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"Dear Jill, I was making a purchase from a store. There was a promotion on the webpage offering a 10% coupon for my next shopping trip if I purchased online with store pickup.

I did this. After I went to the store to get my items, they said I did not qualify for the coupon because the fine print said the store pickup had to be paid in full online. This store allows you to either pay for your store pickup online or pay in-store when you arrive.

I thought because I had to go to the store in the first place, I would just pay when I got there. When I got there, they pulled up the webpage. It was true, buried in small text, that only orders paid for online would get the coupon.

The only reason I chose store pickup was for that coupon. I don't think this is fair! Please tell me what you would do in this situation.

Megan K." With any kind of promotion, it's essential to read all of the conditions. While a retailer's terms for their offers may seem complex, confusing, or unnecessary, the retailer is still well within its rights to set the terms for its offers.

For whatever reason, your store only wanted to offer the coupon as an incentive to people who completed their transactions on the website versus those who shopped online but paid in-store. It's not always an easy lesson to learn, but I would use this experience as a reminder to carefully read all of the terms on an offer like this. "Dear Jill,

My store had a promotion where you could get a three-pack of soap bars for £2 with a £10 purchase. I also had a £1 manufacturer coupon and was going to put these together for £1 soap after the coupon. I bought other groceries, too, of course.

When I got to the checkout, the cashier scanned my coupon, then looked closer at it. She then gave it back to me and removed the coupon discount from my total! She said the £2 soap discount was 'Not Valid with Any Other Promotion.' I don't think it was right of her to remove this as the coupon scanned fine.

I ended up telling them to keep their soap. Who was right? Stacking a store discount and a manufacturer coupon together can add up to additional savings on the same item.

Most store coupons and manufacturer coupons' terms allow them to be stacked together. However, we do occasionally see text on coupons such as "Not to be combined with other offers." In this case, the store may indeed have had terms for this offer that prohibited the use of coupons with it.

However, since your coupon scanned and was accepted by the register, I would have asked to see the terms of the offer to verify that coupons could not be used on the soap. If these terms were not published for shoppers, either in the circular or on the store's website or app, you could have made a case to have the coupon accepted. "Dear Jill,

I'm not a big fan of rebates. It seems no matter what I do, they get rejected when I send them in. They weren't postmarked in time, or I did not cut the right part of the package off the box, or I sent a copy of the receipt when they wanted the original.

I think companies that offer these rebates make them as hard as possible, so they don't have to pay out. Adrian W." I, too, have had issues with rebates over the years.

Even when I followed the terms to the letter, I've had rebates rejected for reasons like not purchasing a "qualifying item" - when the item in question was the same product advertised as having the rebate. If you participate in rebates, make copies of everything before submission in case your rebate is rejected and you need to follow up with the company. Watch now: how to safely celebrate Halloween during the pandemic

Jill Cataldo would love to hear your thoughts on how this experience may have changed the way you shop and prepare for the unexpected.

Feel free to email her about your experiences at [email protected].

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UK shoppers lost £100m in unused vouchers during lockdown

UK shoppers have accrued nearly GBP100m in unused shopping vouchers during the coronavirus lockdown, the consumer group Which? has estimated. The survey of 2000 adults across the UK in August revealed how a quarter of people possessed shopping vouchers - worth GBP45.70 on average - which were left unspent when shops and businesses were forced to close. Although some retailers contacted customers to try and extend them, a third of those with an expiring voucher were not granted an extension and lost their money.

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Almost half - or 49 per cent - of those with an expiring voucher said it was automatically extended by the retailer, but one in seven said they had to request an extension.

A severe financial impact

Shoppers wearing protective face masks walk near a sale sign in a shop window inside a Carrefour hypermarket (Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Shops eventually reopened throughout June (in Northern Ireland first, followed by England, Wales and then Scotland) with some long queues outside stores. However in total, it's thought approximately GBP98 million was lost across the whole of the UK. Nearly half - or 46 per cent - of those who had not had an extension on their vouchers were aged over 55.

Which? said many retailers introduced new Covid-19 terms and conditions during lockdown and offered to extend vouchers; some were proactive, whilst others were not so helpful. One person told Which? that a company had told them "hard luck, basically".

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The consumer group advised anyone who has a voucher that expired during lockdown to contact the retailer to try and get an extension. Adam French, Which? consumer rights expert, said: "Our research suggests consumers may have lost tens of millions of pounds on expired vouchers during lockdown.

"Many retailers have extended shopping vouchers that expired during lockdown, so if you have a voucher you were unable to use it is worth contacting the company."

