Monday, March 23, 2009

Store Coupon Policies

Have you ever run into an uninformed (or cranky) cashier when you're using coupons? I had the pleasure this past Saturday at Target. Luckily I had my store coupon policy printed out and tucked inside my coupon binder to show the cashier.

If you've ever had any trouble, I recommend doing the same. Print the coupon policies for the stores you frequent, and keep a copy tucked inside your coupon binder. That way you've always got it with you, in case the need arises.

I also recommend knowing these policies. Don't let a cashier push you around or make you feel guilty for using coupons! You are doing nothing wrong! Politely show them your coupon policy or ask for a manager, if necessary, but never escalate an issue just to prove you are right. You can always return/rebuy or come back another day!


Here's a little bit of detail on each of the coupon policies in my neck of the woods, along with links to printable, official copies for those available.

  • Target - accepts one MFQ and one TQ per item. Accepts IPQ's.
  • Walgreens - accepts one MFQ and one store coupon per item. Accepts IPQ's.
  • Rite Aid - accepts one MFQ and one store coupon per item. Accepts IPQ's up to $5.
  • Walmart - accepts one MFQ per item. Accepts IPQ's.
  • Smith's - accepts one MFQ per item. Accepts IPQ's. Has a $3 scan law in Utah. (If it scans incorrectly and it's over $3, you get a $3 discount. If it's under $3, you get it free.)
  • Albertsons - accepts one MFQ and one store coupon per item. Accepts IPQ's. Also has a $3 scan law in Utah.



MFQ - manufacturer's coupon
IPQ - internet printable coupon
TQ - target store coupon

1 comment:

Ginger said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and joining in the fun with speading the news about deals via Mr. Linky in this post. I hope your readers will drop by to find deals that may match their shopping list as well as using my Target Coupon Match-ups!

Ginger

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