Friends, did you know that the coupon industry is federally regulated? I am sure that many have never even given it a thought. Coupon fraud is even a federal offense and the rules can differ from state to state.

Generally, a customer can use a manufacture coupon and a store coupon together on one item. That is because a store coupon is funded by the store itself. The manufacture coupon is funded by the manufacturer. That is why it is key to clip the in store coupons as well as the manufacture coupons.

Friends, did you know that the coupon industry is federally regulated? I am sure that many have never even given it a thought. Coupon fraud is even a federal offense and the rules can differ from state to state.

Generally, a customer can use a manufacture coupon and a store coupon together on one item. That is because a store coupon is funded by the store itself. The manufacture coupon is funded by the manufacturer. That is why it is key to clip the in store coupons as well as the manufacture coupons.

Many of the stores do not clarify these rules so it ups to you the consumer to be aware of them. Each week stores such as CVS, Walgreens, and the major grocery stores all have ads with in store coupons in them. Do not hesitate to use them. Just pair them up with manufacture coupons and you will be on your way to be a savvy smart shopper. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady