While manufacturer coupons are much more readily available and accepted everywhere, the real deals come when you can stack a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon.
A store coupon refers to a coupon issued by a specific store such as Publix, Target or CVS. Store coupons can be found in a variety of places.
The first place to check for store coupons is in the store itself. For example, in the front of every Publix there is a round display rack. This always contains the current Green and Yellow Advantage Fliers (more on those in a later post) as well as any promotional coupon booklets being offered at the time. Right now Publix has a new store coupon booklet called “One Stop, One Store”. It contains lots of high value store coupons that can be combined with manufacturer coupons for great deals.
The second place to find store coupons is on that store’s website. Target.com has tons of printable coupons, most of which are store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons.
The third and less common place to find store coupons is in home mailers and newspaper inserts. Occasionally, Publix and Target will send out home mailers with store coupons. These mailings seem to be random in who they are sent to and there does not appear to be a way to sign up for them. Lucky you if you get them : ) Every now and then, there will also be an insert or a page in an insert in the Sunday paper that contains coupons that are store specific.
Many of the sale cycle links I will be posting will include both the available store and manufacturer coupons available for an item so you can be on the look out for ways to get the cheapest price possible.
Coming Up: Combining Sale Cycles With Your Coupons