Reader Pauline emailed me a question this morning that I see time and time again in the comments of various posts, I was glad she officially asked it and I though I might as well turn this into a post. I know this is a very common question lately.
Is there a difference between “redeemable at” and “redeemable only at“? I’m assuming that redeemable only at is pretty clear – it’s only redeemable at the store listed. I’ve noticed some of the internet printable coupons will say “redeemable at” and I’ve wondered if that’s broader than an “only” in there…is it basically just some advertising for the store but doesn’t render that coupon for use only at that store?
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So the long answer is this. When you see a coupon that says “Redeemable at….” that basically means that the brand is advertising via a coupon and a store has paid for advertising on the advertised coupon and now I’m advertising the brand’s coupon and the store’s advertising on the advertised coupon. Got it?
Ok, to answer the question seriously as long as the coupon does NOT say “Redeemable ONLY at….” it can be used at any store. It’s simply a suggestion, and the store has worked it out to have their logo on the coupon so that you’ll be more likely to redeem the coupon there. However it is still a manufacturer’s coupon and can be redeem anywhere. I hope that helps!
Thanks again Pauline, great question!