Q&A- How many coupons can I use

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Question:

I have a coupon question that I did not see the answer to on your coupon 101 page. I am just getting started and purchased multiple papers for the first time this week. I see that there is a .50/off eight yoplait coupon as well as a .40/six yoplait. Since I purchased three papers, I have three of each. If I purchase eight yoplait cups will they let me use all six coupons since there are eight items or is one coupon since it covers eight yoplait containers?

Answer:

I get this question about once a week so I thought I would do a post on it to help clear up any questions others may have.  You can use one manufacturer coupon per item.  But if the manufacturer coupon states $1.00 off 2 them you can only use one coupon per two items.  Or in the above example you can only use one coupon ( for .50 cents off 8)  per 8 items.

In some cases you can use two coupons per item this is called Stacking your coupons– You are able to do this when you use a in-store coupon ( a coupon that the store prints, normally in the weekly ad. It will have the store logo on it) along with a MFR (manufacturer coupon). You do have to be careful because some stores like Target have their store logo on manufacturer coupons.  When you use the in-store coupon and the MFR coupon together this is called “stacking” your coupons. So watch for those in-store coupons, and see if you have a MFR coupon to go along with it.

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