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Extreme Couponing Tip: Coupon Verbiage – Limits


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me Couponing Tip: Coupon Verbiage – Limits

“Limit One Coupon Per Specified Item(s) Purchase” refers to your ability to use one coupon per item being purchased (or per two items with the above coupon).  It’s meant to enforce the point that you cannot use two of the exact same coupon for one item. If you have four $0.75/2 Granola bar coupons and are buying 2 boxes, you may only use 1 coupon. To use all 4 coupons, you would need to buy 8 boxes.

“Limit One Coupon Per Transaction” means that if you want to buy 2 products and you have 2 coupons, you’ll need to buy 1, use 1 coupon, pay the cashier and then do a separate transaction for your 2nd product, use 2nd coupon and pay the cashier again.

“Limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip” is featured on many Procter & Gamble coupons and a few  others. If you have ten $1.00/2 Product X coupons, you can only use four of them per time you go into the store, pay, and leave. The company wants you to stock up on their products but not wipe out a whole shelf, so they are allowing you to use 4 of an identical coupon per trip.

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97 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Coupon Verbiage – Limits”

  1. Kris says:

    I have these Reach Floss coupons that state “one per purchase” I had a heck of a time at one Wal-mart the other day. The cashier pulled over the head cashier, then the manager was pulled over because I was trying to enlighten these people on what “one per purchase” means.

    Giving up on me and giving in, which by the way wasn’t fun to be in the middle of but I thought it best for the next person who might be denied due to lack of knowledge.

    They finally said OK just this one time you can purchase more than one item on this transaction. They thought the verbage meant I had to stand in line and do one purchase at a time.

    I told them to check out this site to clarify. I’m going to print this page and bring it in. It’s one thing for some cashiers to not know terminology, but for a head cashier and a manager to be confused… it’s evident corporate should look into some additional training. I heard the cashier say there would be a meeting after this LOL

  2. Alexis says:

    hi i wanted to find to coupon policy for my local Target, how would i do that?

    • Alexis says:

      also i wanted to know if its safe to download the coupon printers, alot of people say their not safe but in not too sure

    • Alexis says:

      also i wanted to know if its safe to download the coupon printers, alot of people say their not safe but in not too sure

  3. Powellalexis32 says:

    So I had my first trip today and I spend 10 more than what I calculated, I think the store didnt double some of my coupons. How do I verify this? I also only did ONE transaction maybe I should have done two, I just dont know where I went wrong. :(

  4. CouponVirginAlexis says:

    Thank you so much for clarifying this for me, tomorrow will be my first shopping trip using coupons and I was still really confused, but this definitely cleared things up for me. Your site has been really helpful thank you, and wish me luck on my first trip :)

  5. littlesj says:

    i had a store tell me that too. a mexican market that the cashier insisted that i couldn’t use more than 1 coupon! i had probably 20 items and maybe 15 coupons. seriously? 1 coupon? for the whole transaction. i had to school her, she was not understanding, until her manager helped her too.

  6. Rebecca W. says:

    Ok, I have coupons from my local Giant Eagle store for back to school, Keebler/Sunshine, Sprite, Eggo, Kellogg’s, etc. SOME of the coupons say something like: Receive a FREE item WHEN YOU PURCHASE ANY TWO other items. And SOME of the coupons say something like : SAVE $1.50 on 1 pack of juice AND 1package of crackers. The first example confuses me a bit. It also says on the back of the coupon: “Limit one coupon per purchase of product indicated.” Can I use one manf. coupon for each of the two items (if they are $/1 coupons) I have to purchase to get the free item with the main coupon? I think of it as, purchasing the two products necessary (with a valid $/1 coupon per item) and the free coupon is for the free item. Is this correct or can I only use the coupon to get the free item while paying full price for the two products I had to purchase to fulfill the requirements of that coupon? Hopefully someone will understand what I’m saying, because I have been confused about this for a long time. And I have been told by different stores, on occasion that only one coupon could be used on the 3 products. Or is this something that will have to depend on the store’s policy? Even that is confusing sometimes!! :)

  7. Mike J says:

    This is some great information, now just get Walmart to have their employees and management to understand this. Walmart is the worse place to shop and try to use coupons. They are very uneducated and seem to hate the idea of coupons. Thankfully for this site we barely go to Walmart but even when you have the coupon print out info from their site they still try to say the rules are different. Like I said, I hate Walmart.

