It's a Happy day in So Cal Couponland!!
We got a super surprise in our paper yesterday. I hope you all got one or a few. As I was flipping through I saw an Albertsons ad and on the bottom, Twice the Value coupons!! Why is this so exciting you ask??? Because us So Cal couponers have been asking for these for about a year now. These coupons allow you to double your coupon up to $1.00!! This means lot of FREE stuff if you bought a few papers. www.athriftymom usually has scenarios telling us the best way to use them for the week. I was able to get 6 fruit snacks for free after my manufacturer coupons, twice the value coupons, and my Catalina from last week. And then, I walked away with another $3.50 Catalina that printed from my fruit snack purchase making it a MONEYMAKER.
I know what you are thinking, what a NERD to be excited about something like this. Yes, it is true, but I am a NERD with FREE stuff :)
You are only allowed to use 3 double coupons in one transaction so if you have more and want to use them on the same day you will need to break up the transactions. I don't know the rules very well yet, but when Thrifty Mom posts her ideas for this week she might be able to help us a little further with free stuff. Danielle was able to get Free Cheez Its today at our store. So exciting!!
One more side note. K-Mart will be doubling coupons the first week of April. To read more about that I will refer you back to last years sale.
K-Mart is VERY expensive, but with this sale they allow you to double $2 coupons up to $4 making for a lot of cheap and FREE stuff. www.hip2save.com usually has a huge list to help us out with that sale so look for that later this month. There are rules with this sale that we can only double 5 coupons in one day. Our local K-Mart was not strict on that rule last time and I was able to do a few transactions, but I don't know how they will be this time. I guess we will have to see how it goes. It's always a game of try it out and see when you are couponing :)
Let me know if you find any great deals with your doublers!!