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Maximize Savings: Which Retailers Let You Stack Coupons

November 20, 2013 by Kyle 10 comments   •   Filed Under ,

This might surprise you. Even though I run a coupon website that I started from scratch 12+ years ago I have never stacked coupons before. This is mainly because before today I had no idea which retailers actually let you stack coupons. Some coupon nerd I am, huh?

Well, that all changes today as I have gone through and done the “pain-staking” research to figure out which retail stores, both online and brick & mortar, will let you stack coupons on your order. Here are my initial findings:

Michaels

Just yesterday my wife took advantage of the coupon stacking policy at our local Michaels store to save quite a bit of money. She actually used the Rather-Be-Shopping Coupons app and the cashier scanned both coupons when she was checking out. Here is how it works:

  • You can use multiple coupons on your in-store purchase but the coupons must have different bar-codes.
  • Example: If you have a 20% off coupon and a 40% off your highest-priced item coupon, you can use both BUT the 20% off coupon will not apply to the item that received the 40% off discount.
  • They also accept coupons from competitors like Joann, Hobby Lobby, and Hancock.

Joann Fabrics and Crafts

The coupon stacking policy at Joann is very similar to Michaels:

  • They’ll let you use competitor coupons from Micahels, Hobby Lobby, and Hancock Fabrics. You can actually use a coupon from each place on the same transaction as long as you are buying at least 3 items.
  • Similar to Michaels, you can use multiple coupons on the same transaction. For example you can use a 25% off your entire purchase and a 50% off any 1 item coupon on the same purchase. The thing to remember is that the item you got for 50% off is NOT eligible to also receive the 25% off discount.
  • You cannot use the same coupon multiple times on the same day, although I am not sure how they would be able to keep track of this.

Kohl’s

Kohl’s is a shining star when it comes to the ability to stack coupons. Here is the skinny:

  • You can combine a percent off coupon with a dollar off coupon but you cannot combine 2 percent off coupons.
  • They’ll also let you combine 2 dollar off coupons on your online and in-store purchase.
  • When shopping at Kohl’s.com be sure to enter one coupon code at a time and click the ‘Apply’ button after each one is added to your shopping cart.
  • Always verify that your order total reflects the coupons before you enter you credit card information.
  • Your best bet: When available enter a free shipping coupon code followed by a 20% off coupon code.

NewEgg.com

NewEgg is a very popular online electronics retailer with competitive pricing. They also have a stackable coupon policy worth mentioning:

  • They let you add an unlimited number of coupon codes to your online order.
  • The catch is that only one coupon code can be used for each item in your virtual shopping cart.

Victoria’s Secret

The coupon stacking policy at Victoria’s Secret is pretty darn liberal. Here is the skinny:

  • Victoria’s Secret lets you use up to 3 coupons per in-store purchase.
  • No restrictions in terms of dollar off or percentage off coupons. In other words, they in theory would let you use 3 percent off coupons on a single order.
  • For online shopping, many of their coupon codes are only good for one time usage.
  • Be sure to check their Facebook page for exclusive coupons that you can stack until your heart’s content. Also, check MommySavesBig for printable coupons by clicking here.

Walgreen’s

The opportunity available for savings at Walgreens by stacking coupons is also worth mentioning. Here are the details:

  • From the CouponProBlog, Walgreen’s lets you “use ONE Manufacturer coupon, ONE Manufacturer Store coupon (found in their weekly ad) & ONE Instant Value coupon (found in their monthly coupon booklets).”
  • No doubt you can maximize your savings if you can use each of the above mentioned offer types. Make sure to check out their weekly ad in your local newspaper in addition to one of their monthly coupon books which you can find in-store.

Target (aka Tar Zhay Boutique)

Also, Target is cool with you stacking some coupon deliciousness. Here is the scoop:

  • Specifically, they allow you to use 1 manufacturer’s coupon AND 1 Target Store coupon AND 1 Cartwheel offer on EACH item in your purchase.
  • Where to find Target coupons? Look on our Target coupon page, on their Facebook page, their Twitter account, and be sure to get their free Red Rewards Card and they’ll email you new coupons on a regular basis.

Have you had any success stacking coupons at other retailers not listed here? Please let me know as I’d like to keep adding new stores to this article in an attempt to make it a complete resource. Thanks!


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10 Responses to “Maximize Savings: Which Retailers Let You Stack Coupons”

  1. DC @ Young Adult Money on November 20th, 2013 5:23 am

    One of the main reasons I love Target is because they let me stack their store coupons with manufacturer coupons, and that’s not even counting the 5% off of your total purchase with the REDCard. Thanks for sharing the others because I wasn’t aware that they all let you stack coupons, good to know.
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    Kyle Reply:

    Great point on the extra 5% with the REDCard at Target. Although being from Minnesota I’m assuming you have to shop at Target. LOL

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  2. Andrew@LivingRichCheaply on November 20th, 2013 11:51 am

    I’m a big fan of Target too and have the RedCard. I’ve never heard of Cartwheel and they don’t e-mail me coupons (though I probably clicked no when they ask whether they can e-mail me things). I do have the Target Mobile app which has coupons though I’m not sure if they’re the same. I do use manufacturer’s coupon as well as the coupons they give at the register (though those are usually for their own Target brand products).
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    Kyle | Rather-Be-Shopping.com Reply:

    I’ll have to check out the Target app, thanks for the heads up Andrew. I like any store app that has coupons embedded into them as it makes it so easy to use and access when in-store.

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  3. Tara @ Streets Ahead Living on November 20th, 2013 1:49 pm

    huh, I didn’t even know NewEgg had coupons! I’ll keep that in mind, thanks for sharing. :)
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    Kyle | Rather-Be-Shopping.com Reply:

    They do Tara but they are fairly rare, expect to see some good ones on BF and CM though.

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  4. Holly@ClubThrifty on November 21st, 2013 6:29 am

    Kohls is a great place to stack coupons. I currently have $20 in stupid Kohls cash to spend at that place. Hopefully I can spend it on someone’s Christmas present!
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  5. KK @ Student Debt Survivor on November 21st, 2013 6:43 am

    Bath and Body works sometimes allows a coupon stack (typically on those coupons they mail to your house). Last weekend I used a $10 off $30 purchase and a “get a free signature item with any purchase’ at the same time. The coupons specifically said they could be used together.
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    Kyle Reply:

    Cool, thanks KK for the info I will get Bath and Body Works added!

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  6. Mel @ brokeGIRLrich on November 21st, 2013 7:51 pm

    I’m not sure it’s always true that stacking Victoria’s Secret coupons works, since I regularly get stopped when I try to use more than one at once from the packets they send each month. You can usually just pair a single dollar or percentage amount with the free item coupon.

    Although I’d love it if I’ve just been doing it wrong all these years. ;o)
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