I decided a few months ago to stop writing Confessions of a Couponer, but there have been a couple recent changes in the couponing world that I feel obligated to share. Of course, the true couponers probably already know what I’m talking about.
First, Dollar Tree is now accepting manufacturer’s coupons. This is pretty great news for a couponer, but it is a bit harder to coupon there versus drug stores that put out weekly circulars. If you want to save, you have to actually visit the store with your coupon binder in hand and stroll each aisle to see which products you have coupons for.
It’s easiest to find deals in the grocery section of the store, because so much of the general merchandise selection is off-brand. I found a few deals in the back-to-school and office supplies section recently. You can perform an Internet search for “Dollar Tree coupon matchups” to get a list of deals coupon bloggers have found, but remember that each Dollar Tree stocks different products so you may not find the same deals at the Madera store.
Dollar Tree’s coupon policy is pretty standard. Only one manufacturer’s coupon is accepted per item, and coupons cannot be redeemed for more than the purchase price of the item. One drawback is only two print-at-home coupons from the web are accepted per transaction. For those of you who get a lot of your coupons from coupons.com or manufacturer’s websites, it could be inconvenient to have to do multiple transactions...