It is important to know the difference between store coupon and a manufacturer coupon since some stores allow you to use both on a single item. This will be beneficial to you and maximize your savings. Remember that only certain stores allow this so be sure to check with the store’s coupon policy before heading to the store.
Difference Between Store Coupon and Manufacturer Coupon
A manufacturer coupon would be one that comes from the manufacturer and say “Manufacturer Coupon” next to the expiration date at the top of the coupon. Some manufacturer coupons will have a store logo on them but that doesn’t mean you have to redeem them at that specific store. As long as it says “Manufacturer Coupon” at the top you can still redeem the coupon at any store.
You can find manufacturer coupons in the Sunday newspaper, home mailings, attached or inside the product, blinkie machines, or by printing coupons online.
A store coupon is specific to the store listed on the coupon. You can find the store specific information on the coupon in a corner or in the fine print. It will say at the top next to the expiration date “Store Coupon”. Some stores will allow you to use a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon on a single item which can maximize your savings.
Store coupons are often found at the store or on the store’s website.
When you checkout at the grocery store, you may get a Catalina printed from the store’s coupon machine. The downfall of Catalina’s is that you can’t use a manufacturer coupon if it says “Store Coupon” at the top. This is one time you can’t pair the 2 for a better deal. If it says “Manufacturer Coupon” at the top of the coupon you can redeem it at any store.