Monday, July 20, 2009

Coupon Lingo

Coupon Clipper: I took your coupon class a couple of weeks ago, and have been having a bunch of fun saving money and learning how to play 'coupon' games :) I have two questions for you. The first is how to stack coupons at Target.

I have some coupons for Charmin's TP, I have a 2 MF coupon for $0.25 off and 2 target coupon for $0.50 off, and then another MF coupon that says save $1.00 when you buy 2 Charmin's. So can I use all of the coupons on just 2 packages or do I need to buy 4 packages to use all of those coupons?

Me: The rule for stacking coupons is one coupon per item... ONE Manufacturer coupon (unless the coupon states a discount for two, for example: save $.50 on two...) per item + ONE Store coupon per item (unless the coupon discount states otherwise). If you were purchasing 2 packs of Charmin you may either use (2) $.25 Manufacturer coupons or (1) $1/2 packages Manufacturer coupon + (2) $.50 Target store coupons. ***FYI: the $1/2 Manufacturer coupon is the better purchase!

Coupon Clipper: The other question is regarding Walgreen's and how to use coupons there, it's been little bit of a learning curve for me :) So I understand that you have to have as many coupons as items, but my question is regarding the coupons that says something like $2 off 3 items...does that count as 1 coupon or 3 coupons? Still learning, but having fun and saving money :)

Me: If a coupon states save $2 by purchasing 3 items then you may use ONE coupon per set of three items that you purchase.