Coupon Stacking Info

by Marcy on February 9, 2009 · 0 comments

After having the opportunity to talk with other bloggers and reps for both Cellfire.com and Shortcuts.com recently, I wanted to share some info with you about stacking e-coupons with paper coupons.

In the eyes of a manufacturer, e-coupons are the same as paper coupons, which means that they do not advocate the use of both an e-coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon on one item. That being said, the computer systems (at Kroger, for example) currently do not prevent you from redeeming 2 coupons (1 e-coupon and 1 paper coupon) on one item.

The manufacturers, e-coupon services and the stores are currently trying to work together to resolve this issue. In the meantime, it becomes an issue of ethics and how you choose to process this information.

You may have noticed that in the last few weeks I have stopped combining e-coupons and manufacturer coupons in my weekly match up posts. I will still list all of the available coupons for each item that I highlight, but will no longer advocate the “stacking” of an e-coupon and a manufacturer coupon.

I am not writing this post to sway you one way or the other. I am writing it to inform you so that you can make your own decision.

Please note that this is different from the stacking of store and manufacturer coupons. Until I hear otherwise, I believe it is ok to stack a Target store coupon (for example) with a manufacturer’s coupon. The same should go for CVS, Walgreens and any other store that release store coupons.

If you have any questions, please send me a note or leave a comment.

Thanks!


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