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post #1 of 9
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Does anyone have a REALLY good explaination why some coupons say Do Not Double on them? I was always told that the store pays the double, not the company, so why would they care if a coupon was doubled or not? My store DOES double coupons, however, if a coupon says do not double, they won't do it. (To be honest, it depends on the cashier. Guess which one I got today??) MOST of the coupons.com coupons that are less than $1, all say DND, and that bugs me. I'd like a good reason why they won't double them.

ETA: I found this, but it still doesn't make any sense why the store would go ahead and not double. Can you tell I'm frustrated?

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Originally Posted by View Post

So, why then, do manufacturers go through the trouble of putting DND or DNT on a coupon?

There is actually a reason.

If you read the fine print on most coupons, you'll note that the manufacturer promises to pay the store back the face value of the coupon, plus usually 8 cents for handling. But with many stores offering double or triple coupons all the time, the manufacturer wants to be clear that it will only pay the face value. When a store chooses to double or triple coupons anyway, the store is basically taking a loss on the doubled part of the coupon.

So, for example, if you have a 50-cent coupon and the store doubles it to $1, the manufacturer will pay the store back 50 cents for the coupon, plus that 8 cents for handling. But the other 42 cents comes out of the store's pocket. Many stores choose to go ahead and double coupons anyway because it's a way to compete with other stores in the super-competitive grocery industry. And that is really good for shoppers!
post #2 of 9
Feel lucky you have stores around you that offer to double coupons! None of the stores around here do.
post #3 of 9
That explanation makes sense. I was going to say that I've never noticed a cashier have a problem with that, but stores around here don't double.
post #4 of 9
I'm confused~ are you still asking, or did the ETA explanation clear it up?

If it says do not double and the store does it anyway, the "extra savings" for you, comes out of THEIR (the stores) pocket. The manufacturer will not reimburse them that amount, so the store is taking a loss by doubling a do not double.

ETA: They put it there to be clear to the store that if they should double, they are only going to pay them face value plus shipping.
post #5 of 9
I've never understood why they care if the store does it either.

Just like I don't understand why Cricut *and a few others* have to make sure they're exempted on store coupons at places like Michael's. WHY do they care if Michael's cuts me a break?? THEY are still getting the full amount.
I don't understand.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
I guess that was more of a vent than anything. LOL Yes the explaination cleared it up for me, but not that anyone her would know, WHY won't the stores STILL not double a coupon after it says do not double on it? I don't know, it just doesn't make sense to me. Ya know what, I'm going to bring it up to the store next time I go. I think its just silly if they scan the coupon it will double, but if the push the 'button', it won't double. Just rediculous.
post #7 of 9
This always confused me also!
post #8 of 9
If it ends in a 5, it won't double when scanned


If the end number is not a 5, then the scanner will double it if the store has that policy


(USED to get to double coupons *sniff, sob)
post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrs_teeee67 View Post

If it ends in a 5, it won't double when scanned


If the end number is not a 5, then the scanner will double it if the store has that policy


(USED to get to double coupons *sniff, sob)

I thought it was the beginning #.
All the coupons I print start is a 5. Catalina start with a 9, those won't double.
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