How to combine coupons

Coupons used on their own doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to save huge amounts of money every week, not unless you know how to combine them with each other and instore offers. That’s what determines your final savings and out of pocket expense. If you use a coupon on an item while it’s full price and without any other vouchers or rebates, then that’s a wasted effort and certainly a wasted coupon. Let’s say that you’re going to buy two packs of canned mackerel because you have two 50p off coupons for brand X. The full price for one pack of mackerel is 1.50£ and if you use the coupon it would make your final price 1£. Let’s say that the coupon is valid for 30 days, do you buy it now if you only printed the coupon today or a couple of days ago? No, this is the time to wait and see if it goes on sale in your shop or in any of the other stores that you shop in. If you wait two weeks and see that Morrisons have mackerel on sale for 1£ per can instead of their regular price of 1.50£, then this is where you want to go and buy the two cans. You get the two cans and use both your coupons and end up paying 1£ for both cans. If you would have bought them two weeks ago at full price at shop number one then you’d have paid 2£ after coupons, now you end up 1£ instead – a 66% saving instead of 33%. Now, imagine if you’d have other coupons or rebates that you can combine with the manufacturer’s coupon – that could give you even greater savings or even free food. I’m going to go through the most common ways that you can combine coupons, instore sales and rebates, as long as the coupons allow it. Make sure to read the coupon and see if you can add other coupons to your purchase, or if you can only use one coupon per item. Remember that this usually means money off coupons and not points coupons – you can combine a point coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon.

  1. Peelie and manufacturer coupon

No, you can’t use them both since they’re both manufacturers’ coupons, but with different names and looks. They’re still coupons made by the manufacturer of product that you’re about to buy.

  1. BOGO + manufacturers coupons

This varies from chain to chain, so be sure to ask the particular shop that you’re in – it depends on what the management says. If they say no, then respect that. It can also depend if it’s a Buy One Get One free or if it’s a Buy One Get One half price. Be sure to ask for their policy for both occasions – BOGO free and BOGO half price. Make sure that you get the answer in writing if you’re asking the management, then you have an official letter that is more valid than words and can’t be refused.

  1. Manufacturer coupon + instore coupon

Generally yes, since they’re two different things, instore coupons comes from the shop and manufacturers coupons from the manufacturer. If you get Catalinas, then they’re instore coupons that comes from a manufacturer but can be used with a manufacturer coupon. Read the manufacturer coupon and if it says something like “one coupon per item”, it most often means that you can’t combine two manufacturer’s coupons.

  1. Instore coupon + points coupon

Depends on what kind of coupon it is. You can’t use two X amount of points – those coupons that say 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the points that you earn in a transaction – but you can use a paper coupon that states “get 200 points for buying Catty’s cat food” with a digital voucher that’s loaded to your loyalty card and says “get 50 points if you buy a Catty’s cat food”. Plus, you can add those X times the points earned in a transaction in the end too, but just one.

  1. Rebate + manufacturer coupon

Yes, you can use these together since you’re not actually using them at the same time. Just use the coupon as usual at the register, save your receipt and then scan it into the rebate app to get that retroactive cashback.

  1. Rebate + instore coupon

Yes again. This is just the same as the example above. Use the coupon instore, get the receipt and scan it in the rebate app.

  1. Rebate + manufacturer coupon + instore coupon

This is the third yes. If the manufacturer coupon allows that you stack an instore coupon to it, then you can get an extremely good deal and quite possibly a freebie or a moneymaker. Getting all three in combination with a sales price is the best thing and all though it doesn’t happen very often, it can still happen.

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Coupon Policies

It can be very difiicult to know what goes at what chain when it comes to coupon policies – who accepts coupon, who doesn’t and do they have any limits on the amount of coupons/vouchers that you can use in a single transaction. Therefore, I’ve created a page where you’ll find links to the various store chains in the U.K and their coupon policies. Some of them don’t have a policy and where that’s the case, I’ll try to contact them on social media or through their website to find the answers.

I’ll try and expand the page to the U.S too, but for now it’s the U.K. chains that I’m focusing on.

ICELAND Coupon policy

  1. These terms and conditions (“Terms”) set out how Iceland money off, discount and instant rewards (whether in the form of vouchers coupons, till receipts, electronic or otherwise) (“Coupons”) can be used and the rules that apply to their use. Please read these Terms and the terms and conditions printed on the Coupon carefully as your use of the Coupon means that you accept and agree to these Terms and those on the Coupon.
  2. The amount of money off, discount or other promotion, the dates the Coupon can be used and all other information required to use the Coupon (including any restrictions) are set out on each individual Coupon. If the Coupon says anything additional to these Terms then the Coupon terms will apply. If there are any contradicting points on the Coupons to these Terms, then these Terms shall apply.
  3. Unless the Coupon says otherwise, Coupons cannot be redeemed online.
  4. Only the original printed Coupon is valid. Iceland will not accept amended, damaged or photocopied Coupons. Iceland reserves the right to refuse to accept any Coupons with incorrect codes or which Iceland reasonably believes to be copies. Iceland does not accept any liability for any lost or damaged Coupons – once you have the Coupon it is your responsibility, so keep it safe.
  5. When using the Coupon in store, the Coupon will need to be handed over to the cashier for him or her to swipe at the till.
  6. If you want to use multiple Coupons, not all offers may be redeemed within the same transaction. You should read the terms on each Coupon carefully.
  7. Coupons are not transferable, cannot be used more than once and have no cash value. Unless the Coupon states otherwise each Coupon can only be redeemed against one item. The Coupons cannot be used for the purchase of carrier bags or putting any electronic savings on your Bonus Card. Where a minimum spend is required in order to obtain or use a Coupon, then purchases of carrier bags or putting electronic savings on your Bonus Card will not count towards that minimum spend.
  8. Coupons cannot be used for alcohol purchases in Scotland.
  9. Iceland does not accept any responsibility for any computer or equipment failure resulting in a transaction failing to register or any Coupon failing to be generated or printed.
  10. Our product descriptions, pricing and specifications are accurate at the time we print our Coupons and marketing materials, however we reserve the right to withdraw or substitute items at our discretion.
  11. All of our products are subject to availability, whilst stocks last, and may be available in selected stores only.
  12. Iceland reserves the right to modify, withdraw, terminate or temporarily suspend any promotion or Coupon in whole or part at any time.
  13. All Iceland promotions, including Coupons, are governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
  14. Iceland may amend these Terms at any time. All changes to these Terms will appear on our website on this page (www.iceland.co.uk/details). Please check our website regularly for changes. We recommend you check these Terms when you are thinking of using a Coupon.
  15. The Promoter is Iceland Foods Limited, Second Avenue, Deeside Industrial Park, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 2NW.
  16. If you have any queries about these Terms or any Coupons, please call our Customer Helpline on 0800 328 0800 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 8am-8pm and Sun 8am-6pm (opening hours subject to change and calls may be recorded).
  17. Offers sent to Bonus Card holders: Only the person named in any offer communication can earn or use Coupons sent to them by swiping their Bonus Card, with the Bonus Card number stated in the offer communication, at the till when making a purchase in any participating Iceland store.
  18. Offers sent to Bonus Card holders: When that customer shops and their Bonus Card is swiped at the till, during the dates of the relevant promotion, the applicable Coupon will either be automatically printed at the till or the Coupon redeemed immediately.
  19. Offers and Coupons (Non-Bonus Card): If an offer is promoted in our stores, online or in any other communication, provided that all of the qualifying conditions of that offer (if any) are met during the dates of the promotion, the Coupon will either be automatically printed at the till or the Coupon redeemed immediately.