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…
- 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.
- The manufacturer coupon will have a “remit to” or “mail to” address on it. Store coupons will not.
- 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.