Monday, January 24, 2011

Different Types of Coupons

There are actually 2 different types of coupons available.  There are manufacturer coupons and store coupons.  Manufacturer coupons can be used at any store that accepts coupons but store coupons are limited to the store specified on the coupon.  If you are wondering what kind of coupon you have look near the top of the coupon next to the expiration date.  If your coupon doesn’t state manufacturer coupon or store coupon you can tell by looking at the coupon barcode.  The barcode of a manufacturer coupon will always start with a 5 or a 9.  If it starts with any other number it is a store coupon.

The great thing about manufacturer coupons and store coupons is that you can “stack” them.  Stacking coupons is when you use both a store coupon and manufacturer coupon on the same item.  For example I want to buy 1 box of Always Liners.  I can use the manufacturer coupon and the store coupon on the same box – doubling my savings (this is even better if the store also has them on sale)!  Stacking is one of a couponers secret weapons for scoring great savings!
Here is an example of a Target store coupon and a manufacturer coupon for the same item

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