Rules for Combining Coupons

 { Extreme Coupon Education } 

Do you know how to combine store coupons and manufacturers coupons to save even more money at the grocery store? Because they don’t tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing. TLC’s Extreme Couponing is really not about education it is more about entertainment. Our goal is to educate you and empower you to save money for your family.


Many moons ago when we were figuring out how to coupon we were astounded when we learned this!

You can actually use TWO coupons on ONE product!

You can not use two manufacturers coupons on the same product BUT…

You can combine a store coupon and a manufactures coupon for one item!

Here is a scenario to show you how it works…

Many stores offer store coupons to their customers  Here are a few of our favorite stores that have store coupons: Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Target (Target store coupons are on their website).

Why does this work? The store coupon acts as a voucher allowing you to get the store sale. You can always combine your manufacturers coupons with a store sale. This sale you just need to have a store coupon to get the sale price!

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  • Sue Eisner

    Walgreens would not let me combine their coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon. This happened months ago. Are the rules different for different states? I live in Arizona.

  • Cathy Jenkins

    Sometimes the Walgreen’s Store coupon is also a Manufacturer’s one, like in the Flu books, those you can’t stack with anothe manufacturer one. At least that was how management explained it to me. So most you can stack.

  • Lorraine

    I watched Extreme Couponing last week, the shopper had about 20 packages of name brand bathroom tissue that she got for free. That tissue cost about $5.99 on sale. Could you explain how did she get it for free? The most I have seen a bathroom tissue coupon is for .25 so even when you double it, you still have to pay $5.49 per package? It would be nice for the program to tell the viewers exactly what the shoppers are during to get all this stuff for free (if it is legit). Just bragging that you got it for nothing means nothing to the viewer. In my neighborhood there is a limit of 20 coupons per transaction, per customer, per day and no more than 2 of the same manufacturer can be doubled. So I would like to invite those shoppers to come to Portsmouth, VA and show me what they got, cause I bet they can’t do it. And No store here in Virgina is going to give you a gift card for an overage in coupons.I have been unsuccessful in cutting my grocery bill in half. Just for the record I feed my family real food, live food not can goods. Can someone show me how to save 30% on real food.

  • Tera

    I am confused on how you can get a large quantity of a certain product. Do you have to have a coupon for each item? If so is this what the limit on the coupon is for?

  • Kristin

    Just wanted to share my love of couponing at Target because you also get 5% off when you use your RedCard Debit Card (I don’t use credit cards so I love they have a debit option). I have found that I save the most on baby/toddler items because Target mails me a Target baby coupon book about every two months or so. You can also print coupons from Target website or save on your smartphone with the Cartwheel.

    I also try to look for the items that they also offer free gift cards for…for instance Gillette Razors (The lady razors are usually cheaper than the mens):
    Sale: $8.99
    Free $5 Gift card when you buy two
    Manufacturer Coupon: Buy 1 Get 1 Free
    *Usually can’t find store coupons for this item
    5% Red Card savings: 0.44
    Total Cost: $8.55 for two razors, plus you have a $5 gift card for your next purchase!

  • Ann

    A few weeks ago a customer in the store I was in gave me a printed out coupon for 100oz or more for Tide Liquid Deturgent $9.00 off. I printed 12 of them…the cost was $11.99 and I bought 12 for $2.99 each…total cost was forty-two plus change with a total savings of $99.00

  • Tammy

    Is this really true. Can you really same money on coupons. How? Many years ago I tried to use a coupon and they would not let me use it. I have no idea but I never looked at another coupon sent. So how can you save money using coupons? I live in Virginia and it is really hard to use coupons here. My friends tell me that it is not even worth my time. So can you explain.

  • Debra

    Hey! I live in southern Nevada, I have just started coupon-ing and I wonder if you could help me. I have a store coupon I would like to use for cereal, I then when to look for a manufacturer coupon, when I found it the manufacturer coupon said I couldn’t use it with any other coupon. Does that mean ANY other coupon- including my store coupon?

  • Michelle

    If I have a $1.00 off of 2 and a .75 off 1, can I combing those on the two products or do I have to purchase 3?

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