Hi friends and welcome back, so guys I want to share with you some information in regards to couponing at the Family Dollar and utilizing their $5 off a 25 dollar purchase. Now, I know most of us coupon at the Dollar General, utilizing their $5 off 25.
But for some of you, I know that you may not have a Dollar General or maybe you’re like me and you’re kind of sick of giving to the Dollar General, and I’ll read suit after the store opens on the Saturday. Only supply of the shelves have been completely wiped out from any of the products that you were planning to pick up.
So on and so forth, so I did this home here at the Family Dollar to test the waters on therap bottle off 25 coupons. Now it pretty much is the same principle as the Dollar General with the biggest difference being, it’s how that five dollars is applied in the transaction.
So we’ll get into that in just a moment starting off, the Family Dollar has always taken met affects your coupons and those are the coupons that we get from the Sunday inserts.
Those are the coupons you can print off line off the coupon.com or the manufactures website, those are the coupons that comes on the products of Pili’s or the hang tags. They have always taken manufacturer coupons, as well as the filming oil has always put out their own on store coupons for their store products, as well as brand name product.
Those coupons typically come in their circular the weekly, something that they have or it will come in a separate coupon only circular or even like a coupon booklet. Sometimes you see it at the register, like in a little chair panic. I’m a type coupon deal, so again, the family dollar has always taken coupons and has always put off their own store coupons.
So what’s new to me is that the Family Dollar is now I guess trying to get into the digital age, if you will and they have rolled out a program that’s called smart coupons. So if you go to the Family Dollar. Com, it will bring you up to a website page where you can then log in or create an account.
So you will put in your phone number, your email address, your name of everything and you’re creating account. The same principle as it is at CVS Walgreens Kroger and so boring in the dollar. So your account is based on your phone number, so you would use that phone number when you check out at the Family Dollar to apply any digital coupons that you have clip from the website to your account.
Now what does kind of you know, I won’t say the Dollar General is that they don’t suck, but it’s not as convenient as have it out for the family dollar. I would assume that eventually, they may get an outgoing itself whatever, but they don’t have an app.
So if you happen to be in the store, you see a product that’s on sale or clearance and you want to put it on sit-up the coupon to match, you would have to go to the website login, and then clip the coupon to your account on your account, which is basically the same thing at the Dollar General.
It’s just not going to out form, it’s on the website instead, so they have it. Now the Family Dollar does allow stacking, so that means you can do a Family Dollar coupon with a manufacturer coupon on one item. So for instance, if you have a Family Dollar coupon for the lotion and invest extra coupon for the lotion, you can step both on top of each other.
The coupons don’t have any restrictions and so on and so forth, so that’s pretty good manufacturer coupon. Now the only thing is is that you don’t always see the families are putting out, really good, amount offering their coupons. But it’s still if you have a dollar 50 up here, and it all around another offer my family and all the coupon, or maybe even just $0.50, that’s still giving you what $2.
Next of the thing, okay, bridge the family dollars does not to do over it. So if your coupon is more than the products price, it will automatically drop the coupon value down to what the product cost is no overage. I bother the only thing is out that, so that’s the only one I can tell you about they do off for family dollar rebate on certain products.
Now you can definitely check the other apps, if you use those or familiar to see whether or not they have family no one there. So of course. if you’re shopping there is you can maximize your savings, but I told you that there was no app transaction, so the weight of $5 off of 25 works. it kind of works in Reverse to the Dollar General.
So we’re all familiar that with the Dollar General, once you’ve reached a $25 net total, you would then apply your manufacturer coupons to drop down your total. And then your $5 off 25 would apply giving you either a zero subtotal or a few pennies on the dollar, that’s what a Dollar General is such a hot spot and that’s why we love it so much.
The Family Dollar works in Reverse, basically they want all of your coupons apply first, and then their five dollars will come off. Now the thing is is that in order for the five dollar to come off, your next total has to be $25. Okay, make sure I explain this right.
So after all discounts after all coupons or apply, your total must be $25 at a net total, then the $5 off will come. Well, the files on the coupon will come off. So in reality, anything that you purchase, you will always end up with a net out-of-pocket of $20 plus whatever your tax is. So again, 25 dollars is what your net total before tax has to be after all discounts and after all coupons have can apply, none is great at the Dollar General, w all know that.
It kind of sucks from a coupon standpoint, especially from an extreme coupon the standpoint. I’m Stefan right, but if I always say to you guys and I’ve already stressed you guys when you’re able to save a dollar on the household products that your family needs and uses, saving you or you need. So don’t get caught up in, oh my goodness, I’m going to have to pay more than five dollars or I’m not going to have a zero out of pocket.
