One of the best ways to get maximum savings from clipping coupons is a term called “coupon stacking”. Coupon stacking is when you use a manufacturers coupon plus a store coupon for a single product at the same time. For example see the two Zyrtec coupons below:
This is an example of a manufacturers coupon that would be commonly found in the Sunday’s paper insert. Notice the top of the coupon clearly states that it is a ‘manufacturer’s coupon’. These are also the types of coupons that are found at Coupons.com.
This is an example of a Target store coupon that can be printed from the Target website. Notice that it clearly states ‘Target Coupon’.
In this example you could go to Target and use BOTH of these coupons at the same time thus saving $8 off a purchase of Zyrtec. Coupon stacking is most effective when used in conjunction with a store sale or, in the case of Target, with extra savings through their Cartwheel program.
I have found that only a few stores (most notably Target) are regularly issuing store coupons. This is one of the major reasons I have started to do more and more grocery shopping at Target.
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