It said anyone considering buying shopping vouchers should be wary, as coronavirus has had a severe financial impact on many retailers - and the possibility of further coronavirus lockdown restrictions could also make it difficult to spend vouchers.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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New Mobile Coupon Standard Receives Widespread Support


In an effort to create a more secure and centralized process for coupon authentication and data exchange, the industry organizations that oversee US grocery coupon standards, JICC (Joint Industry Coupon Council) and ACP (Association of Coupon Professionals) have issued an 'Industry Roadmap' developed by a workgroup that is represented by leaders and experts in all areas of the coupon industry.

The workgroup was tasked with developing a technical solution to offer a digital universal coupon valid across retailers that would not dramatically change current retailer POS technology and overall processes in place, and also ensure that it can mitigate coupon fraud.

The result of this working group is the development of a new application identifier, AI (8112), and the centralized data exchange to support it, including an AI (8112) Universal Positive Offer File. This will be the first singular coupon solution that crosses mediums, verticals and purchase environments. It can be utilized in paper, mobile or e-commerce executions, and in all retail verticals.

This new process gives manufacturers the confidence that regardless of medium, environment or vertical, their coupons will be fraud mitigated and single use executions. The provider of the centralized Universal Positive Offer File is The Coupon Bureau (TCB), a non-profit organization appointed and advised by JICC/ACP.

For manufacturers, this will enable universal mobile delivery and redemption for manufacturer distributed coupons. Having a standardized, industry-wide process for real-time authorization of single-use coupons is an important advancement in order to support innovation and development.

Consumers will benefit from app and wallet compatibility, as well as access to manufacturer coupons that will be redeemable across the retail landscape.

Further, as the Covid-19 pandemic has changed consumer behavior, these standards are helping accelerate the movement towards Touchless Couponing.

In an effort to address fraud-related issues in today's (AI 8110) environment, The Coupon Bureau is also addressing a shorter-term initiative of providing the industry with a turnkey operation to flow manufacturers' Positive Offer Files to the retailer community. This initiative is intended to solve a counterfeit problem estimated to be >£50 Million and growing, by identifying counterfeit offers at point-of-sale for denial or adjudication by the retailer. This is expected to greatly deter the creation and usage of counterfeit coupons until the 8110 identifier is eventually retired.

Regarding this initiative and fraud mitigation, John Morgan, Executive Director of the Association of Coupon Professionals (ACP), commented, "Counterfeit coupons continue to represent a growing problem for the industry, resulting in significant losses to retailers and manufacturers.

Moreover, counterfeiters and fraudsters generally create a negative in-store experience for shoppers by slowing down the check-out process and placing cashiers, and store personnel in difficult situations. The Positive Offer File initiative represents a tremendous breakthrough in stopping counterfeit coupons at the point-of-sale and solving this long-standing problem for both Manufacturers and Retailers."

Industry input, comment and consensus was sought throughout the process. The roadmap for development consists of the following phases:

Phase 1, complete: AI (8112) Lab Testing
Phase 2, in progress: AI (8112) Live in Select Retailers For Pilot
Phase 3, in planning stage: AI (8112) Open Connectivity
Phase 4: After majority retailer connectivity is reached (approximately 70-75%), announce a sunset date for AI (8110).

JICC, ACP, and The Coupon Bureau would like to thank all of the volunteer members and organizations who have participated in developing this new standard and moving the project forward.

For access to the complete Executive Summary and Industry Report, please visit

The JICC works to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the development, distribution and redemption of coupons.

It is comprised of retailer and manufacturer executives who oversee coupon programs and is administered by the Consumer Brands Association, FMI, National Association of Chain Drug Stores and National Grocers Association.

The Association of Coupon Professionals is an industry trade organization whose manufacturer, retailer and solution provider members, create a forum that fosters expertise, education, and leadership to enrich the development, distribution, and redemption of coupons, ensuring they remain a viable sales and marketing tool.

The Coupon Bureau is a nonprofit, industry managed organization that is responsible for developing and maintaining the Universal Positive Offer File for manufacturer offer promotions.

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Quarter of shoppers ‘had a voucher that expired during lockdown’

Adults across the UK have amassed a mountain of unused shopping vouchers during the lockdown, a survey suggests. onsumer group Which? estimates that nearly GBP100 million could have been lost on vouchers which were left unspent as shops' doors were closed. It found a quarter (25%) of people had a shopping voucher - worth GBP45.70 on average - that expired during the period when many shops and businesses were forced to close. But nearly half (49%) of those with an expiring voucher said it was automatically extended by the retailer, while one in seven (15%) said they had to request an extension.

