.
Of course, because of the large savings involved, at the expense of the grocery store, not all stores accept double coupons and not all coupons are accepted for doubling. Participating stores will usually have their own specific policies, and it's a good idea to check with your local one before your next visit, but most usually stick to three simple rules.
Double Couponing General Trends:
- Only manufacturer's coupons will be accepted.
- Only coupons lower than $1.00 will be doubled.
- Usually only four "like" coupons can be used on a single item.
Again, these are only the general trends.
Pro Tip 1: Don't Be Afraid of Math
If someone were to offer you a $1 off an apple or $1.50 off an apple, which would you pick? A no-brainer, right?
Unfortunately, many people choose the former coupon when searching for their weekly discounts, forgoing the $0.75 off coupon that would have been eligible for doubling and the extra savings because the former coupon looks like bigger savings.
While strategizing double coupons might require the use of that horrifying discipline of long ago, math, a few deep breaths and the certainty of the savings that follow should be enough to calm anyone still suffering from Post Traumatic Math Syndrome lingering from their high school math classes. Especially since the only math you'll have to do is multiply by two.
Without further ado, here is...
Pennsylvania's Complete List of Double Couponing Stores:
- Wegmans not only accepts double coupons but also caters double coupons to specific products, some of which can lead to free purchases after the discount. This is a must for smart shopping as the discounts are great and sometimes lead to free products afterwards.
Pricechopper does not accept double coupons on tobacco products, milk, or alcohol as it follows with state policy. Other than that they accept and double coupons up to $0.99.
- Pathmark honors doubles but with a limit of four "like" coupons per purchase, unless otherwise stated on the coupon.
- Super Fresh
- Giant Eagle, like Wegmans and Pathmark, offers weekly match ups, advertising their double coupon deals for the week. Take advantage of these deals regularly.
- Acme will only double coupons up to $0.99.
Pro Tip 2: Match Ups
Look for match up deals every week to help plan out your week's shopping. You can cater your menu to the deals or shop from several stores' match ups
to piece together savings on your grocery list.
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