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By now you have probably heard the term double coupons. But do you know exactly what that means? Doubled coupons is when one single coupon’s value is doubled at the register. For example, a 50c coupon would be doubled in value to $1 at the register, a 35c coupon would be doubled to 70c, a 20c coupon would be doubled to 40c and so on.
Not all stores double coupons. If you want to know if your local store doubles coupons, you can call their customer service, look on their website or check the bottom of the sales ad. They also might only double coupons on certain days of the week or might limit the number of coupons that will double in an order. Some stores even require you to have a special certificate to get double coupons.
Also some coupons will not double. You need to read the fine print on the coupon and see if it says “Do Not Double”. Also you can look at the barcode on the coupon. If the barcode starts with a 5, it will double. If it starts with a 9, it will not double.
Here in Birmingham, AL both Publix and Winn Dixie double coupons up to 50c (50c would become $1). Food Giant doubles up to $1 on Mondays only ($1 would become $2). Fred’s doubles up to 70c on Saturday (70c becomes $1.40) and select Piggly Wiggly stores also double coupons.
If you are new to Couponing, you might want to take a moment to read more in my Getting Started Couponing series.