  8. Guest says:

    What does “no other coupon may be used with this coupon” mean?

    • Becca says:

      Basically it means that you can only use one coupon per item purchased. The manufacturer does not want you to use multiple coupons on the product that you are purchasing or cents/dollar off coupons and BOGO coupons together. Let’s say you have a $1/1 coupon and also a ‘Buy one, get one free’ coupon. You may not use both coupons together in this scenario to buy two products. You would have to purchase three products if any of the coupons stated “no other coupon may be used with this coupon.”

  9. Checkoutgirl29 says:

    Yes, this is wrong! If your coupon says “$1 off 2 boxes of granola bars” for example, you can only use that ONE coupon on Two boxes, NOT Two coupons on them. If you want to use 2 – $1 off 2 boxes coupons, then you would need to have FOUR boxes.

    I’m all for getting a great deal, and as a grocery store cashier and manager, I love that my customers do too!! However, I do get peeved at the customers that abuse coupons and/or try get away with more than they should. By this I mean, using a $1off 1 Honest tea when it’s on sale for $0.50, and getting mad at us(cashiers) for adjusting it down to the .50 and not allowing you to get 2 bottles on that coupon. My stores policy does not allow overages on coupons, and in this case will adjust it down so that the item/s are free. The coupon doesn’t say..”if items’ sale price is less than coupon value, go ahead and get as many as you can to meet the face value of said coupon” ; it says on ONE ITEM!! Any of us that use coupons should be happy to get the item free!

  10. Checkoutgirl29 says:

    Yes, this is wrong! If your coupon says “$1 off 2 boxes of granola bars” for example, you can only use that ONE coupon on Two boxes, NOT Two coupons on them. If you want to use 2 – $1 off 2 boxes coupons, then you would need to have FOUR boxes.

    I’m all for getting a great deal, and as a grocery store cashier and manager, I love that my customers do too!! However, I do get peeved at the customers that abuse coupons and/or try get away with more than they should. By this I mean, using a $1off 1 Honest tea when it’s on sale for $0.50, and getting mad at us(cashiers) for adjusting it down to the .50 and not allowing you to get 2 bottles on that coupon. My stores policy does not allow overages on coupons, and in this case will adjust it down so that the item/s are free. The coupon doesn’t say..”if items’ sale price is less than coupon value, go ahead and get as many as you can to meet the face value of said coupon” ; it says on ONE ITEM!! Any of us that use coupons should be happy to get the item free!

    • Mrspaka says:

      So you have no response, then, to the fact that after the store manager and I went through Shaw’s coupon policy line by line that she agreed with me? Shaw’s policy clearly states “one coupon per item”. If you buy two items, they allow you to use two coupons. They re-vamped their coupon policy 6/23, and while they did change some of their policies, such as not being able to use two BOGOFree coupons on two items, in order to get them both free (which I never did), they did NOT change the “one coupon per item” line.

      This is why Kellogg’s changed their coupon verbiage, I’d imagine. Their coupons now read “One coupon per THREE 10.7oz cereals” or whatever…GM did not change their wording, however.

      On your Honest Tea example, it says 1.00 off ONE item, so I would only try to use it on ONE item. Some stores do accept overages on coupons, so maybe these customers who are “trying to cheat” were unfamiliar with your store’s policy.

      Shaws clearly knows how their policy reads, as it has been brought to the store manager’s attention who also said she’s speak with the regional manager. Obviously if it bothered them after almost 3 weeks some changes would have been made.

      • Mrspaka says:

        I was more looking for an answer about the exact wording of the coupons “specified purchase” and one coupon per purchase.

      • Tara says:

        I think you may be confusing store policy with MF coupon verbiage. The store policy may accept one coupon per item, but if the MF coupon says receive $1 off purchase of 2 boxes, then you can’t use two coupons on those two boxes.

        • Mrspaka says:

          Perhaps so. But again, there are two different wordings…limit one coupon per purchase and limit one per specified items.