Just over a third (36%) - which could equate to an estimated 3.1 million people - did not receive an extension on their shopping vouchers worth GBP31.70 on average, automatically losing the money they had left.

If you have a voucher you were unable to use it is worth contacting the company. Adam French, Which?

This equates to around GBP98 million lost across the whole of the UK. Nearly half (46%) of those who had not had an extension on their vouchers were aged over 55. Which? said many retailers introduced new Covid-19 terms and conditions during lockdown and offered to extend vouchers.

While some proactively reached out to customers, others were not so helpful, it added. One person told Which? that a company had told them "hard luck, basically". Which? is advising anyone who had a voucher that expired during lockdown to contact the company to try and get an extension.

It said anyone considering buying shopping vouchers should be wary, as coronavirus has had a severe financial impact on many retailers. The possibility of further coronavirus lockdown restrictions could also make it difficult to spend vouchers. Adam French, Which? consumer rights expert, said: "Our research suggests consumers may have lost tens of millions of pounds on expired vouchers during lockdown.

"Many retailers have extended shopping vouchers that expired during lockdown, so if you have a voucher you were unable to use it is worth contacting the company.

"Anyone considering buying a voucher should be aware of the risks, as some well-known retailers have collapsed in recent months and further coronavirus restrictions could make it difficult to spend vouchers and gift cards."

Some 2,000 people were surveyed across the UK in August.


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New Harris Teeter e-Vic deals: Halloween candy, Quaker cereal, almond milk, 4-Day Sale

* This post contains affiliate links and we may earn a small commission if you use them. Check your Friday Harris Teeter e-mail for a new set of e-Vic deals! My offers include Quaker cereal, almondmilk, batteries, Rice Krispies Treats and more.

Plus, there is a 4-Day Sale with some super deals through Sunday! Some e-Vic members received an offer for free Chobani Complete yogurt so make sure you check your e-mail to see if you received the freebie. Remember, you can only get those e-Vic offers loaded to your Vic card from Harris Teeter.

Following are the deals I received in my e-mail. You may have received some of these as well or you may have different offers. Weekend Offer valid 9/26-9/27/20: 50% off all Halloween candy and GM Halloween decor.

These deals are valid Sept.

25-29, 2020: Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats, 8 count, £1.47, limit 4 Coupons: £1/2 coupon from 8/30 RMN, £1/1 coupon from when you redeem 850 reward points

Quaker Life or Toasted Oatmeal Squares Cereal, 18 oz, £1.77, limit 4 - .50/1 coupon from 9/20 SS = .77 Friendly's Dessert Cups, 8.5 oz, £1.97, limit 4 Harris Teeter almondmilk 64 oz or Cage Free White Eggs, 12 count, £1.97, imit 4

Roberts Chicken Salad, 14 oz, £4.97, limit 4 Peet's Coffee, 10-12 oz, £5.97, limit 4 Energizer Lithium Batteries, 4 count, AA/AAA, £3.97, limit 4

Coupons: £1.25 ibotta cash back offer, .75 coupon from 8/16 SS (exp 9/26), .50 HT digital coupon (exp 9/26) Medispo disposable face masks, 12 count, £5.97, limit 4

4-Day E-Vic Sale

These deals are valid Thursday, Sept, 24 - Sunday, September 27, 2020. You have to be an e-Vic member to get these prices.

Sign up with your Vic card on the Harris Teeter website for the free e-Vic program. Smithfield Whole Boston Butt Pork Roast, .97/lb, limit 3 Breyers Ice Cream 48 oz or Talenti Gelato 16 oz

Sale: £1.97, limit 4 Coupon: £2.50/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons Total after Talenti coupon = .75

Harris Teeter Shredded Cheese, 6-8 oz, £1.47, limit 9 Pepsi products, 12 pack cans or Bubly, 8 pack cans, £2.97, limit 4

Deals Valid All Week

These deals are valid September 23-29, 2020.

Breakfast Promotion

Save £3 when you spend £10 on any of the following products in the same transaction. Limit 1 per transaction.

