Walmart Coupon Policy

Content lifted in its entirety directly from Walmart.com Coupon Policy

Current as of 2/22/2012

Walmart Coupon Policy

We gladly accept the following types of coupons*

•Print-at-home internet coupons

  • Must be legible
  • Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on them
  • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
  • Must have a valid expiration date
  • Must have a scannable bar code
  • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons with a specified price
  • Are acceptable in black and white or color
  • May not be duplicated

•Manufacturers’ coupons

  • For dollar/cents off
  • For free items (except those printed off the Internet)
  • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons
  • Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” printed on them
  • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
  • Must have a valid expiration date
  • Must have a scannable bar code
  • May not be duplicated

•Competitors’ coupons

  • A specific item for a specified price, for example, $2.99
  • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons for items with a specified price
  • Have a valid expiration date
  • Are acceptable in black and white

•Soft drink container cap
•Checkout coupons (“Catalinas”)

  • Printed at our competitors’ registers for dollar/cents off on a specific item
  • Must have “Manufacturer Coupon” with specific item requirements printed on them
  • Must have a valid remit address for the manufacturer
  • Must have a valid expiration date
  • Must have a scannable bar code
  • Are acceptable in black and white
  • May not be duplicated

We DO NOT accept the following coupons:

•Checkout coupons

  • Dollars/cents off the entire basket purchase
  • Percentage off the entire basket purchase

•Print-at-home Internet coupons that require no purchase
•Competitors’ coupons

  • Dollars/cents off at a specific retailer
  • Percentage off
  • Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons without a specified price
  • Double- or triple-value coupons

*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:
  • 40 coupons per transaction.
  • A coupon of $20 or greater on one item.
  • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction.

 

AD MATCH GUARANTEE

Content lifted in its entirety from Walmart’s Ad Match Guarantee page

Current as of June 15, 2011

Our Ad Match Guarantee
We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So 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
◦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
◦example: “Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C”
•Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
◦example: “Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free”
•Items that require a purchase to get a competitors’ gift card
◦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
◦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 “close out” prices

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Frank Asada November 11, 2011 at

Went to Walmart today and they refused to honor their own coupon policy of, “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.” I attempted to use the $2.00 off Tide to purchase the single load size. First they told me I had to buy what was pictured on the coupon. I showed them their policy from their website and they said ok. However, the cash register said it didn’t match so they snidely told me too bad, it doesn’t match. Then they had the nerve to ask me if I still wanted to purchase the Tide!

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Christina November 15, 2013 at

“Only one coupon per item.” does this mean that I can’t stack coupons for one item?

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