Extreme Couponing In Milwaukee With Double Coupons
The buzz on the national deal websites this week was all about the new show, Extreme Couponing on TLC. The show follows shoppers who use various couponing methods to save an incredible amount of money at the register. One of the key techniques to saving money using coupons is to take advantage of double coupon days at your grocery store. Luckily in Milwaukee, there are a several stores that offer the opportunity to use double coupons
Pick ‘n Save
As the dominant grocer in Milwaukee, Pick ‘n Save’s Double Coupon Daze is well known to coupon shoppers. Double Coupon Daze takes place on Wednesday and Saturday. On Double Coupon Daze at Pick ‘n Save, you can double up to five coupons (or ten coupons on Double Double Daze) after spending at least $25. The maximum value of coupons that can be doubled is $1. Pick ‘n Save accepts internet coupons except for coupons for free items.
With the five coupon limitation, it would be impossible to turn a $1,000+ grocery bill into $100 or less as shown on Extreme Couponing. That said, you can still save a significant amount of money by combining double coupons with sale priced items.
Sentry Foods stores are all independently owned and operated, so each store has a different coupon policy. There are several stores in the Milwaukee area that have generous double coupon policies. As one of our readers, Maggie recently commented, Sentry’s “prices are a little higher, but if you watch their sale ad and combine your coupons you can make out like a bandit“.
The following Sentry stores offer double coupon days:
Milwaukee Sentry (7101 W. Lisbon Ave.) – Double coupons on Tuesday and Wednesday. No limit to the number of coupons may be doubled. Maximum face value of $1. No more than three of the same coupon can be used. No internet coupons accepted.
Milwaukee Sentry (9210 W. Lisbon Ave.) – Double coupons on Monday and Friday. No limit to the number of coupons may be doubled. Maximum face value of $1. No more than two of the same coupon can be used. No internet coupons accepted.
Metcalfe’s Market Wauwatosa Sentry (6700 W.State St.) – Double coupons on Wednesday and Saturday. Up to ten coupons per household, per day may be doubled. Maximum face value of $1. No more than three of the same coupon can be used. Internet coupons are accepted. (This policy is ending 8/17/11, please see our post Metcalfe’s Market Wauwatosa Sentry Revised Double Coupons Policy for more information).
The Sentry stores in Bay View, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha and West Allis do not double coupons.
The key to saving money when using double coupons is to use coupons that are for the maximum acceptable face value (usually $1), and to buy items that are already on sale. This technique can yield significant savings. It also pays to stock up on items that are on sale that can be stored until needed.
Are you an “extreme couponer”, or do you at least do double coupons on a regular basis? Please leave a comment and share your experiences with our other readers!