Using Your Coupons
Alright, so you've visited the Getting Started Page, studied the Coupon Dictionary, and discovered more ways to find coupons. Now, here are some basic guidelines to follow.
When do you use your coupons?
The idea is to wait until a product goes on sale to use your coupon on that item. Using a coupon with a sale is called "stacking". This is where the stores' weekly circulars help because you can go through and match your coupons up to the items for that week.
Do you have to get the product that is pictured on the coupon?
Not necessarily. To make sure you get the product that the coupon is meant for, read the wording on the coupon carefully. All of the information you need is right there. Look for words like "Any" or size restrictions.
Can you use multiple manufacturer's coupons on one item?
Nope. Only one per item unless the coupon tells you otherwise. Sometimes it will say $1 off 2 items. You will use ONE coupon for the TWO items together. Other coupons say "one coupon per purchase". This doesn't mean that you can only use one coupon for the transaction. It means one coupon per item in the transaction. Example: You're buying 2 bottles of laundry detergent and you have coupons for $1 off of 1. You will use 2 of the $1 off of 1 coupons. What if the coupon said $1 off of 2? You would still buy the 2 bottles of detergent and use one of the $1 off 2 coupons. You just have to read what the coupon says and follow it.
How do you use a Store Coupon and a Manufacturer Coupon together?Usually you can use 1 Store Coupon and 1 Manufacturer Coupon together with no problem. It all depends on your store's coupon acceptance policy so you'll want to verify before. Typically we scan the store coupons first and then the manufacturer coupons so that we get the max amount of savings. Just like with manufacturer coupons, you'll want to read the wording on the store coupon carefully so that you're using it correctly.