I want to enlighten my readers on how to get more out of your coupons with match-ups also known as coupon stacking. This is how extreme couponers save so much on their groceries. But you don’t have to be extreme to save a few bucks.
Add these word to your coupon vocabulary:
Store coupon: Store coupons can only be used at certain grocery stores and specifically say on them that they are a “store coupon”. Many stores print out the manufacturer coupons that have their store logo on them. These are still considered a manufacturer coupon. This coupon can be used anywhere manufacturer coupons are allowed and are not considered store coupons.
Manufacturer coupon: These typically are the coupons you find in your Sunday newspaper inserts or print them out here at jennysfreecoupons.com on the groceries tabs or click on the Coupon Section A, B, C, D on the right had side of the website.
Stacking: Combine the “store coupon” with the “manufacturer coupon” on the same product. Here is the double savings on an item.
Filler: Filler items are extremely low cost items that can be purchased to follow store policy and allow you to stack higher priced items.
Now that you know the terms, let’s break down how to stack coupons. When you stack coupons you are using a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon to increase your savings. Many large retailers allow coupon stacking, including Kroger, Meijer, Walgreens, CVS and Target. However, each store has different rules and policies that come with stacking coupons. I have had a nice experience with Target.
For example, Walgreens will let you stack coupons, but you have to have the same amount of items and coupons. You can’t have more coupons than you have merchandise. So, you can’t go in buy 1 razor and use 2 coupons. This is where filler items can come into play. If Walgreens were having a sale where you can get a pack of gum for $0.39, this would be a great filler item. It doesn’t cost that much money, but it allows you to stay within the guidelines of their coupon policy. Here is a fictional scenario for you to see what I am talking about. To max out your savings
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor, $9.99
Use: $5/1 Gillette Razor (5/28 RP)
And: $4/1 Gillette Razor (WCB — Walgreens monthly coupon booklet)
Final Price: $0.99
Filler: Wrigley’s Gum $0.39
Walgreen’s requires that you can only use as many coupons as you have items, this scenario would work. You bought 1 pack of gum and 1 razor and used 2 coupons in total. So, for $1.38 you get both items and still saved $9.
Stacking coupons is a great way to save more money when couponing. However, my advice to you is to look into each store’s coupon policy. Do their reward programs count as coupons also? Are coupons that go on your store card considered manufacturer or store? Read between the lines it is not as hard as you think to really capitalize on stacking coupons and saving even more. Happy couponing.
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