So I’ve found myself guilty….. guilty of not blogging about anything coupon related in a while. I know, I’m sorry. It’s why a lot of you read my blog in the first place! I’ve been really overwhelmed with school and getting product reviews in line, and basically just trying to find the best possible way to make my blog efficient, and ORGANIZED. But rest assured, I’ve come to my senses and I’m back to writing about couponing, you’re welcome 😀
Today’s lesson about the coupon world, is coupon stacking, or “stackage” as I’m calling it here. Stacking coupons is seriously a very important concept to understand if you’re committing to the crazy, insane world of using coupons. (Yes, I admit I’m crazy, crazy for my coupons!)
So what’s stacking even mean? Stacking means using a manufacturers coupon with a store coupon. Pretty simple concept, but I understand how it can be extremely confusing!
Where do you find “store” coupons? Well stores like CVS, Target, and other various stores (I only use the two) put out TONS of store coupons. You know the price scanner machine at CVS? Yeah, that prints STORE coupons that you can stack with manufacturer coupons.
Here’s an example:
You scan your CVS card at the price scanner machine (big red machine usually found at the front of the store, it’s seriously really hard to miss) and it prints out a $2 off any toothpaste purchase. Okay, so you know Colgate is on sale for $3 and you also know that you have that $1 off manufacturer coupon in your trusty binder. Take that toothpaste to the cashier (follow size exclusions and what not too), scan your CVS card, scan the toothpaste (total is now $3), give her the CVS coupon FIRST, then give her your manufacturer coupon. Oh my goodness did you just score free toothpaste? Yes, you did (well you have to pay tax, sorry, blame the government).
The Target coupons work the same way, except there’s no magical machine that prints them. You can get them here (http://coupons.target.com/) or occasionally there in the Sunday paper. These coupons aren’t hard to spot, because they literally have the word Target all over them.
Once again, if you have any questions regarding this concept please let me know. Send me an e-mail, comment below, write me on Facebook, anything. (I prefer email, it’s more organized for me, but whatever works!)