Much like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, there is a mystical/magical phenomenon in couponing called a coupon overage. Coupon overage is not a very common thing, but it can never be passed up when you get the chance.
Simply put, a coupon overage is when your coupon exceeds the cost of the product and the store pays you the difference. Here is an example:
If you buy a can of tuna for $0.75 and you have a $1.00 off coupon. Your total cost for that item would be -$0.25. The store would pay you $0.25 to take the item!
Another great thing is that this usually works in conjunction with your store’s coupon doubling policy. This increases your chance of getting an overage significantly.
Unfortunately, most stores do not allow overages. Most of the time cashiers will just adjust the price of the coupon to be 100% the value of the item. To know if your grocery store allows overages you will need to read their coupon policy. Two stores that I know of that do allow coupon overages are Walmart and Kroger.
Do you know of any other stores? If you do, please leave a comment!