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?
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!
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