          From reading nearly every post in this thread, we have all, I think, come to a concensus that the purchase is the individual “item” and not the entire “order”.

  11. Anonymous says:

    You are right, it just means per item being purchased. When your cashier tells you, “you can only use one coupon, because these say, ‘Limit one per purchase‘”, ask your cashier, “How many am I purchasing?“ This is a good way to help your cashier or manager understand that the manufacturer does not care how many products you PURCHASE in one transaction. And you may use one coupon for each item purchased.
    If the cashier still doesn’t get it, ask for a manager. If the manager agrees with the cashier & won’t allow it, call corporate. The store needs to know the difference between “per purchase” and “per transaction”.
    You can also try printing out the post descriptions to help them better understand.

  12. margro says:

    Some times I run across manufacturers coupons that state redeem only at Dollar General, etc.; are they limiting the user to a specific store?

  13. Marsha says:

    Last week I went to Publix with my Manuf. and Target coupons and had a huge problem. I was told that I was only able to use one coupon per shopping trip per item. I have used several target and manuf coupons combined before to stock on the same product and never had an issue. I guess they are now really restricting on the coupons use. I was so upset and walked out the store with all the items at the register. I went into BJ’s and let me tell you, I ended up winning there. They allow the combination of manuf. and there coupons and they allow you to use a manuf. per item in there bulk. For ex. I bought a bulk item of 4 boxes of pop tarts combined. They had a BJ’s $3.00 off coupon and I used the manuf. coupons for the poptarts and was able to use a manuf. coupon per poptart box in there bulk. The coupons were save $1.00 on 2 boxes. I was allowed to use 2 manuf. coupons since there was 4 individual boxes in total. I paid $2.00 for all 4 boxes of poptarts (it was the poptarts with 12 packs in each box). I get a really nice deal on the cereal as well. On the large cereal boxes, I got a $1.50 per box with the BJ coupon and manuf. coupon combined. Go to your local BJ, Costco or Sams club and get as many details as you can on there rules on the coupon use. It really is better!

    I have boycotted Publix!! There loss, my huge gain.

  14. Tara says:

    Thanks for this post. I thought I understood it as you explained it until after going to Pet Supermarket with two coupons printed from a dog food website and bought two bags of food. She told me she had to split my order because the coupon said “one per purchase”. Since it was a printed coupon and I hadn’t used coupons in that store before I just let it go. But, after thinking about it I realized she was wrong. It kind of stunk because this ruined my stacking store Q of $2 off $10 purchase.

  15. cali says:

    I wish they would school the cashiers on what each coupon means. It gets a bit frustrating.

  16. Keith Wood says:

    I paid $22.85 for an iPhone 4-32GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  17. Heather says:

    What about when a coupon says, “one coupon per purchase per customer?” What does that mean exactly?

  18. Frank Buono says:

    I’m have coupons that say “Manufacturer’s Coupon” but also say, “Redeemable at Safeway”. Are these considered a store coupon or a manufacturer’s coupon?

    Reason I ask is cuz I wouldn’t mind using them as a manf coupon at another store. Or using them as a store coupon and stacking them with a manf coupon at the safeway.

    anybody run into this?

    • Couponcupcake says:

      If it says manufacturer coupon anywhere on it, it is just that. They’re merely suggesting you shop at safeway but are not required to use it there.

    • Anonymous says:

      It depends on the store. Target and Albertsons will not take coupons that display another store’s logo (even if it is a manufacturer coupon). Stores like Walmart, Fred Meyer and Safeway will accept manufacturer coupons that may display another store’s logo as long as it matches up exactly with an item they carry that you are buying.

    • Anonymous says:

      It depends on the store. Target and Albertsons will not take coupons that display another store’s logo (even if it is a manufacturer coupon). Stores like Walmart, Fred Meyer and Safeway will accept manufacturer coupons that may display another store’s logo as long as it matches up exactly with an item they carry that you are buying.

    • littlesj says:

      i believe when it says redeemable at safeway, means must use at safeway, when it says available at safeway u can use anywhere, because it should say manufacture too.

