Reading and understanding coupons can be one of the hardest parts of your coupon journey. In this lesson you will learn what parts of the coupons, coupon lingo and some important information regarding how to use certain coupons.
The first thing that you need to understand about
coupons is that you need to look at your coupon as sort of a contract so under those contract guidelines you are responsible to follow what your coupon or contract says. Your coupon will state everything on the coupon that you will need to know regarding the purchase of that product and fulfill the coupon requirements.
Most coupons will say a limit of one coupon per purchase of specified product and quantity stating this means that you can use one coupon on that item and that quantity stated. Example if you have a $1.00 off one dial soap you can only use one coupon for $1.00 off of that dial soap. If you have one that states one dollar off one dial coupon 6 ounce or larger that means you can only use one coupon on one dial 6 ounce or larger. If you have a coupon states one dollar off of two dial soap 6 ounce or larger you’ll only be allowed to use one coupon for every two products 6 ounce or larger that you get. Your coupon is valid on the items stated on that coupon only, you cannot buy dial bar soap if it states for dial body wash.
The next thing that you need to know is that you need to look at the fine print of the coupons to where they have restrictions, lots of coupons now have restrictions one how the quantity of identical coupons that you can use. Some coupons state per household per day and some coupons state per shopping trip. It is important to note that lots of stores are not allowing you to go over the limit of the coupon restrictions stated on your coupons any longer, some registers are even programmed to reject over the stated amount listed on the coupon.
Now that you know how to read the coupons itself, there is a lot of coupon lingo that people use when posting. Here is a chart to make it easy for you to understand and remember what they are saying.