The first thing you need to check is if your FREE coupon is valid. Many stores will not accept printable coupons for FREE items, because they are often counterfeited. Check for some watermarking or holographic marking, because FREE coupons often have one or both.
1. Free coupons should take off the entire price of the product you are purchasing. Some cashiers will take the maximum amount off automatically, but they are supposed to take off the purchase price.
2. Stack free coupons with other promotions or sales for maximum benefit. For example, it works perfect with the Kroger Mega Sale events.
3. Be cautious if you try to use a free coupon on a buy one, get one 50% off sale. (Many cashiers will take off only the price of the 50% off item.)
4. Stack with a Buy One, Get One FREE sale to get both items for free. That is, if you cashier will allow it and your store doesn’t ring up BOGO items half price.
What other questions do you have about free coupons?