If you’ve been using coupons for a significant amount of time, you’ve probably had a few run-ins with cashiers who weren’t too happy about it. Some people get frustrated when they are trying to ring up your items and you’re standing there fiddling through a stack of papers to find the relevant coupons. The following is a list of tips aimed at getting you in and out of a store as quickly as possible.

  1. Bring your coupons to the store when it’s not busy. If a cashier has a long line of people and has to scan twenty of your coupons, you can bet he or she won’t be too happy about it. Try doing your shopping late at night or early in the morning to avoid lunch and dinner rushes.
  2. Be organized! Have the relevant coupons out and ready to go before you get into the line. Use a folder or binder with coupons separated by purpose if you can. Make sure you have all the coupons you need for the products you’re purchasing.
  3. Make sure your coupons are still valid. If a cashier finds that one of your coupons has expired, they’re more likely to take longer checking the rest of them.
  4. Be kind and courteous. Cashiering can be a stressful job; you do not want to be the person who adds to this stress. Politeness can go a long way, and it can also be enough to brighten someone’s day.
  5. Keep a copy of the store’s coupon policy with you. If you have a dispute with a cashier over how something should be rang up, check the policy and show it to them if necessary. Don’t forget to be polite even if you are disagreeing with them.