Thursday, October 29, 2009

Q & A

I have been hearing reports of reader stacking coupons (store with manu.) to get free products. I am excited for you! Don't forget an easy freebie this week, your free Snuggle at Fred Meyer by stacking store coupon with $3 manufacturer from 10/4 RP.

So while we are on the subject of stacking here is a reader's question:
Can you stack Rite Aid video value coupons with manufacturers?
Well, I have read conflicting information on this, so I decided to try it and see what happened. First of all Rite Aid coupons say RC on them before the barcode, but some also say manufacturers coupon, so it is confusing. According to their policy though, RC (or Rite Aid coupons) can be stacked with manufacturers. These RC are the ones found in the circular and at video values. However, everytime (including today) these video value coupons won't scan (they beep)! Today it said, expired, even though it wasn't until 10/31. The cashier finally just had to manually enter it. She was totally fine about it though, but some cashiers might have refused it. I got a pack of diapers for $2.99 and 2/5 counted toward my free coupon.

Also another questions about KMart. Does KMart accept internet coupons?

From KMart: "Effective March 1, 2009, Kmart will accept industry-standard, secure print-at-home coupons." Translation yes, but again not all cashiers may be up to speed with the new policies.

Have a question? Please email or leave them in comments and I will answer them for you.


  1. Yup; Rite Aid coupons can be stacked with manufacturer's coupons. You got it - even though they sometimes say "manufacturer" coupon, they are truly store coupons if the barcode starts with an "RC." Further, true manufacturer's coupons should have some verbiage in the fine print where the retailer should send for reimbursement. Finally, in many of the weekly ads, the store coupons will even show you how to stack with a manufacturer's coupon for greater savings (a lot of the hair dye coupons do this).