How to: Coupon Stacking

What is coupon stacking? It is a way to use more than one coupon to save money on a single item. Coupon stacking is when you combine a manufacturers coupon with a store coupon.

There are two types of coupons, a manufacturer coupon and store coupon. Some stores allow you to use BOTH on 1 item.


Buy 1 Schick Razor $2.99

- (1) $1/1 Schick Manufacturer coupon

Stack (1) $1/1 Schick Walgreens Store Coupon

Final Price: $.99!

The above coupon has no notation of Manufacturer Coupon. There is no barcode that fits the manufacturer coupon guidelines. It has the store logo on it and it has no remit to address.  It is only valid at Walgreens.

The above is a Rite Aid coupon, it does say Manufacturer’s coupon, but the bar code starts with RC.  It has no remit to address. This coupon will not scan at other stores. It is only valid at Rite Aid.

Who Stacks? 


When purchasing an item at Walgreens, you can use one manufacturer coupon and one Walgreens coupon. The one thing to remember when stacking at Walgreens is that the number of manufacturer coupons, including Register Rewards manufacturer coupons, may not exceed the number of items in the transaction. That is why you may sometimes need “Filler” Items.


CVS allows one manufacturer coupon and one CVS store coupon per item purchased.

Rite Aid

Rite Aid will actually allow THREE coupons per item purchased. Their policy states that you may use one manufacturer coupon, one Rite Aid RC48 coupon and one Rite Aid RC49 coupon. To figure out what the RC code is, look at the first 4 digits in barcode.


Target allows one manufacturer coupon and one Target  Store coupon per item purchased. Target Store coupons include those found in-store, online and in newspapers. Regardless of source, you may only use one Target Store coupon per item.

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter is a little different. They allow 1 paper coupon and one paperless coupon. This means that you can use 1 paper manufacturer coupon and a paperless coupon that you have loaded to your e-Vic card.  Note that E-Vic Coupons are excluded from Doubling, Super Doubles and Tripling events but you can still use them but they will not double/triple/etc.

Be sure to check your stores Coupon Policy and always keep a copy with you while shopping.

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