What Does “Doubling Coupons” Mean?
Doubling and tripling coupons is one of the most confusing aspects of couponing when you’re starting out. So, I am going to explain exactly how to double and triple coupons!
Double or triple coupons is a promotion offered by a store in an effort to get you to shop there. Doubling coupons is when the store will take your coupon and match the value of it up to a certain amount. The amount will vary by store, but I will use $1 as an example. You bring in your $1 coupon to use and they will give you $2 off your purchase instead of just $1. Pretty good deal, eh?
The coupon doubling happens automatically at the register, however you may need to use your loyalty/rewards card to take advantage of the promotion (make sure to scan your card before any coupons or they may not double). After you scan the $1 coupon, you will see another deduction right under it for another $1 off.
Most stores will only double a certain number of each of the same coupon. My Kroger store will only double three “like” coupons. So, if you were to buy four boxes of Cheerios and use four 50¢/1 Cheerios coupons, only the first three would double. They will still accept the fourth coupon, but it will not double. You could, however, buy six boxes of Cheerios and use three 50¢/1 coupons and three 45¢/1 coupons and they would all double because they are different.
Stores will only double up to a certain amount. The amounts are usually 50¢, 99¢, or $1. That means, if your store doubles up to 99¢ and you use a $1 coupon, your $1 coupon will not double. So, in this situation, a 75¢ coupon would actually be worth more than a $1 coupon!
Some coupons state “do not double” on them. Manufacturers sometimes print this on their coupons to financially protect themselves. They will reimburse the store for the amount of the coupon plus an 8¢ handling fee. However, some stores may get confused and think that the manufacturers should reimburse them for the full amount plus the doubled amount. This is not the case though. The manufacturer only reimburses for the amount on the coupon. The store is fully responsible for the doubled amount. Even though the store is paying for the doubled amount out of their own pockets, doubling coupons attracts a great deal of shoppers which usually more than makes up for any potential losses for the store.
Even though some coupons say “do not double”, most will still automatically double at the register. If you look at the coupon bar code you can tell if it will or will not double. If the coupon bar code starts with a “5” it will double automatically. If it starts with a “9” it will NOT double automatically. Even if it starts with a “5”, the cashier may still override the coupon to make it not double.
Some stores only double on certain days. All the stores in my area will double and triple coupons everyday. There are some stores though that will only double on certain days of the week or month.
Do your research! Check your store’s weekly sales flier, go online to their website website or even call directly to ask about their double/triple coupon rules and promotions.
See, doubling coupons isn’t hard at all!
I have same Oroville in Florida, love oak fl to be exact. I can’t seem to figure this out and we only have Walmart, Winn Dixie and Publix .I can’t see how I can stock any items.I need help
I do not think Florida participates in double coupon. How any exceptions to the rule u know of?
I love couponing
Must be nice… no retailers in my area double coupons or they are way over-priced vs competitors and only double up to 50 cents.
So if you have a 1/$.50 coupon. How does that double? 2/$.50 ?
Thanks for sharing this information! I’m a beginner at couponing and this broke the ice for me! Truly Great ful!!!
Omg I feel so lost
I called my local supermarket and they double coupons up to $1
Does this mean if I have a coupon that says $4 off any two it will not double?
What is .50/1 coupons? ?
How can I print coupons at home, every site I’ve been to has been a hoax. Please help, it would really help my family
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I love double coupons!!
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Sure wish our stores still doubled coupons! Such a great way to save!
I’m new to this. I just watched Extreme Couponing show..is it true that a $500 bill can be reduced to like $8 bucks by using coupons. Seems so easy on the show. Also, if I have a .50 cent coupon for heinze ketchup, can 1 only apply that to 1 ketchup? What if I have 4 coupons for heinze ketchup? Can I apply 4 coupons, if I have 4 ketchups?
Why would the cashier NOT double the coupon if it was in fact a doubled coupon and it was on the stores correct day TO double a coupon?
I’m not sure. That would be a question for the manager of the store you’re shopping at. Good luck! 🙂
So I have a Walgreen’s ad that states:
B1G1 50% off for Band Aid Brand band aids
I have 5 coupons that read:
Save $2 on any 3 Band-Aid Brand band aids
Limit one coupon per person, no more than 4 coupons (of any kind) for the same product in the same transaction.
How could I make this coupon work best for me?
