It seems the last couple of days there have been many questions about double coupons so I have put it here in a single post to answer any questions you may have.
1. What stores in Southern California Double Coupons?
::: Ralphs and Vons across Southern California double coupons. Some of you have stated that some of your Vons stores DO NOT double–I’m not sure as to why but every store is different. Please call your local store for details.
2. What is their policy?
— Ralphs: Ralphs will double the first “like” coupon in a transaction up to $1 (a .50 coupon becomes $1) Overage is usually allowed at Ralphs, so if your double coupon exceeds the product amount the overage comes off the rest of your order. ( you do not receive cash back–make sure to purchase something extra to eat up the overage.)
— Vons: Vons policy is that they will double the first “like” coupon in a transaction upto $1 (a .50 coupon becomes $1) Overage is NOT allowed.
—Vons is notorious for setting their “own” rules regarding coupons. EVERY VONS is different as to how many “like” coupons they will take, what sort of internet printables and so forth..please contact your local store for details on this because every store is different.
3. What does “like” Coupon mean?
‘like’ coupon simply means identical. So in our instance of Ralphs and Vons, only the first “like” coupon will double, only the first identical coupon will double.
Ex: you have (3) .50/1 coupons of the same product; only 1 of those coupons will double upto a $1. The rest will be face value (.50)
Tips when doubling coupons:
Do multiple transactions. Ralphs often does “buy 10, Get $5 off” promotions. If you have multiple coupons of the same item buy items in mixed transactions so that your coupons will double.
If there is a “Buy 10 promotion–remember that you DO NOT need to purchase 10 of the same product. Try to mix and match to get the most for your money.
Hopefully this helps everyone. If you have any additional questions please leave them in the comments!