Thursday, June 9, 2011

NEW Walmart Coupon Policy!


The trip I made to my local Walmart this past week reinforced to me the importance of not only knowing the current Walmart  Coupon Policy, but also carrying a copy with me when I shop at Walmart.  

It is kind of sad, but you really need to carry a copy of all the stores coupon policies with you when you go shopping in case you need to refer to them or show them to the store employee.  

Don't expect the cashier who oftentimes is the lowest person on the totem pole to know or keep up with the stores coupon policies.  You will be lucky if you can find a Customer Service Manager (CSM) and in some cases a store manager who are up to date on the stores coupon policy.

If you want to be an effective couponer and minimize your frustrations then carry a copy of the coupon policy with your coupons.  This served me well during my last trip.

 

This is a copy of the NEW Walmart Coupon Policy that I found on the Walmart web site as of (6/4/2011). 

The only change I see is that the "SNAP" and "WIC" comments have been broken out separately, but the changes have not changed anything for the customer.


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Walmart Coupon Policy

We gladly accept the following types of coupons*
  • Print-at-home internet coupons
    • Must be legible
    • Must have "Manufacturer Coupon" printed on them
    • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons with a specified price
    • Are acceptable in black and white or color
    • May not be duplicated
  • Manufacturers' coupons
    • For dollar/cents off
    • For free items (except those printed off the Internet)
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons
    • Must have "Manufacturer Coupon" printed on them
    • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • May not be duplicated
  • Competitors' coupons
    • A specific item for a specified price, for example, $2.99
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons for items with a specified price
    • Have a valid expiration date
    • Are acceptable in black and white
  • Soft drink container caps
  • Checkout coupons ("Catalinas")
    • Printed at our competitors' registers for dollar/cents off on a specific item
    • Must have "Manufacturer Coupon" with specific item requirements printed on them
    • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • Are acceptable in black and white
    • May not be duplicated
We DO NOT accept the following coupons:
  • Checkout coupons
    • Dollars/cents off the entire basket purchase
    • Percentage off the entire basket purchase
  • Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase
  • Competitors' coupons
    • Dollars/cents off at a specific retailer
    • Percentage off
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons without a specified price
    • Double- or triple-value coupons
*The following are guidelines and limitations:
  • We only accepts coupons for merchandise that we sell.
  • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • Only one coupon per item.
  • Item purchased must be identical to the coupon (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc).
  • There is no limit on the number of coupons per transaction.
  • Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration.
  • If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the basket purchase.
  • SNAP items purchased in a SNAP transaction are ineligible for cash back.
  • WIC items purchased in a WIC transaction are applied to the basket purchase and may not be eligible for cash back. Refer to state-specific WIC guidelines.
  • Great Value, Marketside, Equate, Parents Choice, and World Table coupons have no cash value and are ineligible for cash back or application to the basket purchase.
  • The system will prompt for supervisor verification for:
    • 40 coupons per transaction.
    • A coupon of $20 or greater on one item.
    • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction.

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Walmart coupon policy has changed again!  Here is the latest changes posted to the Walmart.com website as of March 20, 2011.  You have to stay on your toes people!

I suggest that you print it out and carry it with you whenever you shop at Walmart so you can refer to it and refer the friendly cashier and the folks at the Walmart Customer Service desk too it as needed.  You might also need to get the store manager in some cases to make a the "call".  Enjoy your shopping at Walmart.

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Previous Policy dated circa 3/20/2011

Walmart Coupon Policy

We gladly accept the following types of coupons*
  • Print-at-home internet coupons
    • Must be legible
    • Must have "Manufacturer Coupon" printed on them
    • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons with a specified price
    • Are acceptable in black and white or color
    • May not be duplicated
  • Manufacturers' coupons
    • For dollar/cents off
    • For free items (except those printed off the Internet)
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons
    • Must have "Manufacturer Coupon" printed on them
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • May not be duplicated
  • Competitors' coupons
    • A specific item for a specified price, for example, $2.99
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons for items with a specified price
    • Have a valid expiration date
    • Are acceptable in black and white
  • Soft drink container caps
  • Checkout coupons ("Catalinas")
    • Printed at our competitors' registers for dollar/cents off on a specific item
    • Must have "Manufacturer Coupon" with specific item requirements printed on them
    • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
    • Must have a valid expiration date
    • Must have a scannable bar code
    • Are acceptable in black and white
    • May not be duplicated
We DO NOT accept the following coupons:
  • Checkout coupons
    • Dollars/cents off the entire basket purchase
    • Percentage off the entire basket purchase
  • Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase
  • Competitors' coupons
    • Dollars/cents off at a specific retailer
    • Percentage off
    • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons without a specified price
    • Double- or triple-value coupons
*The following are guidelines and limitations:
  • We only accepts coupons for merchandise that we sell.
  • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • Only one coupon per item.
  • Item purchased must be identical to the coupon (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc).
  • There is no limit on the number of coupons per transaction.
  • Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration.
  • If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the basket purchase.
  • WIC or SNAP items purchased in a WIC or SNAP transaction are ineligible for cash back or application to the basket purchase.
  • Great Value, Marketside, Equate, Parents Choice, and World Table coupons have no cash value and are ineligible for cash back or application to the basket purchase.
  • The system will prompt for supervisor verification for:
    • 40 coupons per transaction.
    • A coupon of $20 or greater on one item
    • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction

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Here are some additional sources of printable coupons:
Red Plum
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Coupon Network - offers savings and coupons that you will not find anywhere else. Click Here

Coupons.com to Print Free Grocery Coupons - just plug in your zip code or any other zip code that you would like to check.  The 90210 Zip Code is very popular.

Frugal Father Coupons - searchable database tool!  I think that you are going to love this coupon tool!  

InboxDollars.com - Print Free Grocery Coupons.  Just sign up for a FREE InboxDollars account and get access to all the printable coupons.  If you are a new member you will get a $5 sign-up bonus.  Each time you print out and redeem a coupon you will earn $0.10 per coupon.

Swagbucks.com - Print Free Grocery Coupons. Just sign up for a FREE Swagbucks account and get access to all the printable coupons.  You will also earn 30 Swagbucks for signing up!  Each time you print out and redeem a coupon you will earn 10 Swagbucks.

Target coupons - Target Printable Grocery Coupons!  Remember you can stack a Target coupon with a manufacturers coupons to maximize your savings.

Walmart coupons - Walmart Printable Coupons. Walmart pays you the difference between the coupon value and the cost of the item.  Overage will be applied to your basket total or given as cash.

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