Valid 9-23-29, 2020. Harris Teeter breakfast links or patties, 12-16 oz, select, £2 Sargento Sliced cheese, 6-8 oz, £3 - £1/2, .75/2 or .50/2 coupon from 8/30 SS

Thomas English Muffin, 12-13 oz, £3 Nellie's Free Range Large Eggs, 12 count, or butter 8 oz, £3.49 - £1 printable coupon and £1 ibotta offer for butter Harris Teeter CarbMaster or Simple Truth Organic Milk, 64 oz, £3.50

E-Vic Offers

Harris Teeter purified water, 24 pack bottles, £1.97, limit 4

Coke products, 6 pack bottles, £2.47, limit 4 General Mills cereal, select Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 812-16.8 oz Sale: £2.47, limit 4

Coupon: £1/2 coupon Smart Shopper coupons link, £1.50/3 coupon from 8/16 SS, £1/2 Savingstar cash back offer Freschetta Pizza, select, £3.97, limit 4 Starbucks coffee, 12 oz bag or 10 count k-cups, £5.97, limit 4

Tide Laundry Detergent, 37 oz, £4.97, limit 2 - £2 coupons from 8/30 PG, 9/27 PG or HT digital coupon


Kiwi fruit, 4 for £1 Green Cabbage .59/lb Avocados, 2 count bag, .99

Baby cut carrots, 1 lb bag, .99 Iceberg lettuce, .99 each Red seedless grapes, .99/lb

Red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, .99 each Fuji apples, £1.49/lb Simple Truth Organic Baby Carrots, 1 lb bag, £1.50

Eat Smart Broccoli Slaw, 12 oz, £2 Lemons, 1 lb bag, £2 White Mushrooms, 16 oz, £2.49

Broccoli, bunch, £2.50 Sweet corn, £2.50 Fresh Express salads, select, 5 oz, bag, £3

Private Selection Cherry tomatoes, select, £3 Dutch Yellow potatoes, 3 lb bag, £3.50 Organic Sweet Drinking Coconut, 22 oz, £3.50

Red grapefruit, 3 lb bag, £3.99 Sunset Wild Wonders or Angel Sweet Tomatoes, 1.5 lb £4.99 , Floral: Rose Bouquet, 10 stem, £6.99


Pork Boston Butt Country Style Ribs, value pack, £1.49/lb

Chicken breast, boneless, small pack, BOGO for £1.99/lb

94% Plainville Farms Lean Ground Turkey or Turkey Burgers, 16 oz, BOGO for £2.99 each Niman Ranch ground pork, 16 oz, £3.99 Rotisserie chicken, plain, £4.99 in deli

Harris Teeter Prime Gourmet Burgers, £5.99/lb Snake River Farms Ground Wagyu beef, 16 oz, £5.99 Ribeye steak, boneless, value pack, £6.99/lb

Ribeye steak, small package, £7.49/lb Wild caught East Coast Shrimp, 21-30 count, £8.99/lb Wild caught Swordfish Steaks, £8.99/lb

Wild Caught Tuna Steaks, £8.99/lb Steak-umm Chicken Breast Sandwich Steaks, 6 count, BOGO For £2.24 each Steak-umm Beef Sandwich Steaks, 6 count, BOGO For £2.89 each

Harris Teeter Grilling Sausage Links, 18 oz, £3 Hebrew National Beef Franks, 9.43 - 10.30 oz, £3 Steak-umm Beef Sandwich Steaks, 14 count, BOGO For £5.99 each


Breakstone's Cottage Doubles, 4.7 oz, £1

Chobani Greek Yogurt or Flips, 5.3 oz or drinkable yogurt, 7 oz, £1 Coupon: £1/2 HT digital coupon for Flips, £1/4 HT digital coupon Cracker Barrel Cube Cheese, 2 oz, £1

Fage Greek Yogurt, 5.3 - 7 oz, £1 Noosa yogurt, 8 oz, BOGO for £1.25 each Siggi's yogurt or drinkables, 5.3 oz, £1.25 - £1/2 printable coupon

Two Good Yogurt, 5.3 oz, £1.25 - .50 or .75 ibotta cash back offer Eggland's Best Large Eggs, 12 count, £2 - .50/1 or .55/1 coupon from 8/30 SS Country Crock spread, 45 oz tub, BOGO for £2.19 each - £1 Checkout 51 cash back offer

Reddi Wip topping, 6.5 oz, £2.50 Eggland's Best Cage Free Brown Eggs, 12 count, £3 - .50/1 or .55/1 coupon from 8/30 SS Harris Teeter chunk cheese, 16 oz or HT Traders Cracker Cuts, 10 oz, £3.50


Harris Teeter garlic bread, 16 oz, BOGO for .99 each

Harris Teeter whipped topping, 8 oz, .99 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, 10-10.8 oz, select, £1 Harris Teeter steamable vegetables, 12 oz, £1

