As you become more familiar with what the coupon dispenser look like and where they are generally placed, it will become easier to find them and take advantage of the offers.
What to Look For
Peelies are coupons which are attached directly to the product. Remove the coupon stickers from the item and hand it to the cashier when you check out. Generally cashiers will not redeem the coupon if it is left on the package.
- Tear Pads
Tear Pads are pads with coupons or rebate forms attached and are usually located on the shelf or displayed near the advertised product.
Blinkies (SmartSource Coupon Machines) are small red dispensers that blink in order to attract shoppers. They contain coupons and are usually located on store shelves in front of the promoted product. The coupons can be used in any store which accepts coupons.
- SmartSource TakeOne Box
Often called Bonus Boxes, these are small boxes usually located at eye level on store shelves near the product which is being promoted. It is designed to dispense coupons, recipes, rebates and other promotional material.
- Freezer Extra
These are dispensers attached to the refrigerator doors or freezers throughout the store. They are designed to distribute coupons for products in the section where the dispenser is attached.
- SmartSource Showcase Extra
These dispensers include colorful cards which pop out to attract the shopper's eye. They also are used to dispense coupons or rebates and are located on the shelf near the promoted products.
- Wine tags and Collars
These are coupon cards or rebate cards which are placed over the neck of wine bottles or other products packaged in bottles and jars. Many times the coupons are for related food products and do not specify that a purchase of the bottled item is required.
Example - A bottle of Kaluha might have a collar coupon for a specific brand of ice cream.
- Catalina Coupons
Catalina Marketing distributes coupons at checkout for manufacturer's products that can be purchased within the grocery store. These coupons are printed separately from the grocery store receipt although they are printed on receipt-like paper and handed to the customer.
- Receipt Coupons for Local Stores or Services
Companies such as Register Tapes Unlimited distributes pre-printed register receipts paper with coupons on the back to use at local stores such as dry cleaners or health clubs. The stores or services are usually within a five mile radius from the grocery store.
- Weekly Grocery Store Ads
Most grocery stores keep copies of the stores specials near the entrance of the store. Sometimes the ads may contain coupons along with all the current specials.