Thursday, March 10, 2011

Coupon Policies

It is always good to know a stores specific coupon policy. That way if you run into any issues you will know if you are incorrect or not.If you know that you are correct KINDLY ask for the manager. I think it is best to carry each stores coupon policy with you, so that you are just as informed about the policies as the Manager. If the manager is not allowing a coupon even though the policy CLEARLY states that it is accepted, have the corporates number. Just remember to be kind, other wise you are going to be the rude coupon person they notice the second you walk in the door. If they still are not accepting it, and it is not something you need right this minute, kindly ask them to take the product off your purchases and get your coupons back.Here are coupon policies:

There are new changes, WalMart now allows coupons to be over the actual product price. They will either apply the overage to your total or give you change. I ran into a problem with this and the employees and even supervisor were not aware of the change. That is why it is good to bring this with you!

I was asked before on Facebook about after Holiday sales here is some info that I have found for Target:
Post Holiday sales:
  • Day 1-3 50%
  • Day 4-6 75%
  • Day 7-8 90%
  • Note: Sales may vary by store and depending on Holiday
This is the Target Mark Down Schedule:
  • Monday: Electronics, Kids clothing, Stationary
  • Tuesday: Domestics, Women's Clothing, Pets, Grocery
  • Wednesday: Men's Clothing, Toys, Health & Beauty, Law & Garden
  • Thursday: Housewares, Lingerie, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Movies, Music, Books, Decor, Luggage
  • Friday: Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, Jewelery

 This is what I got back from County Market:
  1. All manufacturer coupons are taken at face value, not doubled.
  2. Most Legitimate Internet manufacturer coupons are accepted.
  3. All of our Hudson County Market “store” coupons are accepted.
  4. Store Coupons from other County Markets are not accepted.
  5. Store Coupons from other non-County Markets are not accepted. 
  6. On occasion throughout the year we will match competitors offers when outlined specifically in our ad or on our website.  
 This is the letter I got from CVS about their coupon policies:
  1. CVS has a loyalty program where you can earn ExtraBucks coupons and receive additional savings offers for specific products.
  2. CVS does NOT  match competitor's coupons
  3. CVS does NOT double or triple coupons
  4. You may use and ExtraBucks coupon and a manufacturer's coupon together
  5. CVS does accept valid printable coupons as long as they have a barcode on them (the coupon must match the product)
  6. You may use a manufacturer's coupon with a BOGO free offer, but it may only be applied to the actual item that you are paying for not the free item. (So if they are having a BOGO sale and you have a $2/1 coupon you can use that.You may end up getting both for free but you can not count any coupons towards the sales free item)
  7. Store Management has the authority to place restrictions on the use of coupons at their discretion and the policies are subject to change.
  8. CVS will NOT accept coupon barcode images displayed on a smartphone

I am still waiting to hear from Family Fresh, when I talked with the customer service desk worker she did tell me they do not have a written policy but that they for sure will not allow coupons that are over the items price. I will post their policy when I get it!