I know a lot of other blogs and articles will encourage you to stack one manufacturer’s coupon with a store coupon or sale, often allowing you to get a product for cheap, or even free. I will probably not be doing any such deals, although if I happen upon one, I may share it. For example, awhile back I found a coupon for $5 off an air freshener kit. At Walmart, the kit was on sale for $5.98 so I went ahead and used the coupon and got the kit for 98 cents.
However, this won’t be a regular occurrence and there are a few reasons for that. First, it’s inconvenient. It requires a lot of extra work on my part, and I don’t want to cause trouble with the cashier. I’m not looking forward to an argument where I pull out a printed out copy of the store’s coupon policy or causing a scene over a few bucks. I also don’t think it is fair to the companies, either the manufacturer or the store. Those coupons do cost the store money, and I worry that it will cause prices on that product to go up, be carried in fewer quantities, or for there to be stricter rules on coupon use. None of those are things I want to happen.