How to Stack Coupons
Coupons are such a great way for us save money. We wait for a sale, find a coupon, and get a great deal on our favorite products. But did you know that you can take it one step further? Some stores not only give you coupons from their store, but they allow you to ‘Stack’ their coupons with other coupons. By ‘stacking’ coupons you will see even bigger savings, and possibly load up on FREE items. I want to walk you through the couponing stacking process, so that you are not confused when you see two coupons listed for only one item. So, How to Stack Coupons, shall we?
Types of Coupons
There are only two types of coupons. A store coupon and a manufacturer coupon. This is very important to know, especially when learning how to use them properly together.
Store coupons are given out by the store. They can be found in weekly ads, e-mail newsletters, even in the Sunday Newspaper inserts. They can only be used at the specific store they are from. (Unless another store accepts competitor coupons.)
Competitor coupons and store coupons are one in the same. The reason they are called competitor is because you can use it at a store that did not issue it. So, for example, Publix may consider Target a ‘competitor’. Therefore, if you had a Target coupon, you could use it at Publix as a competitor coupon. If you use the Target coupon at Target, it is still considered a ‘store coupon’. But once you use it at another store besides Target, it turns into a competitor coupon.
Manufacture coupons are issued by the manufacturer of the product listed on the coupon. They can be used at any store that accepts coupons. With a manufacturer coupon, you can only use one per item listed on the coupon. They can be found just about anywhere now such as the Sunday Newspaper, store weekly ads, peelies, tear pads, blinkies, home mailers, junk mail, coupon booklets, magazines, printables, etc.
What Does Stacking Mean?
The term ‘stacking’ in the coupon world simply means using more than one coupon on one specific product. Since a manufacturer coupon limits you to only use one manufacturer coupon per item, in order to ‘stack’ you will need a coordinating store coupon. You cannot stack two manufacture coupons together for one item nor can can you stack two store coupons together for one item.
How to Stack Coupons
Now that we know the difference between both types of coupons, I want to show you how to stack coupons correctly. I like visuals when I explain a deal, so look over the picture below with me.
On the left we have a $3 off any Huggies Diapers manufacturers coupon. On the right we have a $2 off any Huggies Diapers Publix store coupon. Since one is a manufacturer coupon and the other is a store coupon, we are allowed to use them together. Yes, that’s right! We can use them on the same product! So, let’s put a deal scenario together.
Huggies Diapers Reg $12 on sale for $9.99 at Publix
Buy (1) Huggies Diapers $9.99
Use (1) $3/1 manufacturer coupon
Stack with $2/1 Publix store coupon
Final Price $4.99! Reg. $12!
By using a sale price and stacking coupons, you just saved a total of $7 on diapers! That’s a wonderful savings! Especially when you think about all the people walking around that just pay $12 every time they need diapers! Ahh! That’s crazy. Ok, now I want to show you an example of using a store coupon as a competitor coupon with the same deal.
Huggies Diapers Reg. $12 on sale for $9.99 at Bi-Lo
Buy (1) Huggies Diapers $9.99
Use (1) $3/1 Manufacturer coupon
Stack with $2/1 competitor coupon
Final Price $4.99! Reg $12
Do you see how the store coupon changed to a competitor coupon? It’s the same coupon, just used at a different store. The point I want to make is, know which stores give out store coupons. Know which stores accept competitor coupons. Know what stores are considered competitors! It’s okay to ask. It’s better to ask and save money, then not to ask and waste money. Also, you don’t want to go into a store without understanding their coupon policy. I hope you now know how to stack coupons properly.
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!
Stack some coupons and pay nothing for Campbell’s Skillet Sauces! Remember, Target accepts a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon on one product. This product may not be available at all Target stores; call ahead if unsure but I have been to a few and have had many reports that people have found them across the country at their Target
Campbell’s Skillet Sauces $2.00, price cut through 5/18
Use $1.00/1 – Campbell’s Skillet Sauces – (facebook.com)
Or $0.75/1 – Campbell’s Skillet Sauces – (campbellskitchen.com)
Or $1.00/1 Campbell’s Skillet Sauce from SS 4/14 (exp 6/30)
And use $1.00/1 – Campbell’s Skillet Sauce, 9 oz, limit one coupon or offer per guest, Target Coupon – (target.com
Final Price: Free
Here is a Fun 2B Frugal Deal of the Day! Save BIG on Bounce Dryer Sheets at Target! This is an awesome deal! Did you know that you can just your dryer sheets in 1/2 and get the same results? I have done that for years and it works like a charm! This deal would yield you about 204 dryer sheets! That is a huge savings!
Buy (3) Bounce Outdoor Fresh Dryer Sheets 34-ct, $1.97 (Regular Price)
$3/3 TARGET store coupon, Laundry Care Items: Tide, Downy, Bounce Sheets, Downy Unstoppables, and Bounce Dryer Bar in 4/14/13 RP
and also use:
Stack with $3/3 Tide Detergent, Tide Boost, Downy, or Bounce from the 3/31/13 P&G Insert (exp 04/30/2013)
Final Price: as low as 3 FREE boxes of Bounce!
Target Mobile Coupons are a easy way to get great deals and stretch your savings even further. Mobile coupons are Target Store coupons that are sent directly to your phone to be used for in-store purchases. You just pull up the text on your phone, hand it too the cashier and she scans your phone, it’s that easy.
How do I sign up?
