Q: Do you carry a copy of your favorite stores' coupon policies when you shop?

LindaKNor
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I just started printing coupon policies for the stores I shop most. I found it necessary when the person at the register handed me back coupons and said I couldn't use them. I asked to confirm that with the manager and she refused them, too. I left, went home (don't have a phone with internet so I couldn't just check it out there) and read the policy again and realized that they were not well informed and I could have used them. Next time, I was armed with a copy of their updated policy just in case it happened again.

Here are a few links to some National Stores:

  CVS
  Rite Aid
  Target
  Walgreens
LindaKNor (rep: 12.2k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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bbattag
That's a really good idea. I bet there are many store employees and managers that aren't 100% sure about their own stores policies.

And if all else fails, be sure you contact the corporate location to file a complaint. Be sure you include the store number, transaction number, and date and time when you contact the corporate office.
bbattag (rep: 6.67k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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arsiel
Wow are you an extreme couponer? I don't even know those stores had coupon policies. I just thought they existed at grocery stores.
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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LindaKNor
I'm a dedicated couponer, sometimes extreme, sometime average; but I do save each month about what I would make at a part time job.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.2k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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praveensapkota
i dont, i usually purchase online, groceries only in store
praveensapkota (rep: 49.8k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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LindaKNor
I print my grocery store coupon policies, too. Every once in awhile, I run across a cashier that is unfamiliar with their stores' policies.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.2k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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nimase85
I have a printed copy that I keep in my coupon binder but if i don't have it with me or they say its outdated i use my app with all the major stores coupon policy and links to their site... Here is a link if anyone is interested https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coupon-policy/id469767726?mt=8
nimase85 (rep: 15.4k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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LindaKNor
Great link. Too bad I don't have a better phone so I could use it. Maybe I will find a good deal on a phone here that I can't pass up so I can.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.2k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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fluffy
I only once ran into a nincompoop cashier & manager at a grocery store that insisted that I couldn't use a manufacturer's coupon along with a rain check, despite the fact that I'd always done it there. I asked them if the item were in stock when it was on sale I could use the coupon, so why not with a rain check? Then the manager went so far as to say that coupons couldn't be used on sale items, which is complete BS!

But after that day I never had any problem at the same store. Maybe they realized how absurd their position was, but just didn't want to admit it to my face.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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dealwagger
Why assume that a prepared couponer is an "Extreme Couponer"? I have said it before and will say it again--the shows reflect the minority that have spent an extra long time, even to their own standards, preparing shopping trips. Extreme Couponers are not normal couponers!

I keep store coupon policies because the extra $2-10 off per visit adds up for me, thanks for the links Linda!
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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LindaKNor
@dealwagger I have people ask me in grocery stores if I am an extreme couponer. I tell them that I am not because I don't clear the shelves and not leave anything for other shoppers and don't buy things that I won't use.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.2k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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seamour27
I once carried a coupon policy to Walmart just in case they did not honor the price match guarantee. I also carried along with me the competitor's current grocery flyer with the current prices listed and it worked. It never hurts to be prepared.
seamour27 (rep: 9) posted Jan 22, 2013
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helloamy1977
This happens to me when I use a coupon that takes off more then the item is. They almost always say that its not allowed because they are clueless and its easier for them to say no. I usually have the printed policy and have to get the manager involved. It happened to me at target once and the manager didnt even know how to price adjust so the coupon would work and so I called guest relations and they informed him how to enter it so it would go through. I know he and the associate felt stupid.
helloamy1977 (rep: 2.53k) posted Jan 23, 2013
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