If it says “Limit one coupon per person” then you can only use one at a time. You could buy 4 Band Aids and use the one coupon – that would be two at full price, two at half price, and then an additional $2 off with the coupon.
So, I live in Canada. I was wondering does doubling or tripling coupons only apply in the U.S.? And for example if I was buying some mouthwash for $5 and I had two $1 coupons for that product, would I be able to use both coupons to purchase the product and get $2 off.? because all coupons say “only one coupon per purchase”
I need all of the help and explanation you can provide.
You mention bar codes starting with 5 or 9. All of my coupons (manufacturer, store, and online) start with zeros. So will they or won’t they double? Additionally, do I need to ask the cashier to double my coupons?
Coupon barcodes recently changed, but your coupons should double unless there is some wording on there that indicates they will not (store coupons never double). You don’t need to ask the cashier to double, they will double automatically.
Thanx for the info, I want to start using coupons so I’m doing research first!
Love all your posts! They’ve been very helpful. After several successful trips to my local ShopRite in CT (with every coupon doubling), I decided to finally ask about their policy. A bit backwards, I know. I was told that only 4 coupons double per day. They double coupons up to 99 cents every day. However, at the register, all 13 of my coupons doubled. The store manager and/or the cashiers often override coupons that don’t scan without question. I’m so very lucky to have pleasant people check me out so far.
So I have a question, How do you ladies get a bunch of things free? How many coupons do you use? do you add them up? I’m just starting doing and its really confusing.
Hi Christine. I recommend starting on the Beginner’s Page. It has lots of resources that can answer your questions as you start on your couponing adventure. 🙂 Good luck!
Just hopped oh the coupon wagon…officially. I’ve previously used coupons but, not in this capacity. I really just want to get the hang of everything and be able to go out and just save money while getting things that my family needs. I live in North Carolina and don’t really know of any other people who coupon. I would like to link up with a few folks and learn all that I can. If there is anyone in Charlotte area that coupons please let me know!
That was really helpful! Thank you.
Hi, I am new to couponing. I live in the Las Vegas area, does anybody know any store thats doubles here?
Thanks for the info! I am new to couponing and the info helped me. Thanks!
I found the greatest deal got my finish gel packs at Kroger for .84 what a deal!!
Hi, I can’t find a straight answer anywhere… what happens when it’s a coupon that says “$2 off of a purchase of 4” for example? Will this double, since it’s really $.50 off per item? Or it WON’T double because the face value of the coupon is higher than $.99 (the limit where I live)?
If your store only doubles coupons valued at 99¢ or less, then the $2/4 coupon will not double. The store doubles the face value of the coupon only.
Thanks for the help
I always take them with me to the store when I go. always try to use the coupons I have for items on sale. I shop at Meijer and they never seem to double my coupons do I have to ask them to doube them for me? Or use more of 1 of the same coupon? Always see people that there total is $200 and always bring it down to $50? Any tips I can have would be awesome! Thanks everyone!
At store with double coupon policies, the coupon should automatically double in value when scanned. You need to check with your store’s manager or employee to find out the coupon doubling policy. Some stores double, some double up to a certain value, and some do not double at all. Good luck!
It doesn’t seem that there are any stores in the south bay area (San Jose) that will double coupons. Is anyone aware of stores in this area who will double (or is this also the land of no doubling)?
HI, AM NEW TO THIS COUPONING? I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE ON LINE TO FIND THE VERY BEST COUPONS THAT CAN BE PRINTED? THANK YOU.
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im confused with the barcode i have looked at loads of my coupons and none begin with 5 or 9, this is 1 example of my barcode 0029000-489693
How do you get a loyalty/Rewards card?
Some grocery stores have loyalty/rewards cards. Ask customer service or a manager at your local grocery store to see if they have a program. Then you can sign up and they’ll give you a card.
hi; after watching numerous episodes of extreme couponing on tlc i have wanted to sit down cut coupons and give it all a try. im 19 years old, live on my own, deliever the morning call to pay bills…so couponing would be very helpful. can i please get an email from someone who knows some good starter tips..it would be much appreciated, thank you! [email protected].
Check out the beginner’s page for good starter tips. Lots of great resources for you there. https://www.couponing101.com/getting-started/
I have heard that most stores in the Dallas area have stopped doubling coupons at all. Is this true? If not, what stores still do offer double coupons?