Harris Teeter frozen waffles, 10 count, BOGO for £1.14 each Lean Cuisine or Stouffer's Entrees, 8-10 oz, £1.49, limit 4 Harris Teeter Sherbet, 48 oz, £2.50

Simple Truth Organic Ice Cream or Simple Truth Keto Pints, 16 oz, £2.50 Celentano Ravioli or Cavatelli, 24 oz o Manicotti, 14 oz, BOGO for £2.99 each Red Baron Pizza, select, £3.50

American Flatbread Pizza, select, £4.99 - £1 ibotta cash back offer TGI Fridays Appetizers, 13-15 oz, BOGO

Shelf Stable

Harris Teeter seltzers or mixers, 1 ltr, .59 Harris Teeter soda, 2 ltr, .59 each

Harris Teeter yellow mustard, 14 oz, BOGO for .74 each Harris Teeter Flavored Mustard, 12 oz, select, BOGO for .99 each Harris Teeter microwave popcorn, 8.7 - 9 oz, £1

Harris Teeter Pretzels, 15 oz, £1 Premier Protein Bars, 2.08 oz, £1 Rice A Roni, select, £1 - £1/4 coupon from 9/13 SS

TastyKake single serve, £1 Theater Box Candy, select, £1 Barilla spaghetti or Penne, 16 oz, £1.25 - £1/4 coupon from HT digital coupons

Cheez-It or Snap'd Crackers, 7.5 - 15 oz, £1.99 - £1/1 coupon from when you redeem 850 points and .50/1 ibotta offer for Snap'd crackers Baguettes in the bakery, 12.5 oz, BOGO for £1.24 each Harris Teeter peaches or pears, 14.5 - 15.25 oz, Pineapple, 20 oz can, £1.25

Simple Truth Organic Pasta, 16 oz, £1.25 Harris Teeter peanut butter, 16 oz, £1.29 Harris Teeter Chips, Curls or Tortillas, select 6.5 - 11 oz, Buy 2 Get 3 Free, limit 10 = £1.39 ro £1.59 each when you buy 5

Stonefire Naan Breads, 7-14 oz, £2.50 - £1 printable coupon = £1.50 Harris Teeter olives, 5.75 - 6 oz, £1.59 Ken's salad dressing, 16 oz, BOGO for £1.69 each - £1/2, £1/1 or £2/1 coupon from 8/23 SS

Nature's Own Perfectly Crafted bread, 22 oz, BOGO for £1.89 each Utz Kettle potato chips, select 8 oz, BOGO for £1.89 each Carrs Crackers, select, BOGO for £1.99 each

Nabisco Toasted Chips or Cheese Crispers, 7-8.1 oz, BOGO for £1.99 each Crystal Light or Country Time drink mix, select, £2 Harris Teeter Grape Juice Blends, 64 oz, £2

Herdez salsa, 16 oz, £2 - £1/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link Simple Truth Organic Fruit & Grain Bars, 7.8 oz, £2 Simple Truth Organic Tea, 20 count, £2

Late July Organic Tortilla Chips, 8-11 oz, BOGO for £2.29 each Entenmann's Little Bites, select, BOGO for £2.49 each - ,50 and .75 ibotta cash back offers Frank's Hot Sauce, 12 oz, £2.50 - £1.50/2 coupon from 9/2- RMN

Harris Teeter honey bear, 12 oz, £2.50 Keebler Chips Deluxe or Sandies cookies, 10.1 - 15.8 oz, £2.50 - .50 ibotta cash back offer Planters peanuts, 16 oz, £2.50 - £1 HT digital coupon

Skinny Pop Chips or Popcorn, 4-5.3 oz, £2.50 Simple Truth Organic Fruit Spreads, 16.5 oz, £2.99 Tostitos, Doritos or Ruffles, Party Size 12-15 oz, £2.99

Harris Teeter k-cup coffee, 12 count, £3.99 Seattle's Best Coffee, 10 count k-cups, £3.99 - £1 printable coupon Simple Truth Organic Peanut Butter, 16 oz, £3.99

Lavazza Coffee, 12 oz bag or 10 count k-cups, BOGO for £4.49 each Simple Truth Organic Coffee, 11 oz bag, £6.99 Kellogg's Cereal, select Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, 10-13 oz

Sale: BOGO Coupons: £1/1 Kellogg's cereal coupon from when you redeem 850 points, various .50-£1/2 coupons and £1/3 Kellogg's cereal coupon from in the Coupons tab, £1/2 coupons from 8/30 RMN, £5 Savingstar cash back offer when you spend £25 on cereal Pompeian Olive Oil, 16 oz, BOGO - .55/1 printable coupon for select products