Don’t get caught up into that because that’s not always the reality. When you are cute, honey, depending on the store that you’re shopping at the store, sells the prices accelerate the coupons that you have available to you, you may not walk out of there with a zero a pocket, only paying two dollars for $50 worth of product, whatever, don’t get caught up in the height of everything at the end of the day.
If you are saving a buck and the items that your household need, you are coming out of hand, you are winning thumbs up for that, that’s my opinion and reports of couponing in general. So I will get into the breakdown here, let me tell you guys how they get the transaction.
I will also put in a little pick of the player that sits by the register, so what the cashier did is every time that she scans a product since Candace, and then she’s got to keep on. So she scanned the front up and it should spin the coupon, scan the products can to keep on. She did it for every single one that I have a paper coupon for I did digital coupons for something, and I get paper coupons for the other to see how it would work in one transaction to make sure we didn’t have any complications and that the report we did not both coupons paper and digital came off just fine, no issues.
But I did find it quite annoying that she scanned the products, then I keep on products going to keep on this, like really are we going to this every time and apparently, that’s how they want them to do it. It’s written out at the register so that you can see the customer and then as well as the cashier to follow the guidelines.
In my opinion, I think they’re doing that obviously because they don’t want you to give us your own subtotal, and I think you should have scanned everything through again. I’m gonna put in my phone number and issue with a skin, right, on home coupons. I probably would have got down to a zero subtotal or two bucks if you will like it.
But we’re not going to get hung up on that stuff moving into the transaction, I decided I want to test the water house and I wanted to utilize some of the coupons that I had that were getting ready to expire. So I get this is complete halt, all in one transaction. The dollar stock was priced at three dollars each, I got four totals and I use a dollar off of to coupon.
The lotions will price at 350 each, I use one paper coupon for dollar fifty off one and in one minute. I’m manufactured when digital coupons 4050 off of one work, just fine. The skin cream in our skin cleanser is the Family Dollar brand and they were priced at three dollars each, there was a 75 cent off of one family dollar coupon that I used there.
The band was priced at two dollars and fifty cent acute cause for a dollar off, and there was such a static method factory coupon that I use there. So eraser was for $1.75, I use a $2.00 off one coupon, the coupon was deducted down or drop down to a dollar seventy-five. Because obviously, they don’t give out overages, the shady cream was priced at 277 one cell. I use a $2.00 off my paper coupons, the shampoo and condition of the urban answers were priced at three dollars apiece.
There was a four dollar off to paper coupon I use for one step, and then I use a digital four dollars opportune for the other set. The noodles were priced at two dollars or one dollar each, so two dollars total. I only pick those in, because I need to get my total over or at the $25 there. Once all my coupons will apply and Shayla is my new overall, so should definitely be thankful that Mommy picked those up. So everything total came out, so forty-three dollars and two cents fee for coupons.
Once my coupons were applied, it was a total of 17 dollars and 75 cents at I had my total came up to 25 dollars and 27 cents, then that $5.00 off of 25 coupon applied and my total came out to 20 dollars and 27 sick. So that’s how much everything was able cost was twenty dollars and 27 cents out of pocket.
We would get at the Dollar General, however these are items that my family need and use on a daily basis. So definitely, things that we need and I did save what 20 bucks basically, so I’m not complaining, I’m not mad, I’m not sad about that. I didn’t have to fight the crowd, I didn’t help erase my time go to the Dollar General and they not having the products that I needed except them.
Another thing that I do like about the family dollars 5 out of 25 coupon is that what I have seen from the two times that I’ve seen it pump up online is that it’s available throughout the week. So it’s not limited to just getting the deals on Saturday and having to rush and fight the crowd, etc. You have all week to shop and do the deal, so I do like that.
What I don’t care for is that the coupon isn’t available every week, it’s very sporadic. I did call corporate X, all these questions and the guy said it just pops up. When it pops up, you will get an email whenever it does pop up or any new coupons are added. You will get an email from the website telling you, but it’s not like the Dollar General is we have that coupon available every Saturday.
So if they’ll be dollars here and there my plan is to the next time I see that $5.00 off a 25 pop up, I do plan to utilize it and try to do some arm of their food items and grocery items, because a Family Dollar simply have some good prices on their own their food good. So we want to try that out next time and if I do, I will definitely bring that home to you guys as well guys.
If you are familiar with shopping at the Family Dollar and couponing, leave your feedback, leaving your comments, leave you whatever you know as regards to any tips tricks are so going for that store. This is new for me, I have shopped there plenty of times for like, there are random household type goods.
But never really coupon there because I’m so used to, I’m able to get things for third cheap or free at CVS. So I don’t simply spend money, but I don’t leave to any who would right, but I want to share this with you guys for anyone that maybe only has the family dollar as an option is there for you. So as always guys, thank you so much for watching, be sure to like, comment, share and subscribe if you have not done. So already and until next time guys, have a happy and cute party.