When was the last time you read the fine print on anything that you purchased? Never, right?! No one really likes to read the fine print on anything, but it can be a real game-changer when it comes to couponing. Below are some fine print clauses that are important for you to know and understand:
Limit one coupon per purchase
This means you can only use one type of coupon for an individual item. For instance, if you’re buying three electric toothbrushes and have 3 of the exact same $5 off coupons, you can only use 1 coupon for each item. So, you can’t use two of the same coupons to get a $10 off on one item.
Limit one coupon per transaction
Coupons with this fine print mean you can only use one of these coupons per item and per store transaction. For instance, if you want to buy two tubs of frosting and have two of the same store coupons with this fine print, you need to make two separate transactions for each using the two coupons.
Having said that, if you have a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon for the same product, you can combine the two coupons (a.k.a stacking coupons) to get more discount on the purchase. Although both coupons have this fine print on them, they are not identical and can be clubbed.
Limit of 4 like coupons
This fine print on a coupon means you can use four identical coupons for the same transaction. These coupons help you save more and stock up brand products. For instance, if you have four of the same $5/2 coupons of a shampoo brand, you can use all the four coupons and get eight bottles in total.
One per person
This means that even if you have multiple identical coupons, you cannot use more than one coupon. If you find this fine print on the product, hand over the extra coupons to family members and friends to use the coupon for you.
One per visit
This clause limits the usage of identical coupons per shopping trip. If you have multiple identical coupons with this fine print, you can use one coupon per day, but you will be able to visit the store again another day to use the other coupons.
Cannot be combined with any other coupon
If you find this fine print on a manufacturer coupon, do not get disappointed. It simply means that you cannot combine two manufacturer coupons for the same item, but you can combine a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon.
Disclaimer: Please note that the option to stack or club coupons may not be provided by all stores.