Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stacking Coupons?

What is stacking coupons?

Stacking Coupons is when you use more than one coupon on an item to get a better deal.

I didn't think you could do that.
You can only do this in a specialized way. 

You can stack 1 store coupon with 1 manufacturer's coupon together.  I love to do this at Target, who has printable coupons on their website and sends out mailers in some areas (never mine, sigh.)

Likewise, you can do this pairing when an item is already on sale for a triple whammy.

This seems to be what makes new couponers the most nervous to try.  I'm going to run through a scenario below.  Numbers are arbitrary, I'm just trying to help you see the scenario.

Target has Purina dog chow for $22.00.  Redplum published a coupon for $1.00 off any Purina dog chow.  Target's website has a printable coupon for $2.00 off any Purina item.

You see that the Purina dog food is on price cut down to $20.  You can pair your $1.00 coupon (that reads Manufacturers) with the $2.00 coupon (that reads Target).  This means you will pay $17.00 for the bag of dog food.

Both coupons may be internet printables, physical cut-from-the-paper coupons, or one of each.  Format does not matter.

This is a great way to get free or nearly free items and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

From Target's website:
Reminder: We accept one manufacturer coupon and one Target coupon for the same item unless either coupon prohibits it.
So there you have it.  As long as one coupon says "Manufacturers" and the other coupon says either "store" or the name of the store, they can be stacked together at that specific store.  I can't take a Target store coupon to Walmart and use it.


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