Survive the Fiscal Cliff

Surviving The Fiscal Cliff – Coupon Policies and Price Match Guarantees


Here is a list of coupon policies (as of today – they often change) – I will be storing them on a “page” so you can access them any time you wish.  If there is another store you wish to see – just ask and I will add it.  These are the stores that are in my area.

Walgreens
As a customer-focused retailer, Walgreens encourages the use of coupons by our customers in our retail stores, in accordance with the following guidelines.
Guidelines:
General 
·         All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier at the time of checkout.
·         Walgreens does not accept expired coupons.
·         Coupons and their face value cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
·         Competitor coupons are not accepted at Walgreens.
·         Walgreens cannot accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.
·         The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register RewardsTM manufacturer coupons, may not exceed the number of items in the transaction. The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
·         Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines will be accepted at the discretion of Walgreens management.
Sale Items 
·         Walgreens will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale.
·         In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.
Multiple Coupons 
·         When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
·         The coupon amount must 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).
·         When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.
Buy One, Get One Free Coupons 
·         When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased.
·         Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offers, if required by applicable state laws.
Internet/Print at Home Coupons 
·         Walgreens accepts valid internet/print at home coupons with a clear and scannable barcode.
Register RewardsTM coupons 
Earning Register RewardsTM
·         Register RewardsTM will only print for in-stock merchandise during the promotional period.
·         Register RewardsTM can only be earned for eligible items. No substitutions.
·         There is a limit of one Register RewardsTM (RR) printed per offer per customer per transaction.
·         Customers redeeming a Register RewardsTM against the same offer may not receive another RR.
Redeeming Register RewardsTM
·         Customers redeeming a Register RewardsTM against the same offer may not receive another RR.
·         Refer to Register RewardsTM coupon for expiration date.
·         The RR coupon value cannot exceed the total purchase amount. No cash back and no cash value for RR coupon.
·         The number of manufacturer coupons, including RR manufacturer coupons, must not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
·         Register RewardsTM must be forfeited if the qualifying merchandise is returned.
·         Register RewardsTM cannot be used toward the purchase of gift cards and pre-paid cards.
·         Register RewardsTM can be redeemed for eligible items only. Ineligible items include but are not limited to:
o    Prescriptions
o    Tobacco products
o    Alcoholic beverages
o    Dairy products
o    Lottery tickets
o    Money orders/transfers
o    Transportation passes
o    Special event/entertainment tickets or passes
o    Postage stamps
o    Gift cards/phone cards/prepaid/Green DotTM cards
o    Prescription Savings Club” memberships
o    Health care services, including immunizations
o    Any items prohibited by law
Senior Savings Day Rules 
Offer only valid with Balance Rewards card. Must be 55 years of age or older. Proof of age may be required. Valid in Walgreens and Duane Reade stores on select “Senior Discount Days.” All Walgreens, W Brand and Nice! products will have a 20% discount, all other items in the store will receive a 15% discount. Discounts not valid on prescriptions, cigarettes, dairy products, liquor, liquor department items, phone cards, newspapers, magazines, stamps, gift cards, items or services submitted to insurance for reimbursement or where otherwise limited by law. Also not valid toward Prescription Savings Club membership fee. Not all products are available in all locations.
CVS

