FAQ Section

**Before contacting me with a question, please check to see if the answer is listed here.

Coupon Questions:

I’m New to Couponing, HELP!

Just getting started? Read this post here to help you get going into the wonderful world of freebies and deals!

What does RP, SS, GM and PG Stand for?

RP stands for RedPlum, SS stands for Smart Source, GM stands for General Mills and PG stans for Proctor and Gamble. They are all coupon inserts from the Sunday Newspaper.

How should I organize my coupons?
There are 3 Different ways you can organize your coupons. I’ve given instructions on How to Organize Your Coupons in this post. It also includes a video so you can see the organizing method I love the most.

Where do I get coupons?
You can get a lot of coupons online and can print them immediately. Coupons.com, Redplum.com and Smartsource.com are the three most popular places to find them. And anytime a great printable coupon comes along, I will link you to it. However, most of the coupons you will use will come from your Sunday Newspaper. Since I live in Utah, I have been able to get the best prices on Sunday only newspaper subscriptions here.

What do I do if the cashier won’t take my coupon?

If you are having problems with your coupons being accepted, make sure you are following all of the Couponing rules.  If you still need help, read more about what you should do here.

I’m having Coupon Burnout! How do I deal with that? HELP

You can read all about How to Deal with Coupon Burnout here.

Where can I find my store’s coupon policy?

Under the “Store Deals” Section in the Navigation Bar, I have linked you to the National Coupon Policies for the larger chains.  You will want to check your specific grocery store’s website for your coupon policy as it can be different store by store.

What is a Catalina?

Read all about it here.

What do I do if my Catalina didn’t print out?

If you are sure the items you bought qualified for a current Catalina, you will want to contact them directly at 1-888-8COUPON.  Make sure you have your receipt information to give them too.

What do I do with my Expired Coupons?  Do I just throw them away?

No, not if you want to help others!  You can actually donate them to Military Families Overseas.  Read more about that here.

Website Problems:

Having problems signing up for email updates?

Once you sign up for email updates, you will get sent a confirmation email to make sure you really did sign up for them. You will need to click on the link sent in that confirmation email to finish signing up for email updates. You will start receiving the updates the next day. If you are having other problems, please email me and let me know what the problem is.

I used to be getting your email updates and they have stopped coming all of a sudden?

Your email account may have updated and may not be blocking that email from coming in. First, check your spam or junk folder to make sure your email account has not been sending it there. If it has, mark the email not as spam and you should be good. If you do not see it in your junk or spam folder, then you will want to try re-subscribing to Freebies2Deals email updates. Make sure to confirm your email address through the email you will get. (Check your junk folder for that too) If you are still having problems after those steps, please email me so we can try to figure it out.

Your website is free? What’s the catch?

There really isn’t a catch. I started this blog as a way for me to share the incredible deals I was getting with friends and family. They just happened to share it with their friends and family members too. So now Freebies2Deals is reaching households all over the Country.

What are the little buttons at the bottom of each post?

I think it is really important to share the love with everyone! So, if you ever see a deal that would be perfect for someone you know, you can click on the Facebook, Twitter or Email buttons to send the deal to them. There is also a Print Friendly button at the front of the list. If there is a Grocery store matchup you want to print, you can do so with that feature, instead of printing out the entire website.

Problems with Deals or Free Samples:

You posted a deal or freebie and when I went to do it, it didn’t work??

First of all, I want to ensure you that I check each deal and freebie before I post it. So when I posted the deal, it was still live and working perfectly. However, there are a few reasons why a deal may not be working any longer. Read the entire answer to this question here.

You posted a link to a coupon, but when I went to go print it, it wasn’t there?

There are a few reasons why a coupon may no longer be there after I posted it.  Read all about it.

How long does it take to get free samples?

Usually after you request each free sample, the company will tell you how long it will take to receive it. However, most of the time you get your free sample around the 4-6 weeks mark. But if you are requesting them every day, pretty soon you will have free samples coming in your mailbox every day like me. It really makes getting the mail every morning SUPER fun! My husband thinks it’s funny how addicted I am to making sure I get the mail each day.

In your Grocery Deal matchup list, the prices you listed were different than my store?

I do the Grocery Deal matchups off of the ad I receive at my home for the stores in Utah. So those are the prices I list. For stores like Wal-Mart, they don’t actually have a weekly ad. So I have to go to my local Wal-Mart each week, walk up and down the aisles to find the prices and match them with a coupon. Unfortunately, Wal-Mart’s prices can be completely different at two stores that are only a mile apart. So my matchup for Wal-mart is meant as more of a guide to help you know what items to be on the lookout for at your store. If there is another Grocery deal matchup that is completely off, please email me.

What kinds of tips can you give for starting my own successful blog or website?

Read the answer to this question here.

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