Register Rewards are great, as long as you can use all of them before they expire. They are only good for 2 weeks after they are issued. I used some of them Sunday night by purchasing my additional newspapers, a birthday card, and the spaghetti sauce. Tuesday I realized I still had a decent amount I needed to roll before they expired - on Wednesday. So I sat down with the ad in hand, and read some post on-line at Hot Coupon World, and came up with a game plan.
Here is the breakdown on my purchases:
- You cannot have more coupons (RR count as a coupon) than you have items in your transaction. That is why I always end up with "filler items". I also found out that if you have a coupon for $$/2 that coupon ties to both items for your coupon to item count.
- You cannot get multiple RR for the same item in the same transaction. You need to buy them in separate transactions.
- You cannot get a new RR by paying for the second item with the RR from the first transaction - ex. You can't buy a second Vaseline lotion with the RR from the first Vaseline lotion.
- You generally cannot get a new RR if you are buying a product from the same company as your first RR - ex. I can't use a RR from a previous purchase of a Proctor & Gamble product on a new P&G product and get a new RR.
I know it sounds confusing, but once you start to figure it out you just learn how to work around it.
Feel free to ask me if you have any RR questions - if I can't answer it I can try to point you in the right direction. :)