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce, 18 oz, BOGO Triscuit crackers, select, 3.5 - 8.5 oz, BOGO


Harris Teeter sandwich or snack bags, 30-50 count, £1 Harris Teeter yourhome dryer sheets, 120 count, £2.50

Purex laundry detergent, 150 oz, £6 - £1 coupon from 9/20 SS = £5 Luvs diapers, select jumbo pack, £5.39 - £1/50 coupon from 9/27 PG Huggies Snug & Dry diapers, select, £6.99 - £3/2 coupon from 9/13 SS

. The sale prices above are valid with your Harris Teeter e-Vic reward card at most Raleigh, NC area locations. You can verify the prices for your specific store online at Harris

The list above is not a guarantee of price.

Harris Teeter Regular Double Coupon Policy Basics

Harris Teeter doubles coupons every day of the week automatically. Coupons with a face value of £0.99 or less are doubled automatically everyday (unless the coupon indicated Do Not Double). Harris Teeter will double up to 20 coupons per day, per household.

Harris Teeter will double up to 3 identical coupons (must have required product to go with each coupon). BOGO sales ring up at half price. If you just buy one, it still rings up at half price.

You can use a coupon on each item in a BOGO deal. So, if you buy 2 items that are BOGO, you can use two coupons (which is a very good thing!). Shoppers cannot use a coupon with a rain check.

Rain checks expire in 60 days. Senior discount: Seniors 60 and older receive a 5% discount every Thursday. Discount applies after coupons are deducted.

Harris Teeter digital e-coupons: Harris Teeter digital coupons are available to load to your Vic card. These digital coupons CANNOT be combined with paper manufacturer's coupons. They will not double.

The official Harris Teeter Coupon Policy can be found on their website.

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Coupon Policy Basics

Harris Teeter offers the Super Doubles Promotion on a regular basis. When they offer the promotion, we will let you know before it starts. During the pandemic, Harris Teeter is not offering Super Doubles events.

* HT should be Super Doubling coupons worth up to £2 face value. This means that a £1.00 coupon will double to £2.00, a £1.50 coupon will double to £3.00 and a £2.00 coupon will double to £4.00! * HT begins super doubling coupons at 7:00 AM on the first day of the sale.

24 hour stores do not super double coupons before 7:00 AM on the first day (at least that is how it has always worked in the past). Your best bet is to get to the store before 7 am if you want to get the freebies and best deals. Some people get there at 6:15 am or earlier and then wait in line until the register allows coupons to begin Super Doubling at 7 am.

* HT will super double/double up to 20 coupons per household per day. Spouse's cards registered with the same address are linked because the policy is 20 per household, per day. If you have twenty £1 coupons and twenty .75 coupons, only 20 total will double.

They will not double 20 coupons that are under £1 and also super double another 20 coupons that are over £1. It's 20 total coupons that are £2 or less doubled per day. * HT policy is to double up to 3 identical coupons (as long as you buy the product required for each coupon, of course).

So, if you have five £1.00 coupons for a product, the policy is to only super double the first three. The other 2 will be accepted at face value. * Printable coupons: HT will accept 3 printable coupons per like item, per store, per day, according to their policy.

So if you buy 3 identical items and you have a printable coupon for each one, you can use all three. * New Raincheck policy as of March 29, 2017: Harris Teeter will no longer let customers combine a raincheck with a coupon for the same item. In addition, rainchecks now expire 60 days after they are issued.

* If your store is out of your favorite deals (and they will be out of some of them) ask the customer service folks when the next truck arrives so you know when they will be restocking. * Enjoy the deals you are able to get and please remember that many of the best deals will sell out quickly. The stores will reorder those items, but often, the warehouse runs out so they cannot get the stock.

Please be nice to the store employees as it is not their fault if items are out of stock.

And if you are excited about your great deals, give Harris Teeter a call at their Customer Service number, send them an e-mail via their website or post a comment to their Facebook page to thank them.

Happy Shopping!

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National Coffee Day: Free coffee, deals from Dunkin’, 7-Eleven, Barnes & Noble, more

National Coffee Day 2020 is on Tuesday, September 29, and that means mug-fulls of free hot coffee for java junkies across the country at Dunkin', Stewart' Shops, 7-Eleven, and great deals on coffee and home coffee brewing equipment from Keurig, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and other retailers.

