Q&A -How many coupons can I use

QuestionI’ve never really used more than 1 coupon per transaction before so my question is how do you know how many coupons to use? For example, Albertsons has their Pillsbury biscuits on sale 4 for $5 and I have a coupon from the Internet for $0.50 off 2 but it says do not double or triple. So say I wanted to buy 4 biscuits could I use 2 Internet coupons, because technically they aren’t on the same item, right? 

Answer- In the example above yes you would use 2 coupons (.50 off of 2) on your 4 biscuits.
Thrifty tips about coupon wording
When a coupons says “one coupon per purchase” it means one coupon per product or item.  It does not mean one coupon per transaction. So if you buy 5 boxes of cereal and you have 5 coupons for $1 off, and they say one coupon per purchase( it means one per box) You would hand the cashier all 5 coupons for 5 boxes.

When a coupons says “One coupon per order” it means you can only use one coupon per transaction, or shopping visit.  SO if I have coupons that say this I just make several trips into the store, and  buy one of that item each trip in.

When a coupon says “One per mailing address, or one per household”  you can only use one for your house.  Most the time these are for something you order, If you want to use more than one the only way you can do this is if you have it mailed to a Friend or Family members address.  You don’t come across these very often. 

When  can you use 2 coupons on one item?
In some cases you are able to use 2 coupons for 1 item.  This is called “stacking your coupons” You can do this when you have an in-store coupon (coupon that the store prints in its ad, and has its logo on it) You can use the in-store coupon and also use a MFR (manufacturer coupon) on the same item.  To see a few posts I have done this on click here.

Now remember some stores are more coupon friendly than others.  If you missed my post on our local stores coupon policy click here to read it.
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Albertsons- Kraft Cheese Sale good till Feb 3rd

Normal price $4.99 a bag, I paid only $1.49 a bag

Here is how I did it–  Albertsons has a coupon on the front of their ad for Kraft Cheese $1.99
This is an in-store coupon and can be “stacked” with a MFR (manufacturer) coupon.
Yes you can use TWO COUPONS on one item.  When I was in the store I noticed a stack of Kraft coupon books,( next to the candy at the front of the store).  I looked inside and noticed a $1 off 2  Kraft cheese products. I grabbed two books so I could use 2 coupons on 4 bags of cheese. This is a photo of the coupons I used.

I went through the line twice, because the in-store coupon has a limit of 4 bags per person

Paid $6.44
Total saved $13.52 about 70% off

Albertsons- Hamburger Helper for .64 cents UPDATE

UPDATE
The companys that offer printale coupons have a limit that they allow to be printed, When there is a great sale, that goes along with a coupons they tend to run out fast.  ALL the coupons from both these links have been printed.  When this happends you will get a message that says 
there are no prints for this campaign” 

 Sorry to any of you that missed out on these great coupons.
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The Albertsons ad came out, and on the front page they have an in-store coupon for Betty Crocker Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper for .98 cents.  You can “stack your coupons” and also use a manufacturer coupon along with a store coupon.  You can print a $1 off 3 boxes coupon from this link and this link  If you use both coupons you will only pay .64 cents a box.  They have a limit of 6 boxes per transaction.

Free 2 liter Cherry 7UP today ONLY

Total spent-FREE

January 24th only (while supplies last)
With any purchase you will get FREE 7UP

My kids were up bright and early this morning, so much for sleeping in on Saturday.  I decided to make the best of it .  We got them all dressed and in the car, and off to Albertsons (with my coupons in hand) we went.  We live really close to 2 Caldwell stores so we went to both of them.  My husband and I both went in and made 2 separate purchases so we could both get a free soda.  Much to our surprise the first store gave us both 2 free sodas each. 

