Understanding Coupon Limits (One Per Item!)
Questions about how many coupons you can use are some of the most frequently asked questions here on Couponing 101, so I decided it was time to address the topic!
Can I use more than one coupon per item?
You can only use ONE manufacturer coupon per item. All manufacturer coupons will say “manufacturer coupon” somewhere along the top of the coupon. A store coupon is different and I will talk more about that type of coupon below.
If I have a coupon for $0.50 off one Kraft cheese and a coupon for $1 off two Kraft cheeses, can I buy two Kraft cheeses and use both coupons?
No. Even though the values of the coupons are different, you would still be using two coupons on one item, which is not allowed.
If I have a $0.50 off one Kraft cheese coupon from the Sunday newspaper and a $0.50 off one Kraft cheese coupon that I printed from the internet, can I use both on one Kraft cheese?
No. Even if the coupons come from different sources, you cannot use two coupons on the same item.
If I have a $0.50 off one Kraft cheese coupon and a Buy One Get One Free (B1G1) Kraft cheese coupon, can I buy two cheeses and use both coupons?
No. The B1G1 coupon applies to both items (basically the same as a $1 off two applies to both items), so using an additional $0.50 coupon would not be allowed. You can read more about this coupon stacking debate here.
If I have a $0.50 off one Kraft cheese coupon and a $0.50 off one Kraft cheese STORE coupon, can I buy one Kraft cheese and use both coupons?
Yes! You can use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon per item. This is allowed because with the manufacturer’s coupon the manufacturer is providing the discount, but with a store coupon the store is providing the discount.
If I have a $0.50 off one Kraft cheese coupon and a $0.50 off one Kraft cheese eCoupon that I’ve loaded onto my store’s shopping card, can I use both?
No. Most stores will not allow you to use an eCoupon and a paper coupon on the same item because they consider eCoupons to be manufacturer coupons.
If Kraft cheese is on sale Buy One Get One Free and I have two $0.50 off one Kraft cheese coupons, can I use both coupons?
Yes! Most stores will allow you to use a coupon on the “free” item because you are still “purchasing” the item, even though the selling price is $0.
If Kraft cheese is on sale Buy One Get One Free and I have a Buy One Get One Free coupon, how would this work?
You would buy two Kraft cheeses. The first one would be free with the sale, the second would be free with the coupon, making both free (not all stores will allow this).
I hope this helps to clear things up. Please let me know if you have any other questions!