In my new series, “Couponing 101″, I will address some of the basics of using coupons effectively. Although I highly recommend you attend one of my couponing classes, I realize this isn’t possible for everyone.
Stacking coupons is one of the best ways to get the best deals in stores. Stacking coupons entails using store coupons with manufacturer’s coupons on the same item. You can tell the difference between the two by what it says at the top of the coupon. A store coupon will often say things like the store’s name or “super coupon”. A manufacturer’s coupon will say “manufacturer’s coupon” on the top.
Many people think you can only use a store coupon OR a manufacturer’s coupon on an item you buy. This is simply not the case. As long as the coupons you use are not two manufacturer’s coupons, stores will take both their own coupons PLUS a manufacturer’s coupon for any item.
As an example, look at the picture above. Notice there is a ShopRite “Super Coupon” and a manufacturer’s coupon for Scott paper towels. I was able to use both of the coupons at once to get the paper towels for just $5.99.
Sometimes you can even use multiple manufacturer’s coupons if the store coupon is for multiple items. Look at the picture below for an example
The store coupon was for three bags of candy. Because three items were listed on that coupon, I was able to stack three manufacturer’s coupons, which were good for one item each, with it. Stacking coupons like this made each bag of candy only $.67!
There are many stores that have their own coupons, so take advantage of them. Target, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and most grocery stores all produce their own store coupons which you can stack with manufacturer’s coupons.