First, let me start by saying there is no shame in needing help. If you are currently a food stamp recipient you are certainly not alone. The number of Americans receiving federal aid through the supplemental nutrition assistance program or SNAP for short, has increased substantially in the last few years. More and more people find themselves needing assistance with getting food on the table than ever before. A question I often get in private one on one workshops is, "Can I use coupons if I get food stamps?" My short answer to that is YES. My full answer is that is, "anyone receiving food stamps should be the first ones to use coupons." Using them can more than double how far your food stamps go each month and if done with some planning you could end up never paying little or nothing for things that are not covered by food stamps like bathroom tissue, laundry detergent, and tons of toiletries. Let me show you how.
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Look at this example:
The week of May 1st CVS had a promotion that would give you $5 in extra care bucks when you spend $20 in certain Nestle products. Another promotion also paid $5 in when you purchase $15 in PepsiCo products. Many people don't know that CVS and other drug chains accept food stamps. Those food items could be purchased using food stamps and you would get $10 in extra care bucks. Colgate tooth paste was on sale for $2.77 with $2.77 given back in extra care bucks(limit 2). Charmin on sale for $4.99 with $1 ECB given back. Tide on sale for $5.99 with $1 given back in ECB. Here's how you can make it work for you...
Once you purchase the food items you will have $10 in ECB.
Buy 2 Colgate tooth pastes for $5.54
Use one $5 ECB pay $0.54 plus the tax out of pocket
Receive $5.54 ECB Now you have $10.54 in ECB
Buy Charmin bathroom tissue for $4.99
Use one $5 ECB. Pay tax only out of pocket
Receive $1 ECB You now have $6.54 in ECB
Buy Tide laundry detergent for $5.99
Use one $5.54 ECB pay $0.45 plus tax out of pocket
Receive $1 in ECB You now have $2 in ECB
Buy Soft Scrub cleanser for $1.99
Use $2 in ECB Pay tax only out of pocket
You now have