By Noah Henry • June 17, 2014
If you’ve ever seen Extreme Couponers on TLC, you probably know it features a merry little band of raving loonies spending upwards of 20 hours a week using intricate couponing strategies to save. Like you, I don’t have the time for this. The good news is there are simple ways to save a little more by applying a little extra effort and know-how.
If you haven’t heard of stacking coupons, consider this a lesson. Stacking is simply using two or more coupons during one purchase. There aren’t very many retailers online that allow you to use more than one code, but there are many stores that make it possible for you to use more than one offer.
Stores That Let You Stack Coupons
Kohl’s is the pack leader when it comes to stacking coupons. There are a number of combinations you can use to your benefit: You can stack two dollar off coupons together but you can’t mix two % off coupons together. You can combine a % off code with a free shipping code, which usually yields the biggest savings. And, you can stack a % off code with a dollar off code. Likewise, Kohl’s Cash is a reward with every purchase. When you reach the checkout page, you will see the fine print describing their stacking codes policy which states “limited two per order.”
Do you love to shop for electronics? Newegg has a liberal policy for stacking coupons. It allows customers to use an unlimited number of codes per order. The catch is you can only use one code per item. Newegg usually offers discount codes on specific products, so this makes it easy to use multiple codes per transaction. You must be logged in, and newsletter subscribers have access to more promo codes than non-newsletter subscribers.
Printable coupons come in handy most when shopping at Victoria’s Secret. Customers can use up to three coupons in-store. This is great because they even allow you to use three % off coupons for every order. Unfortunately, online shoppers can only use one promo code per order. Odds are there is a Victoria’s Secret in your area, as well as printable coupons you can find online.
Everyone’s favorite drugstore has a generous stacking policy. Online, you may use a % off code and meet the minimum purchase requirement of $25 to receive free shipping. This is the best course to get the biggest savings. When shopping in-store, Walgreens allows you to use a manufacturer’s coupon in tandem with a store coupon. What’s the difference between a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon? A manufacturer coupon is a coupon for the specific item, while a store coupon falls under the umbrella of the retailer selling the item. Walgreens also accepts multiple coupons for multiple qualifying items, like grocery stores allow multiple coupons per transaction.
Target, or as it’s known in the upper echelon of society, Tar Jhey Outlet, offers a few ways you can get the most out of your wallet. REDcard carriers can receive 5% off every time they buy an item. Moreover, they can receive $5 off orders over $50, which gives potentially nets them 15% off every time. On the occasion that there is a code to use—usually this pertains to one specific item—you can combine all three of these methods to save you some righteous bucks. Shopping online through promocodes.com affords you the possibility of getting 75% off when you shop in clearance while using all of these extra deals.
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Noah Henry Noah Henry is an amateur movie critic, foodie, bowler, and beer reviewer. But he's no amateur when it comes to saving money, so listen up!