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TRIB TOTAL MEDIA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017 · 5 Dear Jill, I see a lot of makeup coupons for face products. A lot of times there will be a whole page of them in the newspaper. There will be coupons for $1 off lipstick or $2 off eye shadow, but the face product coupons are always for more money, $3 or $4 off. I think anything that goes on the face is a face product! These coupons don’t say not to use them on eye or lip makeup, so can I use a face product coupon to buy lipstick? — Allie R. I’ve tackled this question in my column before, and you’re certainly not alone in believing a cosmetic “face product” coupon should be valid on anything that can be applied to the face. However, in the makeup world, “face product” refers to cosmetics that are applied to the skin on your face: Foundation, powder, blusher and concealer. These products typically have higher price points than lip and eye products, which is why you’re also seeing lower dollar-amount offers for those lower-priced items. Dear Jill, When you see coupons that say “$2 off nail polish $7.45 or more” or “$4 off cosmetics purchase of $13.99 or more” is that price on the coupon the sale price or the shelf price? — Tess B. Typically, these coupons refer to the current selling price of the item. If the nail polish’s regular price is $7.45, but it’s on sale for $5.99, the coupon would not be valid on the item. Keep in mind that brands often work together with stores to put items on sale. These temporary price reductions are often reimbursed to the store by the brand, and the brand might not necessarily want to both reimburse the store for that sale price and reimburse them for a coupon used on the same item. Dear Jill, The newspaper had a coupon for “Grown in Idaho” potatoes. I bought a bag of russet potatoes that said they were made in Idaho, but the coupon beeped at the register and the cashier would not let me use it. Have you seen this coupon? — Esther N. I have. While it might seem a little confusing, “Grown in Idaho” is actually a new brand of frozen potato products, such as hash browns and French fries. This coupon is not valid on any Idaho-grown potatoes, but it is valid on any product with the “Grown in Idaho” brand name. Dear Jill, The last couple of months a brand of European butter and cheeses has had coupons for “Any Brand product.” I noticed last month that the deli at my grocery store also sells this same brand of cheese. I decided to buy the cheese because nothing on the coupon restricted it from deli. Well, this month, the same brand has a coupon in the paper again, and this time it says “Any Brand product (excluding deli.)”—was I wrong to use it on the deli sliced cheese last month? —Cheri D. No, you weren’t, because you purchased the same brand and the coupon did not restrict you from using it at the deli. In fact, I suspect you weren’t the only one to do so. It’s likely the brand was trying to boost sales on its packaged cheese and butter products, not on its deli offerings. The brand might have seen too many redemptions that did not match up to pre-packaged products and decided to focus on promoting those this time around. Jill Cataldo, a coupon workshop instructor, writer and mother of three, never passes up a good deal. Learn more about Super Couponing at her website, jillcataldo.com. Email your own couponing victories and questions to jill@ctwfeatures.com. SUPERCOUPONING Quick hits on savings tricks Jill Cataldo saves hundreds by making the most of the common coupon. You can too. Here’s how. Every household needs a dedicated space to take care of business — a place to pay bills, do homework or plan a menu. The reality, however, is many homes simply lack the space for a full-size desk, much less an office, so paperwork usually winds up spread out on the kitchen table. 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