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In Hawaii, we do not get many high value coupons. The mainland, especially Florida, gets very good coupon inserts. I personally have a subscription to the local newspaper, weekend subscription. Then, if a good coupon comes out I call my mom in Florida to send me the ones I need. She is also a couponer!
You can preview the mainlands Sunday Coupons Inserts at Sunday Coupon Preview.
A key to couponing is to get 1 coupon insert per family member in the household! You don’t want to over buy because majority of items have expiration dates. Remember sales have cycles and so do coupons! The higher value coupons are usually released when there is a new product to help introduce the product to the world.
I suggest if you are ordering coupons and know of a great deal at a store, go to that store the day you buy coupons and put in a special order. Many stores place special order, go to customer service and ask. Sometime they may just take items off the shelf and put it in a cart and hold it in the warehouse until you are ready to pick them up! It is important you do this to ensure you get the deal you hope for! I special order a lot from the Commissary! Also, make sure you follow-up with your special order, sales end and you do not want to miss the end date. Also, many stores offer rain checks, so if the store is out of sale items remember to get the rain check!
Here is a list if you prefer to order mainland inserts. I do not suggest ordering mainland inserts in lieu of Hawaii inserts. In Hawaii, we receive different coupons and often different values. I suggest ordering at least 2 Hawaii inserts to help build your coupon inventory. Also ebay sells a lot of clipped coupons in case you find a great deal and want to get a few or just prefer to order clipped inserts in lieu of whole coupon inserts. Know that it is against the law to sell coupons, you are paying for their time to get the inserts/coupons, post the inserts/coupons, package the inserts/coupons and so forth. If it is clipped coupons you are paying for their time to clip the coupons and so forth.
Also use Facebook to find trading groups where you can swap your unwanted coupons! Type into the search engine in Facebook, Coupon Swap, Coupon Traders, Tear Pad Trade, etc. Play with the words and you will find Groups to trade coupons with. Not all groups will accept your request to join, so send request to many groups. I trade a lot of coupons this way.
If you team with a friend(s) or family member to go half on the shipping cost it makes it very reasonable to order the inserts.
Here is a company I recommend to order whole coupon inserts:
Things you should know when using coupons at the Commissary (Defense Commissary Agency):
The Exchange or Army Air Force Exchange (AAFES) is located on Hickam AFB and Schofield Army Base. Here is the link to their coupon policy: Click here to read the Exchange coupon policy. Click HERE to read the Price Match Policy. You can sign up for AAFES sales ad at the customer service desk in the back of the store.
Navy Exchange (NEX) is located in Pearl Harbor. Click HERE to read the NEX policy. You can sign up for the NEX sales ad, coupons and scratcher at the Aloha Desk near the kiosks. NEX gives $.05 credit for each reusable bag they use. Make sure you remind them to give you credit.
Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) is located on Sand Island. Here is the link to sign up to receive their sales ad.
Marine Core Exchange (MCX) is located in Kaneohe. Here is the link to sign up for the email blast or call (877) 803-2375.
Here is my post and the comments from the Exchanges on their facebook pages:My post “Can you use Yankee Candle Coupons at the Exchanges?” Navy Exchange replied with: “Ashley, We haven’t seen the coupon, but if it’s a coupon from Yankee Candle, then YES, we can accept. Hope this helps. – Dan” AAFES replied with “Hi Ashley, we do. However, please read the restrictions on your Yankee Candle coupon for what countries it’s valid in to ensure it includes the country where your Exchange is located in. Please let us know if we can help with anything else!”
Defense Commissary Agencies (DECA, also known as Commissaries) is located next to the NEX in Pearl Harbor, Schofield Army Base, Hickam and Kaneohe Bay. Here is the link to their coupon policy: Click HERE to read the DECA policy.
When Shopping at Case Lot sales you should know that each item in the case is a purchase therefore if you are buying a case you can use coupons for each item in the case.
Example: You want to purchase a case of dial hand soaps which contain 8 units. You can use a coupon for each unit. If the coupon is save $1/2 Dial hand soaps than you can use 4 coupons since the case contains 8.
I hope this helps educate the military shoppers on commissaries coupon policy! If you have questions please ask. Also, I suggest you like Defense Commissary Agency on Facebook and read the notes tab on their page. It is very informative.
AAFES: - They have Facebook coupons that change frequently.
NEX: - They have Facebook coupons that change frequently.
DECA: Ever have questions or suggestions about the Commissary, I suggest leaving it on Facebook. They are really good at responding.
If you ever have a problem on a shopping trip make sure to contact them on Facebook. I have found this to be a very good way to get answers and to make comments.
Coupon swaps are where you bring your unwanted coupons. You take your pile of unwanted coupons and hand it to another Shopaholic. You will get another Shopaholic’s pile of unwanted coupons to scan through and take what you want. Pass on the rest of unwanted coupons to another Shopaholic to look through and so on. It goes on as long as you want or until we see every coupon.
Watch this KITV special on Hawaii Shopaholics Coupon Swaps! Hawaii Shopaholics Coupon Swaps have been featured in the Midweek and on KITV news.
Wednesday, April 2nd at 6pm – Windward Mall (Lehua) 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe HI at the Play area by Sports Authority Thursday, April 3rd at 10am - Mililani Town Center – Burger King (Kristie)
Tuesday, April 8th at 1130am - McDonalds Waipahu (Ashley)
Tuesday, April 29th at 10am – Schofield Popeyes Food Court (Kristie)
If you have expired coupons, I will collect these with $1 or $2 to go towards shipping. I currently mail to Military Spouses in Yokosuka, Navy Base, Japan.
If you live on another island and would like to host a Coupon Swap, please email email@example.com for more information.
If you would like to host a coupon swap in your neighborhood, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We will happily advertise others swaps!
We will come to your home and host your friends and family for a 1 hour Coupon Swap. Must have 15 participants for Hawaii Shopaholics to come to your home for FREE. You will also get the opportunity to score an amazing multiple Sunday Subscription offer!
Cost for less than 15 participant is $25 per hour. Most Coupon Swaps last only one hour!
Email email@example.com to schedule a Coupon Swap Party!