Reader Jennifer asks:
I am confused on how many coupons I can use on each item since so many sites have the same coupons? I shop at Kroger and Walmart!
Jennifer, great question! I get this question quite a lot, because in my weekly Store Deal coupon matchups, I often list a slew of coupons under a deal matchup. I think the best way to explain it is to give you a deal scenario idea and let you see if first hand. Below is a hypothetical example for Kroger.
First you must know that my Kroger doubles coupons $.50 and under everyday . Plus, according to my Kroger Store Policy, you can use one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon per item. (You can checkout the full Kroger Store Policy page here.)
How it Works
So, let’s say Oreo’s are on sale this week for $2 and I have a $.1/1 Oreo printable coupon (manufacturer) and a $1/1 Oreo Kroger My Magazine mailer coupon (a store one).
Here is how it would work…
Oreo Cookies, 16.6 oz bag — $2
Use $1/1 Oreo Cookies printable (manufacturer coupon on Coupons.com)
Use $1/1 Oreo Kroger My Mailer coupon (store coupons)
Final Price: FREE after sale and BOTH coupons
You will also see some deal scenarios that look like the one below. I try to type out exactly how the deal works, but for lack of time, I default to hoping that you know this policy! I know, many don’t so, that is the reason for this post.
In the deal matchup below, there are tons of coupons listed, but you will assume all are manufacturer coupons unless they have a store name listed by them. In this scenario, the only store coupon listed is the Kroger eCoupon (the 4th one down). You can use any other coupon listed here WITH that coupon to get a deal. While we try to list the store coupons separate, many times we don’t (on accident), so I hope this explanation helps you out!
Pillsbury Grands Biscuits — $.99
-$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! or Grands! Jr. (exp 3/2/2011)
-$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits (exp 3/5/2011)
-$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits Cellfire eCoupons (exp 3/7/2011)
-$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits Kroger eCoupon (exp 2/27/2011)
-$0.30/2 Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits 1/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 3/26/2011)
-$0.30/2 PIllsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits 12/5/2010 GM Insert (exp 2/26/2011)
Final Price: $.69 ea/ wyb 2
I hope this helps and isn’t more confusing. Anyone else have a question about combining coupons? Leave it in the comments or add it to my Q&A Friday Submission Form.
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