CVS/pharmacy coupons (ExtraBucks® Rewards and ExtraCare® Coupons) and Third Party Manufacturer Coupons are accepted in our retail stores in accordance with the following guidelines:
CVS/pharmacy does not accept expired coupons.
CVS/pharmacy will not accept third party manufacturers’ coupons with another retailer’s logo
Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
Third Party Manufacturer coupons are issued by a third party and sales tax may be charged on pre-coupon price.
CVS/pharmacy does not accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.
CVS/pharmacy only accepts ExtraBucks Rewards applicable to the ExtraCare card offered at time of purchase.
CVS/pharmacy does not currently accept coupon bar code images displayed on a Smartphone, iPhone, Droid etc.
The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
Certain CVS/pharmacy coupons  may be subject to state sales tax rules similar to Third Party Manufacturer Coupons and sales tax may be charged on pre-coupon price
Language at the bottom of CVS/pharmacy coupons provides specific coupon acceptance rules.
Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines may be accepted at the discretion of CVS management.
Sale Items
CVS/pharmacy will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale.
CVS/pharmacy will not accept percent off coupons for an item that is on sale. 
In the event that any item’s price is less than the value of the coupon, CVS/pharmacy will only accept the coupon only to the price of the item. CVS/pharmacy does not provide cash back in exchange for any coupons.
Multiple Coupons
CVS/pharmacy accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable CVS/pharmacy coupon(s) per item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
There is no limit to the number of ExtraBucks Rewards that may be used in a transaction as long as it does not exceed the transaction total.
The number of manufacturer coupons used in a transaction may not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
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 multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.
CVS/pharmacy reserves the right to process coupons in any order.
CVS/pharmacy accepts multiple Dollar off Transaction coupons (e.g. $3 off $15) in one transaction if they apply o Ex. Customer may use two 3 off $15 coupons if they are purchasing over $30.00 Buy One, Get One Free Coupons Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offer, if required by applicable state laws.
Two coupons may be used on a Buy One, Get One Free promotion as long as it does not exceed the item total o Ex. Suave Shampoo is on sale for $2.00 Buy One, Get One Free and the customer is purchasing two shampoos; customer may use two coupons for $1.00 each and pay the applicable tax.
Buy One, Get One Free promotions may be combined with Buy One, Get One Free Coupons. Customers are responsible for paying applicable tax o Ex. Suave Shampoo is on sale for $2.00 BOGO and customer has a MFG coupon for Suave BOGO. Customer will receive both items for free but will need to pay any applicable tax.

RiteAid

Rite Aid gladly accepts the following coupon types as detailed in the coupon acceptance guidelines listed below:
COUPON TYPES:
Manufacturer Coupons
Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines and even affixed to products.  The UPC on these coupons begins with a “5.” 
Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons
Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear in our weekly circular, on our website and are sent to customers via email.  These coupons are labeled “manufacturer coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “49.”
Rite Aid Valuable Coupons 
Rite Aid coupons are labeled “Valuable Coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “48.” 
Internet/Print at Home coupons 
Rite Aid will accept internet / print at home coupons up to the equivalent value of $5.00 off.  
A Rite Aid coupon (with the Rite Aid logo) is NOT considered an internet coupon (even if printed off the internet) and is therefore not subject to the $5.00 maximum. 
+UP Reward Coupons
+UP Reward coupons are special coupons earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any nonprescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon.  Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax.  
Buy One, Get One Free 
 Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased.  A customer can use one “cents off” coupon in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item.  
Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion.   
Total Purchase Coupons
Rite Aid may feature total purchase coupons which discount the total purchase amount based upon meeting specific requirements.  For example, $5 off a $25 purchase price threshold coupon.  
These coupons are accepted under the following conditions:
The coupon is valid and in date; only one total purchase coupon per transaction. 
Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied).
 Coupons for individual items can also be used including another “48” coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction.
Provided the total of items purchased is equal to or greater than the purchase requirement, other coupons can be used in conjunction with the total purchase coupon.
ACCEPTANCE GUIDELINES:
General Guidelines:
Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
 Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.  
In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item.  Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is allowed.  
When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.  
Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity or the coupon cannot be established.   
Multiple Coupons
More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:
All coupons match the item being purchased. 
The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.
No more than one “48” Rite Aid Valuable coupon, one “49” Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5” Manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item. Rite Aid may accept up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion.

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

Walmart does not accept the following coupons:

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

*Walmart has 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:
o    Limit of 40 coupons per transaction.
o    A coupon of $20 or greater on one item.
o    $50 or more in coupons in one transaction.
Walmart Price Matching:
If you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.

We gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*

·         Buy one, get one free ads with a specified price
o    Example: Buy one for $2.49, get one free (BOGO)
·         Competitors’ ads that feature a specific item for a specified price
·         Preferred shopping card prices for specific items that are in a printed ad
·         For fresh produce and meat items when the price is offered in the same unit type (lb. for lb.; each for each)

*The following are guidelines and limitations:

·         We will match any local competitor’s advertised price.
·         We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor’s ad.
·         Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)

We do not match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

·         Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price
o    example: “Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C”
·         Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
o    example: “Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free”
·         Items that require a purchase to get a competitors’ gift card
o    example: “Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card
·         Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
·         Going out of business or closeout prices
·         Percentage off
o    example: “All mascara, 40% off”
·         Competitors’ private label price promotions

We do not honor:

·         Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined
·         Internet pricing
·         Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
·         “Going out of business” sales or “closeout” prices
Target


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.

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 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.

Target Price Match Guarantee
If you buy a qualifying item at a Target store then find the identical item for less in the following week’s Target weekly ad or within seven days at Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, BabiesRUs.com or in a competitor’s local printed ad, we’ll match the price. Price match may be requested at Guest Services prior to your purchase with proof of current lower price or by bringing in your original Target store receipt and proof of the current lower price.
Details
·          The item must be the identical item, brand name, size, weight, color, quantity and model number.
·          Limit of one competitor online price match per identical item, per guest.
·          Price must be valid at the time the price match is requested.
·          Retail price must be shown on the website or print ad. Online prices will be validated by a Target team member.
·          Competitor online items must be in stock at the time a price match is requested.
·          Competitor catalogs can be matched as long as the catalog displays a current date, retail price and meets all other competitor ad match qualifications.
·          If item is not available in a Target store, a rain check will not be issued to match the online price or competitor’s print ad.
·          We reserve the right to verify a competitor’s advertised price and the availability of the item.
Exclusions
Competitor Exclusions:
·          Alaska and Hawaii Target stores are excluded from online competitor price matching.
·          Items originally purchased at Target.com.
·          Online prices from competitors not listed above.
Price exclusions:
·          “Marketplace” prices:  Price matched items must be sold by Walmart.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, or BabiesRUs.com; prices from third party sellers on these websites will not be honored.
·          Prices that only display on a website after guests log in.
·          Clearance, closeout, damaged product, refurbished, open packages or liquidation sales.
·          Prices advertised only as a percent off or dollar off.
·          Paid membership club or paid loyalty programs (e.g. prices that require a club or loyalty card that is associated with a membership fee).
·          Buy one, get one if the retail price is not shown in the advertisement.
·          Competitor coupon-required.
·          Competitor price matches on items where Target or the competitor is offering a free gift card.
·          Mail-in offers or instant rebates.
·          Offers that include financing.
Ad exclusions:
·          Items advertised as limited time/limited supply/limited quantity.
·          Black Friday ads (including adjusting prices for previously purchased items).
·          Pricing or typographical errors.
Item exclusions:
·          Non-branded items (e.g., produce not marketed under a specific brand name).
·          Product services (warranties, assembly, etc.).
·          Target Portrait Studio, Optical and Clinic offers.
·          Contract cell phone plans and devices.
Kmart

Kmart will accept industry-standard, secure print-at-home coupons. This will provide additional benefits and incentives to our customers to help them save their money at Kmart.
Due to the continuing shift in utilizing online facilities, allowing the redemption of print at home coupons is becoming a larger more important aspect to the budget wise customer. But there is a significant risk in fraudulent alerted coupons. It is critical that the following guidelines be understood and followed to identify coupons that will not be accepted by the Kmart register operators. Kmart can only accept print-at-home coupons if they scan properly at checkout.

Legitimate printable coupons are delivered using special software designed to print a properly rendered barcode on the coupon and limit the number of coupons printed. If the coupon dos not scan properly it cannot be accepted.
Kmart will not accept coupons for more than about 75% of a product’s value.
For example, a $2 off coupon for a product that sells for $2.25 is unlikely to be legitimate. If there are exceptions, Kmart is usually provided advance notice by the manufacturer.

