e-Course: All The Different Discounts in Detail

by Beth Montgomery on April 11, 2010 · 1 comment

in Coupons & Rebates, Tips & Basics

This is Part 11 of the 30-day Savings Soiree e-course by In Good Cents. View the most recent course in this series or head to the Saving Soiree e-course main menu.

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- – Paper Coupons – -

What are they?

Paper coupons are your classic standard coupon and, obviously, it’s on paper. These could be store or manufacturer coupons and should be used as so.

Where do you get them?

  • Newspaper Inserts & In-Newspaper
  • Circulars & Advertisements
  • In-Store
  • Home Mailers (store, manufacturer, or other)
  • Junk Mail
  • Sample Packets
  • Product Packaging
  • Magazines
  • Businesses, Offices, & Other (doctor’s office, health department, etc…)
  • Rewards Programs (Recycle Bank, VocalPoint, etc…)
  • Facebook

- – Printable Coupons – -

What are they?

Coupons that you print from your printer. These could be store or manufacturer coupons and should be used as so.

Where do you get them?

- – Catalina/CRT – -

What are they?

Catalinas and CRT are coupons printed with your receipt. Catalinas are printed by a separate box provided by Catalina Marketing, while CRT or Cash Register Tickets or Tape are attached to the bottom of your receipt. These could be store or manufacturer coupons and should be used as so.

Where do you get them?

  • In-Store w/ Receipt

- – Peelie, Blinkie, Tearpad – -

What are they?

These are coupons found in-store.   Peelies are attached to products and you must buy the product to use the coupon.   Blinkies and tearpads are throughout aisles.   You can remove one or two coupons from them. These could be store or manufacturer coupons and should be used as so.

There are also wine tags, which are attached to wine bottles.   In Indiana and some other states, the purchase of wine for a discount is prohibited, but you can still find coupons hanging from the wine bottles in the alcohol section of stores.

Where do you get them?

  • In-Store

- – e-Coupons – -

What are they?

e-Coupons are virtual coupons that you can upload to your store loyalty card. They come off when your card is scanned and you purchase the product.   These could be store or manufacturer coupons and should be used as so.   These coupons do not double or triple.

Where do you get them?

- – UPromise Deposit – -

What are they?

UPromise, similar to e-coupons, are loaded onto your loyalty shopper’s card.   Typically, these coupons are manufacturer coupons.   The coupon value is not deducted from your total.   Instead, it’s applied to your UPromise Account, which you can use to pay for educational expenses.   Get more details.

Where do you get them?

- – Coupon Code – -

What are they?

Coupon codes are released by stores and online shops.   They are text or numbers that can be entered on the website to get a discount on your purchase.

Where do you get them?

  • Store e-Mails
  • Junk Mail
  • Home Mailers
  • Frugal Websites
  • Coupon Code Websites (Retail Me Not, etc…)
  • Store Websites
  • Rewards Programs (UPromise, MyPoints, etc…)
  • Online Rebate Programs ( Cashbaq, e-Bates, etc…)
  • Text Messages

- – Mobile Coupons – -

What are they?

Mobile coupons are either uploaded to sent via text message to your phone.   You simply show your phone to the store, restaurant, or other service to redeem your coupon.

Where do you get them?

- – Rebate – -

What are they?

A rebate is a discount you receive after your purchase via mail.   It may be anything like cash, a gift card, or even a free product.   You may submit for this rebate online or via mail.   Always read the directions carefully to get your rebate. Get more details.

Where do you get them?

  • See Paper, Printable, & Catalina/CRT

- – Reward – -

Rewards are something offered in store or online.   You receive these for making a purchase and they come in many different forms, such as Extra Care Bucks, Gift Card, Free Product, etc…

Where do you get them?

  • In-Store
  • Online Store/Shop Website

- – Additional Resources from Previous Posts – -

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