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Target: Stacking Coupons for Maximum Savings

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 20, 2009 · 58 comments

Target Stack Manufacturer's and Store Coupons
Check out the signs that are posted at every checkout lane in our Target now! I know it's slightly blurry, but here's what it says:

To help you save in every way, we accept manufacturer's coupons.*

*We happily accept one manufacturer's and one Target coupon per item.

So this is great news for those of you that have had issues with coupon stacking in the past. It seems like Target is really making a concerted effort to better educate their employees on their coupon policies with these signs and the recent posting of their corporate coupon policy online.

Those of you that are newer to my site may be wondering exactly what "coupon stacking" is and why all the fuss about it. Coupon stacking is when a store allows you to use both a manufacturer's coupon and a store coupon on the same item. When you can pair these coupons with a good sale, the end result is huge savings and/or possibly even free merchandise!

A perfect example is the current Pop-Tarts deal:

Kellogg’s Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts, $1.52
$1/1 Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts Target printable
$2/2 Kellogg’s Select Fiber-Added Products, exp. 10-11-09 (RP 8/30/09)
2 FREE after 1 manufacturer and 2 Target coupons!

So you would buy two boxes of Pop-Tarts, use one manufacturer's coupon (since it's off two items), and use two Target store coupons. This will make the Pop-Tarts free after all coupons!

Have you found it easier to use coupons at Target lately? What are your tips for getting the best results?

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1 kiki September 30, 2009 at 12:04 am

I know isn't that sad. We all know there are people out there who commit fraud by making up coupons. But it's so bad that even the honest ppl get scrutinized. And we know our policies. And who takes what better than they do. Go9do thing we are not the criminals because we would bet away with murder since store4s dont' even know their own policy

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2 Heather B. January 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I had a great transaction recently at Target where the sales associate was super knowledgeable about their coupon policies and was really, really nice. He even let me use 2 manufacturers coupons on a natures best double pack when they were out of the singles. I was going to buy it anyway and pay the extra $5 and he saved me $5. He made a point of explaining that their policy normally would not allow that but he was understanding about the shortage of the product singles.
Now, over at one of our local Walmarts recently(luckily it is not the one in my exact same town) the sales associate was super rude and made a point of saying their specific Walmart policy was that one coupon per transaction(for the same item) could be used. Now I was buying two of the same product, not 100 and I never have any issues at my location that is closest to me. It depends on where you are at but hopefully Target will keep making it a lot easier to coupon. I think once you find the store that "gets it" you stick with that location unless you absolutely must go somewhere else.

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3 Lori April 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Trying to save money to help support my family!

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4 Leah August 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I went to my Target Saturday. I had a $1 off any Scotch magic tape. The tape was $1 and the cashier would not let me use it because it made it free. I had other items so my total was not going to be $0.00!

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5 Cheryl October 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

What's up with the coupon expiration date on the PopTart listing being 10/11/09?? 2 years ago?????

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6 Tara Kuczykowski October 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Cheryl, this was posted two years ago. The stacking information is still valid; however, the example scenario I used obviously is not current.

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