Monday, May 16, 2011

Wal-Mart Official Coupon Policy


Here is the official policy, print it and keep a copy in your binder.

Walmart Coupon Policy

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

  •  Manufacturers’ coupons
  • Print-at-home internet coupons

- 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

     - for example, $2.99


  • Soft drink container caps

  • 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.

     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.
    • Walmart only accepts coupons for merchandise that we sell.
    • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
    We accept the following with Customer Service Supervisor/Management approval:

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

    One of the biggest changes with this policy is that Walmart now allows overage. This means that a coupon will be accepted for its full value even if the price of the item is less than the coupon amount. What happens with that overage? Well first, it is used toward any remaining balance on your total purchase, and then toward any applicable taxes. What if there is still overage left after that? Then they hand the overage to you, in cash. This is something to use sparingly and with caution. Abuse of something like this is how it will get taken away. I'd put money on this happening at some point, so enjoy it while it lasts. Unless you absolutely have to take the overage, use it toward an item you need, especially if there is a particular brand that you HAVE to use, and even with coupons it is not the best deal, like Tide. Or use it on other necessitities like milk. 

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