If the rumors on the national coupon forums prove true, we will be having dueling special coupon events this week.
Word is that Lowes Foods will have a Super Double event starting Wednesday, July 25, with Harris Teeter hosting a Triples event beginning the same day.
The national coupon board, A Full Cup, has confirmed the Lowes Foods event but no word yet on Harris Teeter.
Though not a sure thing, I wanted to give you a heads up so you had the option to catch up on clipping and organizing -- just in case. Worst case scenario, you'll be up to date on your couponing chores.
For coupon beginners, here's a quick refresher on couponing policies during special events at both stores.
During Harris Teeter Triples:
1. You may triple up to 20 coupons per day per household.
2. No more than three identical coupons.
3. No more than two identical Internet coupons.
4. Coupons with a face value of up to 99 cents will triple, which means a 75-cent coupon is worth $2.25. A $1.25 coupon is still worth $1.25.
During Lowes Foods Super Doubles:
1. You may double up to 20 manufacturer coupons with a face value of $1.98 or less per day. The doubled value may not exceed the retail cost of the item.
2. You may use no more than three identical coupons per order.
3. You must pay sales tax on full retail price.
4. Competitor coupons and store coupons will NOT be doubled.
5. Coupons that state "do not double" will not be doubled.
6. No rainchecks will be given on out-of-stock items.