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I feel like after reading dozens of threads, and talking to the Catalina headquarters directly, I have a very clear view of how double coupon events at Kmart work and how their catalina program works! I personally tested and yep, you need a filler item if you are buying one item, using one coupon, and paying with a a catalina! You’d need to have two items, one to attach the catalina to and the other for the item with the coupon. Who knew Kmart was so similar to Wags?
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You all all know from my “Double Coupons” post that stores get fully reimbursed for coupons. If a $1 off coupon is doubled to $2, the store gets $1 back from the manufacturer, and pays for the $1 doubled out of their own pocket.
I often post deals with double coupons, and how when you double it you get a great deal. But someone notices sometimes coupons saying “do not double” or DND on the coupon. Coupons often say this or “Do Not Triple” on them.
What is the reason a coupon says “Do Not Double”?
Sometimes a coupon says “5″ as their first number. This means that even if it says “Do Not Double” on the coupon, it will still double automatically! If it says “9″, it will not double automatically. In the video I show you where to look for that number on the coupon. It is up to your store’s coupon policy to determine if your store will double those coupons or not. UPDATE: It doesn’t matter anymore about that as the new barcode system is out.
The reason some coupons say “Do Not Double” is because manufacturers want to be clear that they will not cover the costs of the doubling, and are only reimbursing the store for the face value of the coupon. There are certain cases where a coupon may say $.50, and a store will double it, and the manufacturer will reimburse the store the whole $1! But in most cases, they will only reimuburse the store $.50, and they put “Do Not Double” to be clear that is how much they will reiumburse the store.
When a store has a double coupon day or always does them, they know they are not going to be reimbursed for anything other then the amount on the coupon. So the store should accept that coupon in their store promotion since nothing is different about the amount they will be reimbursed as opposed to any other manufacturer’s coupon.
Here’s a list of store coupon policies and if they double or not! Example: Kmart will double DND coupons.
What are your thoughts on this??? I’d love to hear them!