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Couponing Basics to Extreme Part 8: How to Stack Coupons for the Deals?

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This is Part 8 in a series on Couponing Basics that even a very beginner can master this month. Today’s topic is How to Stack Coupons for the Deals?

Whether or not you are trying to eat healthier,  feed your family more nutritious meals, or just get that paycheck to stretch until the next paycheck we could all save a little money using coupons. My hope is that after you have learned and implemented my tips and resources you will be able to strategically use coupons as a tool in your mom toolbox to save your family money.

In case this is the first time you have came to my blog my name is Shannah Holt and I’m a mom of 8 kids (and 8 furbabies). I’m also a SAHM that has homeschooled for about 15 years now, so living on one income and sometimes less than that with a large family I’ve had to learn the hard way how to stretch that paycheck to survive. I just want to share my tips so you don’t have to go through as much struggle as I have.

Here is a video from a live presentation I did on my Facebook page. I do post tips each day if you would like to check them out here is my page: Fit Frugal Life Facebook Page





In case you haven’t caught any of other parts to this series let me explain what I mean by stacking coupons. Stacking a coupon means you will take one store coupon on a particular product and also use a manufacturer coupon on the same product.

For example:

Progresso Soup costs $1 can and you are buying 2 because you have a store coupon that takes 75c off the purchase of 2 cans = $1.25 then you also have a manufacturer coupon for 50c off each can which would leave you to pay only 25c total for both cans. See how that works? You could also possibly have a store coupon that says $5 off $20 purchase that you may be able to use as well (depends on the store’s policy).

Hopefully you have already looked at your store’s coupon policies so that you know which stores will allow you to use both a store coupon plus a manufacturer coupon. Sometimes it isn’t even listed in the coupon policy, yet they still let you do this. You will just have to ask someone at the customer service desk or try doing it once or twice to know for sure.

Here are a list of some stores I have found that you can stack coupons:

  1. Meijer
  2. Target
  3. Walgreens
  4. CVS
  5. Rite Aid
  6. Safeway

There is a typical order you need to hand the coupons to the cashier when you check out. If you do have a $5 off $20 store coupon you will want to use that first because if you use the other coupons it might bring your order down below $20 and you then wouldn’t be able to use that coupon. The same way with if the coupon is for a % off. You will get more off it you use it first. Some stores the register will choose the order, but if you can hand them over one by one it is best to try. Next would be the store coupon. Finally use the manufacturer coupon. Then don’t forget to check your apps for the rebates after purchase too. Here is a list of the order:

  1. Store $$ amount or % off coupon for total
  2. Store coupon on product
  3. Manufacturer coupon on product

Ever heard of the proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I feel by helping other moms save money this way will help empower them in all areas of their life.

Do you have any specific questions I can help you with?