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New Walmart coupon policy

Posted March 8, 2011 11:22 a.m. EST
Updated March 8, 2011 11:39 a.m. EST

Walmart has a new coupon policy with a few changes worth mentioning.  I highly recommend that you print out the policy and keep it with your coupons so if there are any issues you can help the cashiers/managers to understand their policy.  Here are the highlights:

Overage: The policy actually states, “Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase.”

Walgreens Register Rewards should now be accepted at Walmart. They tend to scan better with the wand vs. the flat scanner. Here's what the policy states they will accept for register coupons: "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."

Competitor's Coupons: The policy now states that they will take "Competitors' coupons that feature a specific item for a specified price, for example, $2.99". They will not take competitor coupons for $1 off an item for example. The coupon has to state the price of the item, like the coupon makes the price $.99.

Soft drink container caps: They also accept soft drink container caps (like those that say you have won a free soft drink).

Click HERE for the full policy.