Wow…finally i know what coupon doubling is, thank U….!!
I ve been couponin since a month or so ( even with manufacturer “5” coupons) , its never doubled for me at NYC…am I missing something..?
You’re welcome! No – you’re not doing anything wrong. Not all regions, states, or stores double coupons. You may be in a “land of no doubles” or shopping at a store that does not double coupons. The best way to find out is to ask the manager of the stores you shop at. Good luck! 🙂
Yep, New york most probably is the Capital of no doubles, here stores hesitate to accept straight coupons …cant imagine them doubling it…lolz… 🙂
trying to get Sunday inserts, any idea which is the best newspaper for that in New York city area…?
when de offer is b1g1 free i how many coupons can i use
Most stores will allow you to use one coupon per item, even when the store sale is B1G1 free. But it’s best to double-check with the store’s coupon policy. Every store is a bit different.
I had absolutely no idea what doubling coupons ment. So that you so so much for taking the time to help us clueless people out.
Is there any store in South Florida that doubles coupons?
Hi Monica. Florida stores, as a general rule, do not double coupons at all. It’s the land of no doubles, unfortunately. You can still get awesome deals, though, especially at Publix!
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Thank you so much! I kept hearing this every where and I am about to start couponing very soon and I needed to know what this meant. It explained it perfectly!! It was so helpful! Thanks!!
Hi I’m in Virginia and I’m wondering about $1.00 off 2 coupons. Does that mean that coupon will double at my store that doubles coupons up to $.50? I’ve never gotten a straight answer on it! Thanks so much!
Hi! No – if your store doubles up to 50¢, then the coupon must be a value of 50¢ or lower. In the example above, they will not double the $1 coupon. Hope this helps!
I want to learn more so if there is anyone in the Fort Dodge, Ames, or Carroll (Iowa) areas (I am about in the center of those three cities) please contact me to teach me how or show me the correct way to do couponing. Thanks.
I live in Orange County and the closest store to me is Vons. I was told that Vons is not a great store to coupon with since they do not double coupons. I am looking at their coupon policy and it looks like they double up to .99 cents. How will I know if the coupon will double or not? Will it automatically double when I scan my rewards card? Help! 🙂
So I have a manufacturer’s coupon for $1/10 yoplait yogurts, and target has a coupon for $.50/8 . Can I use both if I buy 10 yogurts?
Yes, Target will allow you to use 1 manufacturer coupon and 1 Target coupon per item, so your scenario would work.
What if you have two coupons for the same product, i.e. Crescent rolls 40cents off and one for 50 cents off. Can two different coupons be used on one item?
No, you can only use 1 coupon per item no matter what the discount is.
Coupons CAN help you save money on the things that you NORMALLY use. DON’T be influenced by coupons one things that you normally would not buy. Otherwise you will spend more and defeat your purpose of using the coupons in the first place. Occasinally I will use a coupon to try a new product, but I do this very seldom. DON’T buy a product just because you have a coupon for it.
I have used coupons for quite some time. Most of the stores here will dlb everyday up to $I.00. Meaning .50=1.00, .75=1.00, .95=1.00,etc. Occasionally they will run a special and dbl $1.00 coupons, but those specials are few and far between these days and I’m afraid the Extreme couponing may have put an end to those specials altogether. Through my use of coupons I can typically cut my total bill by 1/3-1/2. my last trip to the store my total bill was $259 and change. After the coupons were applied my cost was $139 and change. Remember to check store brands against the name brand w/coupon(Same sizes) for the better bargain. A larger size of a brand name w/coupon may not be the better bargain than the store brand that may be 1-3 oz. smaller.
Omg! This tip is so awesome! Its going to help my shopping trip this week.
great info … i would like to do couponing to save money …
any tips for beginners ?
I’ve read all of the respnoses to Couponing 101 but I’m still not sure if I fully understand it. Stephanie keep on hand in case u r needed lol. Thanks for all of the information u have provided even though u answered the same question 3 or more times to different ppl.
