Using coupons along with a sale is the best way to get FANTASTIC deals. Many people are confused on just how many coupons they are allowed to use on deals so I will break it down in this post.
Here are some examples of what is allowed:
- When buying one item, you are allowed to use one manuf coupon and one store coupon together (unless the coupon forbids it)
- During a Buy One Get One sale, you are allowed to use 2 manuf coupons and 2 store coupons (some stores will say you can’t use a store coupon on the free item but that is rare)
- On a Buy One Get One sale, you are allowed to use a BOGO coupon and get both items free (except tax if it applies)
- When buying 2 products and using a BOGO coupon, you are also allowed to use a $ off coupon on the item that you are “buying”. —For example, a coupon says “Buy a razor and get a body wash free”. That coupon attaches to the body wash since you are getting that item free with the coupon. You are also allowed to use a $ off coupon on the razor since nowhere on the “Buy a Razor Get a body wash free” coupon does it say you have to pay full price for that razor. However, you can not use a BOGO coupon along with a $/2 coupon because the $/2 coupon attaches to both products. –For example, you can’t buy 2 body washes and use a BOGO coupon and a $4 off 2 coupon but you can use a BOGO coupon and a $2 off 1 coupon.
- When buying 7 of the same product, you can use 7 coupons even if they say “one per purchase” (don’t allow cashiers to tell you differently). Each item is a purchase. One per transaction means you must ring them up in separate orders.
You can only use ONE manuf coupon per item. Some examples of different manuf coupons are: peelies, blinkies, insert coupons from Sunday’s paper, coupons from booklets or magazines, and internet printables. Since all of these are manuf coupons, you can not use 2 of them together on one item.
You can only use ONE store coupon per item. When a store (like Publix) accepts competitor coupons, these are also considered store coupons and you should not use another store coupon along with the competitor coupon. –For example, if you are buying an item, you should not use a Publix coupon along with a Target coupon because both are considered a store coupon. (this causes controversy with people for some reason)