If you haven’t heard, or didn’t see the Wal-Mart Ad this past week, Wal-Mart put right on the front cover that they will now accept competitor’s coupons! What does that mean for us couponers??
That means that you should be able to use your regular Manufacturer coupon and then a store coupon like Kroger or a Target coupon together on one item.
Have any of you tried this yet? I haven’t had a chance. But I’m interested to know if the cashiers understand the policy or if they are not even informed of the updated policy? Or if it is really too good to be true.
I have also heard that the ad may have been a mis-print and that Wal-Mart is not accepting competitor’s coupons at all! So, I have contacted Wal-Mart corporate to see if we can get a straight answer. Ill let you know what I find out.
Until then, what kinds of experiences have you had with this?
The Saratgoga Springs, UT store has been accepting competitor coupons for awhile now – even coupons like Rite Aid's $5 off when you spend $20. The problem is that cashiers have not been trained very well on this and since not very many people know about it -most cashiers don't know what to do and have to call a CSM over. So it can make for great deals but tends to take longer at check out and be a bit frustrating.
Caleb and Ashli
I heard about this last night and had to get some groceries anyway, so I tried it at the Layton Wal-Mart on Hillfield Road. The cashier saw my Target coupons and said he couldn't take them, so I showed him the copy of the ad that I grabbed on my way in the door that says they DO take them. He said he'd have to get his manager and I said, "That's ok, we have time." ðŸ™‚ The manager also said that they couldn't do it, so I showed her the ad too. The employees seemed a little annoyed, but in the end, they used my Target coupons and I saved an extra $10. I thought it was worth it….but I have been hearing it was a misprint. I'm curious to see what happens with that, but I really hope it wasn't a misprint!
They've always accepted competitors' coupons and even allowed you to use them with manufacturer's coupons. It's on their coupon policy. They only accept certain kinds (like $ off a specific item…no % off or BOGO). They will usually throw a fit about it at first, but after a while they get with the program (most of the cashiers at my store probably know me by name now).
They do – when I was Christmas shopping, the cashier actually told the gal ahead of me to tell her that a certain DVD was $X at another store! ðŸ˜‰ I was impressed.
I know the Super Walmart in Draper (off 123rd) is accepting competitor coupons. They even took a World Market coupon for $10 off $30 purchase. They just won't take a % coupon.
Sweet!!!!! I can't wait to use all my coupons there!
Clever Costume Maker
The Saratoga Springs, UT WalMart is known for taking competitor coupons. This morning I used at Smith's $1.00 off any coffee purchase (so a pretty generic, non-branded coupon). So the cashier DID seemed confused but didn't give me any trouble…she just entered the product as a 'price match' taking the coupon amount off. The cashiers are SOOOOOOOO helpful at SS!(totally different than American Fork I must add)
I use other store Q's all the time at Walmart in Eagle Point, OR. They do it as a price match and then take off my manufacture q's w/o any problem. I did the same thing at the Walmart in centerville, Ut during November. I tried to use a price match, target q and manufacture q. I had to choose the Target q or price match.
Hi,I wanted to let you all know about the most unpleasant experience I have ever had at a Wal-Mart Store & Iam getting ready to call the 800 number about it too!It is the one on Redwood Rd & 5300 So.I got a cashier that could hardly speak english,which I do not judge people,but I could not understand alot of what she was asking me for.I did price matches on most everything I bought.I had my list with all the stores from which the price were from,plus I had all the ads with me as well.1ST- she acted put out at the fact that I was even doing the price matches.2ND-she rudely asked to see all the dates on all the ads to make sure they were current(that was fine with me,understandable)3RD-she asked for each ad when she rang up each item(this took a long long time,people behind me were getting upset,the cashier kept getting more & more ignorant towards me & I was totally embarrassed.She could have called for some help to get me taken care of quicker,if that particular store has a "must go thru ad policy"on every single item(I have never,ever had to show the ad at any Wal-mart before)I could understand it,if the price match was an enormous savings on a few items,but not every item that are maybe just a few cents.I should have asked for a manager!She only found 1 item that I forgot to jot down what store it came from & she had my husband & I so embarrassed,that we could not find what store it was from,nor did we want to continue to look thru the ads.I purchased 136 items,so you can imagine the frustration we experienced.I even forgot to use my gift card I had.The total purchase price was $148.22!Maybe Winco or some other store could have used that sale & treated me better in doing the transaction.Sorry for the length of this post.
Sometime early in 2009/early 2010 I was able to use competitor's coupons (i.e. Target) at the Layton store on Hill Field, but the only cashiers that took them were the older men. (They're my favorite because they are nice and help me load all of my groceries in my cart). HEHE
Ok, Our Walmart here in the St George UT have been accepting other competitors coupons since summer. The thing is IF it is another stores coupon that doesnt say manufactures coupon on it, you have to give the cashier the coupon before she rings up the item because what they do is basically deduct the price of the coupon prior to ringing up the total price of the item. Example; you buy cookies that cost $2.50 but have a coupon from another store (NOT MANUFACTURES COUPON)for $1.00 off, instead of ringing the item up for $2.50 and scanning the coupon to deduct the $1.00 the cashier must do a PRICE MATCH transaction by taking the dollar off first and ringing the price of the item up as $1.50. Now if the coupon is from another store but has mfg. coupon written on it they will treat it like any other coupon. HOWEVER any coupon that states you get an item FREE they will NOT accept it UNLESS it is a buy 1 get 1 free….but absolutely NO FREE ITEM COUPONS. Most of the cashiers here are slowly learning the policy but it usually takes calling over the CSM to verify it plus do the over ride when you use more than 50 coupons. Happy shopping to all…long live coupon-ers
I went to the Customer Service desk at the Riverton Walmart before I started my shopping, just to see what they had to say about the new ad….the manager said it's basically like a price match, you just get that amount taken off the price and they enter in the price of the item after the coupon. Then you are still allowed to use a manufacturers coupon with it as well. Not sure how it works if you do a price match and try to use a competitor coupon on top of that. (and a manuf. one at the end)
I had a really unpleasant couponing day on New Years eve. (not the norm for me) I tried to use a coupon for a free avocado at Wal-mart, and the cashier said they would no longer accept any coupons for free items printed from the internet. Then I tried to use two of the Wholly Guacamole 1.50 off coupons printed right from their site at Smiths, and they wouldn't scan so they said they were fraudulent.
I had the same Wholly Guacamole issue in Layton, UT's Walmart. I thought I would post from cuckooforcoupondeals.com since she just received this email regarding her post from Walmart's HQ today:I posted previously about how Walmart’s ad said they would take store coupons. I then received an email directly from Walmart’s PR rep to state that I had basically mis-understood the ad: "I saw your recent post. There have been some questions about Walmart’s coupon policy and I wanted to offer some additional details. To clarify, Walmart will continue to accept all valid manufacturer and print-at-home internet coupons with a scannable bar code. In addition, Walmart will also match the price listed on any valid competitor coupons that include a printed retail price for a specific item (e.g., $2 for a 24 oz. bottle of Clorox). Without the retail listed price, we will not honor the coupon."Most store coupons don’t list the retail price, thus Walmart won’t accept most other stores coupons.I have updated my Walmart coupon policy page. I’m sorry for any confusion this has caused, but I am glad we have got this clarified directly from Walmart!