BREAKING NEWS! Walgreens NEW Coupon Policy! BIG Changes!

 BREAKING NEWS! Walgreens NEW Coupon Policy! BIG Changes!

BREAKING NEWS! Walgreens NEW Coupon Policy! BIG Changes!

Make sure to take note of these important changes to the Walgreens Coupon Policy! The changes are not favorable to us! TWO big changes:

  1. Walgreens will not accept coupons that exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.  – This means they no longer adjust coupons down that exceed the value of an item or even accept them.
  2. For offers when multiple items are purchased and additional items are free (BOGO Free; Buy 2 Get 1 free, etc.), the number of coupons applied to that offer cannot exceed the number of items required in the “buy” portion of the offer.  This means, we can no longer use TWO manufacturer coupons with a BOGO FREE sale at Walgreens. VERY VERY VERY Sad!

Here is their policy, please make sure to read over it so when you shop at Walgreens, you will not be taken by surprise by the new changes.  (Thanks RainingHotCoupons!)

 

Check out the Walgreens Deals (apply the new changes)!

 

Walmart Now Matches Competitor BOGO Deals!

walmart BOGO Walmart Now Matches Competitor BOGO Deals!

Walmart Now Matches Competitor BOGO Deals!

Exciting News! Walmart now matches BOGO Deals from competitor stores! Make sure to bring with you the competitor’s ad reflecting the BOGO deals. Here is the Coupon Policy, I recommend printing it and carrying with you every time you shop at Walmart. This is what it states:

They gladly accept the following types of coupons:

**Print-at-home internet coupons**

(Lots of readers have complained about Walmart not accepting their printable coupons. I recommend carrying a copy of the policy just in case you run into this dilemma. Walmart’s nationwide coupon policy clearly states that they DO accept Internet coupons. Contact headquarters if you run into this situation:  I would even tweet them and use hashtag #Walmart as well.)

Must be legible
Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on them
Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
Must have a valid expiration date
Must have a scannable bar code
Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons with a specified price
Are acceptable in black and white or color
May not be duplicated
***Manufacturers’ coupons***
For dollar/cents off
For free items (except those printed off the Internet)
Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons
Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on them
Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
Must have a valid expiration date
Must have a scannable bar code
May not be duplicated
***Competitors’ coupons***
A specific item for a specified price, for example, $2.99
Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons for items with a specified price
Have a valid expiration date
Are acceptable in black and white
***Soft drink container caps***
***Checkout coupons (“Catalinas”)***
Printed at our competitors’ registers for dollar/cents off on a specific item
Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” with specific item requirements printed on them
Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
Must have a valid expiration date
Must have a scannable bar code
Are acceptable in black and white
May not be duplicated

We do not accept the following coupons:

***Checkout coupons***
Dollars/cents off the entire basket purchase
Percentage off the entire basket purchase
***Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase***
***Competitors’ coupons***
Dollars/cents off at a specific retailer
Percentage off
Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons without a specified price
Double- or triple-value coupons

*The following are guidelines and limitations:

We only accepts coupons for merchandise that we sell.
Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
Only one coupon per item.
Item purchased must be identical to the coupon (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc).

There is no limit on the number of coupons per transaction.
Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration.
If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied   toward the basket purchase.
SNAP items purchased in a SNAP transaction are ineligible for cash back.
WIC items purchased in a WIC transaction are applied to the basket purchase and may not be eligible for cash back. Refer to state-specific WIC guidelines.
Great Value, Marketside, Equate, Parents Choice, and World Table coupons have no cash value and are ineligible for cash back or application to the basket purchase.

The system will prompt for supervisor verification for:
40 coupons per transaction.
A coupon of $20 or greater on one item.
$50 or more in coupons in one transaction.

I don’t shop much at Walmart, but NOW I will take my PUBLIX ad and take advantage of this new addition to their policy, I will!!   Check out this week’s Deals.

Are YOU excited about this new addition to the policy?

GUEST POST ~ Reasonable Couponing!

shopping clip art 2 GUEST POST ~ Reasonable Couponing!With the huge popularity of couponing these days, it is no surprise that there is a lot of talk in the coupon world about couponing ethics.  There are some things that are simply good practice and other things that are outright illegal.  Yes, there is an overseeing organization for coupons and they are very active.  This organization is the CIC (Coupon Information Center).  Although the CIC is a not-for-profit consumer organization, they are very influential among law makers.  The CIC helps fight coupon misredemption and fraud.  I have listed the top 5 guidelines to keep you ethical and legal when using coupons.

1.  NEVER (EVER!) Copy a Coupon– I think that speaks for itself.  It is illegal to copy a printable (or any) coupon even if it doesn’t state it on the coupon.  Printable coupons have an IP address from your computer, you will be tracked down by this #. There are safety features on most coupons, much like a check, that will indicate to the manufacturer that it has been copied.

2.  Stock Up – Don’t Stockpile More than You Need – Having 10 years’ worth of toilet paper is not going to save you during the apocalypse.  There is no reason to stockpile so much!  If you happen to find great FREEBIES, stock up enough for 3-6 months, depending on the size of your family.  If you feel the need to get more free stuff, donate it.  The weather is turning cool and homeless shelters will be overflowing with needy people soon!

3.  Do NOT Clear the Shelves -  Do you REALLY need 100 bottles of  mustard?  If you find a great deal on something, take what you can “reasonably” use in the next 3 months and leave some for the next person!  This, of course, does not apply to those stores that only carry 2-4 items of any given product; in that case, you have no choice but to “clear the shelf”!

HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF THE SINGLE MOM WHO IS STRUUGGLING TO SUPPORT HER CHILDREN, AND ONLY USES COUPONS FOR THAT PURPOSE?

cashier GUEST POST ~ Reasonable Couponing!4.  Be Kind and COURTEOUS to your Cashier – Many times cashiers are not familiar with coupons since most of the population does not use them.  Even among coupon users, the vast majority do not use more than 5 coupons in a single transaction.  Be kind and patient with the cashier, they are only doing their job.  Help them out understand the Couponing Game! You are in control.  Carry your  Coupon Policies and show the Cashier what you are talking about.

5.  Be Kind to Others in Line – I always tell the people who get in line behind me that I am using coupons/price matching.  Most people will either change lanes, stay and watch or at least, be more patient about waiting for a lengthy transaction.

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Thank you very much to Rachel author of  Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom for this Guest Post!  She is an expert in finding store deals, coupon matchups, and LOTS more!  Please visit her website and tell her I sent you!

 

It’s Official – CVS Corporate Coupon Policy!

cvslogoofficial Its Official   CVS Corporate Coupon Policy!

As expected, CVS just released their Corporate Coupon Policy…..all I have to say is:  It’s About Time!

PRINT a copy of  it. I strongly recommend carrying it with you along with your coupons just in case the cashiers are not aware of it.

These are the Highlights:

  • In the event that any item’s price is less than the value of the coupon, CVS/pharmacy will accept the coupon only to the price of the item. CVS/pharmacy does not provide cash back in exchange for any coupons.
  • The coupon amount will 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).
  • CVS/pharmacy accepts one third-party manufacturer coupon and applicable CVS/pharmacy coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
  • CVS/pharmacy accepts valid internet/print at home coupons containing a barcode.

Click HERE  and print a copy of the policy. (Thanks, CouponingtoDisney and MiamiMomySavings!)

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?