Home Depot Coupon Codes

>> Monday, June 14, 2010

For most people, the concept of a coupon is quite simple. It's a discount that's accepted by certain stores as a substitute for money. While today coupons can be found online as eCoupons, there are still thousands of traditional paper coupons being used daily.

Let's say you need a lawn mower for the summer season and are able to spend several hundred dollars on the appliance. You visit Home Depot where you have a coupon for 20 percent off a purchase of more than $100. You hand the coupon to the cashier and he scans the coupon code.

You complete the buy and head home with your new lawn mower. But what happens to the coupon after its scanned?

Here's how a typical coupon's journey goes:

The coupon's first stop, which is part of a month-long journey, isn't very far. In the case of Home Depot, after scanning the Home Depot coupon codes, the cashiers place the coupons in their cash register until the end of the workday. Each day, the total monetary sum of the processed coupons is obtained. Then at the end of the week, the coupons take a much longer trip as they are sent to the store's corporate headquarters.

At the headquarters, a worker or several workers box the coupons and send them on yet another trip to a place called a clearinghouse. Workers at this location break the coupons down by manufacturer and then by whether or not the coupon code is able to be scanned. The coupons are again tallied, this time to determine the total worth of each manufacturer's coupons. When this is finished, the cataloged coupons and an invoice number are delivered to the manufacturer - the last leg of the coupon's journey. Finally, the individual stores are compensated for the amount of the coupons and the clearinghouse is compensated for its work


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