Coupons will be rejected if they appear distorted or blurry, altered in any way, or are obvious duplicates.

Kmart will not accept ” FREE product” (no purchase required) print-at-home coupons.

It is currently an industry practice not to produce print-at-home manufacturer’s coupons
We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced, regarding our coupons.
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Kmart’s Double Coupon Acceptance Policy (only during select times)
Double Manufacturer Coupons

Up to & including $2 value!  Thank you for contacting Kmart regarding the Kmart Double Coupon Event. 
NEW POLICY Updated 8/14/09.
Super Double Manufacturer Coupons Up to $2.00 ! with purchase of $25 or more in grocery & drugstore merchandise Participating stores only. Amount of credit from doubling a coupon cannot exceed the current retail price of a single item.
No cash or in-store purchase credit will be awarded for any amount exceeding the
retail price of the item.
Limit 1 coupon for each item purchased. Only 1 coupon will be doubled per item.
You may only purchase 4 of the same item using double coupons.
Excludes Buy One, Get One offers, Kmart Savings coupons and Kmart Store coupons. Coupons do not apply to sales tax.
Limit 5 coupons per customer per day. Offer excludes products prohibited by law, including but not limited to alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medication.
Not valid on non-merchandise, federal or state regulated items, prior purchases, LandsEnd, Sears merchandise rung on Sears registers within Kmart and kmart.com.
In the event of a return, coupon savings may be deducted from the refund.
Exclusions apply. Please see store associate for details.

Sears Holdings (Kmart) reserves the right to modify or cancel this program at any time.

Grocery and drugstore items include: all food items, health & beauty, baby diapers, household cleaning supplies, pet foods, detergents, paper goods, shampoos and other beauty items, over the counter medicines such as : Tylenol, aspirin, etc.

10 coupons, per day, per customer may be doubled. Additional coupons will be onored, just not doubled. Customer should choose which 10 they would like doubled…..$25 threshold is BEFORE coupon redemption.

Thank you for contacting us and have a wonderful day.


Family Dollar Stores

Family Dollar accepts Manufacturer’s and Family Dollar issued coupons (including internet coupons) that meet these requirements:
Coupons must be original (no photocopies)
Coupons must have a scan-able barcode or valid promotion code
Coupons must have a printed expiration date
Coupons can be redeemed only for items sold at Family Dollar, and can be redeemed only for the exact same item (package weight, size, etc.)
Coupons for free items are only accepted if a purchase is required to get one free
Maximum of two coupons per item. One coupon must be a Manufacturer’s Coupon and the second coupon must be a Family Dollar Coupon as long as neither coupon states that it is not valid with other coupons Family Dollar will NOT accept coupons that:
Are from other retailers
Are expired
Are internet coupons without a scan-able barcode and/or promotion code
Contain the combination of an invalid barcode that won’t scan and promotion code that the register will not accept
Are for “free” items, unless a purchase is required (i.e. Buy one get one free is acceptable)
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.  
Dollar Tree

Manufacturer Coupons

·         We accept Manufacturer Coupons only, no retailer specific coupons; example Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
·         We do not accept photocopies of coupons. Coupons must be intact, 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 1 Manufacturer Coupon per single item purchased.
·         We accept coupons for over a dollar on a single item. 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.
·         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 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.

