Thursday, August 4, 2011

Question #4: Can't You Get The Store Brand Cheaper? (Part 2)

In addition to matching coupons to sales to get great prices on name brand products, another great idea is to match up manufacturer coupons with store coupons.  Yes, you can use 2 coupons on one item, but you have to make sure you are following the rules.  You can use one MANUFACTURER coupon and one STORE coupon on the same item.

Example:  Let's say Zantac (24 count) is $7.59 and the Target brand is $2.49.

If Zantac is not on sale and I use a coupon worth $5, the cost would be $2.59. While that is 66% off, it is still slightly more expensive than the store brand. 

If I also print off a Target coupon for $2 off Zantac, I can use BOTH of them on the same item, for a total of $7 off, making the item only .59 cents.  That is 92% off and well below the cost of the store brand.

Target recently had Zantac on sale for $6.99 which makes it free with coupons.  Given that the expiration dates on the packages were 2015, I say "stock up" if it's an item your family uses!

My Free Deal of the Day:  Ivory Soap Body Wash 12oz - FREE at Kroger!