30 Days of EXTREME Reality Couponing: Store Coupons vs. Manufacturer Coupons

Posted: 07/02/13 9:00 AM (Modified: 07/05/13 9:14 AM)

Welcome to 30 Days of Extreme Reality Couponing! Be sure to follow along with our tips on our Couponing 101 page. And, please spread the word and tell your friends about this series so they can also save 50-80% on their grocery bills! 

Tip #2: Store Coupons Vs. Manufacturer Coupons

Did you know there are two main types of coupons? It's important that you know what the differences are between store coupons and manufacturer coupons and more importantly, how to use them to save money.

Manufacturer Coupons: These are the most commonly used coupons found mainly online and/or in the newspaper. Manufacturer coupons are identified by the words "Manufacturer Coupon" on the top of the coupon itself. They are distributed by the manufacturer and when you use them, the store is reimbursed the value of the coupon plus shipping and handling. That means, the store DOES NOT lose money when you use manufacturer coupons. 

Store Coupons: Store coupons are basically a store sale in the form of a coupon. These are NOT typically reimbursed by the manufacturer, they are distributed by the store itself. For example, store coupons are found either online on store websites or even in the sales flyer like Walgreens. 

Deal Tip: Since store coupons are not reimbursed by the manufacturer directly, you can actual combine them with manufacturer coupons. This is called "stacking" and many stores like Target, Walgreens and CVS allow this in their coupon policy. With the combination of the two coupons, you'll score double the savings and land an AMAZING deal! 

Be sure to follow along every single day this month for more EXTREME Reality Couponing tips! 

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