Coupons can save you lots of money. Last year I saved over $7000 at the grocery store alone – YOU CAN TOO! Some say couponing is an art while others say science. Either way, there is far more to coupon use than simply clipping a few $1 offs out of the newspaper.
Stacking coupons is an incredible example of how to double your coupon mileage. The stacking technique is allowed by many grocery stores, pharmacies and department stores. So how does this work?
Stacking means you can use both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon together on the same item.
For example, let’s say you’re craving pickles (for the record – I’m NOT). You have a manufacturer’s (MFR) coupon (Q) for Vlasic pickles. As you thumb through your grocery store’s weekly ad you notice they have a store Q for Vlasic pickles.
Buy your pickles and use BOTH the MFR Q and the store Q. You may use ONE of each. Just because you find 4 MFR Q’s does not mean you can use all of them on one item. Stacking means only one MFR Q and one store Q on one item.
Now you should stockpile on that item. Make sure you buy enough to last through the sale cycle so that you always get the lowest price. While Vlasic pickle may be you favorite, consider dropping your brand loyalty to save even more money.
There are many ways to use coupons more effectively. What are your best tips and tricks for saving money with scissors?
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