I get a lot of questions from readers. I know that if one person is asking the question, that others might be wondering the same thing! The most recent one came from reader Krystle. Here was her question:
I’m wondering if you can help me out? I’m new to couponing and I was wondering how it worked. If I have a coupon for a product to purchase at my grocery store could I use this one coupon and additional coupons for the same item in the same transaction? So if I have 5 of the same manufacturers coupons can I use them in the same transaction? I am just confused on how it works and I want to be able to use as many coupons to save as much as I can. I see on extreme couponing show that they buy 25 of one item and use 25 coupons and was wondering how to tell on a coupon if you can do that with every item? Some of the wording on coupons are different. Some coupons say one coupon per purchase…does this mean only one coupon for that specified item in one transaction? Meaning I can’t use anymore of the same coupons in that one transaction. The wording just seems tricky to me. I hope what I’m saying makes sense to you.
This is actually a very good question — and a confusing topic as well. Rather than get too wordy, I’ll explain this one using examples instead. First and foremost, you need to review your coupon wording to see what it says. You can use one coupon per purchase and an item is a purchase. Here are some examples:
— If you purchased 10 items, you could use 10 couponsCoupon says $1/1 (says limit of 4 coupons per transaction)
— You could purchase 4 items and use 4 coupons. If you purchased 5, you could still use only 4 coupons
Coupon says $1/2 (no limits listed)
— If you purchased 10 items, you could use 5 coupons
— You could purchase up to 8 items and use 4 coupons. If you purchased 10, you could still use only 4 coupons