Whether you are new to using coupons or you an experienced couponer, some coupons are just plain hard to read. I contacted Minute Maid recently regarding a coupon they had issued that stated $1/1 off Minute Maid Juice OR Drink Box.
That wording is funky, is it not? That could be interpretted as $1.00 off one Minute Maid juice bottle, not only the 10pk drinks. Here was their response:
Sometimes sending the manufacturer an email or Facebook message before using a tricky coupon is a good idea, but sometimes we can figure out the wording on our own.
Some coupons, like the Cascade coupon above, state “off any ONE ____ product”. This statement has absolutely nothing to do with the image on the coupon. The image is only a representation of the products that brand carries. You can use this product on ANY of that brand’s products. It does exclude trial/travel sizes but you could buy the smallest regular size package and use the coupon.
Coupons that print with either a store logo AND/OR a clause stating “redeemable at ______” or “available at ______” are only suggestions. If they are manufacturer’s coupons you can use those coupons anywhere coupons are accepted and the store will get reimbursed. It’s just that the store listed on the coupon paid for advertising, hoping that you’ll use the coupon there. Smart move! But not for us couponers. 😉 The Maxwell House K-Cups above or the Old Orchard frozen concentrate are in fact available at both Shaw’s and Walmart respectively, but they are available just about everywhere else too!