Ocean State Job Lot

Coupons are redeemable only by a customer purchasing the specific brands and product(s) stated on the coupon, with the face value of the coupon deducted from the retail price.
Coupons must be for products currently sold at Ocean State Job Lot and must be presented at the time of the transaction.
Coupons are subject to advertised offer limitations and all other limitations and restrictions on coupon.
Coupons cannot be applied against the item received in any offer where a customer buys one or more items to get one or more items free.
Coupon amount may be reduced so that any combined discounts and coupons do not exceed the value of the item.
Coupons have no cash value.
Accepted coupons must be manufacturer or Ocean State Job Lot store issued coupons for specific items only.
The coupons must have an expiration date.
Coupons are void if they appear distorted or blurry, are altered in any way or copied.
The transaction amount may not fall below zero value, or go negative, meaning we will not give the customer money back.
All sales taxes are paid by the customer in accordance with state tax laws.
Ocean State Job Lot reserves the right to refuse any coupons at its discretion.
Ocean State Job Lot does not allow a customer to redeem two or more manufacturers coupons against the same item in a single transaction.
If a customer presents two manufacturers coupons for the same item in a single transaction, Ocean State Job Lot will only accept the first coupon to be applied in the system.
Ocean State Job Lot will accept a manufacturer coupon in combination with a Job Lot issued Internet Coupon honoring up to, but not over, the product purchase price.

Internet Printed Coupons:
Ocean State Job Lot will gladly accept up to 2 internet printed coupons per transaction. The same manufacturer and store coupon rules above apply to all internet printed coupons.
Internet printed coupons must scan at registers and /or the coupon scan code must be clearly legible for manual input by the retail service agent.
Internet printed coupons must have serial numbers and follow an industry- standard format.
Manufacturer internet printed coupons must clearly indicate that they are a manufacturer coupon and have a valid manufacturer address on the printed coupon.
Ocean State Job Lot will not accept “Free Product” internet printed Manufacturer coupons.
Ocean State Job Lot will accept “BOGO” Buy One, Get One Free Internet printed manufacturer coupons.
Ocean State Job Lot will accept internet coupons up to a $10.00 limit.
ShopRite
At ShopRite®, we know that coupons are an important tool to help you save money. That’s why it’s our goal to make using coupons at ShopRite® stores easy for our customers. We welcome all ShopRite®-issued coupons along with valid manufacturer-issued coupons, valid Internet coupons and valid electronic coupons loaded on your Price Plus® club card.
ShopRite® stores redeem coupons in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and the terms printed on the coupons. To help ensure product availability and an efficient checkout experience for all customers, the use of excessive amounts of coupons or multiple identical coupons may be limited at the store manager’s discretion. When redeeming coupons at ShopRite® stores, please be sure to:
1. Present your coupons at the time of purchase. ShopRite from Home® customers must present coupons when picking up an order or at the time of delivery. We cannot give cash back or credit for coupons not presented at time of purchase.
2. Redeem your coupons within the time period printed on the coupon. We do not accept expired coupons.
3. Match your purchase to the specific item indicated on the coupon. No substitutions are permitted on manufacturer-issued coupons.
4. Use manufacturer-issued Internet coupons that are legible with a valid remit address and a bar code that scans. Internet coupons that have been identified as counterfeit do not scan in our system and will not be accepted. We reserve the right to refuse any coupon for “free” product, “buy one get one free” offers, and those with a high value in relationship to the item’s price.
5. Note your store’s current double coupon policy. Double coupon policies vary by store. Check your store for details. We will double up to four identical coupons per household per day unless further restricted by the manufacturer.
Additional coupon restrictions are listed below:
6. We reserve the right to limit coupon redemptions to four (4) of the same coupon per household per day.
7. We do not accept coupons that have been identified as counterfeit and reserve the right to refuse any coupon that appears to be fraudulent. Coupons displaying signs of gang cutting or similar cuts and tears, coupons bearing tape, coupons in mint condition, and coupons bearing sequential numbers may suggest coupon fraud.
8. We will not give cash back if the coupon’s face value or multiplied value is greater than the purchase price of the item.
9. We cannot refund the value of a coupon or return the coupon if a purchased item is later returned to the store.
10. Customers must pay any and all applicable taxes. The cash value of any ShopRite-issued coupon is 1/100¢.
11. ShopRite® stores do not accept coupons, savings offers or Price Plus® club card numbers presented in the form of a bar code on a mobile phone or other mobile electronic device.
12. Coupons are non-transferable, and may not be copied, photocopied, scanned, altered, sold, traded, or otherwise distributed to others. Coupons that are copied, photocopied, scanned, altered, sold, traded, distributed or transferred by their original recipient to any other person, firm or group are VOID.
Big Y