Hi iam also new at this coupon clipping n shoping. However I w. ent to shoprite wich they say that they double coupons I used my coupon n they didn’t double I ask the manager why n her answer was that the manufacter is the one that duobles it the cuopon doest double literly for example I had .75 coupon for snuggle I thought it would double to 1.50 they only gave me .25 witch made the coupon 1.00 so iam confused with the other coupon I got what the coupon was worth. Can u help me understan what happened. Thanyou for lisening
It depends on what your coupons will double up to. For instance, your store might only double coupons that are $0.50 and under. But, they will allow anything over $0.50 to get bonus savings up to $1. Not all stores do that, but it might be the case with your store.
i would like to use coupons. i don’t know how to do it. some help needed. i live in houston tx. does somebody know what stores to go.
Kroger company may still have stores in the Texas area. Check their website and their family of stores, they have several and one of those stores may be in your area. Not sure though. If so I think most of their stores will double coupons, however they only dlb to a certain amount. If you find a store near you call to find out thier coupon limits.
I have a coupon for $1 off 2 items. Does that coupon double to $2 off 2 items?
If your store doubles $1 coupons then yes, your $1/2 coupon will double to $2/2.
Just have one question… If my store doubles coupons up to a $1 …. N I have a coupon for $1 off … Would that double to $2 off??? Thanks!
It sure would. 🙂
Ok, can someone plz help me? I have 4 double coupons for $1.00 of any 2 12pack coke products. Freds has them on sale for 3 for $10.00. They double up to .70 cents! My question is..what would I be paying because freds deal is purchase three to get them for 10.00 but the coupon says I can double when I be any 2. That leaves one. I have four coupons though so if I purchase 9 12 packs, that takes care of 2 left over, right? Then I would just be paying for the one leftover right? Complicated!! plz help.
Okay, I admit I am confused, lol. I don’t understand how you have “4 double coupons” for coke. If your coupons are for $1 off and your store only doubles up to $0.70, then your coupons will not double. Here is what I think you would pay (based on my understanding of this):
(3) Coke 12 pks 3/$10 (depending on the promotion, you may not have to actually buy 3, but I don’t know what the ad says, so I’ll be safe and say buy 3)
– (3) $1/1 Coke coupons
I am so excited to start couponing! I am a very new to this world LOL. Does anyone know if San Diego Ca stores are good for couponing/double couponing?
Hi, I am new to this couponing but your explanation is really good. Just one question; if I have a manufacturer coupon for pasta sauce but its not on sale and if the store brand is on sale, can I use the manufacturer coupon for the store brand ? I dont know if I make sense.
No, you cannot use your coupon on the store brand. If this is an item you need now, it is best to buy store brand without a coupon if it’s cheaper than the brand name with a coupon.
WOW!! This is great!! I had so many questions,but you’ve answered a lot of them!! You are truly a blessing! I’m new to this but very excited to get started. I live in Houston so I will be researching stores that will dbl & triple our coupons & let everyone know. Good luck everybody!!!
i live in houston, too. so if you found good stores to go. please could you tell me which, to go. i’m new at this. don’t know haw to start.
I don’t know how true this is but I was watching extreme couponing last night and they said when you go online and print coupons you should use a zip code from California. They said because the cost of living there is so high the coupons are much higher also. I have found this to be true for a few items. Is this something anyone has ever heard of???
In Puerto Rico does the doubling happen? and where?
Hi my name is liza I’m fromPuerto Rico. Is reLly weird find a store that use coupons or accept coupons we dont use it a lot. You. Dont see it often. But you should call the store first before start the shooping trip.
When doubling coupons do you need to have two of the same coupons or do you just need the one if your store automatically doubles them?
Doubling happens automatically if your store offers it, and you just need one coupon.
Hi, Im new to this also. My question is if a product is on sale for 2 for 3 and I have 2 coupons for 1 dollar off, can I use them both since im buying two? That would be like getting them for free. Right?
Hi I’m new to couponing too and unfortunately I live in Panama City, FL so no one allows double or triple couponing around here. It’s frustrating! I do recall overhearing someone say, that if you are in the military everyone should give their expired coupons to anyone in the military because the commisary will honor expired coupons. I don’t know how true this is–but you might ask them if they do! Hope it helps!
hi Im new here and have a question. I live in wichita falls tx and I was wondering if any store here double or triple coupons.Im new at this couponing thing .also Im in the military and sometimes they have coupons from the comisary can I use that coupon and a manufactured coupon at the same time for the same Item. thank you and god bless
I join your other fans in saying a great big “THANK YOU” for all the information you share…and for FREE! Our local food bank is always running out , so I’d like to get as much food as I can to help out. It sounds like couponing will help me do that once I get the hang of it.
