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I get a lot of reader questions in my email via my contact form. I LOVE getting emails from my readers but sometimes I don’t have time to answer all of them. I also get a lot of the same questions asked, so I have decided that instead of answering each question individually I would try to answer as many of the same questions as I could a couple of times a week on my website. I’m really excited about this first round of questions because you ladies really picked my brain. *smiles* I had to do some research and contact some companies.

Coupon Insert Schedule

I have already started putting together my coupon binder.  I would like to know when the coupons come out in the newspapers. Is it in the beginning of the month?


Dear Linda,

You’ll be happy to know that coupon inserts come out almost every week! If you visit my site on Saturday I usually have a detailed list of the coupon inserts that will be in that Sunday’s  newspaper along with they type of coupon and the amount of the coupon.

Happy couponing!

Coupon Wording & Coupons For Everyday Products

First of all, let me say I am a huge fan of your site. I have been turning on everyone I know to it. I appreciate all you do to keep us abreast of all the deals.

As a new ‘penny pinching diva’ myself, I have a couple of questions. In Raleigh where I live, there are a few stores that accept a limited amount of double coupons everyday with up to a $0.99 face value. And then all the ones that I have that are $1 and over seem to have “Limit one coupon per purchase.” My question is if I slip two or three of those same coupons in by ‘accident’ will the scan anyway?

And also, do they ever have coupons for everyday items like bread, milk and eggs, other than the specialty items like Silk or Egglands?

Evelyn L.

Dear Evelyn,

I am SO glad that you are a fan of my website. I do all of this for my visitors/readers. (And maybe a little bit for me. *smiles*) As long as I have one reader I will keep on writing.

  • When a coupon says “Limit one coupon per purchase” that doesn’t mean that you are only limited to one coupon per shopping trip. (Uh oh, do I see a smile?) What that is telling you, in a very confusing way, is that you can only use that coupon once per item. So if you have three coupons for $1.00 off and three products to match those coupons, all three of your coupons will scan. So, you don’t have to “accidentally” slip them in there. *wink*
  • There are quite a few coupons in some of the Sunday’s inserts for everyday items like bread, milk and eggs. Also, if you contact the manufacturer of the brand that you prefer and ask to be placed on their mailing list they will also send you coupons in the mail or email. You might want to also check your store circular as well, because they sometimes contain coupons for the everyday products that you are looking for without them being the specialty products.

I hope this helps!

Can You Use Two Coupons At Family Dollar

I wanted to know if you are aware that Family Dollar takes their ad coupons along with manufacturer since they have been sending coupons to our mailboxes every week.


Dear JaTonya,

You’ll be happy to know that you can use a manufacturer coupon with a Family Dollar coupon. According to the Family Dollar coupon policy it states: Maximum of two coupons per item. One coupon must be a Manufacturer’s Coupon and the second coupon must be a Family Dollar Coupon as long as neither coupon states that it is not valid with other coupons.

I hope this helps you get some great deals!

Problem With Family Dollar

Hey Shynea,

First I would like to say that I love your site! It is just wonderful! I have been having some trouble lately with using the coupons. I was so happy about the $1.00 off Welch’s grape juice coupon being that it was on sale at Dollar General for $2.00. At one dollar general the manager would not allow me to use my coupons because she said they had been reproduced. I was buying 5 bottles and I had five coupons. It’s the summer and my parents and children love grape juice.I called her gm and he stated that they didn’t have to be in color and I could use however many I wanted. But after all the calling the sale was over and they were priced at $3.65. So now Family Dollar has the grape juice on sale for $2.00. And to my surprise they say they do not accept internet coupons and there has been fraud coupons. At this point I’m really heated because it shouldn’t be this hard. Please help. Thanks girl!



I was a little confused about this email because at first you stated Dollar General and then Family Dollar. Because Family Dollar was the last store you went to, I am going to answer from that store point-of-view.

You’ll be happy to know that according to the Family Dollar coupon policy: Family Dollar will NOT accept coupons that: Are internet coupons without a scan-able barcode and/or promotion code. Which means, as long as your internet printable coupon can scan at the register they have to take it. Print out this coupon policy, both pages, and take it with you on your next shopping trip.Also, make sure that the url prints on the page as well. (Which it should as long as you load the page and hit print.) Let the cashier and manager know that you printed this coupon policy directly off of the Family Dollar website.

Let me know how it goes!

Wal-Mart Not Taking My Coupons

Hi I love your website it has a lot of information. I have a question I started doing the coupons things for 1 week already & I love it. I print my coupons many different places. for example: SmartSource, coupons, etc. on May 10 I went to Wal-Mart & when it was time to check-out I use some of my coupons most off them was $ 1 off or buy get 1 free coupons. So this cashier lady told me that Wal-Mart is not accepting SmartSource coupons (the print out 1). b/c it was a  scams and it was not good. I think tomorrow I will call wall mart & complain.


Dear Natalie,

According to Wal-Mart’s coupon policy: Wal-Mart accepts internet printable coupons. Internet coupons should be legible and say “Manufacturer Coupon.” There should be a valid remit address for the manufacturer and a scannable bar code.They have no reason to deny your SmartSource printable coupons as long as they scan. SmartSource is a reputable online coupon source and nothing that they have produced off of their website is a scam. As long as you went directly to their website to print this coupon off, and not through a pdf that someone sent you, your coupon shouldn’t be denied.

I hope that helps!

If you have any type of questions for me, whether they are money saving related or not, you can ALWAYS reach me through my contact form.

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  1. Cynthia

    Hey Shynea, thanks that helps alot.

    Take Care,


    Posted on June 10, 2010

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