Monday Money Saving Tip – The Coupon Stack
When saving money, every penny counts. Try the coupon stack, an easy way to maximize your savings.
The more the merrier! The coupon stack is a technique where you use multiple coupons at the same time. There are several ways in which you can do this.
The first way is by combining manufacturer and store coupons in the same purchase. For example, suppose you have a Target coupon for $1.00 off a particular brand of cat food and a manufacturer’s coupon for $1.00 off. You can use both coupons and save a total of $2.00!
Another way to use the stack technique is to combine several manufacturer’s coupons. Suppose you have a $1.00 off coupon for purchasing two boxes of cereal in addition to two $1.00 off coupons for purchasing one box of cereal, you can combine these for a total of $3.00 off the two boxes of cereal. Apply the single $1.00 off coupons towards each box; the $1.00 off coupon to the set of two. Keep in mind that not all stores will let you do this. Make sure to read your store’s coupon policy.
A third way is to combine all those paper coupons with rebates from companies such as Ibotta, SavingStar and Checkout 51.These rebates are issued regardless of the number of coupons you have used. Here is a great example of this way of stacking coupons. Suave Professionals shampoo and conditioner is on sale at Rite Aid this week: 2 for $5.00. With the $3.00 off of two coupon from yesterday’s paper and a SavingStar rebate of $3.00 off of two, I am actually going to make a profit of $1.00! For a complete list of online coupon and rebate sources, refer to my previos post, Grocery Shop to Save Money.
Try these simple strategies, and you’ll be saving money in no time! Until next time, Happy Homemaking!