I always kept thinking doubling was using two coupons for one product. So, will stores let you do that then? Use two coupons for one product? What is that called if it is not doubling?
@Amber, That is called stacking and no, it’s not allowed.
Thanks for the info! Its good to understand the terms of couponing when one is trying to make a go at it and save a lot.
Do you know if I have a few coupons for the same product, but they are different amounts, can I use them all on ONE item? For example, I have 3 diaper coupons, they are for $2.50, $1.50, and .75. The coupons say Do Not Double, but is that considered doubling when they’re not the same coupon? I’m new to couponing and I really want to learn how to use them in the most effective way.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
@Angela, No, you can only use 1 coupon per item, regardless of the value or source of the coupon.
@VERONICA..I have the same question also..I to live in Northwest Indiana and there are so many stores around as well as in the south suburbs of illinois such as orland park, etc..I usually shop in all these areas and to wanted to also know if anyone knew which stores have loyalty cards or does anyone know which stores double in any of these areas..Im also new to this and cant wait to get all my stuff together to go shopping 🙂
How can I triple my coupons?
@Tormeka Ezzard, If your store triples, it will happen automatically.
Thank you so much! I just started couponing and i was woundering how that worked.
I appriciate all this info. The 2 stores I shop double coupon up to .50 over .50 to $1.oo only go to $1.00 in other words a .75 cents off will b $1.00 off at the register. Since Kroger and Meijer are national is this something local to my area? I know this doesn’t seem like a big deal off 1 item but it does add up.
@Brenda, That is pretty normal. In my area, coupons over $0.50 don’t get doubled at all, so having a $0.75 coupon go up to $1 is pretty good.
How do I know which stores in my area double coupons? I live in NW Indiana, just outside Chicago, so there are literally thousands of stores to shop at, and calling each one and asking seems like a huge task. Is there an easier way to find out? Also, I would like to know which ones have loyalty cards.
thanks for all the help!
i was wondering if u knew if HEB doubled coupons?
@Mary, mary they dont double! and well at least here in houston,,,though … hope u can start saving….God bless u..<3
I am just researching couponing right now… I live in Oceanside, CA. Do you happen to know what stores double coupons in So Cal? Most of the info I see is about stores I don’t even have access to! Thanks, and btw this info was very clear and helpful 🙂
I’m in central California. I’m unaware of ANY stores doubling in my area. (They used to years ago but stopped. There was one in town as of last year, but its prices were higher and it didn’t make sense for my overall shopping trip, especially when you considered gas prices, and I think they have now ceased.) Target will not double, but you can stack a Target coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon. Most stores here strictly enforce coupon limits also. Usually no more than 4 like coupons, but one local grocery store’s coupon policy is never more than 2 alike. I think they have gotten completely burned out with the couponers who are rude, clear shelves, challenge managers in the angry voice, back up lines, etc. I have also noticed cashiers are nastier and like the coupon police, probably because of couponers that try to get away with something they are not legitimately being offered. I try really hard to police my own coupons and put on my extra grace attitude if I’m making a coupon trip!
I am new a newbie but doing pretty good so far. I just have a question about doubling.My store does double . I have a coupon for save $.40 on any 2 — products., can that coupon be doubled to $.80 on 2 now?
@samantha, Yes, your $0.40/2 coupon would double to $0.80/2 if your store doubles.
Thank you SO much for this website! I really appreciate you giving out all this information for FREE! I am just starting to learn all about coupons and most of the ladys that were on TLC’s Extreme Couponing CHARGE for their couponing classes. So once again, thank you! I really look forward to learning how to save! =)
thank u so much for this info..!!! i been looking for this info everywhere thank God i found u! u have been such a good Help i started two weeks ago my first trip wasnt that good because i didnt know heb didnt double, but i learned my lesson so i did more research and i think im ready for my second trip but ina different store this time a one that does double. since i live in houston it is not easy to find a store that does but thanks to ur website found a store!!! halleluya! thank u!
May God bless u always and give u more wisdom..=D
@lilly, Lilly I live in houston too! I am also new to this and I was wondering what stores you shop at?
well im gonna tried this week food fair… right now they r accepting doubling and tripleing but go to their website for more info….they from the company that food town is so its pretty cheap ill let u know i did it go….=D….God bless u hope u can save as the others do too…<3
so i have a coupon for reynolds wrap from safeway for $2.49 with coupon and card and I also have a coupon for $1.oo off can i use it??
