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Coupon stacking is the best thing since…well…coupons.
The idea that you can use a store’s BOGO coupon, then take another 10% off from a manufacturer’s coupon is a 60%-off thing of beauty. It’s the type of tactic that allows shows like Extreme Couponing to exist, and it empowers moms everywhere to save gobs of money. But not all stores allow such antics.
So how do you know which stores allow coupon stacking? If you’re an extreme couponer (or just a mom looking to rack up on tons of groceries for REALLY cheap) how do you know where to focus your efforts?
Here’s a list of 10 of the top stores out there that allow you to stack coupons:
From their website:
“Only one manufacturer coupon (paper or Cartwheel digital), one Target coupon (paper or digital), and one Cartwheel℠ offer can be combined per item (unless otherwise noted on coupon).”
In other words, you can stack up to 3 total coupons per item!
Publix has a fairly simple coupon stacking policy. According to their website, “A manufacturer’s coupon can be combined with a Publix coupon or with a competitor’s coupon, but not both.”
What they mean is, you can’t combine a manufacturer’s coupon, a Publix coupon, AND a competitor’s coupon. But you can combine a manufacturer’s coupon with a Publix coupon, or a manufacturer’s coupon with a competitor’s coupon. Not bad at all.
Their coupon policy states:
“A store coupon and a manufacturer coupon can be combined on one item. When the value of the coupon exceeds the value of the product no cash back is given. Coupons are never doubled or tripled.”
The main takeaway there is that you can combine a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon.
Per Dollar General’s website:
“Dollar General does allow the stacking of a single Manufacturer Coupon and a single Dollar General Coupon per single item in a transaction. Stacking of 2 or more Manufacturer Coupons per item is not allowed.
The stacking of 2 or more Dollar General Coupons in a transaction is allowed unless otherwise noted on the coupon or associated promotional art.”
Their website says:
“Only ONE Manufacturer coupon and ONE Family Dollar coupon can be used per ITEM in a transaction. Duplicate coupons in one transaction are accepted as long as there is an item purchased for each coupon.”
CVS’s coupon policy isn’t very descriptive, but it says they do allow multiple coupons as long as all coupons “meet their qualifications”. One could assume that means as long as the coupons are valid, you’re good to go.
Allyou.com elaborates a bit on CVS’s coupon policy:
“CVS allows one (1) store coupon and one (1) manufacturer coupon per item. You may also use your Extra Care Bucks (ECB) in combination with other coupons.
Unless a limit is specified, CVS accepts multiple like coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers.”
Rite Aid’s Coupon Acceptance Policy states:
“More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:
All coupons match the item being purchased.
The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.”
“When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple coupons for multiple qualifying items, as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified on the coupon.”
They also say they have the right to prohibit “excessive quantities”.
Old Navy’s website says:
“Depending on the promotion, you may be able to apply more than one promotion code to a single online order. For example, if you have a promotion code for free shipping, and another for 10% off an item, you may be able to use both. However, most of our promotions cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.”
They go on to state:
“You can use up to five promotions codes and Rewards Cards for a single purchase.”
Gap.com allows up to 5 coupons per order, but not all coupons stack. They also don’t generally allow coupon stacking in-store, so if you want to save the most at Gap, try to do your shopping online.
Looking for more stores who allow coupon stacking?
There are many other retailers out there who allow coupon stacking, but these are a few of the biggest ones with verified coupon-stacking-friendly policies. Always make sure you read the company’s coupon policy before dedicating time and energy to finding coupons, and don’t simply take word of mouth as truth. It’s better to read a little fine print beforehand than be denied at checkout.
Author: Mike Taylor (@mikeptaylor) from mikeptaylor.net.