Back in April, I planned this Learn to Coupon Series. I had all the topics outline and thought it would make for a nice summer series – reading at your leisure. While most of what I have posted still applies, there have been some big changes in the “couponing world”.
I wasn’t planning on some of the changes that happened:
:: There are rumors of major grocery chains updating their coupon policies like Publix did in June. One of them includes a store that is a big part of the deals on FTM.
:: The new coupon barcodes became effective July 1st. This has started to cause some issues at stores that were not ready. I had no idea that the secondary bar codes were going to disappear. We are now seeing just one barcode on some coupons – like this:
These barcodes are not scanning at some stores and the stores just won’t accept them. Remember, the old barcodes started with a 5 or 9.
So, all the sudden, I don’t feel like such an expert anymore. Rather than publish posts that I had written two months ago that are already outdated, I need to regroup. All these changes are making it hard for everyone to keep up.
I promise the series will be back shortly – as soon as I am educated enough to educate you!