Stacking coupons is an art that once you master, you will really be able to start saving money. Learn how to stack coupons effectively to save money.
How to Stack Coupons effectively.
Since we are on this journey of Saving money on Groceries, I thought this would be the perfect post to to talk about stacking coupons.
It’s not difficult at all and really can have a big impact on your savings at the grocery store.
When you stack coupons, you are using 2 coupons (or more depending on the scenario) for your purchase. Yes, that means you can use more than one coupon on the same item.
You must know the process and requirements though. It’s very important to know the qualifications.
However, when stacking coupons there are three qualifications you must meet.
- You need a store coupon.
- Also, you need a manufacturer coupon.
- Lastly, you must follow the terms on both coupons.
To clarify – You CANNOT use more than 1 manufacturer coupon per item. You have to have one manufacturer and one store coupon.
If you do not know what a store coupon and manufacturer coupon is, let’s review that from our How to read coupons post.
You can really reduce your grocery budget by stacking coupons.
Store Coupon or Manufacturer Coupon?
Most coupons are manufacturer coupons, which means you can use them anywhere and at any store. However, there are some store coupons that you can use at the specific store.
Here are a few tips to notice the difference.
They state it. Most store coupons will say “store coupon” on the coupon just like a manufacturer coupon will say “manufacturer coupon” on it.
See the coupon above. We know this is a store coupon
Remit to address. If it is a manufacturer’s coupon, it will include a remit to address in the fine print.
Store coupons will not have this on their coupons, because they do not need to send the coupon off for reimbursement.
It’s a great way to save money.
A few stores that allows you to stack coupons:
Those are just a few that will allow it. Make sure you check your local store’s coupon policy to see if they allow it too.
You will find a handful of grocery stores and department stores that allow it. Many stores do not allow it.
So it’s very important to read each store’s individual coupon policy. The more you know the better.
Plus, it just helps you to be more organized when handing coupons to the cashier. The entire process will be much easier.
What does stacking look like?
How do you stack coupons?
Here are a few examples of what you might see on here when I show you a coupon stacking matchup:
Here an example at Target:
You can use both of these coupons on a single item because one is a manufacturer coupon and one is a store coupon. Because you can use both coupons you are able to save 50% on this container of wipes.
Often times we are able to get items for FREE by stacking coupons. This is a huge help in reducing your budget for sure!
Stacking coupons is really easy to understand and use if you take the time to learn it. I’m certain you will be glad you did!
Once you understand, you can start saving a lot of money stacking coupons.
More lessons in our Couponing 101 series:
What questions do you have about stacking coupon? Leave your questions in the comments.
In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.
We all can use a little extra money and it’s a plus that you can enjoy such delicious food! Dinner time does not have to be hectic or expensive.
Every little bit helps and it all really adds up. Put together these tips and your family will be on their way to saving money!
It’s a win all around.
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