  19. Marcy says:

    I like this because every time I go to Walgreens the self is wiped out. :(

  20. Malarz3 says:

    In a family of 5, I have used the Pantene coupon. I used it twice in the same transaction. These coupons expire and get re-issued over and over again. I have been couponing since April and I have always had a Pantene coupon. Aussie. Herbal Essences. The list goes on. I guess my point is, that with a family of 5, I am pretty sure that since April I have managed to stock up enough shampoo, conditioner, hairspray and hairgel to get us through at least the next six months.

    I walk the lines that are drawn, not only by manufactureres, but the stores alike. I don’t like how some people react to ‘couponers’. I don’t want to get banned from a store. I don’t want people seeing me and commenting about how crazy I am. It is people who argue and try to break the rules that ruin it for everybody. Or the woman who was at the grocery store the night before me and cut off the expiration date on $59 worth of coupons. When the machine beeped for me, even though I had exactly what the coupon called for, the cashier was obviously cautious.

  21. Malarz3 says:

    In a family of 5, I have used the Pantene coupon. I used it twice in the same transaction. These coupons expire and get re-issued over and over again. I have been couponing since April and I have always had a Pantene coupon. Aussie. Herbal Essences. The list goes on. I guess my point is, that with a family of 5, I am pretty sure that since April I have managed to stock up enough shampoo, conditioner, hairspray and hairgel to get us through at least the next six months.

    I walk the lines that are drawn, not only by manufactureres, but the stores alike. I don’t like how some people react to ‘couponers’. I don’t want to get banned from a store. I don’t want people seeing me and commenting about how crazy I am. It is people who argue and try to break the rules that ruin it for everybody. Or the woman who was at the grocery store the night before me and cut off the expiration date on $59 worth of coupons. When the machine beeped for me, even though I had exactly what the coupon called for, the cashier was obviously cautious.

  22. danielle says:

    With Proctor & Gamble, when they say ‘limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip’ does that mean I could only use like 4 2.00/1 diaper coupons in one transaction? Or like only 2 1.50/1 shampoo & 2 2.00/1 diaper coupons? I guess what I’m asking is it like 4 proctor and gamble coupons, or 4 of the SAME proctor and gamble coupons? Totally lost here…..

  23. Pollard421 says:

    What if u have a coupon the that a store wont let u use. A while back I had a coupon for $4 off any two advil products so I got two 10count pocket tubes and the Cashier and manger says I couldn’t use the coupon… the coupon said on any product????

    • rocknrollasgirl says:

      If the coupon does not specify the minimum count or weight you can use it on any size. However if it says something like 24 count or larger you have to get at least that size. Be sure to check the fine print since a lot of coupons do state things like 24 count or larger, 4oz or larger… That sort of thing. Hope that helps!

      • Tracyjackson says:

        I tried to use the Tide $1 off (no size specification) on the single load at Wal-Mart yesterday. The cashier explained that I had to buy a jug as a jug was pictured. She told me that the managers had warned the cashiers to not take the coupon. She did not even try to scan it, she just handed it back to me. I wish there was a clarification on this.

        • Tara says:

          I don’t think they’re supposed to match the picture.

        • Anonymous says:

          Products need to match the DESCRIPTION, not necessarily the picture. Especially as most companies sell many items, they can’t possibly include all the flavors and sizes in one picture.

    • rocknrollasgirl says:

      If the coupon does not specify the minimum count or weight you can use it on any size. However if it says something like 24 count or larger you have to get at least that size. Be sure to check the fine print since a lot of coupons do state things like 24 count or larger, 4oz or larger… That sort of thing. Hope that helps!

  24. Lisa says:

    I had a problem a few weeks ago at Food Lion. I had coupons for V-8 fusions juice. The juice was on sale for $2.50 each. I had 2 $1.50/1 coupons & 1 buy two get one free coupon. When I bought three bottles of juice I used all three coupons. The scanner beeped & the cashier told me I couldn’t use a coupon on a free item. The computer kept saying I was using too many coupons. I told her that I was only using 1 coupon for each item. Eventually the manager let me use the coupons. I don’t know why there was such a fuss. I just wanted to buy juice! :o(

    • Nicole says:

      If I am understanding this, you should have had 4 bottles of juice total.

