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Stacking coupons is a term for using more than one coupon on an item. Now before I go any further I want to point out I don’t mean using more than one manufacturer coupon on one item, I mean using coupons that are not ‘like’ types of coupons.  Let me explain….

You can only use 1 manufacturer coupon per item BUT if you have a store coupon for the item,  you can use that along with the manufacturer coupon and stack them for more savings.  So if you have a Target Coupon for Pantene and you have a manufacturer coupon for Pantene, you can use them both on one item.  Here is an example:

Pantene Shampoo, 2/$7.00
Use $2.00 Pantene Target Coupon
Use $2.00/2 Pantene Manufacturer Coupon
Final Cost: $3.00 for both or $1.50 each

But how do you know what is the manufacturer coupon and what is the store coupon? Well there are a few ways you can tell…

  1. The store coupon may say “Store Coupon”.  This isn’t the same as “Redeemable only at (store)” that may still be a manufacturer coupon.  How can you tell?  Look along the top near the expiration date.  It will most likely say “Manufacturer’s Coupon” if it is one.
  2. The manufacturer coupon will have a “remit to” or “mail to” address on it.  Store coupons will not.
  3. The bar code on some store coupons are different and if it starts with a letter than it is never a manufacturer coupon (Rite Aid does this).  Manufacturer coupons also always start with either a 5 or a 9.

Questions about stacking coupons?  Leave me a comment.

Looking to learn more about couponing? Check the Coupon Basics for more helpful information. More will be added over the next several weeks.