Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Coupon Policies

I thought I would take the time to add a few stores coupon policies.  These can also be viewed in the Coupon Policy page link.  I figured if I'm going to blog about coupons, savings and prices, it would be a good idea to include some of the major stores coupon policies as well. (Don't know why I didn't think of this before...just call me slow).








Double Coupons Policy

Kmart will periodically double manufacturers up to a $.99 in value.

Kmart will double ten (10) coupons per customer/household, per day during doubling events. Anything beyond that will be redeemed at face value only.
Only four (4) like items can be used on double coupons.

EXCLUDED FROM DOUBLING:  Kmart Store and Kmart Savings coupons and Buy One, Get One offers.

Stacking Coupons Policy
Only 1 Kmart store coupon or 1 manufacturer coupon is allowed.  Kmart does not allow customers to stack coupons. 

Competitor Coupons Policy
• Kmart does not accept competitor coupons.

 Internet Coupons Policy
• Kmart accepts coupons printed from the Internet if they have a barcode that scans at the register.
• Will not accept coupons for more than about 75% of a product’s value.
• Will not accept “Free” product (no purchase required) internet coupons.
• Buy-one-get-one-free coupons and other values that have a purchase requirement are acceptable.

Rainchecks Policy
• Rainchecks may be issued.  Limitations vary by location so check with your particular store.







Manufacturer and Target Coupons:
  • Target accepts one Manufacturer Coupon and one Target Coupon for the same item (unless prohibited by either coupon).
  • We reserve the right to accept, refuse, or limit the use of any coupon.
  • Limit of 4 identical coupons per household, per day (unless otherwise noted on coupon).
  • All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier during checkout.
  • Item purchased must match the coupon description (brand, size, quantity, color, flavor, etc.).
  • Coupon amount may be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied.
  • We can't give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase value of the item.
  • All applicable sales taxes are paid by the guest at the full value of the item.
  • These guidelines apply to all coupons accepted at Target (Color Checkout Coupons, Internet Coupons, •Mobile Coupons, Mailed Coupons, Coupons from Newspapers and Magazines, etc.).
Internet (Print-at-Home) Coupons:   
  • We gladly accept valid internet coupons that contain a clear and scannable bar code.
  • We do not accept internet coupons for free items with no purchase requirements.
Mobile Coupons:
  • Guests can receive Target Mobile Coupons by signing up for Text Alerts at Target.com/mobile or by texting COUPONS to 827438 (TARGET).
  • Message and data rates may apply.  See site for full details.
  • To redeem, simply show your coupon barcode to the cashier.  With one simple scan, all applicable coupons are applied.
Category/Department and Storewide Coupons:
  • If redeeming more than one category/department or storewide coupon, you must meet the purchase requirements for each coupon individually.
  • If redeeming a category/department coupon plus a storewide coupon, you must meet the purchase requirements for each coupon individually.
  • Percent off coupons will apply to all qualifying items in the transaction. No other same category/department or storewide coupon will apply.
Buy One Get One Free Coupons (BOGO):
  • BOGO coupons cannot be combined (i.e. you cannot use two BOGO coupons on two items and get both for free). Unless stated otherwise on the coupon, the use of one Buy One Get One Free coupon requires that two of the valid items are presented at checkout of which one item will be charged to the guest and the 2nd item will be discounted by its full retail price.
  • A second cents-off coupon of the same type cannot be redeemed towards the purchase price of the first item.
  • If a Target BOGO coupon is used, one additional manufacturer coupon may be used on the first item.
  • If a Manufacturer BOGO coupon is used, one additional Target coupon may be used on the first item.
Returns:
  • Returns of items purchased using Manufacturer Coupons may receive coupon value returned in the form of a Target GiftCard.
Exclusions:
  • Coupons are void if copied, scanned, transferred, purchased, sold, prohibited by law, or appear altered in any way.
  • We regularly monitor the Coupon Information Corporation (CIC) website for counterfeit coupons.  We do not accept counterfeit coupons.
  • We do not accept mobile versions of Manufacturer Coupons.
  • We can't accept coupons from other retailers, or coupons for products not carried in our stores.
  • Some items may not be available at all stores.
  • We do not accept expired coupons.
  • We do not accept Canadian coupons in our US stores.






