Stacking Coupons Guide!

Stacking Coupons Guide!

What stores stack coupons? What is allowed? What is not allowed? This is always a question that pops up to many new couponers. Sometimes I even get confused.  Make sure to bookmark this page so you can have something to reference back to.


Drug Stores

Shopping the drug store is one of the best ways to get great deals on household items and beauty products. Sometimes it can get a little confusing but here is a great guide to help out. If you are just starting out, I recommend starting at CVS.

CVS – At CVS you can stack CVS Coupons with manufacturer coupons for even more savings.  You can get CVS Coupons from the coupon center located in the store or they will print at the bottom of your receipt.

  • Scan your Extra Care Cards at the Coupon Center
  • Sign up for CVS emails to get extra savings and coupons
  • Stack CVS coupons with manufacturer coupons for extra savings
  • Check the clearance section for deals up to 75% off
  • If you lose your ECBs, you can print them online at
  • Roll your ECBs from one transaction to another to pay the least amount out of pocket each time.

Rite Aid – Rite Aid store coupons can be found in the weekly ad, Rite Aid Catalina Coupons or at the bottom of your receipt. You’ll see the code “RC49 or RC48” followed by numerals below the coupon’s barcode, letting you know that the coupon is considered a Rite Aid coupon. They also have Load2Card coupons which are manufacturer coupons. The only way of stacking at Rite aid is if you have a manufacturer coupon and a Store Coupon (Starting with “RC49 or RC48”)  You can use an RC48 coupon in conjunction with an RC49 coupon and a manufacturer coupon for a TRIPLE STACK.

Walgreens – This one is a little trickier. You CAN stack coupons. You just have to know the rules. Let me explain:

  • You can use a Register Rewards (RR) to pay for a transaction of different product which offers a Register Rewards and it will produce a Register Rewards.
  • Register Rewards ARE considered a manufacturers coupon so you will need a “filler Item” (something cheap  It could be a $0.10 item)  You have to have the same number of manufacturer coupons per items in one transaction. Keep in mind that an RR is considered a manufacturer coupon.
  • Walgreens coupons from the circular are considered store coupons
  • Only 1 RR will print out per transaction for the same item
  • You can not use an RR to pay for the same product or even from the same company to get another RR deal.

National Stores

Target – This is one of my favorite stores to stack and another one of my favorite for new couponers! Target coupon policy allows one manufacturer coupon (newspaper, printable, or Cartwheel digital), one Target coupon (paper or digital) per item. BUT there is MORE! You can stack Target Coupons with Cartwheel Offers with Manufacturer Coupons, with Target threshold coupons ( like $5 off $20 xxx purchase) along with Target REDcard savings (5% off everything)

Confused? You will get the hang of it. I promise. Regardless of the order in which the coupons are scanned at checkout, this is the order in which the discounts will be deducted from your total:

  1. Target coupons ($0.50 off XXITEMXX)
  2. Cartwheel offers (5% off XXX)
  3. Manufacturer coupons ($1.00 off XXX)
  4. Target threshold coupons ($5 off $20 XXX purchase)
  5. Target REDcard savings (5% off everything)

Walmart – No stacking unless it is a Rebate (Ibotta or Checkout51)

Dollar Stores

Dollar Tree – No Stacking

Family Dollar – No Stacking

Dollar General – Dollar General does allow the stacking of a single Manufacturer Coupon and a single Dollar General Coupon per single item in a transaction. Stacking of 2 or more Manufacturer Coupons per item is not allowed.

Grocery Stores

Kroger –  Digital offers cannot be combined with manufacturer paper coupons on the purchase of a single item

Publix – Yes you are allowed. You can stack a Publix Store Coupon or Competitor Coupon along with a Manufacturer coupon.

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