I went ahead and stocked up on great deals from the Albertsons weekly sale.  I spent my 20$ and got the 5$ instant rebate.  SO everything I bought was on sale and I used a coupon on every item too.   
So this is what I got
  • 5 Boxes of General Mills Cereal was 4.69 a box, Sale price 1.88  with MFR coupon I paid $1.48 a box
  • Large Progresso chicken broth was 2.99, sale price 1.88 with MFR coupon I paid .88 cents
  • Box of Betty Crocker Au Gratin potatoes was 2.39, sale price $1.15 with MFR  coupons I paid .80 cents
  • 2 packages of fiber one yogurt was 3.39, sale price 1.88 with MFR coupon click here for link     I paid .88 cents for each 6 pack
  • 1 4pack of yoplait YO+ yogurt was 2.99, sale price 1.50 with MFR coupon click here for link    I paid .50 cents 
  • 2- 2 liters of 7UP FREE with coupon from cashier                                                                       

Normal price was $43.18

After sale price, MFR coupons and instant rebates I only Paid $12.50 +tax

This is a great way to show you how to “stack” your coupons.  Every time the store prints its own coupons in an ad, you can also use a Manufacturer or MFR coupon with it!  So you can use 2 coupons on one item.   So for these Carnation Instant breakfasts they were on sale for$ 5.00 a box, but Albertsons has a coupon in their ad for $5.00 off 3 boxes, BUT in the store they have a “blinky” coupon box which has MFR coupons for $1.00 off a box.  So if you buy 3 boxes you can use the in-store coupon and 3 MFR coupons . Which  means you will only pay $2.33 a box
The 2nd Albertsons store we went to only gave us 1 free soda for our purchase but who can complain it’s FREE.

Free 2 liter Cherry 7UP today ONLY

Total spent-FREE

January 24th only (while supplies last)
With any purchase you will get FREE 7UP

My kids were up bright and early this morning, so much for sleeping in on Saturday.  I decided to make the best of it .  We got them all dressed and in the car, and off to Albertsons (with my coupons in hand) we went.  We live really close to 2 Caldwell stores so we went to both of them.  My husband and I both went in and made 2 separate purchases so we could both get a free soda.  Much to our surprise the first store gave us both 2 free sodas each. 

I went ahead and stocked up on great deals from the Albertsons weekly sale.  I spent my 20$ and got the 5$ instant rebate.  SO everything I bought was on sale and I used a coupon on every item too.   
So this is what I got
  • 5 Boxes of General Mills Cereal was 4.69 a box, Sale price 1.88  with MFR coupon I paid $1.48 a box
  • Large Progresso chicken broth was 2.99, sale price 1.88 with MFR coupon I paid .88 cents
  • Box of Betty Crocker Au Gratin potatoes was 2.39, sale price $1.15 with MFR  coupons I paid .80 cents
  • 2 packages of fiber one yogurt was 3.39, sale price 1.88 with MFR coupon click here for link     I paid .88 cents for each 6 pack
  • 1 4pack of yoplait YO+ yogurt was 2.99, sale price 1.50 with MFR coupon click here for link    I paid .50 cents 
  • 2- 2 liters of 7UP FREE with coupon from cashier                                                                       

Normal price was $43.18

After sale price, MFR coupons and instant rebates I only Paid $12.50 +tax

This is a great way to show you how to “stack” your coupons.  Every time the store prints its own coupons in an ad, you can also use a Manufacturer or MFR coupon with it!  So you can use 2 coupons on one item.   So for these Carnation Instant breakfasts they were on sale for$ 5.00 a box, but Albertsons has a coupon in their ad for $5.00 off 3 boxes, BUT in the store they have a “blinky” coupon box which has MFR coupons for $1.00 off a box.  So if you buy 3 boxes you can use the in-store coupon and 3 MFR coupons . Which  means you will only pay $2.33 a box
The 2nd Albertsons store we went to only gave us 1 free soda for our purchase but who can complain it’s FREE.

Target: Free Ocean Spray juice


Several varieties of Ocean Spray juices are priced at $1.99 at many Target stores if click on the 2 links below you can use both these coupons.
You are able to “Stack your coupons” , which means you use the in-store coupon along with a Manufacturer or MFR coupon.  


Target: Free Ocean Spray juice


Several varieties of Ocean Spray juices are priced at $1.99 at many Target stores if click on the 2 links below you can use both these coupons.
You are able to “Stack your coupons” , which means you use the in-store coupon along with a Manufacturer or MFR coupon.