Store Coupons vs. Manufacturers Coupons
There are two types of coupons. There are manufacturers coupons and there are store coupons. It is important to know the difference between the two.
Manufacturers coupons are coupons that are distributed by companies to entice consumers to purchase their products. These cannot be combined with other manufacturers coupons. A sure way you can tell which coupons are manufacturers is by the “manufacturers coupon” label on the top of the coupon. Refer to the image on the right ~~~~>
The manufacturers coupons will always have a remit address on them. That means they have an address where the store is supposed to send those coupons in to, in order to get reimbursed. Please refer to the image on the left <~~~~
Store coupons are distributed by the store themselves. So with store coupons, they do not need to send these away to get reimbursed. This money is coming out of their own pockets, sort of speak. Often, you can stack a manufacturers coupon AND a store coupon together on the same product, when available.
Here is an example of a store coupon. Note how it specifically states store coupon at the top, and it does not have a remit address to send the coupon away. Refer to the image to the right ~~~>
Often, many grocery stores will have catalinas that print out of the machine. Some may be store coupons, while others are most likely to be manufacturers coupons. Below are two examples of catalinas received from my local grocery store. Note how they both say mnaufacturers coupon on the top.
Looking closer….you can see the remit address on these catalinas…..
Being a manufacturers coupon, these cannot be stacked with other manufactuers coupons.
Above is two examples of coupons you may receive from Tops Markets.
Hope this Helps!