Maximize Savings: Which Retailers Let You Stack Coupons

November 20, 2013 by Kyle
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(Updated 5/18/17) 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:

Maximize Savings: Which Retailers Let You Stack Coupons

CVS Drugstore/Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy has an excellent coupon stacking policy that can really help you save. Here is how it works:

  • CVS allows you to stack 1 CVS store coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon per item.
  • You can also use your Extra Care Bucks (ECB) in combination with any other coupons.
  • Print them! CVS accepts coupons printed from the web. Just make sure they have a barcode printed on them that scan-able at the checkout register.

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.

Here is the order in which Kohl’s will stack your coupons:

  1. First, department-specific dollar-off or percent-off promo codes will be applied to the qualifying items.
  2. Then, any dollar-off coupons (like Kohl’s Cash and Rewards Cash) will be subtracted from your subtotal.
  3. Lastly, the ONE sitewide percent-off discount will be applied.

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.

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.

Target

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.

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 saving money by stacking Walgreens 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.

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!


By Kyle James

Photo by Carol Pyles

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DC @ Young Adult Money

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.

Andrew@LivingRichCheaply

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).

Kyle | Rather-Be-Shopping.com

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.

Tara @ Streets Ahead Living

huh, I didn’t even know NewEgg had coupons! I’ll keep that in mind, thanks for sharing. 🙂

Kyle | Rather-Be-Shopping.com

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

Holly@ClubThrifty

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!

KK @ Student Debt Survivor

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.

Mel @ brokeGIRLrich

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)

Danielle
Danielle

Bed, Bath, and Beyond definitely lets you stack coupons in store (I’m not sure about online) and the best part is that their coupons will still work even if they’re expired (so long as the cashier doesn’t check the expiration date, but this has only ever happened to me once)!

Kendrea
Kendrea

I used to work for BB&B. They will always accept their own coupons that are expired. And they will accept competitor coupons that are not expired.

Laura
Laura

If you live in the New England/ Tri-State Area. Stop and shop Grocery Stores also at times let you stack coupons. You can sometimes use the in store flyer coupon as well as a manufactor coupon. But you need to be aware every store is a little different. The one I go to lets you

Cindy
Cindy

I’m a huge fan of Victoria’s Secret. Love their deals, but unfortunately always miss their coupons

Kimberly Icem
Kimberly Icem

Jo-Ann fabrics allow you to stack as many as will work including competitor coupons.

Cianne
Cianne

BJs warehouse also allows manufecturer coupons with in-store coupons

 
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