March 5, 2011

Walmart Coupon Policy Change

Big news in the coupon world today! If you haven't already heard, Walmart made some changes to their coupon policy... some GOOD changes.

The biggest change:
Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase.

While I almost always got coupon overage at Walmart, but I know some of you weren't always so lucky. This makes it offcial. If a coupon exceeds the price, YOU get the overage or actual money back!

The other big change:
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.

This means you can take the Catalinas from other stores (like Copps or Walgreen) and use them at Walmart. I am also assuming that means Walgreens Register Rewards since they state "Manufacturer Coupon" on them. (I'm not 100% certain about that though since it was completely clear from their description. Let us know if you give it a try.)

I suggest you print this policy out (and any other store coupon policies you might need, most can be found here) and put them in your coupon organizer. Be patient while Walmart trains their cashiers and employees on this policy, but stand firm and get the good deals!

Thanks Creative Couponing for the heads up!

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