How to Understand the Store Coupon Policy – Week 11, Extreme Couponing for Real Life

I know, I know.  It’s been a few weeks.  Thanks for your patience with me.  😉  Here’s the latest video in the Extreme Couponing {for Real Life} video series.

It’s important to not only have your store’s coupon policy in hand, but also know how to decode and understand it.  In this video I’ll cover the basic “biggies” you’ll see on your coupon policy.  If you have any other ideas or questions to add please leave a question or comment below!

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The Rock Bottom Price List

Shopping List Template

More Videos in this Series:
Week 1 – Intro
Week 2 – The Stockpile {What is it? How do you build it?}
Week 3 – The Sale Cycle
Week 4 – Savings Money on Milk, Eggs and those other hard to Stockpile items.
Week 5 – The Anatomy of the Coupon
Week 6 – Where to Find the Best Coupons
Week 7 – How to Organize Your Coupons
Week 8 – How to Plan your Grocery Trip {Part 1}
Week 9 – How to Plan Your Grocery Trip {Part 2}
Week 10 – Quick & Money Saving Grocery Trip
Week 11 – Understanding the Store Coupon Policy


  1. Melanie says

    Hi Lynette – I have a quick question that you my have covered & I missed. How do you select which store you will be shopping at (since your secondary file folder has all of the stores in it). I’m torn between a place that doubles coupons and Walmart, for instance, that offers price matching. What will likely lead to the best savings?

    Thanks, Mel

    • says

      Hi Melanie,

      I select the store that has the best deals that week and shop there. Last week it was Meijer. Two weeks ago it was Kroger. In between I went to Giant Eagle. I don’t go to every store, every week, because it takes too much time. I use my little file folder to keep store coupons organized for when I do visit that store. If you’re just starting out I would recommend picking one store and blocking all the others out. Get really good at using coupons at that store and familiarize yourself with their coupon policy and double coupons. To be honest, I get better deals at the Grocery Store over Wal-mart. The double coupons really do add up. :)

  2. Jennifer says

    Hi Lynette… I was actually wondering the same thing… more more more! My husband and I are really trying to create better control at the grocery store, both for healthy eating and healthy spending. Our first ‘real’ attempt at this was this past weekend, and I’d have to say that the pressure to hurry and get finished so we can leave for the store was almost unbearable. I sat down today on a quest… I need to learn how to do this right…TLC is for ENTERTAINMENT purposes only!!! lol Thank you so much for all the information on your site! I just went through the entire video series and feel so much more informed and empowered! I hope I can find that it’s really as easy as you made it seem! God bless you for doing this for us!

    • says

      Hi Christi! This is the last video in this series but I’ll be starting a new series next week on How to Create a Budget and Stick To It. I’ll be talking alot about grocery shopping and how that fits in. I’ll also be doing videos on tips throughout the spring. Thanks for the encouragement! 😉

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