Coupon Policy For Manufacturers’ Coupons

·         The purchase must meet the terms of the coupon.
·         Only one coupon is allowed per item.
·         Coupons with a face value less than 99¢ will be doubled.
·         The value of a coupon, when doubled, may not exceed the price of the item. If it does, the item is free.
·         “Free-item” coupons will not be doubled.
·         Coupons will not be accepted for items that are “free” on the basis of our ad, i.e., Buy One Get One Free sales, etc.
·         Redemption of identical coupons is limited to 5 per customer per ad week.
·         Double coupon offer excludes coupons on tobacco products, alcohol, lottery tickets & other items prohibited by law.
·         Internet coupons are subject to the same rules.
·         We reserve the right to accept or reject any coupon.

Our Price Accuracy Policies

*Excludes items prohibited by law.

In Connecticut Locations:

·         In the event that a consumer commodity scans at an incorrect higher price, you will be given one item of that consumer commodity free of charge up to the value of $20.00, credit will be given for items of higher value.

Massachusetts

·         Customer receives one unit free of every different item which was rung at a price higher than the lowest price marked on the unit and for unmarked units, the price on any sign or unit price label.
·         You will be charged the lowest price represented for any unit(s) you purchase unless the price is the result of gross error (less than half of stated price) or evidence of tampering with the price tag, label or sign.
Hannafords
Hannaford Coupon Acceptance Policy
We want our customers to get the best value in our stores and encourage them to utilize coupons to save on their groceries. Unfortunately, because we are seeing an increase in counterfeit coupons, we have found it necessary to institute a coupon acceptance policy.
We do not accept coupons that:
§  Appear to have been photocopied
§  Have expired or are missing an expiration date
§  Do not have a UPC scan bar, or do not scan
§  Have been identified as fraudulent by the manufacturer
Additionally, coupons with high dollar amount discounts off original retail value will be reviewed by store management.
Store management has final discretion in accepting, denying or limiting the use of any coupon presented. Unfortunately, because we are not always able to ascertain which coupons are legitimate and which are not, we will encounter times that our policy might prohibit some customers from redeeming valid coupons. We certainly regret any inconvenience or frustration this causes.
Shaws
**We Reserve the Right to Change our Coupon Policy Without Notice. A portion of our coupon policy does differ by State due to varying state regulations. Our coupon policy in it’s entirety can be found posted at every register and at the service desk. Below are the standard coupon procedures for all stores.**
COUPON ACCEPTANCE POLICY
Doubling of Manufacturer Coupons
Shaw’s doubles valid manufacturers’ coupons that have a face a value up to 99¢. Coupons with a face value over 99¢ are redeemed at face value only.
Coupons that state “do not double” or “free” will not be doubled.
No more than FOUR “like” (same UPC) coupons will be doubled per customer, per day. Any additional coupon(s) may be accepted at face value (not doubled) based upon product availability.
Competitor coupons are not accepted with the exception of valid Catalina manufacturer coupons and manufacturer? must be stated on the coupon. Competitor Catalina store coupons are not accepted.
Coupon amount may be reduced so that any combined discounts and coupons (including doubling) do not exceed the value of the item.
Coupon must have a valid scan-able barcode and a valid date to be accepted.
One store coupon and one valid manufacturer coupon may be applied to an item.
ONE mfg BOGO coupon, ONE mfg “buy 2 get $$ off” coupon, or ONE “buy 1 and get $$ off” may be accepted per BOGO offer. No other coupons accepted for free or BOGO items.
Transactions may not be separated for the purpose of circumventing coupon policies.
Shaw’s reserves the right to limit quantities of product sold.
Photo copied, altered and/or fraudulent coupons will not be accepted.
Manufacturers’ Internet Coupons follow the same policies stated above (and to the left) along with the following restrictions: Coupons must be printed from a computer printer (no copies) and must scan. Manufacturer internet coupons for free product (including buy one/get one free) or that have a value greater than $4.99 are NOT accepted.
Shaw’s Internet Coupons are accepted with some restrictions. All coupon requirements must be met. The coupons must state “Shaw’s” and be printed from a computer printer (no copies). Unless otherwise stated, limit ONE coupon of each type per customer per day. Shaw’s Internet Coupons will not exceed $10, will not be doubled and cannot exceed the value of the item(s) purchased.
BJ’s Wholesale Club

