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Harris Teeter rumor....can you say TRIPLES?!

Posted April 21, 2010

Thanks to a very reliable source (thanks Chet!), we have the heads up that Harris Teeter should be tripling starting April 28 (next Wednesday) through May 4! Isn't that nice of Harris Teeter to celebrate my birthday with triple coupons?!

I don't have the ad yet, but I'll start posting triples deals sometime this weekend.

Triples rules:

20 coupons tripled per day per household. Your card knows if you have tripled 20 coupons so don't try to get around it by going to multiple stores.

Coupons worth .99 or less will be tripled (so a .75 coupon is worth $2.25 and a .50 coupon is worth $1.50)

All the other regular coupon policies apply during triples.

Anyone doing the triples Happy Dance?!



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  • Nancy Apr 24, 2010

    I concur and know that the computers don't begin the triples calculations until 7am, even though intuitively one would think 12AM (midnight) would be the dawn of the first day technically.

    So shopping before 7am would be an effort in futility. For those thinking they can be there post midnight in the wee hours at the 24 hr store locations will be greatly disappointed.

    See all you serious shoppers on Wed morning :)

  • itsmyownopinion Apr 23, 2010

    Thanks for the advance notice -- maybe I can get more organized.
    Happy Birthday.

  • j3434 Apr 23, 2010

    Also learned that the changeover time is 7:00 am...NOT their registers. I made the mistake of trying the 11:30/12:10 checkout at King's Grant last round, and it didn't work. But their store manager is the best...he helped me make it right even when corporate (3 separate phone calls) wanted nothing to do with me. Last I checked, the coupon policy online had not been clarified to reflect this (despite my suggestion!). It said "20 per day". To me, unless it specifies otherwise, a day starts at 12:00 am. It was confusing b/c I know tripling starts at 7 am on Wed but ends at 11:59 pm on Tues....sooooo how was I to know which was which the rest of the days of the week? :) Now I if I get really inspired I will check out at 6:50 and 7:10. I somehow doubt I will get that inspired b/c mornings are not my strong suit! Good luck everyone, and have fun!!

  • Nancy Apr 23, 2010

    There are quite a few items with existing coupons out there that are under 50 cents, some free with current sale prices that will continue to be on sale through the triples event.

    Looks like another winner week at HT!!

    As to confirmation if this even will take place, there are several who have confirmed it with a variety of HT stores in VA and throughout NC. Employees and managers confirmation :)

    Plan on it folks!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 22, 2010

    A coupon with a barcode that starts with a 5 will double automatically at the register as long as that store doubles coupons and they are within the amount the store doubles. With that said, some stores, like the Greenville store wdombroski mentioned, will not let Do Not Double coupons scan and double. They manually enter them so they do not double. The Wilson Harris Teeter is the same way. Most Harris Teeter and Lowe's Foods stores in the Triangle will scan the Do Not Double (DND) coupons and they will double if the barcode starts with a 5. As tot pointed out, they will not double if the bar code starts with a 9. The good news is that even though many printable coupons state Do Not Double on the coupon, Harris Teeter, Lowe's Foods (.99 coupons or less) and Kroger (.50 coupons or less) consistently double them with no issue. All their policies state they do not double these coupons but in practice, they do. I definitely hope that continues! Thanks for the help answering the questions!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 22, 2010

    dkg - The products that are most often free (or close to free) during triples are condiments like mustard and marinades, rice, pasta, sour cream, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and then whatever new products have recently hit the shelves with good coupons to match. You will often find good deals on granola bars, yogurt, frozen foods and cereal as well. It's really luck of the draw as to what coupons will match well with the sales during the week of triples but the above items are often good buys. Also, don't get too carried away ordering coupons. Harris Teeter will be out of alot of good deals the first day and you will be stuck with a bunch of coupons you may not use before they expire. Use moderation when ordering for the first time. An order of $5 or less (including shipping and handling)from somewhere like is a good starting point. Good luck!

  • wdombroski Apr 22, 2010

    My Harris Teeter (greenville) does not double or triple if the cashier notices it states do not double- they are pretty alert about it.

  • t0tAlChA0s Apr 22, 2010

    if the upc code on the coupon starts with a 9, they will not double.

  • Joe Blow Apr 22, 2010

    The only coupons that don't double or triple are the ones that actually print off at the store. All the rest do even when they say not subject to doubling.

  • j3434 Apr 22, 2010

    Just added 1 extra Sunday paper to my N&O Sunday delivery with their $1 ea deal. Hopefully it will kick in this Sunday so I can get an extra set!!!