Yes you can. I did it and bought 4. 🙂
@nancy munoz, I have the same question….
If a store doubles up to .50 and you have a 1.00 coupon, will you get 1.50 off?
@Kaye, No. As I understand it, when they say they double up to $.50, that means they only double copons that are worth $.50 of the item.
At my store if they doubled that I would get $1.50. I would check with the store.
Where can you receive all the coupons? Ive heard the Sunday paper…but what are other sources?
@Kay, if you go to krazycouponlady.com she has a list of places you can go online to print coupons that you can use such as smart source. I am sure she has some links on here as well but I am just starting to get familiar with this site myself.
Hi I want to start couponing but I don’t know how to start. Does anyone know what are the best stores to go to in California and what stores double?? I hope I figure this out.. 🙂
@Brianda, if you go to the home page here and look at her getting started tab it will tell you EVERYTHING you can imagine you would need to get started and in plain english. it’s awesome. also as far as what stores double in your area, you can often look up their coupon policy online (and it’s helpful to take it with you because often the cashier doesn’t even knomw their own policy as well). If not you can just call your local stores and find out who doubles and triples and who doesn’t. Some also only do it on certain days of the week or month. On those day arrive EARLY because chances are you won’t be the only one trying to stock up on those few and far between days!
@jennifer I live in the panhandle of Florida. Do you know what stores double here? We don’t have Albertsons anymore, they are all Publix now.
Also, does anyone know of a site that does coupon matching for Winn-Dixie?
You can use a “Store coupon with a Manufacter coupon” in together. Thats a great deal. Doubling coupons is rare these days. Call and ask. I know Ralphs and Von’s double on certain days. Today I had a Manufacter coupon for colgate 1.00 and Ralphs doubled it to a 1.00 and they had it on sale for 1.98. So I got it free. Also BIC razers 3.00 of coupon for the disposables and walmart sells them for 2.98. So just look for the deals.
Hi, I’m sooooo new to this couponing thing. I’ve always seen those lady’s that have a stack of coupons. I’ve never really done it myself until recently though. Anyway, I wonder what kind of savings I should expect from what I am currently doing. I am a generic shopper to the core. I don’t compare my coupon savings to what I would be saving if I had to purchase the ‘regular’ stuff without coupons, I compare it to my generic shopping. The savings don’t seem to be too much. I’m going to still work at it though.
@Marsha, Depending on how good the sale is, you may or may not be able to get the brand name cheaper than generic. I just bring my coupons and if it’s not cheaper then I buy generic.
I never have any stores here offer doubling.It seems to all around me ( too far for me to go ) but never here.I think if a store offers doubling in one area they should provide it for all of their stores.I see Albertsons doubling on that show but its never offered at any of the 5 in my area not right 🙁
Is there a place where we can request they double in all their stores ??
@Nicole, I’m sure you can email or call their customer service and let them know your thoughts.
i saw extreme couponing for the first time yesterday. amazing show, but just curious about something. i know coupons are there to help you save..but how are the people on this show getting up to 95% + savings? it seemed like the more they bought, the bigger discount they were getting. am i missing something?
@hello, Yes, they bought several free or cheap items to show that you can get massive savings. For most people, there isn’t a need to buy that many items so it is not likely that you’ll see such big savings.
Hi. You are amazing for this site. But I am wondering where on my ad for krogers will it say if the coupons double? I am looking online at the weekly krogers ad for my area code. Thank you.
@catlin, It will usually say it on the front or back page. If you don’t see it then call the store and ask if they double.
My local store (price chopper) states that they doubles coupons. they also state that they accept one store coupon and one manufactured coupon on the same item, Is that doubling? or something else entirely. If I bring in a manufactured coupon and a store coupon are they both doubled. I can’t figure out why I can program the TV, DVD player, satalite ect… but can’t grasp this couponing thing 🙁
@JenM, No, using a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon on the same item is stacking. Doubling is when your $0.50 manufacturer’s coupon gives you a $1 discount. The store coupon may or may not double depending on the bar code (starts w/ a 5 then it will double, starts with a 9 or 0 then it won’t double).
I was wondering, can a soupon from the sunday paper, and a printable coupon be combined on the same item?
