Will your local grocery store let you stack coupons for a grocery pickup order? It depends. So that you’ll know what to expect when shopping with grocery pickup, we went out and got the 411 for you.
For a quick overview, this Grocery Pickup Cheat Sheet calls out online pricing, special offers, and coupon policies for the largest national chain stores.
(Psst! To help you stay informed, set your favorite stores in the Krazy Coupon Lady app, and get the latest deals and money-saving tips).
1. Stack digital coupons on your next Target grocery pickup.
Paper Coupons for Grocery Pickup: Target won’t accept paper manufacturer coupons when you pick up your items.
What to Stack with Grocery Pickup: At Target, you can stack digital dollar-off manufacturer (Target Circle) coupons and digital percent-off Target store coupons with curbside grocery pickup. There are two types of “Circle offers” — really, coupons — in the Target app. The first is percent-off store coupons, and the second is dollar-off manufacturer coupons. One big difference between them is the number of times each can be redeemed. Percent-off coupons may be redeemed up to four times per transaction, and dollar-off manufacturer coupons are single-use.
How to Stack with Grocery Pickup: You need to shop through the Target app.
Bonus Points: Wanna keep stacking savings? You can get another 5% savings when you use your Target RedCard to pay for your order.
More Bonus Points: Still not done stacking? Target automatically emails an itemized digital receipt to you for every grocery pickup or Drive Up order. This means you can use rebate apps to stack with Target Circle offers like Checkout 51, Fetch Rewards, Coupons.com, Ibotta, and Makeena.
2. Stack paper manufacturer coupons with Kroger coupons for your Kroger grocery pickup order.
Paper Coupons for Grocery Pickup: Kroger is one of the only stores that allows you to use paper and digital store coupons with their grocery pickup, meaning you can stack store manufacturer coupons with paper manufacturer coupons, giving you more savings.
What to Stack with Grocery Pickup: Stack paper or digital or paper and digital. Regular coupon rules apply. Note that digital coupons don’t apply to your order when you check out online. Instead, the coupon amounts come off your total when you pick up your groceries.
How to Stack with Grocery Pickup: Order your groceries at Kroger.com or through the Kroger app. When you arrive for your pickup time, you can present any paper coupons you have to the Kroger employee loading your groceries. They’ll take the coupons into the store, scan them, and bring you back a revised receipt.
Bonus Points: Wanna stack more? Don’t forget to use your paper receipt to redeem rebate offers in rebate apps.
TIP: Kroger offers special sales just for pickup customers through the app. Make sure to check for your favorite items as they pop up.
Related: Your Ultimate Guide to Rebate Apps
3. Save on Fred Myer grocery pickup using digital and paper coupons.
Paper Coupons with Grocery Pickup: Fred Meyer, part of the Kroger grocery chain, accepts paper coupons.
What to Stack with Grocery Pickup: You can stack digital coupons and paper coupons. Regular couponing rules apply.
How to Stack with Grocery Pickup: Order through FredMeyer.com or the Fred Meyer app. When you arrive to pick up your groceries, just like at Kroger, you hand over your paper coupons. The coupons will be applied to your Fred Myer order at the curb and should show in the final total in your bank transaction within a few days.
4. Stack store and manufacturer coupons on your next Harris Teeter pickup order.
Paper Coupons for Grocery Pickup: Yes, but you can’t stack with digital. So it’s paper store coupons stacked with paper manufacturer coupons only. (Printed internet coupons count as digital, so no cheating).
What to Stack with Grocery Pickup: Stack paper store and manufacturer coupons, or stack Harris Teeter digital store coupons with digital manufacturer coupons. If you accidentally try to use a combo, the store will use the coupon with the highest value and give you the other coupon back.
How to Stack with Grocery Pickup: Order your groceries through the Harris Teeter app or HarrisTeeter.com. Note that your order must be placed at the same store where the coupons were advertised if you wish to use those coupons. This is because some stores, like Harris Teeter, offer store-specific coupons. If you use paper, hand them over at the curb. The total comes off your next order.
5. Stack coupons for your Smith’s grocery pickup as you would in store.
Paper Coupons with Grocery Pickup: Yes, you can use paper coupons of any kind with grocery pickup.
What to Stack with Grocery Pickup: Smith’s grocery pickup allows stacking coupons just as they do for in-store orders. This means you can stack store coupons with paper manufacturer coupons. You’ll find store digital coupons on the Smith’s app, on Smiths.com and paper manufacturer coupons the old-fashioned way.
How to Stack with Grocery Pickup: Just like at Kroger or Fred Meyer (sister stores), at the time of your pickup, hand over your paper coupons, and the employee will take them off your new total and give you a paper receipt. As for digital coupons, they’ll be loaded to your account through the app or online and automatically applied to your order.
Bonus Stacking: Since you get a paper receipt, you can use it for rebate apps! Yay!
6. Stack Publix store coupons and promos with manufacturer coupons via Instacart.
Paper Coupons with Grocery Pickup: Publix does not accept paper coupons for grocery pickup (or delivery) at this time.
What to Stack with Grocery Pickup: For Publix curbside pickup orders, you can use both manufacturer coupons available through Instacart with Publix coupons and promos — available depending on your location, of course. Or, you can order in-store pickup directly through Publix.
How to Stack with Grocery Pickup: To order Publix grocery pickup you need the Publix Instacart Delivery app — not the regular Publix app. For in-store pickup, shop through their app or at Publix.com. When you add a qualifying item to your cart, you’ll see the coupon discounts appear automatically. In some cases, you may need to add more than one item to receive the promotion (e.g., Buy 1 Get 1).
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