Update: Super Doubles at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods

adunn@newsobserver.comOctober 27, 2013 

Update: Lowes Foods has confirmed Super Doubles on its Facebook page. No official word yet from Harris Teeter.

It’s looking more and more likely that both Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods will offer Super Double coupon events starting this Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Though the national coupon forums have not yet posted the circulars, the volume of folks confirming Super Doubles makes it seem more likely than not. Plus, both stores have offered special coupon events the last week of October in previous years.

A word to the wise: These two events are likely to be the final special coupon offers for 2013 before the grocery chains move into holiday mode so if your pantry needs restocking, this week will offer plenty of opportunity to purchase groceries for pennies on the dollar.

I’ll let you know when the circulars surface or we get official confirmation from the Facebook pages of Harris Teeter and/or Lowes Foods. But in the meantime, you might want to start clipping, printing, filing and organizing.

Having dueling coupon events means you might want to do a little extra prep work.

Here are a few tips and the coupon policies at each chain:

Get your coupon organizer up to date, clipping new coupons and purging any expired ones.

Scan the online sites for coupons to print. Look for coupons for $1, $1.50 and $2 off a single item.

Load digital coupons from the Harris Teeter website onto your loyalty card. These e-vic coupons can be "stacked" or combined with a paper coupon for additional savings.

Load digital coupons from SavingStar.com onto your loyalty cards. These coupons may also be used with paper coupons for extra savings.

At Harris Teeter:

You may super double up to 20 coupons per day per household. No more than three identical coupons. No more than two identical Internet coupons. Coupons with a face value of up to and including $2 will double. That means a $1.50 coupon will double to $3. A $2 coupon will double to $4. A $2.50 coupon is still worth $2.50.

If you want to score the best deals, I recommend arriving at your store about 6:30 a.m. That will give you a half hour to shop and you'll be ready to check out at 7 a.m. when the promotion officially begins.

Don't expect your "DO NOT Double/Triple" coupons to Super Double. Harris Teeter's policy states the chain won't double them. If one happens to double, consider it a bonus.

At Lowes Foods:

You may Super Double up to 20 coupons per day per household. No more than three identical coupons. No more than two identical Internet coupons. Coupons with a face value of up to and including $2 will double. That means a $1.50 coupon will double to $3. A $2 coupon will double to $4. A $2.50 coupon is still worth $2.50.

If you want to score the best deals, I recommend arriving at your store early. Store hours vary so call ahead.

Don't expect your "DO NOT Double/Triple" coupons to Super Double. Lowes Foods' policy states the chain won't double them. If one happens to double, consider it a bonus.

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