Store Management has the right to accept, decline or limit the use of ANY coupon(s). Store Management has the right to limit the quantity of coupons and/or items purchased in a single transaction, by a single Customer, or in a single day.
Coupons will be limited to no more than five (5) paper manufacturer coupons for the like products, each coupon value considered one (1) coupon in the same transaction.
Coupons will be limited to redemption from products currently on-hand at the store location.
Limit one (1) manufacturer coupon (paper or digital) per item purchased.
All coupons will be accepted at face value.
Expired coupons will not be accepted.
Only Pharmacy competitor coupons will be accepted.
Couponed items will not be sold to vendors.

Internet Coupon Restrictions/PAH Coupons:

o “Free item” Internet coupons can be accepted if all purchase criteria is met.
o Only one Internet coupon per item will be accepted.
o In some instances, Internet coupons may be limited to two (2) coupons per Customer in a single day.

Internet coupons that display characteristics below will not be accepted:

o Blurry
o Out of proportion
o Do not scan properly
o Appear to be altered in any way






Manufacturer Coupons

  • We accept Manufacturer Coupons only. We do not accept retail-specific coupons, such as those of Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
  • We do not accept photocopies of coupons. Coupons must be intact and not altered or modified in any way.
  • Coupons can only be used in stores, must be presented at time of purchase, and cannot be redeemed for cash at a later time.
  • Item purchased must match the coupon description (brand, size, quantity, color, etc.) and be presented prior to the expiration date printed on the coupon.
  • We accept only one (1) Manufacturer Coupon per single item purchased.
  • We accept coupons for over a dollar on a single item, but the coupon value will be reduced to the purchase price of the item.
  • We cannot give cash back if the face value of a coupon is greater than the purchase price of the item.
  • We accept coupons for over a dollar on multiple items if the coupon amount does not exceed the combined retail price of the items indicated.
  • We accept up to four (4) like coupons per household per day.
  • Coupons for free items are only accepted if a purchase is required to get one free (for example, Buy One Get One Free offers).
  • Any applicable sales tax must be paid by consumer.
  • We reserve the right to accept, refuse, or limit the use of any coupon.
  • This policy is subject to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations where applicable.
  • These guidelines apply to all coupons accepted at Dollar Tree (Manufacturer and Internet Coupons).

Internet Coupons

  • We accept up to two (2) Internet Coupons per household per day.
  • Internet Coupons must be a “Manufacturer Coupon”, have a valid expiration date, and must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer.
  • We do not accept Internet Coupons for “Free” items with no purchase requirements.
  • Duplicated (photocopies) Internet Coupons will not be accepted. Each Internet Coupon must have a different serial number.




Dollar General is pleased to accept Manufacturer’s Coupons and Dollar General Store Coupons at any of our more than 10,000 stores.  These coupons come from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, newspapers, magazines, print-at-home (internet), direct mail, product packaging, and in-store coupon boxes.

Our coupon requirements are as follows:
Dollar General accepts Manufacturer’s and Dollar General issued coupons (Including internet coupons) that meet these requirements:

  1. Coupons must be original (no photocopies)
  2. Coupons must have a scan-able barcode or valid promotion code
  3. Coupons must have a printed expiration date
  4. Coupons can be redeemed only for items sold at Dollar General, and can be redeemed only for the exact same item (package weight, size, etc.)
  5. Coupons for free items are only accepted if a purchase is required to get one free
  6. Maximum of two coupons per item. One coupon must be a Manufacturer’s Coupon and the second coupon must be a Dollar General Coupon as long as neither coupon states that it is not valid with other coupons

 Dollar General will NOT accept coupons that: 

  1. Are from other retailers
  2. Are expired
  3. Are internet coupons without a scan-able barcode and/or promotion code
  4. Contain the combination of an invalid barcode that won’t scan and promotion code that the register will not accept
  5. Are for “free” items, unless a purchase is required (i.e. Buy one get one free is acceptable)
  6. Do not have a “remit to:” address on the coupon
 In addition:“Cash Back” will not be issued if the value of the coupon is greater than the purchase price of the item.







  • Original - no photocopies.
  • Have a scan-able barcode.
  • Have an expiration date printed on the coupon.
  • Clearly state “Manufacturers Coupon” or “Dollar General Store Coupon”.
  • "Cash Back" will not be issued if the the coupon amount is more than the price of the item.
Dollar General will NOT accept the following:
  • Coupons that will not scan or have an invalid promotional code.
  • Expired Coupons.
  • Coupons for products not sold at Dollar General.
  • Free item coupons if printed from the Internet, unless a purchase is required (example: a “buy one, get one free” is acceptable).
  • Coupons from other retailers or coupons that may be used only at other retailers.
Using Multiple Coupons - Stacking
You MAY use a Dollar General coupon along with a manufacturer’s coupon for the same item, as long as the coupon does not state otherwise.