Extreme Couponing Tip: Special Order When You Need Large Quantities
Most stores in my area are pretty well stocked on sale items, but if your store usually runs out on the first day of the sale or if you’ll be buying more than 10 or 12 of an item, consider calling the store and placing a special order. The store will order in the amount you would like, and you can pick it up and pay for it when it comes in. Simply follow these steps for successful special ordering:
1. Determine the number of products you would like to buy, and make sure to have the right amount of coupons you’ll need.
2. Call or visit the store to set up a special order. Request to speak with a manager, preferably the freight manager. State that you want to special order _x_ number of products, and specify the size and flavor/variety you would like. You’ll want to call the day before or the day the sale starts so you’ll have enough time to get the products in.
3. The manager will take down your name and number and give you the probable delivery day. Make sure you also write down the manager’s name and the stated day.
4. When you go to the store, go to customer service and let them know you’re there to pick up your special order. Once you have your items, you can check out like you normally would or sometimes customer service will check you out right then and there---talk about being quick in the grocery store.