ABC’s of Couponing: “Q” if for “Questions Answered”

May 30 2011
Posted by deidre 52 Comments

Part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

How do you calculate your final prices on Cuckoo Coupon Deals?
Final Prices can get confusing when the items listed are part of a store promotion.  Here’s an example of a typical store promo:  Buy 4 participating items and save $4.00 instantly at the cash register.  Final price would be after the $4 is taken off.

Here is another common store promotion.  Spend minimum of $30.00 on participating products and receive a catalina coupon worth $15 on your next order.  We report final prices based on the assumption that you will do more than one transaction while ‘rolling’ your $15 off catalina from one transaction to the next!  On the below scenario, your first transaction you will actually pay more ($1.25 out of pocket) for the Nature Valley Granola Bars.  But you will complete your first transaction by receiving a $15 coupon good toward any next purchase (excludes alcohol and lottery tickets).  The savings we report on Cuckoo for Coupon Deals factors in the $15 catalina coupon.  On your second, third, etc transactions, your actual out of pocket will match our reported final price because you’ll be redeeming your $15 catalina in addition to manufacturer coupons.

What does it mean to “roll” a catalina?

This refers to the practice of separating your purchase into multiple transactions in order to use register catalina coupons from your first transaction to pay for your second transaction.  Another catalina prints from the 2nd transaction that pays for the 3rd transaction and so on.

When a store promotion specifies Spend $25, save $10, does the $25 have to be my total after I present my coupons?

No!  You only must reach a minimum of $25 before tax.  You may pay with as many coupons as you have.  Even if your total after coupons is only $11.00, you will still save that advertised $10.00.

Please leave a comment with any questions you have and I’ll let you know the answer!

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