If I Have a $3/2 Coupon, Can I Use Other Coupons On Those Items?

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Welcome to Readers Want to Know! These are your questions answered from the emails that I receive and responses to surveys that I periodically post. For more answers, make sure you check out my Coupon 101 posts which will also include other “Readers Want To Know” posts! Still have questions? Use this form to ask them!

The following question comes from Mia :

If I have a coupon for $3 off of two items and $1 off of one item can I use the $3 off of two and a $1 off of each of those items for a total of $5 off of the two items?

hey Mia!

The short answer is: No.

The long answer is: you can only use 1 manufacturers coupon per item…so if you have a coupon that is $3 off 2, for example, that coupon will attach to BOTH items. In order to use those 2 other $1/1 coupons, you would need to purchase 2 additional items.

Just FYI – many stores will allow you to use a $x/2 coupon when they have are having a Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale, so make sure to check your local store’s coupon policy (available on the website of most grocery stores) to see if your store allows it. That is a great way to maximize the value of your coupon!

Have a question about using coupons? Head to my Coupon Questions page to ask them!

Grocery Deals Updated | December 21, 2014

grocery store deals

Just a reminder to check the grocery store store deals and matchups pages for the latest updates! There are plenty of sales cycles that start on Sunday! Most of the sales have already been updated or will be updated in the next day! Make sure that you check out Coupons.com, SmartSource and RedPlum for any […]

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Easy Meringue Christmas Trees

Meringue Christmas Trees

Growing up. meringues were always one of my favorite cookies to have at Christmas. My mom always made them (and she only made them for Christmas) and I didn’t know anyone else who made them. They were a special treat! When I became and adult and started making my own cookie trays, meringues were naturally […]

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15 Amazing Uses For Vinegar


The Many Uses of Vinegar Vinegar is one of the most practical and useful items that you can purchase. It’s only about $3 per gallon at the supermarket and each gallon has hundreds of different possibilities. Below you can find 15 awesome uses for vinegar that you may not have thought about before. Make your […]

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CVS, Rite Aid + Walgreens Deals Updated | Week of December 21, 2014

drug store deals

The complete coupon matchups for Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens have been updated for the week of December 21, 2014! This should give you plenty of time to plan your trip on Sunday! Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app! Complete list of […]

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Peppermint Cheesecake Santa Hats

Peppermint Cheesecake Santa Hats

Like pumpkin flavor in the Fall, once December rolls around, we like to put peppermint flavoring in to everything! From my Peppermint Oreo Truffles to spiking my water with Peppermint Essential Oil and even making homemade Peppermint Patties, I just can’t get enough of it! So if we are going to make a cheesecake, why […]

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Walgreens Coupon Matchups | Week of December 21, 2014 Preview


Here is a preview of the best Walgreens Coupon Deals and Matchups that I see for the week of December 21, 2014 Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app! New to shopping at Walgreens? Make sure that you check out my How To Save at Walgreens post. Don’t forget […]

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Easy Gift Idea | Manicure Gift In A Jar with Printable Label!

Manicure In A Jar Easy Gift Idea

If you are struggling for a last-minute teacher gift, how about this Manicure in a Jar idea?  This would also make a great gift for a little girl or even a party favor for a girl’s birthday party. I made sure to make the printable labels for this Manicure in a Jar in several different […]

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