Thursday, June 16, 2011

Couponing 101: Types of Coupons

Ever Wonder what types of coupons there are? What is a Manufacture coupon, Store coupon and what is the difference? Here is a list of the different types of coupons! 

Types of Coupons:

Manufacture- you can find these coupons pretty much everywhere, but the most commom place we find them is the sunday paper. The sunday paper has inserts (Red Plum, Smart Source and P&G) that are little booklets that have coupons inside them! 

Blinkies- A blinkie refers to a machine in the store with coupons inside it. They are found near the item they are for and cacn be used at any store, just the one you got it from. These coupons are manufacture coupons. 

Catalinas- A catalina is a coupon that prints with your reciept. In my opinion these are the best coupons, and usually the highest value coupons. Catalinas can only be used at the store of which printed the catalina (unless otherwise specified). Walgreens has a special name for their catalinas-Register Rewards. And Rite Aid calls their catalinas +UP rewards. Rite Aid's +UP rewards are tracked by your Wellness card and usually limit about 2 per card. CVS calls their catalinas ECB-extra coupon bucks. Catalinas can be either store coupons or manufacture coupons, depending on the promotion.

Store Coupons- Store coupons are just that, coupons the store puts out to promote products! Depending on the store you go to, you can stack a store coupon with a manufacture coupon to maximize savings! 

Peelies- Peelies are coupons that are attatched to the product when you buy it. Make sure you peel the coupon off as they can be used right away and they are usually manufacture coupons! 

Hangtags- A hangtag is a coupon that hangs from the product and are usually found on items like soda, laundry soap and oils. These are also usually manufacture coupons

Internet Printables- These coupons you can find at places like, smartsource and redplum. Some will be manufacture coupons and some will be store coupons. Usually you are allowed to print 2 coupons per computer. 

E-Coupons- These are digital coupons that you can find online. You pick the coupons that you wish to use, download them onto your shopper loyalty cards and when you get to the checkout, scan your card and the coupons pop up! The coupons are usually manufacture coupons and cannot be stacked. 

Tearpads- These are just that, tearpads that are hanging from the shelves of the product they are promoting. you can tear one and use it for the item it is promoting if you wish to buy it. 

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