      The way you were doing it with 3 bottles was you were saving 1.50 ea on 2 bottles and getting the 3rd for free, which is stacking manufacturer coupons, which you cannot do.

      • Candi says:

        on B1G1 (or B2G1, etc.) coupons, some stores will allow you to use a second cents-off coupon on the first item (or 2) purchased, since the buy one get one coupon is really for the second item. I know, for example, my Rite Aid does this as does Albertson’s and Safeway. So yes, you can actually do this.

      • Candi says:

        on B1G1 (or B2G1, etc.) coupons, some stores will allow you to use a second cents-off coupon on the first item (or 2) purchased, since the buy one get one coupon is really for the second item. I know, for example, my Rite Aid does this as does Albertson’s and Safeway. So yes, you can actually do this.

      • Candi says:

        on B1G1 (or B2G1, etc.) coupons, some stores will allow you to use a second cents-off coupon on the first item (or 2) purchased, since the buy one get one coupon is really for the second item. I know, for example, my Rite Aid does this as does Albertson’s and Safeway. So yes, you can actually do this.

    • Malarz3 says:

      I used the same exact coupons, for the same exact transaction and had no problems. Meijer even had a $1/2 store coupon that I was able to stack and therefore got all 3 bottles for $1. The computer only beeped for the price to be input.

    • Malarz3 says:

      I used the same exact coupons, for the same exact transaction and had no problems. Meijer even had a $1/2 store coupon that I was able to stack and therefore got all 3 bottles for $1. The computer only beeped for the price to be input.

    • Tara says:

      That sounds right. You have 3 products and 3 coupons. The Buy 2 Get 1, you are buying two and using 2 $1.50 / 1. Just like when we have a BOGO and use another MF for the one we are buying.

      Besides the BOGO store matched with a BOGO MF, my 2nd favorite is the BOGO sale at the store matched with a B2G1 MF, You buy 6 and then you end up buying one and getting five free.

  25. Patty Mongolo says:

    Thanks for this information! I always get confused on this….how many coupons you can you per purchase or if you can use one for each item. I have a quick question….one of my local grocery stores (Vons) has an in-store coupon for $5.00 off any combination of frozen items as long as your purchase is over $15.00….My question is can I use manufactureres coupons along with this in store coupon. Thank you so much for website. I really appreaciate all the information and coupons here!!!!
    Patty from California

    • Amber Rogers says:

      My safeway has the same $5 coupon for frozen. i used coupons on everything frozen I bought. I bought a ton of frozen food for $10 with that store coupon!

      • Patty Mongolo says:

        @Amber…Thanks for the info….I’m pretty new and always nervous about whether I’m doing this right. LOL Next trip I will try to get a coupon for each frozen product I buy. :)

        • Anonymous says:

          Right, you can stack a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon, like in the case you mentioned. As Amber mentioned, you could have a manufacturer coupon on each product and also use a store coupon (like the $5 off).

  26. Anon says:

    Do you all really abide by the exact wording of the P&G coupons (i.e. shopping trip) or do you just split up your purchases into multiple transactions?

    • Brandi says:

      In a previous post I know KCL advocated spliting your order into multiple transactions– It seems as though they’ve now decided to leave that interpretation up to you while providing us with the intent of the manufacturer as detailed by the coupon verbiage.

    • Brandi says:

      In a previous post I know KCL advocated spliting your order into multiple transactions– It seems as though they’ve now decided to leave that interpretation up to you while providing us with the intent of the manufacturer as detailed by the coupon verbiage.

    • Candi says:

      I split them into separate transactions or bring someone with me to do another transaction :)

    • Candi says:

      I split them into separate transactions or bring someone with me to do another transaction :)

    • Candi says:

      I split them into separate transactions or bring someone with me to do another transaction :)

    • Dizzymom says:

      At my Target, if I have two exact P&G coupons, I have to do 2 seperate tranactions. They read it as 1 coupon per transaction, upto 4 transactions. Not
      sure if all stores interpret it that way.

