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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?