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Publix to clarify coupon policies
Lake Wales News
With coupon use rising along with food prices and profit pressures, Publix Super Markets Inc. will tighten redemptions with its first companywide policy May 23. The Lakeland based chain, which said it is responding to customers asking
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New WalMart Coupon Policy Allows Overage

 

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!

 

New Walgreens Official Coupon Policy

Great news for couponers – Walgreens has finally come out with an official coupon policy!  I hear from lots of readers that their Walgreens stores vary dramatically in coupon acceptance policies so this is a wonderful thing to have a complete written policy from corporate.  I’d recommend printing a copy and carrying it with you in your coupon binder.  Here are the highlights of the policy:

Sale Items

  • Walgreens will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale.
  • In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.

Multiple Coupons

  • When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
  • The coupon amount must be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
  • When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.

Buy One, Get One Free Coupons

  • When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased.
  • Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offers, if required by applicable state laws.

Internet/Print at Home Coupons

  • Walgreens accepts valid internet/print at home coupons.

Thanks to Christie at Wild For Wags for the heads up!