You can get your exclusive BJ’s coupons:
§  Online. Members, you can access and print in-Club coupons once you register with an online account on BJs.com. Register by clicking on “Sign In/Register” at the top of any BJs.com page.
§  In BJ’s Journal, a BJ’s Member magazine
§  Through special-offer mailings
§  In BJ’s in-Club coupon flyers
§  Via email. If you are registered on BJs.com, you can sign in to your online account and select “Email Options” to subscribe to BJ’s emails and receive weekly updates on BJs.com Instant Coupons.
What are the guidelines for using more than one coupon?
When purchasing a multi-pack of “individual for sale” packaged items, which is a set of items that could be sold individually (each item has a barcode) shrink-wrapped and sold together, Members can combine one BJ’s-issued coupon with manufacturers’ coupons. However, you cannot exceed the actual retail price in the total value of coupons.
Examples of a multi-pack:
§  Three-pack of toothpaste
§  Two-pack of salad dressing
§  Three-pack of taco kits
Examples of products that are NOT multi-packs:
§  Box of cereal containing two bags (the bags cannot be sold individually)
§  Case of water
§  Case of soda
§  Case of motor oil
Members may also use one BJ’s coupon and one manufacturer’s coupon on a single item.
In terms of manufacturers’ coupons that are “buy one, get one free,” we will honor thecoupon for items in stock as long as our price does not exceed the maximum value stated on the coupon. If the manufacturer’s coupon does not state the maximum value, we cannot honor the coupon.
We cannot accept multiple BJ’s-issued coupons on a product.
Stop and Shop
Our policy for redeeming manufacturers’ coupon is as follows:

Only 1 manufacturers’ coupon may be redeemed per item; No substitutions are allowed.

The exact item stated on the coupon be must be purchased in order to redeem the coupon.

Coupons cannot be redeemed after the expiration date stated on the coupon. The total redemption value of the coupon may not exceed the retail value of the item purchased.

Any coupons for “free” products will be honored for the value of the item only. “Free” coupons cannot be doubled or tripled.

Act Media coupons cannot be doubled or tripled.

Product specific Checkout Coupons cannot be doubled or tripled.

Product specific Checkout Coupons cannot be used with any other manufacturers’ coupons for the same item.

Non-product specific store Checkout Coupons can be used with another manufacturers’ coupon. For example: a customer my use a coupon for “50¢ off any Produce item” and a manufacturers’ coupon on the same item.

We double the savings marked on manufacturers’ cents-off coupons up to 99¢. Any coupon $1 and over will be redeemed at face value of the item purchased. In cases where the double coupon total exceeds the value of the item, the offer is limited to the retail price. Lottery tickets, cigarettes, tax and items prohibited by law are excluded.

You may double a maximum of 4 identical manufacturers’ coupons. For example: if a customer purchased five boxes of Cheerios and presented 5 manufacturers’ coupons for 50¢, the first four coupons would be doubled to $1. The fifth coupon would only be redeemed for 50¢.

Up to an additional 12 identical manufacturers’ coupons/items will be redeemed at face value for a total of 16 identical manufacturers’ coupons.

No. Stop & Shop does not accept competitor’s coupons.
Yes. We do accept Internet coupons unless we are notified of fraudulent activity involving specific Internet coupons.
Stop & Shop does not accept coupons of any type for the purchase of gift car


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