@Molly, No, if they are both manufacturer’s coupons then you cannot combine them. https://www.couponing101.com/2011/04/couponing-101-limit-one-coupon-per-item.html
I am still a little confused. If I take in my coupon do I ask the cashier to double it when I hand it to them? Is that how this works?
@Jessica, No, if your store doubles then it will automatically double. You should see on the screen that an extra discount comes off after your coupon is scanned.
This information was really helpful. Thank you Stephanie!
Can you use a manuacturers coupon and a in store couopon on double coupon days
@Cindy, Yes, but the store coupon won’t double.
Hi, I would love to start couponing but is this double coupon availale in canada and the shopping card???
@tina, You will need to check with your store because it varies by store. I have no idea if Canada has similar promotions.
can I use more than one same coupons on one item?
@Amanda, No, you can only use ONE coupon per item. If you have two of the same coupons, you can use both as long as you purchase two items (if the coupons are for $1/2 then you would need to buy 2 items per coupon).
@Stephanie, Not always the case. Ive done this a few times and did it the other day and got away with it. I bought ONE Covergirl Mascara (8.99) and had a coupon for Kmart ($1/2) a manu coupon ($5 off new brand *dont recall the brand but i didnt buy it) and I had another Manufacture coupon for ($1 off). They all went thru without an issue and I paid $1 for my mascara. May not work everytime, but as long as they are DIFFERENT coupons, they seem to work.
Be an honest couponer, please! Don’t ruin it for the rest of us. Just because it “went through”, doesn’t mean it’s honest or acceptable!
@Jenna and Sara
As long as they are different coupons for the same product you can use multiples.
For example Similac formula- costs 7.99 for the concentrated bottle
Similac offers $5 or $3 “check” coupons.
They also had a 3/$10 coupon
When you purchase a larger formula they come with coupons inside for $2/$5 off.
I have used all three coupons and specifically asked because I did not want to cheat the system. I was told by store manager at HEB as long as they were different, it was fine.
@Sara, Really and your proud of that?!? Girl we’re all trying to save $ but it’s when people like YOU do things like THAT then it ruins it for the rest of us who re being honest 🙁
Check each store’s coupon policy – I know where I shop a lot, there is a limit of one coupon per product purchased. So even if I had two coupons, let’s say $2 off 2, and the other was .45 off 1 of the same product, technically I could not use those on two pieces of merchandise. (This applies to BOGOs as well.) Additionally, more and more coupons have something like “only one coupon per product purchased” on them. Some registers even know which coupons apply to which products and won’t allow more than one to be applied to a product, at least not without an override.
However, many places issue their own *store* coupons, and you can stack one of these with a manufacturer’s coupon for the same item. (I know this works at Target for sure.) So if I had a manufacturer’s coupon for $1.50 off 1 Pantene shampoo and a 1 off Pantene shampoo Target coupon, I could use them on the same product. (To me, stacking coupons in this way is similar to buying things on sale or clearance with coupons.)
@Amanda, you can use a manufacture coupon with a store coupon. you just cant use two manufacture coupons on one item. if its a buy one get one free deal, and you have two identical coupons you can use both, because your getting two items, even if your not paying for it , it still works. good luck couponing !
Okay the 5 means it will double automatically. What do the rest of the numbers in the bar code on the coupon mean?
@Lisa, Here is a breakdown of the coupon bar code: https://www.couponing101.com/2009/10/anatomy-of-a-coupon-how-to-read-coupons.html
I went shoppin & used coupons that wer each $1 or more & it was double coupon up to .99 ! If not why? Example : would a $1 coupon be worth $1 or $1.99 ? If not, then why? Is this another ploy the stores play so you will shop at their store! Good news is I bought 8 items nearly $40 woth of merchandise & had $13.00 of coupons! Oh & they were mostly over the counter meds ! I bought bread dough & used a coupon on that too. I would have used the milk coupons but store shelves weren’t stocked for the brand that was named on the coupon!
@Paula Trombley, If it says “double coupons up to $0.99” that means all your coupons that are $0.99 or less will double in value. So, a $0.50 coupon will be worth $1! If your coupon is $1 or more, then it will just be accepted at face value and you will receive no additional discount.
I have also learnt that with doubling coupons if the item you are buying is $1.50 and you have a coupon for $1.00 (the store doubles up to $.99) the store will give you a credit for $.49.
