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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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question from our reader, how to use food stamps and coupons

I have had a few questions about how using food stamps work with coupons. While I’m not an expert in this area, I know that coupons should work great with food stamps. I have friends that have left over food stamps at the end of the month because they have stretched their savings with coupons.

Sadly though, things don’t always work so well.

A recent e-mail I got asked a question about eCoupons and Catalina Deals:

“If you have any E-coupons or a store/manufacturer promotion that gives an amount off when you purchase a certain amount of items.  For example, Bi-lo was running the Kraft promo that gives you $6 off instantly wyb 10 items.  I also had a P&G catalina for $1.00 off.  At the end of the transaction, the total amount charged to my EBT card was $7 more than my actual total and the cashier handed my $7.00 back.

At Harris Teeter today, I had $1.40 in e-coupons which resulted in the change due back to me.  However, the manager refused to give it to me.  So now, my $1.40 in savings is still sitting in the cashiers drawer, my EBT card was charged $1.40 more than it should be & I lost $1.40 in e-coupons that I can not get back.”

So what are your thoughts on this? Have you ran into any issues using store promotions, coupons, e-coupons and food stamps? What is your experience with couponing and using food stamps?