Coupon Friendly Stores.
When you first start using coupons, it’s hard to know where the best place is to use them. Most people just try using them at their regular store(s), but this can sometimes result in your coupons not being accepted.
The very first thing you want to do is to familiarize yourself with the coupon policies for the stores you shop at on a regular basis. It’s also a good idea to keep copies of those policies with you when you go shopping. If you use a coupon binder, this is the perfect spot for them. Otherwise, tucked into your purse (or your pocket) is good, too.
If you are really struggling with finding stores that don’t give you a hard time in regards to coupons, try to only shop at the following coupon friendly stores.
When I asked everyone on our Facebook page what their favourite coupon friendly store was, Walmart was a clear winner with around 75% of the votes.
It makes sense that Walmart is almost everyone’s favourite store. There are just so many positives to shopping there – price matching is accepted, printable coupons are accepted and coupon overage is given. Those are just a few of the reasons that most people prefer to shop there (myself included).
Shoppers Drug Mart
The Optimum program provided by Shoppers Drug Mart is one of the main reasons that people shop at this store. You will find Optimum promotions many times per month that you can also match-up with coupons – saving you big bucks and earning you big rewards at the register.
Be sure to check out the clearance section of your local store (almost every location has one, you just need to figure out where they keep it). You can usually find some fantastic bargains that, yes, you can pair a coupon with. If there’s a bonus Optimum points promotion going on as well, that’s even better!
Although they have been getting a bit more strict in regards to their coupon stacking allowance (some stores don’t allow stacking any longer), people still seem to enjoy couponing at London Drugs.
It is common to have a friendly cashier that is actually excited about your savings – not annoyed at you for using coupons (like at other stores!).
Since the coupon policy is still up in the air right now, I highly recommend calling your local store to find out what coupon practices they will and will not accept.
Are you surprised at who came out on top? If you’re wondering which stores were the least popular, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to find that it was Zellers & Rexall PharmaPlus. Both stores received negative feedback due to poor customer service. They are my bottom 2 as well, so this didn’t come as a huge shock to me!
If you only shop at stores that are coupon friendly, you are more likely to have an enjoyable shopping experience. I know that this is not always possible, so if you do happen to shop at a store that is not necessarily as coupon friendly as others, the best thing you can do is follow their coupon policy and hope for the best!