Couponing {How to use them and terminology}

Alright, time for Couponing post 3!!
Now that you have your stack of coupons from a billion different places from THIS post and you have come to accept all the conditions of THIS post, let’s learn about how to use coupons. 
There are two types of coupons: Manufacturer coupons and Store coupons. It will say on the coupon which it is and if it is a store coupon it will specify for which store it is intended.
Here is the awesome part- in most situations you can use BOTH a store coupon and manufacturer coupon on ONE item!
Ready for your first term? When you use both a manufactures coupon and a store coupon on one item, this is called a “STACK”- get it, because you are stacking them on top of each other for savings?
The best case scenario for any couponer is having a stack on top of a sale or clearance price, those are the best savings!
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Alright, let’s keep going, here are some of the more tricky phrases that you will see on a coupon itself, you know, in the fine print. Everything has fine print these days.
“one coupon per purchase”: This means you can use one manufactures coupon to buy one item, for example, you wouldn’t be able to use 2 manufactures coupons for $1 off juice on one bottle of juice, you would need a coupon for each bottle of juice.
“one coupon per customer or family”: Tricky people, this means you can only use one coupon per visit, but I have gone back a couple days in a row if a deal was really good.
“do not double”: This couple would not be doubled even if the store doubles coupons.
“like coupons”: These refer to your multiple copies of coupons, like when you buy 4 papers you will get four of the same cracker coupons, these are ‘like’ coupons.
Do you have anything to add to my list? Have a question? Let me know in the comments!!

4 Responses to Couponing {How to use them and terminology}

  1. Lindsay February 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Hey Michelle–this information about couponing is SO useful to a lot of people, I am sure, so THANK YOU for taking the time to help the rest of us out! You are so sweet to help others save money!

  2. Denise February 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    So question…if Walgreens has a buy 1 get 1 50% off promotion, can 2 coupons be used? or a coupon that says you have to buy 2 products? I’m trying my best to do couponing but we don’t have any stores that double coupons. Trying to see how I can get the most out of my money. Thanks! Love your blog!

  3. Holly Lefevre February 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I will be absorbing this series of Couponing. I cut them out every week and always leave them at home…I need help…Thank for doing this!

  4. Michelle February 3, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    Denise, in most cases yes, but you should always check policies for the store to make sure. I remember once that Cover Girl had this crazy awesome $8 off two items coupon and they were buy one get on 50% off at I think Rite Aid and I scored make up for practically nothing! Like $32 dollars worth for under $2- Good Times!