WalMart has just come out with an updated coupon policy and there are a couple of interesting items in the list! The most exciting thing I see in the new policy is the statement that “Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase.” Although some other stores do consistently give overage, I’ve never seen it explicitly stated in a coupon policy. I’m very happy to see WalMart spell it out this way because they do get the entire face value of the coupon back (plus 8 cents each), no matter whether they mark it down or not, but I’m not going to get too excited until I actually witness my local store doing it this way.
I’m also happy to see that they will accept “Checkout coupons … (also called “Catalinas”) that are printed at our 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.” This means that they SHOULD accept Walgreens Register Rewards like they do at Publix and at most commissary stores, but again I’m not going to hold my breath until my stores figure out their interpretation of the policy. I highly recommend printing a copy of the policy and carrying it with you!
Thanks a bunch I Am That Lady!