You can sign up to receive Target Mobile Coupons HERE. You will need to have an internet-capable phone in order to retrieve the coupons. Keep in mind– text messaging & data charges will apply depending upon your phone’s plan. If you have any questions, you can text HELP to 827438 for information. If you wish to cancel, you can text STOP to 827438 (you’ll receive a confirmation text or further instructions).
I signed up but I didn’t get the coupons?
Once you’re signed up, the coupons should arrive every other Saturday automatically. This is auto loop of coupons and not the special coupons I mentioned.
Sometimes there is a glitch and you may not get the coupons automatically- but you can text the word OFFERS to 827438 and get a text back with a link to the coupons. Once you tap on that link your coupons will come up. So no worries if you do not see it!
*PLEASE NOTE* When first signing up, you may not get the current cycle of mobile coupons, (hopefully you will) but if you don’t, you should be good to go for the next cycle.
Target will send alerts to your phone whenever new coupons become available.
How do I redeem my mobile coupons?
All you have to do is show your coupons on your phone’s screen at the register and the cashier will scan the barcode that appears on the top. There is no cutting coupons to save.
This same bar code at the top applies to all the current coupons, so for example if you are buying 2 different products that there are two different mobile coupons for $1 Off each, when that bar code is scanned, both coupons will come off for a total of $2 savings.
Just so you know, Each Target mobile coupon is meant to be redeemed only once as the terms read “Limit one item or offer per coupon” So if you buy 2 identical items, only one coupon will be applied. It’s a bummer but this is because the coupons are usually really high value.
Also remember- since mobile coupons are still Target Coupons, they can be stacked with Manufacture Coupons just like their print coupons. This will allow you to save even more! Score!
Target Baby, Plus-size & City Target coupon & savings offers….
Target has other mobile coupon programs and you do not need to be signed up for regular mobile coupons to get these savings. These are specialized coupons based on things like if you have a baby or if you live in a certain city.
Unlike the regular mobile coupons- these are not on a schedule and offer periodic coupons. Also- for some, first time users will get rewarded right away with an online discount code along with occasional mobile in-store coupon offers. Here’s a few of the special programs currently being offered:
TARGET BABY: You can sign up to receive discounts on baby deals by texting the word “BABY5″ to 827438. First time users will receive an instant reward – a code for 10% off Baby Purchase online only, valid for 30 days. You will be alerted to other baby coupons as they become available.
TARGET PLUS ALERTS: You can sign up to receive discounts on plus size apparel by texting the word “PLUS” to 827438. Once you’re signed up, your first text should include a 15% Off Plus Apparel coupon code to use online. You’ll also get alerts whenever other special discounts are available.
CITY TARGET MOBILE OFFERS: If you are a resident of Seattle, Chicago or Los Angeles, you can also text “CITY” to 827438 to be signed up for occasional mobile coupon offers at your local CityTarget location.
Other Additional Special Mobile Coupon Offers
From time to time- Target also offers special mobile coupons by texting a certain word. I try and stay on top of the latest ones as much as I can and also offer manufacturer match-ups for all mobile coupons on my Target Coupon Page.
The New Ibotta App has just been released! It is really cool! If you are using the Ibotta app already now you will need to update to the new App because they will be discontinuing their older version. So grab your iPAD, Phone or other smart phone and do it now before you forget!
The coolest thing is with the new Ibotta App you will now be able to see bonuses, store extra’s and new features which makes this app even better to use! When you see the New Ibotta, just go to the Main Menu of the app and then you can explore Bonuses which allow you to earn additional cash when you make your purchases. You can complete Bonuses, that will unlock even more and more savings as you buy the items.
What is Ibotta and how does it work?
Ibotta pays you for things you already buy. It is really quick and easy and you can organize what you will buy when you make your weekly shopping list and organize coupons. All you need is your smart phone!
Currently, Ibotta works in every: 7-Eleven, BI-LO, CityMarket, CVS Pharmacy, Dillons, Dollar General, Dominicks, Duane Reade, Family Dollar, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, Ingles Markets, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Pathmark, Pavilions, Pick ‘N Save, Publix, QFC, Ralphs, Randalls, RiteAid, Safeway, ShopRite, Smith’s, Stop & Shop, Target, Tom Thumb, United States Armed Forces Commissary, Vons, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegmans, WinCo Foods, Winn-Dixie
So if you have never used it, here is the best way to do just that. You start saving right away and you can be rady to shop with the app in just a few minutes.
Follow this tutorial:
- Step 1: After signing up and logging in and going through the initial app tutorial, you select the product offers that are of interest to you and complete the tasks that are of interest to you to start organize your savings plan.
- Step 2: Once you have activated all of the items you intend to purchase, then hit the store and go shopping!
- Step 3: Upon return from the store, select “Redeem” in the lower right-hand corner of the Ibotta Product Gallery. From here, select the retailer you have purchased your items from.
- Step 4: Read the tips, then select “Continue” at the bottom of the page. (Don’t forget to upload the entire receipt including the logo, date and total). This is super important!
- Step 5: After uploading the receipt, check and barcode scan each item on the receipt available for redemption (Note: for iPod 4th generation and iPad2 users, you will not be prompted to barcode scan). Once submitted, your receipt is now on it’s way to us for review, and most receipts will receive credit within 24 hours!
It really does add up fast! You just have to remember to add this process into your planning. If you use meal planning…this will be an amazing app for you because you can use the featured products to plan your meals and save even more!