What Is Coupon Stacking? When you decide you want to try couponing, it can be quite confusing at first and you can end up being very frustrated trying to learn the terms and ways things work in this “new world”.
For years, I wanted to learn how and I would clip coupons out of the paper and file them in a little file in my purse and promptly forget about them and then 6 mos later I would find them at the bottom of my purse all expired!
This happened many time over the years until I found someone who knew how and was doing it well! I asked her to please teach a class at our church, which she did willingly. We were so thrilled and all began couponing and I have never stopped!
Things have changed quite a bit since then, back then there were no money saving apps we could use with our coupons and sales. Now, there are the apps, stores with multiple offers you can use together – like Target’s Cartwheel, printable coupons, and RedCard, or Walmart’s ad matching and Savings Catcher! So many more way to do this now.
FAQ About Coupons: What Is Coupon Stacking?
I am often asked questions about couponing, so I decided to answer each one separately to make it easier for you to find.
Stacking Coupons means using a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon on the same product.
For example – let’s say Walgreens has a sale on Chex Mix and they are $1 each.
If Walgreens had a coupon in their sales flyer for $.50 off 1 bag and you had a Smart Source manufacturer coupon for let’s say $.25 off 1 bag.
You can use both of those on the same bag of Chex Mix:
Chex Mix – Sale $1
use $.50/1 Walgreens In-Ad Coupon
$.25/1 Smart Source Coupon
Final: $.25 each
You can do this with printable coupons as well. Just remember 1 manufacturer coupon plus 1 store coupon = stacking.
Make sure to read the coupons carefully sometimes you will get them in the store but, they will say manufacturer on the top of the coupon. In that case, you won’t be able to stack them.
I often get a home mailer from Kroger that has many coupons in it – they all look like Kroger coupons, but if you read them carefully you will see that while there are some Kroger store coupons in there, there are also manufacturer coupons, too.
So, that’s all there is to coupon stacking! Let me know if you have any questions!