Saturday, October 24, 2009

Does anyone else use e-coupons?

The last couple weeks I've been experimenting with using e-coupons at Fred Meyer. I've successfully used cellfire and shortcuts e-coupons. I was wondering if anyone else had tried this.

The e-coupons come off automatically when I use my rewards card -- even if I use a manufacturer coupon on the same item. For example, I bought a bag of Nature Valley Nut Clusters for $2.50 and used a $1/1 IP from and my $1/1 e-coupon also came off, so $.50 for a bag. Also, shortcuts has a few coupons for Kroger or Private Label items. I bought a carton of Private Label ice cream today for $2.29 and had a $1/1 e-coupon come off, so it was $1.29 for my ice cream.

It's a little bit tricky to set up the e-coupon accounts, because Fred Meyer isn't officially supported. I selected the Kroger card option and then inputted my Freddie's reward number. If there's interest, I can put together a how-to post on what I did to set them up.


Cathyb said...

I would be interested. I have read a bit about this but was not sure whether I wanted to bother figuring it out.

Cheryl_hiccups said...

Well, I'm finding it to be worth it for me, because I usually end up doing a Freddie's run once a week, even if it's just for a couple items. (It seems like between Albies doublers and Freddies good produce, dairy and basics sales I can get about everything I want at really good prices.) And if I'm going to be there anyway, I might as well get a couple more bargains :D

It's hard to be completely certain it's worth it until you try it, heh. But you can go to the sites and see what coupons they have before you sign up to get some idea of what they offer.

Most of the e-coupons seem to be for the General Mills families of products and since Albies has cracked down on not using the DND coupons with doublers I haven't been using as many GM IPs which all say DND on them. This is a good way to use a few.

I'll write up a how-to tomorrow when I find a bit of time. :)

Monica said...

Thanks Cheryl. I would love that too!