Coffee Day was started in 2005 by the National Coffee Association, according to There's no real significance to the date, but it happens every year on September 29 (and two days later on October 1 in Canada).

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Here's everywhere you can snag free coffee and more on Tuesday.


Barnes & Noble: Get a free tall hot or iced Starbucks coffee at Barnes & Noble Cafes on September 29. Purchase may be required at some locations. Find a location >>

Circle K: Get a free medium coffee with the Circle K app AND enjoy a free Belvita Breakfast Biscuit with your coffee. Find a location >>

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Get a free 16-ounce hot or iced coffee with a £2-minimum bakery or food item on National Coffee Day. Find a location >>

Cumberland Farms: On National Coffee Day, customers can text the word COFFEE to 64827 to receive a digital coupon redeemable for a free hot or iced coffee in any size at any of Cumberland Farms' nearly 600 retail locations across the Northeast and Florida. Find a location >>

Dunkin': Dunkin' says it's taking over National Coffee Day this year by renaming it National Dunkin' Day.

Bold move. But what really matters is you can get a free medium hot or iced coffee (with any purchase) at Dunkin' restaurants on Tuesday. Find a location >>

Eight O'Clock Coffee: If you're in the mood to stock up on coffee for a few months £49 on the Eight O'Clock Coffee online store can enjoy a free bag of Pumpkin Spice coffee with the code PUMPKIN49. Order now >>

Godiva: Make any purchase at a Godiva Cafe on Thursday, October 1, and you can get a free 12-ounce coffee with your order. Find a location >>

High Brew Coffee: At 2 p.m. on Tuesday (in every timezone) High Brew Coffee will offer a coupon for digital download that will score you a free 8 oz. can of coffee (worth £2.99). The offer can also be used at stores like Whole Foods, Target and more.

The coupon will be available on High Brew's website and Instagram story.

Krispy Kreme: One free cup of brewed coffee, one free original glazed doughnut, no purchase necessary on National Coffee Day. Find a location >>

Sheetz: Get a free cold brew coffee in any size and flavor when you order through the Sheetz app on Tuesday, Sept.

29. Find a location >>

Speedway: Get a free 16-ounce coffee from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 29. Find a location >>

Stewart's: Enjoy FREE hot, iced or cold brew coffee from 12 pm until close on Tuesday at all Stewart's Shops locations.

No purchase necessary. Find a location >>


7-Eleven: 7-Rewards members can get any size coffee for just £1 on National Coffee Day. Find a location >>

Humblemaker Coffee Co.: Use the code COFFEEDAY50 for 50% off orders on National Coffee Day. Shop now >>

Kroger: Through October 6, get 20% off select coffee products shipped by Kroger. Shop now >>

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Boots hacks to get discount codes, extra points and free beauty products

With Christmas fast approaching, one of the go-to retailers for many shoppers during the build-up is Boots. The retailer offers 3-for-2 on many products and even dedicated sections of its stores to Christmas gift ideas. Essentially, there has never been a better time for us to reveal some top tips to saving money at Boots especially when one of them could save you GBP127.50 on beauty products before Christmas.

Opting in to email marketing, downloading the app and Googling before you shop could all help you save a fortune. And, when it comes to points, there's a way to use them to save money instantly, instead of having to wait until the next time you're in store, reports MEN. We've rounded-up some of the biggest Boots money-saving tips below:

Get an instant 300 points on your loyalty card - that's enough to get a Barry M or Rimmel nail varnish for free

When it comes to saving as you shop, signing up to a store's loyalty scheme is always the first step you should take.

At Boots, each loyalty point is worth 1p, so every 100 points you earn is GBP1 to spend in store or online. If you join Boots' loyalty programme by becoming a Boots Advantage Card holder, you can get four points for every GBP1 you spend (so you get 4p back on every GBP1 spent, whereas many retailer's loyalty schemes only offer 1p back). Share your thoughts on what this Christmas will be like this year in our great big Christmas survey

Once you create your account, download the Boots app and your account will be topped up with 200 points (worth GBP2) instantly. Then collect a further 100 points (an extra GBP1) when you give your email for the latest health and beauty news and advice.

Boots points checkout hack: Split transactions to tactically gain and spend Boots Advantage Card loyalty points instantly

When you get to the self-checkouts, see how many points you have on your card. If you only need a few more points to pay for one of the cheaper items in your basket it might be more beneficial to split transactions instead of saving the points for your next shopping trip.

Put the item (or items) you want to pay for with your points to the side. Sign up to our Secret Elves Club newsletter to find out the best festive deals and things to do this Christmas Scan and pay for the remaining products to accumulate more points.

