Reader Question: Can I Stack That?
Coupon stacking.. seems to be a confusing concept – even for the cashiers. So when can you stack?
Jennifer H says: stacking coupons, especially using the printed ones with the ones from the paper.
Each store has its own policy, but I am going to show you when you can’t stack – ever. You cannot stack 2 manufacturer coupons on the same item. To keep it simple, we are going to use a printed coupon and a newspaper coupon as an example.
These two coupons are both manufacturer coupons. Even though one is an internet printable and one is a insert coupon, you cannot combine them. These coupons are the same coupon, in fact they have the same bar codes on them!
Why? The manufacturer is paying (reimbursing) for both of these coupons.
Can I use $.50/1 and $1.00/2 on two products?
No you can only use $1.00/2 – think of it like this -each coupon attaches to an item.
Are there some hints to when a coupon is a manufacturer coupon?
These hints are true 80% of the time. There are some crazy coupons that don’t fit the mold.
1. They have a barcode that starts with 5 or 9.
2. They have a remit to address spelled out.
3. They are not specific use at one store.
When can I stack?
There are lots of stores that have their own coupons, i.e. store coupons, that are not being reimbursed by the manufacturer. They are more like store discounts. I will cover some specific store stacking in a separate post.
Why do you list 4 or 5 coupons under one grocery item in your matchups?
This is to give you options. Since we don’t all get the same or have the same coupons, you can pick the one you have.
What are some of your questions about stacking?