Pictured above is my shopping spree form today;s trips to CVS, Butternut Bread Thrift Store, and Rite Aid. The Act II 3 count popcorn is only $1.00 at Rite Aid, and you get $2.00 back for buying 2, limit 2. The bread store had bread for.69, and CVS was giving out $5.00 off a $15.00 purchase from their little red scan machine. I had a couple of ECBs from a couple weeks back that I used on the purchase.
If you're not familiar with ECBs, they are Extra Care Bucks. They print out at the bottom of your receipt. You use them like cash. To get them, you have to have their Extra Care rewards card, which is free. They also give you rebates, too. I got back over $20.00 for my Christmas purchases.
Rite Aid has the Wellness Card, and they have Up Rewards. They are like money too. Matching coupons to sale ads can mean extra savings and free items. You can find coupons in tear pads at the store, from in-store demo programs, from store vendors, or the Sunday inserts. For the most part, most coupons can't be bought or sold, even on Ebay, and you can't trade them or give them to friends. I've contacted several major manufacturers, as well as have been a food broker for many, and they are standing by this rule; if the bottom of the coupon says that it can't be sold, traded, or transferred, then it is illegal for you to do so, and beware, there is a Postal Inspector on Ebay acting like a coupon buyer; he's been there since my kids were little, and I have grandchildren now, so please keep things legal.