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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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coupons.com changes

Gone are the days of getting more printable coupons from larger cities on Coupons.com.  In coupon world the bigger the city you live in, the more coupons you’ll have in your paper and available online.  As of last night Coupons.com has removed the ability for you to change your zip code to see what coupons are available in other cities.

I know many of you have already noticed this looking at my email inbox and comments on lists.  Right now I can’t find any solution other than changing your IP address through a VPN, and while that is doable… I already lost you with big technical words.

The tricky part for me is that you may find a coupon now in your area that I would never know was there.  I’m trying to figure out how to keep lists as correct for you based on your area, but it may mean that I need your help in comments to let me know if you see coupons I don’t.

In terms of user experience this isn’t the best move.  People really get grumpy when they feel like they can’t have what other people are getting (we could jump from coupons to politics here). If you are upset I would encourage you to say something.

Two happy notes to leave you with:

  1. There were only 54 coupons that ere zip code specific as of yesterday… so you do still have 325 coupons everyone can print.
  2. All the other sites that allow you to change your zip code still work and let you see and print offers from other areas.
    • Kathy

      I was trying to find the Oreo coupon under 03103 but couldn’t change it. Thanks for letting me know why. I guess I won’t get that super good deal at Bi-Lo this weekend. Didn’t need the calories anyway :)

      • Samantha

        Go to the couponaholic website and search change zip. Open a post and find the link to change your zip code. You can still change zips. I did this and found the oreo coupon but it wasn’t there before I changed the zips, which is how I know it still works. I’ve been trying to post the link but SS keeps blocking it

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    • jclovecats

      Just thwarting our couponing efforts at every turn!!

    • Rebecca

      bummer…but like other things we are not “entitled” to anything; so it will be another chance to practice being content with what I am able to get. (The last chance was when my local paper quit carrying the P&G inserts,) Fortunately, God has given my husband a good job and money is not tight for us, so it won’t be a huge issue; I just try to use what I have wisely.

      • Aven

        You are correct. I am not entitled to anything. Conversely, if a manufacturer does not make a coupon accessible to me, I am highly unlikely to try their new products. I will start using other brands that do have coupons. And those manufacturers might have products I will start buying to replace the old manufacturer’s products. (I hope this makes sense.) :)

      • sandi

        If you’re using p&g products, even with coupons you’re paying too much. Switch to dollar tree for as many of those household and toiletry products as you can, you’ll save $$$

    • Anna Shelton

      Truly frustrating for me. Live a small town where we don’t have good inserts in the paper – I use mostly your printables! Thanks for the news.

      • Samantha

        The couponaholic website still has links to different zips.

    • Ashleymfit

      You can still change your zip code in the iPhone app!!!

    • Aven

      Where you live should not determine the coupons that are available to you. This always has been ridiculous. Just because I live in a smaller city does not mean I don’t buy the same products. Also, without coupons, I am not likely to try new products that are introduced. How does that benefit manufacturers?

    • snapper24kt

      the manufactures are trying to do away with paper so the consumer can only get one or two deals from your phone apps, hence saving them millions upon millions of dollars

    • Aven

      Time to get off my soap box and thank Jenny for letting us know about this change and thank her for helping me save thousands of dollars a year on groceries. Jenny – you are appreciated. Thank you so much!

    • SueH

      If you know that a coupon is zip code specific, will you tell which zip, so that we will know whether to look for it?

      • Aven

        Great idea!

    • Samantha

      Not sure why Southern Savers keeps blocking my posts that say opposite of what this post says

      • Samantha

        Trying to post a link so you guys can still change your zips but SS is blocking it

        • Anonymous

          Change the “.” to “(dot)” and it will not recognize it as a link.

    • pdnr

      What happens if the last time I printed a coupon I used a zip code that wasn’t mine? How do I change it back to my local zip code?

      • Samantha

        Read below about the couponaholic website, you can still change your zip

    • su

      1- changing zip on desktop/laptop does not matter.
      2- southern savers, can i change zip on android somewhere to do this without a vpn? i would be interested in learning more about vpns. is there a way of getting an easy set-up to a specific area without paying a fee?

      • Donna B

        Coupons