NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– It’s a little known secret that stores let customers use multiple coupons for the same items, and the savings can stack up.
It’s a baby present bonanza at soon-to-be aunt Samantha Kruskol’s house. The only thing she likes more than buying all these gifts online is the money she saved.
“It’s very good savings if you stack your coupons right,” she told CBS2’s Mary Calvi.
Stack your coupons online? Yup. Entering one coupon code got Kruskol 30 percent off. Typing in another code let her cash in on her Kohl’s cash reward dollars. She added a free shipping offer and ended up saving $203 total. And that’s not all…
“When I’ve stacked coupons just in the year 2016, I’ve saved around $1,000 which is pretty substantial,” she said.
Where do you find these codes? Search sites like “Retail Me Not,” “Slick Deal,” and “Coupon Cabin.” Experts said using multiple coupons isn’t just for in-store savings anymore.
“This used to be fairly common with clipped coupons and circulars at the grocery store but now coupon code stacking is available online with many clothing manufacturers and general merchandise retailers,” Liz Crawford, a shopping marketing expert, said.
Kohl’s lets you add four promo codes to an online order and two if you’re ordering from a mobile device. Gap and Banana Republic have certain restrictions, but their websites say you may be able to apply more than one.
“Consumers are beginning to demand it and retailers need to stay competitive,” Crawford added.
CBS2 found out you can also register for promo codes and have them sent to your email.