Walmart improved their coupon policy!

Walmart Coupon Policy

Walmart Coupon Policy 2011

Walmart has updated their policy since this post! Check it out HERE!

Couponing is something that I am currently struggling with. I honestly don’t feel like treasure hunting for coupons specifically for products that I use. It seems like most of the products that we buy don’t have coupons available. And we don’t like switching brands just because there’s a coupon for it. Some things we’re willing to switch… toothpaste maybe. Eh, guess I’ll have to try harder – when I feel like it. Right now, it seems like a chore. Eventually, I’ll get on the good foot and reap the rewards. I’m seriously considering The Grocery Game. Have any of you guys tried it? I need all the help I can get towards my couponing journey.

When meeting at the Walmart HQ last year (my, how time flies), there were a lot of thoughts expressed concerning Walmart’s Coupon Policy. I think my fellow coupon savvy Walmart Moms did a great job at being heard because now Walmart has rolled out a NEW Coupon Policy and they are making it available to consumers to keep as a resource! Here’s a copy to print out for yourself and present it if you have any issues using your coupons.

Two additions to the policy that struck me were the fact that Walmart will now accept competitor’s coupons as long as there’s a specific item and price listed on the coupon. They won’t accept competitor’s coupons for dollars/cents or percentage off, BOGO, or double/triple-value coupons, though. We try to buy most of our groceries from Walmart. They’re cheaper and they’re closer and we go to another grocer for meat. Store hopping is something we rarely do, so those coupons that I receive from other stores often go unused. NOT.ANYMORE. Another great addition to the policy is that Walmart will give change or overage if a coupon exceeds a purchase. Score! Score! Score!

As you can see, I am super excited about the changes to Walmart’s Coupon Policy. Armed with The Grocery Game, competitor’s coupons, and coupon overages, I can’t fail!

What are your thoughts on Walmart’s Coupon Policy? Let Walmart know by takingΒ this 2 question survey!

P.S. If you have any trouble redeeming coupons at your local Walmart, let me know!

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  • Frances
    April 8, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    I called the corporate office yesterday because my Walmart told me I could not price match other stores “Store Brand” for their Great Value store brand {example canned veggies} The corporate person I spoke with did not know the answer. He was very nice and told me they would be in touch with me within the next few days. I live in TN.
    Walmart promotes that they match their competitors prices but then refused to match competitors brands with their brand at my store. IF this is their true policy : Is this not false advertising? They did let me yesterday but I was told not to ask again. I will post when the office contacts me.
    I and others feel like a criminal every time we shop in Walmart they are not coupon or price match friendly since this is the only store we have in our town besides Save A Lot and the nearest other stores are 30 miles away we are getting groups together to share the gas expense to travel to the other stores.
    I would like to compliment Walgreens in our town , they want us to use our coupons and the cashiers are so helpful they suggest deals and reminds us not to forget to use a coupon. On there sign outside reads WE LOVE COUPONS.

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  • 1stopmom
    March 6, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    I am happy about the updated policy. Especially concerning the competitor’s coupon. This will save me a trip or two. I love using my coupons and will be printing up this new policy to carry with me. I have not used the grocery game site. So far my method has been working out pretty good. Plus they don’t seem to offer too much for my local store.

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  • Misfit Momma aka Missy
    March 6, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    I wonder why they won’t accept the free product coupons?

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    • 1stopmom
      March 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM

      I think because it might be really easily to make fake ones since they can be printed at home.

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      • Sheena
        March 8, 2011 at 12:10 AM

        Exactly. The free print-at-home internet coupons are “risky”, but most of those require a purchase first and in that case, Walmart would accept them.

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  • Joanna
    March 6, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    I am glad to know that they are doing this. When I started couponing, I stopped shopping at Walmart for our groceries and other things because I could get them cheaper else where. However, I hope that one day they change the competitors coupon policy because I rarely see a competitor store coupon with a specific item with a price listed unless it is a Catalina.

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  • Sheliza
    March 6, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    I shop at Walmart frequently. I have my likes and dislikes about Walmart. It seems every time I go up to the register the cashier has a problem with my coupons (I am a strict follower of being legit). They make me look like a crook and that really gets to me. I do shop around at a few other stores that don’t give me such a hard time with my coupons. I will check out the list you have and hopefully my local Walmart will comply. They sure get hundreds of dollars each week from me! ;)

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