March 28, 2011

COUPON POLICIES

Posted by Lori~

I was lucky to be in even bigger city, ND where they have one of my shopping FAVES...TARGET!   Guess what?  It’s one of Ethne’s FAVES too.  I love Target, Target coupons, and their awesome deals.  And yes, I rocked this shopping trip!  “I got my coupon on!”

My bill pre-coupon was:  $73.65
My bill after-coupon was:  $40.87
My total savings after coupons was $32.78
I felt great leaving the store!  IT WAS A THRILL!  
It is important when you coupon to know your rights as a customer.  And two of my most frequently shopped stores and favorites are of course Wal-Mart and Target.    
First up…we have Wal-Mart.  I have physically copied and pasted the coupon policy in this post for you to view. 

Wal-Mart accepts
However, there are a few highlight to make you aware of:  Wal-Mart will accept check-out coupons (or Catalina’s) from other store’s registers.  In addition, Wal-Mart will accept competitor’s coupons for a specific price.

Wal-Mart doesn't accept
 
At Wal-Mart you can ONLY use one coupon/item.   However, Wal-Mart will allow you to use a coupon that exceeds the value of the item.  The additional savings will be applied toward the basket purchase. 


Wal-Mart Limitations and Guidelines

For example, I recently went to Wal-Mart and purchased Gain dryer sheets that cost just under $2.00.  I had a $3.00 off coupon, so I actually got the item for free and had an additional $1.00 off the remainder of my bill.

Next up…we have Target. 

Target Coupon Policy from their website

Target is fabulous because they will actually accept TWO COUPONS PER ITEM.  That’s correct…they will accept a manufactures coupons and a Target coupon (you can print them off Target.com) for one item.  For example, just yesterday I purchased Huggies diapers for Mur-Man using a $2.50 off Target coupon and an additional $2.50 off manufacturer’s coupon.  Also, Target does not accept competitor’s coupons. 
My advice to you is to know your rights….consider carrying a copy of the policy with you...AND START SAVING!

3 comments:

Holly said...

Lori, what about electronic coupons, like from my phone that has a bar code to scan? Have you used these before? I have an awesome app but haven't tried to use any yet.

Stacey said...

I was wondering what your after-coupon total would be at Target. You had quite the stack of coupons! The cashier guy was totally cool with it right? I could tell he was coupon-friendly.

WOM-MOMS said...

Yes, Stacey totally cool! Remember--wom-mom followers! It is important to shop for a good cashier.

Holly--I unfortunately, don't have a smart phone...but I do know Ethne does. We will research and post about this soon.