Extreme Couponing Tip: Separate Coupons for Multiple Transactions

If you’ll be doing more than one transaction at the store, it’s smart to be organized and prepared. The checker and other customers will appreciate it, too! A big part of this is knowing which coupons you’ll use for each transaction and having them ready to go before you reach checkout.


When mapping out your shopping list, it can be advantageous to do multiple transactions back-to-back, such as rolling Catalinas/rewards, using coupons that limit use per transaction, or using different methods of payment. If this is the case, make note of each transaction you would like to use, including the products, their specifications and price, and applicable coupons.

Keep It Together

Once you have decided which coupons you’ll use, divide them in advance and group them together. You can paper clip each set or keep them in separate envelopes. That way, you won’t be shuffling your stack of coupons at the register.

Be Flexible

Sometimes items are out of stock and we have to tweak our plan. In this case, write down the new transactions and organize your coupons to match. Make note of any rain checks you will need to request.

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6 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Separate Coupons for Multiple Transactions”

  1. NiaLee says:

    This is a great tip – especially for drug stores like Walgreens when you are rolling RRs. I usually paper clip my coupons together and have a list of how my transactions should go.

  2. ThreadyorKnot says:

    If I’m doing multiple transaction I always put the coupons I’m using for that transaction in an envelope and mark it #1, #2, etc.  This really makes transactions go faster.  I swear sometimes it takes me less time to check out than people who aren’t using coupons :)

  3. Meagan S says:

    I am definitely struggling with this as I learn to coupon. Twice now I have forgotten to get two separate transactions because I have had more than one item with rebates that require the original receipt (had to go to customer service to return/re-buy one of the items). 

    • I did that yesterday, Meagan.  It didn’t even cross my mind until I got home and started to fill out the rebate forms.

    • Anonymous says:

      You can also try asking for a second receipt print out after your first one prints. Then you can submit the original receipt for rebates and keep the other in case you need to return something, keep it for tax/ finance records, or submit for reimbursement from an organization. 

    • Imona Budget says:

      Someone said on another article, that you can have them print out two receipts at the register…I haven’t tried it yet….so I can’t confirm…