Then pay for the item or items you've put aside using your points card.

Save GBP127.50 on beauty by buying an advent calendar - and have the chance of winning GBP1,000 too

Last year revealed that you could get your hands on GBP174 of No7 cosmetics for GBP42 by buying the No7 advent calendar. This year's No7 advent calendar costs GBP45 but products included are worth GBP172.50- saving you GBP127.50. Shoppers are also being asked to look out for one of ten golden tickets hidden inside selected calendars for a chance to win GBP1000 worth of No7 products.

Use all your Boots Advantage Loyalty Card points at Christmas

Instead of using your points to get money off throughout the year, try not spending a point until December.

And if you can hold off from spending them for even longer, wait until Boxing Day so you can get more for your points by spending them on discounted items. Starting in January will help you to accumulate a year's worth of points - but it's not too late to start now so you'll have some set aside for Christmas.

Use vouchercodes to quickly view Boots' current deals - here's the current list for September

It can be overwhelming to take in each offer when you visit an retailer's website. So before you visit, head to to see a list of current offers to have a more organised shopping trip.

Get your hands on 'beauty freebies'

If you're a beauty fan, you might want to sign up to become a member of the Boots X tribe.

Once you opt in to marketing, you'll be able to receive Boots' 'beauty freebies'. You'll also get sent exclusive offers, beauty tips and more.

Mark its 70% sale as a date in your diary

Each year, Boots runs a huge 70% off sale while the date can change slightly each year it is typically around the end of Janaury.

2019's sale was the latest it has been to date with the offers available on Friday, February 1. When launched the deals are available in store only.

Many shoppers use it as a way to stock up on Christmas presents for the following December.

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Industry group working to phase out barcode-based coupons

The Coupon Bureau is developing a universal digital coupon. The non-profit, industry-managed coupon data exchange technology platform that works with many of the largest CPG manufacturers and retailers is creating a singular, centralized database of offers for use across paper, mobile, or online commerce. Known as the Universal Positive Offer File, the database has moved into the next phase of development. 

The Universal Positive Offer File will leverage the Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) to create a universal digital coupon for the retail industry. The universal digital coupon will feature a new coupon application type, known as AI (8112), that will enhance coupon security and reduce fraud.  The move to a new universal digital coupon standard will see the phasing out of the existing legacy coupon type AI (8110) based on barcodes, once a majority of retailers are compatible with the AI (8112) type format.

Every coupon generated will have a digital fingerprint on the HCS, a decentralized public network governed by global technology companies including Google and IBM.  When a coupon is redeemed, it will also be recorded on HCS, so it cannot be used again or reproduced. This system will allow for online couponing, not currently available under the current coupon standard.

In addition, the activities of the centralized data exchange all pass through HCS for verifiability. The Coupon Bureau expects to integrate with upwards of 70% of grocery retailers by 2021. "The COVID-19 outbreak has required the coupon and retail industry to find innovative ways to meet consumers' changing behavior, especially in the context of dramatically rising e-commerce sales and online deliveries," said Brandi Johnson, CEO of The Coupon Bureau. "There has never been a more urgent need for a universal digital coupon that crosses retail mediums, verticals and purchase environments, to provide consumers and retailers with the added layer of trust to serve their needs.

Today, we are proud to roll out the roadmap for sunsetting old coupon formats, and delivering a cohesive couponing experience for both retailers and consumers."

The Coupon Bureau's mission is to connect manufacturers, retailers, and consumers through technology and community, and to build solutions to the issues of real-time validated, retailer-agnostic coupons and fraud prevention.

A non-profit corporation, TCB works with members of leading coupon and retail associations - ACP, JICC, FMI (The Food Industry Association), GMA, CONEXXUS, Consumer Brands Association, and GS1 US - to develop new technology, support third-party technologists, and deploy educational programs for industry stakeholders.

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Discount for eating out lifts Mitchells & Butlers

Mitchells & Butlers picked up where it left off before lockdown by outperforming the wider pub and restaurant sector.

The All Bar One and Harvester operator said like-for-like sales in July fell by 32.4 per cent, but had rebounded in August on the back of the chancellor's Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme and the VAT cut, growing by 1.4 per cent compared to the same month in 2019.

Trading in September settled below that level, with like-for-like sales declining by 6.4 per cent up until the introduction of new restrictions.

The sharp fall in sales in July, when the hospitality industry was allowed to resume trading, was blamed on reduced capacity as a result of social distancing and on consumer caution.

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