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Walmart’s Official Coupon Policy March 11, 2011

Filed under: Grocery Deals — Amanda @ 10:30 am

Walmart just posted their official coupon policy!

Walmart accepts the following types of coupons (see guidelines below):

  • Manufacturers’ coupons
  • Print-at-home internet coupons (These must be legible, have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on them, have a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and have a scannable bar code.)
  • Competitors’ coupons that feature a specific item for a specified price (an example would be a coupon for Oreos for $1.50)
  • Soft drink container caps
  • Checkout coupons (Catalinas) that are printed at competitors’ registers, have “manufacturer Coupon” with specific requirements printed on them, a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and a scannable bar code.

Walmart does not accept the following coupons:

  • Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase
  • Competitors’ coupons for dollars/cents or percentage off, buy one get one free, and double- or triple-value coupons

The following are guidelines and limitations:

  • Only one coupon per item is permitted
  • Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration
  • Coupons may exceed the price of the item.  Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase. (This is AWESOME!)
  • Walmart only accepts coupons for merchandise that they sell
  • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.

They will accept the following with Customer Service Supervisor/Management approval:

  • 40 or more coupons
  • Coupons over $20
  • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction

I am so glad to see tha Walmart has posted these guidelines on their website.  I hope the other stores will soon follow.  Now all I need is Walmart to distribute this to their cashiers.  I hate that Tony gets embarrassed when I have to explain to the cashier that she WILL accept my coupon.  =)


One Response to “Walmart’s Official Coupon Policy”

  1. Brittany L Says:

    Well, I’m glad that at least one company is trying to make it easier on the consumer and their employees by making the policy in writing. Publix has been discussing putting a policy in writing for over a year now. Before then we only had a few “coupon ladies” that would try and scam us, but then it just blew up in our faces almost a year ago now and since then it’s been a struggle. Like I said, everyday they change things, making us look dumb and we get yelled at on an almost daily basis. I would be so happy if Publix had a written paper that a cashier could pull out and reference so that the lines would be clearly drawn for all involved. I want people to save money, I just don’t want them to make my job harder than it already is by coming to the register ready for a fight before there has even been a problem.

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