Reader Natalie pointed out how easy it is to combine coupons – even though most people don’t use this technique to save money – in her comment on my post about extreme couponing from last week. (The best reader comment usually runs Friday but I took the day off.)
a lot of stores like walgreens will allow you to use their coupons combined with the manufacturers coupons.
also, have you ever looked on couponmom.com? they were on oprah last year. their site details how to use coupons effectively. the best support they have is their page that allows you to type in what you are looking for and it will tell you if there is a available coupon and when it was published. check it out.
If don’t use coupons, I’ll fill you in. Many stores, like Walgreens, Rite Aid, and others allow you to use more than one coupon on a single item. For example, you can cut a coupon from the Walgreens circular (available at the store entrance) with a manufacturer coupon cut from the Sunday newspaper inserts. Using more than one coupon for an item is called stacking.
If the item also happens to be on sale – score! You may get the item free or for a fraction of the original cost. It sounds simple and it is, except for the fact that you have to clip and organize all the coupons.
If you are a regular stacker, what techniques work well for you? If you have never clipped coupons, what’s holding you back?