      • Candi says:

        They shouldn’t- they’re wrong. It says right there on the coupon “4 per transaction” (or now I guess “shopping trip”

  27. Shanny954 says:

    I am confused about getting rain checks at WAGs, If you get a rain check on an item that gives you RR, do you still get the RR the next time they have the item or only the sale price???

    • Cwar1864 says:

      Depends on the mgr. I know here you only get the sale price. But I have read where others have gotten the sale price and the rr. Never hurts to ask.

    • Jean says:

      My WAGS will not honor the RR after the sale! One thing I love about CVS, their rainchecks do not expire and they do honor their Extra Bucks (same as Register Rewards at Wags) on rainchecks after the sale is over. Takes away the stress of not having the item in stock when you shop at CVS to know you are still going to get that deal later on when the item is back in stock.

    • Anonymous says:

      The great majority of Walgreens will not include the RRs in the rain check price, just the sale. However CVS will include the applicable EBs in their rain checks.

  28. Shanny954 says:

    I am confused about getting rain checks at WAGs, If you get a rain check on an item that gives you RR, do you still get the RR the next time they have the item or only the sale price???

  29. Shanny954 says:

    I am confused about getting rain checks at WAGs, If you get a rain check on an item that gives you RR, do you still get the RR the next time they have the item or only the sale price???

  30. Ok, here’s my question…. If I want to only buy 3 items, but only have 2 – cents off of 2 items coupons, can I still use them? Or do I need to buy 4 items? Do stores give you half of the coupon’s value? I ask because I think I read somewhere that you could do this, but it seemed weird to me. Clarification would be awesome! :)

  31. Ok, here’s my question…. If I want to only buy 3 items, but only have 2 – cents off of 2 items coupons, can I still use them? Or do I need to buy 4 items? Do stores give you half of the coupon’s value? I ask because I think I read somewhere that you could do this, but it seemed weird to me. Clarification would be awesome! :)

    • Careen says:

      You have to purchase 4 items. 2 Items go to the first “cents off of 2 items” coupon and 2 items go to the second “cents off of 2 items” coupon.

      No, you do not get half the coupon’s value for purchasing half the number of specified items.

    • Careen says:

      You have to purchase 4 items. 2 Items go to the first “cents off of 2 items” coupon and 2 items go to the second “cents off of 2 items” coupon.

      No, you do not get half the coupon’s value for purchasing half the number of specified items.

    • Careen says:

      You have to purchase 4 items. 2 Items go to the first “cents off of 2 items” coupon and 2 items go to the second “cents off of 2 items” coupon.

      No, you do not get half the coupon’s value for purchasing half the number of specified items.

    • Careen says:

      You have to purchase 4 items. 2 Items go to the first “cents off of 2 items” coupon and 2 items go to the second “cents off of 2 items” coupon.

      No, you do not get half the coupon’s value for purchasing half the number of specified items.

  32. JenW says:

    With the Quaker Chewy bar coupon since it says $0.75/2, can you use a another coupon if it says like $0.25/1 and combine them?

  33. JenW says:

    With the Quaker Chewy bar coupon since it says $0.75/2, can you use a another coupon if it says like $0.25/1 and combine them?

    • Sara Schoellerman says:

      nope! the $.75/2 coupon attaches to both of those items. The only way that you can use both coupons is to buy 3 items.

      • Dgriff7681 says:

        But if the coupon is a BOGO, that coupon is only on the second item. You can still use a coupon on the first.

        • Mail2estherb says:

          Not if the coupon says no other coupon/offer may be used with this offer. Or if the bottom right side numers end with 14 or 15. Sometimes yu can do it if they ring up the $1 off first and manually do the BOGO. It doesn’t work all the time.

    • Sara Schoellerman says:

      nope! the $.75/2 coupon attaches to both of those items. The only way that you can use both coupons is to buy 3 items.

    • Sara Schoellerman says:

      nope! the $.75/2 coupon attaches to both of those items. The only way that you can use both coupons is to buy 3 items.

    • Nora-Lee says:

      If you buy 3 yes, if you buy 2, no, you have to use one or the other.

