A reader named Ann pointed out a trick that warrants special attention. It stands to save us all a lot of money!
Check with your grocery store on their “expired coupons” policy!
I’ve thrown away HUNDREDS in expired coupons, but I just found out (and verified with a store manager) that my local ShopRite in Linden, NJ will honor expired coupons for up to 6 months AFTER the expiration date!
The catch is that they will ONLY honor those coupons which are clipped from the newpaper inserts – NOT the ones you print from your computer (so if you don’t already have one, get a subscription to your Sunday paper…it’s WELL worth the $1.50-$2.00 a week!
What a nice – and financially cheery – surprise! In these tough economic times, we need all the help we can get!
After reading your comment Ann I’m trying to track down the coupon policies of all the grocers and major retailers I shop at. So far I’m not finding too many of these policies online, perhaps because individual stores have their own policies.