As many couponers know, shopping at Target can be fun, and we can score some killer deals as well. Target does allow the “stacking” of manufacturer and store coupons, as long as the stipulations of both coupons are being met and within the Target Coupon Policy Guidelines.
Before you go to print out a bunch of coupons from Target’s webpage, there are a few things that might help you decide which coupons to print and which to pass on. Some of the coupons on their webpage are Target store coupons, and some are manufacturer’s coupons. There are a few ways to tell for sure before you print them.
Because Target.com coupons are powered by e-centives (also used to power CouponNetwork.com), you could open up both sites and see if the particular offer is available on both. If the coupon is on both sites, this means that it is a manufacturer’s coupon. That sounds like a hassle, right? It is… and there is a better way.
When surfing the printable coupons on Target.com, you will see the coupon image say “when you buy” or “with purchase of”. The coupons that state “when you buy…” are manufacturer’s coupons. The coupons that state “with purchase of…” will print as Target store coupons.
Another way to tell which is which before you print – and possibly waste your ink – is to right click on the image of the coupon itself. You will see “view image“, and click on that. Inside the url box that pops up will be information regarding the coupon.
There will either be a shortened version of the manufacturer’s brand name or “manufact”. In the Nature’s Bounty case, it is a manufacturer’s coupon because it states “naturesb”, and also because it’s on CouponNetwork.com as well. 😉
If you see the word “target” within the url box, this means that this is a Target store coupon. The Friskies coupon below is a Target store coupon.
Pretty cool, huh? If you have any issues, be sure to ask. I hope this clears up some confusion and saves you a TON of ink! 🙂