I know my walmart will give you the money back too where Target will no honor any money the coupon goes over.
Double check policy on doublers. Walmart corporate has changed the way they handle them. The system won’t allow doubles to process if cost of item to be doubled is less than coupon amt plus dbld amt. Our Walmart doen’t give overages unless the item Not doubled is for example 1.97 and coupon is 2..then the .03 is applied to bill. The thing to remember is that the stores get reimbursed for the amt of coupon used so the extra 3cents can be applied to the rest of the bill. Not all stores can or are able to apply the overage to the rest of the bill.
To complete thought on last post….(rest of the bill)… the sentence was to be ……Not all stores can or are able to apply the overage to the rest of the bill when it concerns the doubled coupon amts.
Hi! I’m new at couponing, Until now I have been using them ocasionally when I see a coupon for something I regularly buy. I have NEVER had anything doubled, I buy at Publix, Walmart, Target, I live in South Florida, Do you know if in those stores I have to ask them to double the coupon and it doesn’t happen automatically? Thanks for all the advise!
@Yuna, Doubling happens automatically if your store offers it. So if your coupons aren’t doubling, then your store doesn’t double (I know Walmart and Target do not double ever).
Please call your stores to verify if they actually Do double the coupons. If not once a week to verify policy call ten minutes b4 your scheduled trip to the specific store. I do not know about Walmarts east of the Missisippi but the northwest Walmarts DO in fact double if a competitor’s promo doubler is handed to the cashier. It does take a bit longer to process the doublers as their system is not set up to do so but it is well worth it. Last trip with doublers for me grossed 250 plus tax net paid was 63 with tax. Remember to be patience with your cashier.
I was just wanted to know if safeway double coupon and what other stores do? in Northern Cali
Hey, I’m from NorCal too and I have the very same question about the same store. Safeway has a firm grip on grocery shopping in the Bay Area. And I’ve never noticed any announcements regarding the doubling of coupons. I know that we have Whole Foods but I’ve got an inborn policy against anything trendy and overpriced. Trader Joe’s is cool but they don’t carry many of the brands that I prefer on certain items.We used to have a Lucky grocery store but they closed down and now CVS occupies their space.
@Yuna, none of those stores double. Fla is known as a dead spot for stores that double coupons. all the store that i know of are in the pan handle. I live in central fl
@Jennipher, what stores in the Panhandle double or triple that you know of?? I live in Panama City and have called a ton of stpres and can’t find one except Fred’s (saturday only) please help I would LOVE to try couponing 🙂
I saw on my food world receipt that they double.. I think up to 50cents
I live in the panhandle and have yet to find a store that will double!!
if you have a hitchcocks near you they will double up to $.50 and foodway is suppost to double them to if you have one of those by you
@Yuna, A lot of times, Target will say that they will take double…But the way that I have done it and understood it to be was that they will take one manufacturers coupon and one Target coupon. Ive done this twice now and they have always taken both. Im in Fort Lauderdale. Also, Publix will honor other stores coupons usually. You just need to go to their “star” cashier, works like a charm. Ive used Alberstons coupon & Kmart coupons at my local publix.
Sara I live in the Ft. Lauderdale area and I’m really interested in learning couponing. Anyway you can help me with this?
I live in Summerville, SC. My Walmart doubles every coupon every day up to $.99. There is no coupon limit. It must vary from store to store
I’m in Summerville too. What a coincidence =] The last time I went to walmart, the manager told me that doubling ended on Halloween, but some of the cashiers are still doing it anyway. Right now, its the luck of the draw.
I live in North Charleston. Rivers Ave stopped doubling.
Ashely & katina hello my name is sarai I live in charleston and I’m very new on cupon & I really need help could y’all pls help me!
Walmart doesn’t double for sure. I live in Mn and Cashwise Foods I knows double up to $1.00 – But I haven’t paid attention until. Just really started couponing. So we’ll see this weekend if they do it automatically at the register like they claim to on their website.
I need help couponing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, My name is spelled wrong…Im Ofelia….LOL
Ok, so i read that Kmart was “Doubling coupons” I am so new to all this I cut out things I wanted on sale and gave it a shot…LOL it worked I was so happy.
I have ALWAYS wondered about this: “Even though some coupons say “do not double”, most will still automatically double at the register.” How in the world did you learn the 5 and 9 trick? Thank you so much for sharing this information with us!