    • Anonymous says:

      To use those two coupons (a $0.75/2 and a $0.25/1), you would need to buy 3 items (unless the $0.25/1 coupon was a store coupon, then you could stack- use in conjunction with– 2 of the $0.25/1 coupons with one $0.75/2 manufacturer coupon). Many stores allow you to stack up to one store + one manufacturer coupon per item.
      I updated the first paragraph in the post, so hopefully it’s a little clearer now :)

    • Anonymous says:

      To use those two coupons (a $0.75/2 and a $0.25/1), you would need to buy 3 items (unless the $0.25/1 coupon was a store coupon, then you could stack- use in conjunction with– 2 of the $0.25/1 coupons with one $0.75/2 manufacturer coupon). Many stores allow you to stack up to one store + one manufacturer coupon per item.
      I updated the first paragraph in the post, so hopefully it’s a little clearer now :)

    • Anonymous says:

      To use those two coupons (a $0.75/2 and a $0.25/1), you would need to buy 3 items (unless the $0.25/1 coupon was a store coupon, then you could stack- use in conjunction with– 2 of the $0.25/1 coupons with one $0.75/2 manufacturer coupon). Many stores allow you to stack up to one store + one manufacturer coupon per item.
      I updated the first paragraph in the post, so hopefully it’s a little clearer now :)

    • Anonymous says:

      To use those two coupons (a $0.75/2 and a $0.25/1), you would need to buy 3 items (unless the $0.25/1 coupon was a store coupon, then you could stack- use in conjunction with– 2 of the $0.25/1 coupons with one $0.75/2 manufacturer coupon). Many stores allow you to stack up to one store + one manufacturer coupon per item.
      I updated the first paragraph in the post, so hopefully it’s a little clearer now :)

      • Lizgoodman81 says:

        I combine the coupons at Walmart. For example had a coupon for 8 yogurts and one for 6 yogurts. Got 8 yogurts and they took both coupons.

  34. liliane says:

    Just curious, what will you do when a coupon you used beeps?(means not going through), and the store says they are not going to let you use it because the coupon beeps, even though the item is perfect match with the coupon.

  35. liliane says:

    Just curious, what will you do when a coupon you used beeps?(means not going through), and the store says they are not going to let you use it because the coupon beeps, even though the item is perfect match with the coupon.

  36. liliane says:

    Just curious, what will you do when a coupon you used beeps?(means not going through), and the store says they are not going to let you use it because the coupon beeps, even though the item is perfect match with the coupon.

  37. liliane says:

    Just curious, what will you do when a coupon you used beeps?(means not going through), and the store says they are not going to let you use it because the coupon beeps, even though the item is perfect match with the coupon.

    • Anonymous says:

      If it matches the description exactly, but it doesn’t scan for whatever reason, sometimes the cashier or manager will let it through (they’ll enter it manually). Some stores have a policy where they will not accept a coupon if it does not scan. If the latter is the case, there’s not much you can do besides go to another store and try it there.
      If it’s a PDF coupon, sometimes registers do not like them because they don’t have a unique barcode/ IP address embedded. If it doesn’t scan, the cashier will either push it through or refuse it.
      If it’s a printable coupon, make sure your printer has a sufficient ink supply. When ink is low, sometimes the barcode doesn’t print out clearly and therefore won’t scan.
      If the coupon only features one longer barcode, the GS1 Databar, check out this post for more information: http://thekrazycouponlady.com/2011/07/08/extreme-couponing-tip-databar-barcode/.

    • Anonymous says:

      If it matches the description exactly, but it doesn’t scan for whatever reason, sometimes the cashier or manager will let it through (they’ll enter it manually). Some stores have a policy where they will not accept a coupon if it does not scan. If the latter is the case, there’s not much you can do besides go to another store and try it there.
      If it’s a PDF coupon, sometimes registers do not like them because they don’t have a unique barcode/ IP address embedded. If it doesn’t scan, the cashier will either push it through or refuse it.
      If it’s a printable coupon, make sure your printer has a sufficient ink supply. When ink is low, sometimes the barcode doesn’t print out clearly and therefore won’t scan.
      If the coupon only features one longer barcode, the GS1 Databar, check out this post for more information: http://thekrazycouponlady.com/2011/07/08/extreme-couponing-tip-databar-barcode/.